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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 9, 2018 - Volume 670

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.

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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With its newly released "say all" feature and "speech viewer", this tool now offers visual functionality beyond the scope of web testing!

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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.

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Greetings,

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We open this week with the application for grants under the AI for Accessibility program recently funded by Microsoft:
https://ai4prod.microsoftcrmportals.com/AIAcccessibilityGrantApplication/

2)

This item from the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is called "Ten Things to Know About Tactile Graphics:"
http://lighthouse-sf.org/2018/06/29/tactile-graphics/

3)

Episode #98 of the Blind Side gives thorough information about the API changes coming to Twitter and how they will affect the many of us who use third-party clients [MP3]:
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/7/7/4/7746cb1742d2b58e/TheBlindSide98.mp3

4)

JAWS Inspect is an accessibility testing tool that non-JAWS users can employ to check site compatibility with JAWS. The Paciello Group is holding a Zoom Webinar on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 16:00 GMT. Register here:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/4515332263983/WN__8goNdozTz2VZVbRsJwycw

5)

Here's an article about searching for a job using an iPhone or iPad:
https://www.applevis.com/blog/advocacy-apple-ios-ios-apps-opinion/job-searching-ios-and-i-my-experience-searching-job-ios

6A)

There's good news on the Skype front. The total abandonment of version 7 has been put off for an undetermined time:
https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsoft-consumer-services/skype/165295/microsoft-backtracks-classic-skype-lives-see-another-day

6B)

And for those wishing to move forward, these are keystrokes for use in Skype 8:
https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12025/what-are-hotkeys-and-how-do-i-use-them-in-skype

7)

Looking at the reviews of the Envision AI iOS app, I see that it claims to read some handwriting, and to read multi-page documents:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1268632314?mt=8

8)

Braille Teach is an interactive hand-held device designed to help teach the Braille alphabet quickly and in a fun way using audio feedback. Funding is needed to launch it:
http://georgiatoday.ge/news/11660/New-Technology-Teaches-Braille-with-Fun

9)

Learn about the update to the Dolphin Easy Reader app, the reappearance of Lodestone GPS, and more on this podcast of the Kelly and Company show from Canada:
https://overcast.fm/+JFFkd0dv4

10)

Blind Bargains gives us Qast #153:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=19251

11)

This is a listing of digital accessibility jobs for the Summer of 2018:
http://www.webaxe.org/digital-accessibility-jobs-summer-2018/

12)

This podcast from Access Watch consists of some reviews of audio described movies:
https://accesstechwatch360.podbean.com/e/it%e2%80%99s-movie-night-accessible-audio-movie-review/

13A)

EASI will hold two free webinars soon. Pre-registration is required. One on the Zoom video conferencing system is tentatively scheduled for 16 August 2018:
http://easi.cc/#webinar

13B)

And one on Chromebook accessibility on 10 September 2018:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe56sqvDAdfmVrowWOcFqwfv8py87x4XV0pSEX_IeVvATQvzw/viewform

14)

Google brings us "Accessibility Reference | Tools for Web Developers:"
https://developers.google.com/web/tools/chrome-devtools/accessibility/reference

15)

"The Dynamic Future of HumanWare" will be the topic for Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp

16)

Eyes on Success #1832 explores "How Blind People Use Ride Sharing Services:"
http://eyesonsuccess.net

17)

This study shows that conformance to web accessibility standards may benefit users who have no disability:
https://www.unifr.ch/psycho/assets/files/KogErg/SchmutzSondereggerSauer2016.pdf

18)

And finally, this YouTube playlist contains talks on accessibility from the London Accessibility Meetup:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDIVL2ytbhD9ZCn8GaEIi_g

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Flying Blind, LLC Highlights:

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JAWS Inspect - Your Visual Resource for Accessibility Testing - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
http://bit.ly/2AV7lg1
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 ...

2.)

Introducing TPG Tutor - Your eLearning, One Stop Shop for Accessibility Training - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
http://bit.ly/2JB9EnA
Have you been directed to make a website or mobile app 'accessible', but have no idea where to begin? Or perhaps you know a bit about accessibility and really want to immerse yourself in the field, but you can't afford to have you or your ...

3.)

Introducing ARC, Your Agile and Affordable Path to Accessibility - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
http://bit.ly/2ueyjtk
Whether you are a novice to accessibility or a seasoned pro, sometimes your best start to accessibility is to let technology do some of the heavy lifting. Designers, developers and testers dealing with an accessibility project or program are looking ...

4.)

Welcome to OWAC! Operating Within A Cloud! 'OWAC: Where The Sky's The Limit!' - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
OWAC Onsite = $1,000.00 USD + Pre-approved travel expenses. | OWAC Remote = $500.00 USD
http://bit.ly/OWAC-HTML
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 ...

5.)

'iOS in the Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Students with Visual Impairments, iOS 9 Edition' Authored By Larry L. Lewis, Jr., President, Flying Blind LLC, and Published by AFB Press - AFB Online Store
Paperback: $29.95 | Online: $17.95 | ePUB: $20.95 | Kindle: $20.95
http://bit.ly/iOS9-ITC-AFB-FBLLC
This book represents a 'must have' for any direct service provider working with vision impaired consumers who are using iOS technology within their educational or pre-vocational settings ...

6.)

Silver Indoor Outdoor Talking Thermometer for $16.95 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
http://bit.ly/1HHaM7I
Indoor and outdoor temperature spoken at the touch of a button, Fahrenheit or Celsius, volume control and on/off switch. LCD visual display can show either indoor or outdoor temperature ...

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Large Print Address Book for $16.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
http://bit.ly/1Q1LZxC
Spiral bound book. Holds up to 500 address listings. Three address listings per page. Includes 20/20 pen. Durable covers with inside front and back pockets. Alphabetical tabs and ample room ...

8.)

Large Print Check Register for $8.75 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
http://bit.ly/1TmcA6r
Spiral bound register helps keep better control of check recording. Contains spaces for 14 entries per full page. Size: 5" x 9" ...

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