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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 5, 2018 - Volume 665

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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This Week's Featured Advertisement: JAWS Inspect - Your Visual Resource for Accessibility Testing

JAWS Inspect Logo. JAWS Inspect vastly simplifies accessibility and JAWS compatibility testing. Without the distraction of speech or the complex feature set of the end-user product, Inspect uses transcripts of JAWS output to quickly diagnose issues and share them easily across quality control and compliance systems.
JAWS Inspect Page Report Screen Shot. Easy to use simple interface. Report details are organized for a single page by element. Easily exported to CSV.

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This one of a kind testing tool vastly simplifies accessibility and JAWS compatibility testing, while removing complex feature sets of the end-user.

JAWS Inspect uses transcripts of JAWS output to quickly diagnose issues and share them easily across quality control and compliance systems, providing a visual representation of the user experience to the sighted developer.

Benefits include, but are not limited to:

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Greetings,

1) Many fervent discussions have taken place over the years as to the value of blindness products versus their less expensive, but not always as easy to use mainstream counterparts. Marco states a view that was unpopular for a while: Blindness products have their place in the lives of many people, even though there may be a way to accomplish the same task using a mainstream product:

https://www.marcozehe.de/2018/07/01/rediscovering-blindness-products/

2) The vOICe for Android is an innovative object recognition system. Now, installing the app onto Android Smart Glasses could enhance its usefulness and flexibility:

https://www.seeingwithsound.com/android-glasses.htm

3) WebAIM is offering an updated course on creating accessible documents. Cost is $125 for the five-week course:

https://webaim.org/services/training/a11ydocs/

4) This is a review of the FlickType iOS keyboard from the BSG blog:

https://blog.blackscreengaming.com/reviews/flicktype-review/07/01/2018/

5) The official website for NVDA has been revamped. Learn about this and some other NVDA news in the current issue of In Process:

https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-4th-july-2018/

6) This listing of some beginning web accessibility tips for people with various disabilities was originally posted for Global Accessibility Awareness Day in May 2018:

https://theweco.com/celebrating-gaad-beginning-accessibility-tips/

7) "The Ultimate Guide to Resume's" is a free PDF book on resume' creation:

https://howto.glassdoor.com/resume-guide

8) AppleVis informs us of a graphing calculator which is being enhanced for accessibility enhancements. They seek VoiceOver users to test:

https://www.applevis.com/forum/app-development/kalkyl-free-graphing-calculator-beta-testing

9) AppleVis also provides its monthly summary of what's new in the accessible Apple world:

https://www.applevis.com/blog

10) Aira Explorers can now communicate with staff using written Messages in certain situations:

https://aira.io/introducing-aira-messages-empowering-aira-explorers-with-non-verbal-visual-information

11) "Amazon's Efforts to Enhance Accessibility for the Blind and Visually Impaired" will be the topic of Tek Talk on GMT 10 July 2018 at 00:00:

http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

12) Mystic Access will offer several training modules on the use of VoiceOver for iOS. Each module costs $15, and can be taken either live or as an MP3 recording. The first module will be presented on Thursday, 12 July 2018 stateside, with others to follow on most successive thursday evenings:

https://www.mysticaccess.com/product/experiencing-the-productivity-entertainment-and-fun-of-ios/

13) Hear from people working in accessibility at Disney and Marriott on Eyes on Success Issue #1827:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

14) Skype has an opening for a senior program manager to champion accessibility across desktop and mobile applications. Based in Palo Alto, CA:

https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/460820/Senior-Program-Manager

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1.) JAWS Inspect - Your Visual Resource for Accessibility Testing - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

http://bit.ly/2M9vvUZ
If you are employed by, or lead an Organization committed to providing manual, accessibility test services for web content using the JAWS screenreader, but your testing and developer teams have individuals who are not JAWS users, then the newly released JAWS Inspect Solution is your missing ingredient for optimizing your test processes while maximizing your accessibility efforts ...

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The OWAC Professional Development Workshop marries decades of assistive technology know-how with the fast-paced expectations of a predominantly sighted world. Are you serving students ...

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