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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, November 1, 2018 - Volume 682

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) All About the New Macs and iPads from Apple's October 30th 2018 Event

This AppleVis post tells us what's new with the Mac and the iPad:
https://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-ipad-news/all-about-new-macs-and-ipads-apples-october-30th-event

2) JAWS 2019 Released

The new JAWS works better in Office 365, restores the audio ducking feature which was impaired by a previous Windows update, has a smaller installer, starts faster, and touts other advantages:
https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew

3A) JAWS 2019 and Hartgen Consultancy

Learn about upcoming versions of JSay and Leasey:
http://www.hartgen.org/node/467

3B) Leasey Bite

This Leasey Bite demonstrates installing JAWS 2019 with Leasey (MP3):
http://www.hartgen.org/audio/bites/b40.mp3

4) Recording of Latest FS Open Line

We end Freedom Scientific news with the recording of the October 2018 edition of the Freedom Scientific talk show:
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/2/8/0/2808dd489ef178cd/FSCast161_Archive_of_September_2018_Openline.mp3?c_id=24954668&cs_id=24954668&destination_id=699950&expiration=1540989302&hwt=47f6dc6d6f7199b175106b8270039862

5) Demonstration of Soundscape

This YouTube video offers a brief demo of Microsoft Soundscape:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMWG97LKneo&feature=youtu.be

6) Three Ways to Get Started with WayAround

The WayAround app offers lots of possibilities for independence:
https://blog.wayaround.com/journey/three-ways-to-get-started-with-nfc-waytags

7) In-Process 26th October 2018

Besides catching up on the latest NVDA version, this issue of the company newsletter describes how to use predictive text in Windows 10 and how to customize NVDA profiles:
https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-26th-october-2018/

8A) Online Courses

Recently, 190 universities have launched 600 free online courses, to add to what's already available:
https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/10/25/2036224/190-universities-launch-600-free-online-courses

8B) More Online Courses

This list probably contains the same recently-added courses, but has other links which may lead to different offerings:
https://lifehacker.com/you-can-take-these-600-online-courses-for-free-1830066444

9) Google's New reCAPTCHA Doesn't Require a Click

Maybe we will face fewer inaccessible CAPTCHA barriers:
https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/31/googles-new-recaptcha-doesnt-require-a-click/

10) Three Hours of Stocking Stuffers

Tek Talk offers the first of two Stocking Stuffers episodes, three hours of presentations by those selling less expensive devices or services of potential interest to the blind. It all starts on GMT Tuesday, 6 November 2018 at 00:30:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

11) Clarification about AccessWorld

In the Tidbit describing the October 2018 Issue of AccessWorld, it perhaps was not clear that, in addition to the listed articles, the issue contains three articles pertaining to different initiatives to promote employment for people with vision loss:
http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubnew.asp?DocID=aw1910toc

12) Free Aira Assistance with Voting or Campaigning

Aira will allow anyone to connect with agents for free when conducting voting-related tasks or campaigning for their chosen candidate, through 7 November 2018:
https://aira.io/vote-2018

13) Blind Post Submission Deadline

The November Blind Post Classified News submission deadline is November 7th 2018:
http://www.theblindpost.com/

14) Accessible Astronomical Data

And finally, the last two Eyes on Success podcasts in October 2018 focus on gaining access to astronomical data in different ways:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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