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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 18, 2018 - Volume 680

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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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

Where: https://www.3playmedia.com/resources/webinars/webinar-registration-10-25-2018/

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.

So what are you waiting for?

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This webinar is being hosted by The Paciello Group's Accessibility Partner, http://www.3playmedia.com/, your one-stop shop for all of your video captioning needs!

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1) 3D Printing for the Blind

This podcast and the related show notes discuss ways to use 3D printing for people with vision loss:
https://www.eastersealstech.com/2018/10/12/atu385-see3d-3d-printing-for-the-blind-with-caroline-karbowski/

2) Watch Live TV with Narrator on Xbox One

This blog post explains how Narrator makes this feat possible:
https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/ease-of-access/watch-live-tv-with-narrator-on-xbox-one?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral

3A) Latest in Windows 10 Accessibility

This blog post details the various accessibility enhancements in Windows 10:
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/10/03/windows-10-accessibility-in-the-october-2018-update/#3xGXSxGh6CdiHvUr.97

3B) Narrator

This YouTube video focuses on Narrator; the same man did a video on the new low vision features last week:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBuyWie6-Gs

4) Use a Screen Reader to Explore and Navigate Office Lens

Finally from Microsoft, Office Lens can be used with Narrator for image, document and business card scanning:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Use-a-screen-reader-to-explore-and-navigate-Office-Lens-9ac73db6-d07a-4b46-ba2b-28ce32f8839b#PickTab=iOS

5) Courses for IT Certifications

The Cisco Networking Academy offers many free, self-paced courses as well as instructor-led courses leading to a variety of professional certifications:
https://www.netacad.com/courses/all-courses

6) Dialogue Magazine and Other Free Reading Material from North Carolina

NOBLE is a State of North Carolina download site offering free access to locally produced and recorded Braille materials. Dialogue Magazine from Blindskills, which covers a variety of topics relevant to people with vision loss anywhere, can be obtained free. No application is needed, and audio material is played on NLS equipment:
https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/read/download/noble

7) JAWS Support of Chrome 70

This quick post describes a change in navigating drop-downs in Chrome V. 70 and the FS response:
http://blog.freedomscientific.com/chrome70/

8) Amazon Echo Show

This podcast is a demo and description of the Amazon Echo Show (MP3):
https://s103.podbean.com/pb/a1e3015e6ea964f90ad663c3ba8b5deb/5bc7b8d5/data1/fs54/339150/uploads/Amazon_Echo_Show_demo.mp3

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