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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 20, 2018 - Volume 676

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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Greetings,

1A) All About iOS12

The new operating system for the iPhone and iPad is now available. Here is an AppleVis podcast detailing the new aspects:
https://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/overview-some-new-features-and-changes-ios-12

1B) This blog post talks about accessibility changes
https://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-ios-news/accessibility-bugs-introduced-and-resolved-ios-12-blind-and-low-vision-users

1C) Another discussion about this is held in episode #211 of the Upgrade podcast:
https://www.relay.fm/upgrade/211

1D) Blind Bargains Qast #157 was recorded after the Apple event last week, and Apple is a primary focus:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=19413

1E) Perhaps the most powerful feature of the upgrade is Siri Shortcuts, and you can read a guide from Apple about their use:
https://support.apple.com/guide/shortcuts/welcome/ios

1F) And for a comprehensive guide to the upgrade, Jonathan Mosen's $20 book is ready for you:
https://mosen.org/ios12/

2) YouDescribe Service Useful in Education

Educators are making use of the YouDescribe service with YouTube videos in the classroom:
https://youdescribe.org/video/Tk8XYgyHZgk?ad=5b9972c57f814c36fbadd38b

3A) JAWS 2019 Beta Released

As has been the case for many years, any JAWS 2018 user can test the Beta of JAWS 2019. Others can use it in 40 minute mode:
https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/JAWS/JAWSPublicBeta

3B) You can hear about JAWS 2019 in MSCast #158 (MP3):
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/9/f/7/9f7cceb4538055f3/FSCast_158_Eric_Damery_unveils_JAWS_2019_Stuart_Lawler_talks_Sight_and_Sounds_expansion_to_Ireland.mp3

4) Wide-Ranging Podcast

This podcast features an interview with long-time tech expert Jim Barbour:
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/e/7/5/e7575291d54a9124/JimBarbourFinal.mp3?c_id=23223632&cs_id=23223632&expiration=1537357059&hwt=515472d23d9f8e0bc9683552f23b4c88

5) AccessWorld

The September 2018 issue of AccessWorld has these articles: "Vision Tech: It's Complicated," "Brailliant BI14: HumanWare's Latest Step Toward Smart in Braille Displays," "Envision AI and Seeing AI: Two Multi-Purpose Recognition Apps," "A Review of The Secret Sauce of Savvy Search, Jonathan Mosen's Google Audio Course," and "The Accessible Home: Housekeeping from Your Smartphone:"
http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubnew.asp?DocID=aw1909toc

6) WCAG 2.1 Summaries

Knowbility offers a series of articles about WCAG 2.1:
http://www.webaxe.org/wcag-2-1-article-series-knowbility/

7) Way Around Aapp on Tek Talk

The Way Around app has been getting a lot of favorable attention lately, and now it will be featured on Tek Talk on Tuesday, 24 September 2018 at 00:00 GMT, 8:00 PM EST
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

8) Hadley Tech Discussion Premiers

Hadley Institute is launching a monthly Zoom discussion, Tech it Out. Food Delivery Services will be the topic for the first one, on GMT Wednesday, 26 September at 01:00 GMT, 9:00 PM EST:
https://zoom.us/j/652959377

9) Downloading Audio Reader's Digest and Newsweek:

If you can access the NLS BARD service for books, you can now download Reader's Digest and Newsweek from American Printing House:
https://mags.aphtech.org/

10) Ironman Triathlete

The second part of the Eyes on Success two-part series on the blinded veteran focuses on his participation in Ironman triathlons; it's in Episode #1838:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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2.) 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 ...

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6.) '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
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