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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 23, 2018 - Volume 672

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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We open with a correction to Tidbit #21 from last week, Volume 671, in which Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) posted a vacancy announcement for a full-time Worksite Accessibility Specialist - VRPA position, headquartered in Columbus:


Four complete and free courses on the iPhone and iPad will be offered by an individual over the next several months. The courses are titled, "Replacing Your Traditional TV with Apple TV," "Living the Connected Digital Life," "Learn Voiceover In and Out," and "iPad for All Computing." To request courses or ask questions, write to:


The Canute multi-line Braille display, and other APH products such as Nearby Explorer and Orbit Reader will be the focus of tek Talk on GMT Tuesday 28 August 2018 at 00:00. Ten minutes before the usual start-time, they will be playing a computer tip on pasting and copying:


This is one user's take on "Android Pie Accessibility For Vision Impairment:"


It seems that listening to audio described movies can enhance the skills of those who run text-based role-playing games:


And on the topic of audio description, with Episode #1834, Eyes on Success launches a two-part series on audio description:


If you want out of Facebook, Consumer Reports details the various ways you can extricate yourself:


Here is news of a mailing list to discuss the merits of the SmartVision mobile phones for the blind from Kapsys:


And you can read about the phones here:


"The Last Wizard" is a 185,000 word interactive fantasy novel, on iOS, by Mike Walter, where your choices control the story:


Flicktype version 2.5 introduces new features including new gestures, self voicing, spelling, and shortcuts:


Mystic Access has updated the content of their Free Downloads page:


This is the Amazon page on using a Braille display with a Fire Tablet:


Brian Hartgen has updated and augmented his free JAWS scripts for the Zoom conferencing platform:


The Blind Side podcast has now reached the 100-Episode milestone [MP3]:


Meanwhile, the Blind Bargains Qast offers us episode #154:


And finally this week, a Braille translation program designed in India for handling several Indian languages is available for 13,000 rupees:


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