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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 11, 2018 - Volume 679

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

This Week's Featured Advertisement: Webinar: The 'What,' Why,' and 'How' of Digital Accessibility for Business by Larry Lewis, Director of Channel Sales and Strategic Partnerships at The Paciello Group - October 25th 2018

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What: The 'What,' 'Why,' and 'How' of Digital Accessibility For Business by Larry Lewis, Director of Channel Sales and Strategic Partnerships at The Paciello Group

When: Thursday, October 25th at 2:00 PM EST


About: In this webinar, Larry Lewis, Director of Channel Sales and Strategic Partnerships at The Paciello Group, will explain "what" digital accessibility encompasses, the benefits and importance of embracing accessibility best practices, and how best to achieve a conformant result using finite resources.

Participants will learn how digital accessibility is defined and how it impacts electronic content developed for desktop, mobile, and kiosk platforms.

In addition, they will learn three key reasons "why" digital accessibility should matter to a business, and "how" a variety of tools and services can help you achieve and maintain an acceptable, accessible framework for your digital content within a reasonable time frame, helping your company to avoid potential legal risks.

This webinar will cover:

1.) What is digital accessibility?
2.) Benefits of accessible design.
3.) How to implement accessibility with limited resources.
4.) How to design for desktop, mobile, and kiosk platforms.
5.) How to create a framework to implement accessibility.

There will be 15 minutes for questions after the presentation.

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This webinar is being hosted by The Paciello Group's Accessibility Partner,, your one-stop shop for all of your video captioning needs!


1) Which Amazon Echo to Buy?

This handy article describes the different Amazon devices so you can choose which you might want:

2A) Inclusive Design 24 Already Under Way!

Inclusive Design 24 is a free 24-hour online event for the global community. It celebrates inclusive design and shares knowledge and ideas from analogue to digital, from design to development, from planners to practitioners, and everything and everyone in between:

2B) Schedule

It started at 00:00 AM GMT on Thursday October 11 2018, and finishes 24 hours later. The schedule automatically converts into your local time zone:

3) Archived Trainings From Tech User Group:

The Technology User Group from the Maryland Library for the Blind and Visually Handicapped conducts periodic trainings on different topics, and they are recorded. Check out the list:

4) Orbit Reader in UK

RNIB now sells this most affordable Braille device:

5) Australian Sports and Radio Streams

This oft-updated site offers links to sport and a variety of other audio content from Down Under:

6) Next FS Open Line

The next FS Open Line will air on Thursday, 25 October 2018 at 14:00 GMT, with a focus on JAWS 2019:

7) Free Webinar for Seniors on Technology

"Life-changing Technology for Older People Experiencing Vision Loss" will take place on Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 18:00 GMT. Join with this link:

8A) Test an Accessible iOS Reddit App

A 17 year old developer has made a fully accessible Reddit app, with VO router actions and more accessibility features. They are looking for beta testers. This is the YouTube demo of the app:

8B) Test Sign Up

And here is the form for signing up to test:

9) Blind Kayakers Compete Using SoundScape

Read about a scavenger hunt where SoundScape users with vision loss competed and won:

10) The Blind Post October 2018

Read a variety of listings and articles in the October 2018 edition of the Blind Post Classified News, from and for the blind, at:

11) Nearby Explorer, APH News on Tek Talk

Latest developments in the Nearby Explorer app, and other developments at APH, will be the topic for Tek Talk on GMT 16 October 2018 at 00:00:

12) Final Blind Side All Aabout Smart Home

Episode #107 will end the Blind Side series with the focus on setting up a smart home (MP3):

13) Podcast on iOS Shortcuts

IA Cast 16 discusses shortcut creation:

14) Blind Bargains Qast

Blind Bargains Qast #159 keeps us up to date everywhere:


Flying Blind, LLC Highlights:


1.) The Paciello Group - Introducing Your One-Stop Shop for All of Your Accessibility Consulting and Training Needs - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
Struggling to manage the adverse risk posed to your organization by the deployment of inaccessible content? Seeking guidance on building accessibility best practices into your development cycle? We offer a comprehensive range of services to address your accessibility needs - from accessibility testing of your websites, web applications and mobile apps to identify accessibility issues ...

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

3.) Introducing TPG Tutor - Your eLearning, One Stop Shop for Accessibility Training - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
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 ...

4.) Introducing ARC, Your Agile and Affordable Path to Accessibility - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
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 ...


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