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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, November 23, 2017 - Volume 638

The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) If you want to buy a dedicated bar code reader for the blind, this weekend is a good time to do it, as the Quest I.D. Mate Talking Bar Code Scanner, which ordinarily costs $799, costs only $399 through 27 November 2017. On Monday, 27 November 2017, you can order by phone at (800) 890-1180, and throughout the weekend you can order online:

2) The latest Audio Pizza podcast is their Black Friday Shopping Guide. Other episodes feature the completion of the tutorial series on the Reaper Sound Editor:

3) This post discusses making the Thunderbird email client accessible:

4A) Here is a video on using ChromeVox, the screen reader built into a ChromeBook:

4B) And this post is titled 'My First Chromebook. What I've Learned:'

5) Easy Converter Express from Dolphin is free to download in less developed countries. It converts Word documents into Braille, large print or MP3:

6A) The 16 November 2017 Edition of NVAccess InProcess features a mini-tutorial on setting NVDA voices and more updates:

6B) The release candidate for NVDA 2017.4 is out. This version will make Browse Mode more robust and strengthen support for the processor found in many very small computers:

7) Larry Skutchan from APH discusses the three factors that are problematic for technology for the blind and how APH products address them:

8) The tutorial on the Samsung Galaxy S8 phone took up four episodes of the Blind Side podcast. Here are links to all the sections and other Blind side episodes:

9) The latest Freedom Scientific blog post is called 'Flexible web. Clear the clutter, harness the power.'

10A) We have two Blind Bargains Qast Episodes this week, # 123:

10B) And the holiday Qast:

11) Visit Hadley's Instructional Videos Page to find the new 'iPhone X VoiceOver Gestures' iFocus Instructional Video at:

12) The holiday AccessTechWatch360 podcast covers the iOS App Groupon and the iOS game, A Blind Legend, among other news:

13) Something definitely original from Eyes on Success this week: Episode #1748 focuses on hunting by the blind, with an interview with an avid hunter with impaired vision and coverage of the Physically Challenged Bowhunters of America:


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