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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 30, 2018 - Volume 673

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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A brief edition of In-Process from NVAccess tells us about the Beta version of NVDA 2018.3, and their new CEO:
https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-29th-august-2018/

2)

Aimed at librarians in countries that have joined the Marrakesh Treaty, and where national implementation is completed or advanced, "Getting Started. Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty for Persons with Print Disabilities. A Practical Guide for Librarians", is available in four languages:
http://eifl.net/news/eifl-co-launches-new-marrakesh-treaty-guide?platform=hootsuite

3)

The EnVision team invites everybody to a Facebook Live event where you can learn about their Scan & Find feature, and ask questions. This takes place on GMT Sunday, 2 September 2018 at 17:00:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2115395335446193/

4)

The National Federation of the Blind is adding a number of guides and articles to its Accessibility Switchboard site:
https://accessibilityswitchboard.org/

5)

You may get a useful tip or two from "13 Brilliant Ways to Fix Your iPhone or Mac with Common Household Items:"
https://www.businessinsider.com/best-diy-apple-product-hacks-2017-6

6A)

A couple of resources related to youth: "A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities:"
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/transition/products/postsecondary-transition-guide-2017.pdf

6B)

And the Office of Disability Employment Policy from the United States Department of Labor:
https://www.dol.gov/odep/categories/youth/index-guide.htm#pagecontent

7)

If you'd like to tell your story about how a Google product or accessibility feature has helped you in your daily life and possibly be featured in a video, sign up here, and a Google representative may be in touch with you:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2A6izevschEK_RNIKR9M3urIkBmbdl81K_8Iies9Z1NILXw/viewform

8)

Learn from this Freedom Scientific tech support notice about "Answering Calls with Skype 8:"
https://www.freedomscientific.com/Support/TechnicalSupport/Bulletin/1684

9)

Freedom Scientific will be launching a regular talk show. The first episode will be held via Zoom on GMT Friday, 31 August 2018 at 00:00:
http://blog.freedomscientific.com/announcing-fsopenline-join-the-conversation-on-our-new-call-in-show/

10)

You can hear more about these last two items, and other features, on FSCast #156 [MP3]:
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/a/0/4/a04fa36e420f1826/FSCast_156_announcing_FSOpenLine_JAWS_support_for_Skype_8_scholarship_winner_Kenia_Flores_and_we_here_again_from_Cricket_Bidleman.mp3?c_id=22857368&cs_id=22857368&destination_id=699950&expiration=1535571187&hwt=960c7130f25a43261d6ad4c24cbdc95f

11)

A chance to improve your Google search strategy: "14 Hacks to Improve Your Google Searches," courtesy of Mental Floss:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/532910/14-hacks-improve-your-google-searches

12)

We hear from HumanWare about the Brailliant 40 on the Mystic Access podcast:
https://www.mysticaccess.com/

13)

NASA has just released 19,000 hours of audio from the Apollo 11 mission, available to the public on the Internet Archive:
https://www.inquisitr.com/5043717/audio-tapes-from-the-apollo-11-mission-reveal-the-unsung-heroes-from-ground-control/

14)

Presumably in the next month or so, iOS 12 will be released. Mosen Consulting isn't taking orders yet, but you can read the "iOS 12 Without the Eye" book which will become available when the new version is released:
https://mosen.org/ios12/

15)

The Blind Side podcast launches its second hundred episodes, with the first of two focusing on home automation [MP3]:
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/1/5/2/152445258783ac27/TheBlindSide101.mp3

16)

Version 3.1 of the iOS edition of KNfBReader brings better file management, more effective handling of PDF documents and other fixes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/knfbreader/id849732663?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

17)

As the Assessible World events will begin in September 2018 to be conducted using the Zoom platform, this Dropbox file explains how attendees in those programs can use the system:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/29pj8jzh1i2d59b/Zoom%20cloud%20meetings%20overview_2018-08-27.htm?dl=0

18)

And finally, Eyes on Success #1835 concludes its two-part series on audio description by looking at audio description in the theater:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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