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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, November 8, 2018 - Volume 683

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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Greetings,

1) Better Spell Checking in iOS 12.1

Read about how spell checking has improved with VoiceOver in iOS 12.1:
https://kevinrenatojones.wordpress.com/2018/11/06/a-much-improved-way-to-spell-check-documents-using-voiceover-on-ios-beginning-with-ios-12-1/

2) Building an Accessible Game

This company describes how it implements accessibility in its web-based game:
https://blog.taustation.space/blog/remotely-educating-our-team-on-web-accessibility/

3) EasyReader Still Free and Growing

Dolphin Computer Access confirms that its EasyReader app will remain free, and that it is gaining the ability to access more and more libraries of accessible books:
https://yourdolphin.com/product/libraries

4) Manual for vOIC

The manual for the vOIC app for Android and Windows is here. This app lets you gain information about your surroundings using sound:
https://www.seeingwithsound.com/manual/The_vOICe_Training_Manual.htm

5) JSay 17 Released

Version 17 of the JSay package, which empowers you to control the computer, using your voice and JAWS, is now available:
https://www.hartgen.org/j-say17upgrade

6) Use a screen reader to insert content into notebooks in OneNote:

this support article references both Narrator and JAWS:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Use-a-screen-reader-to-insert-content-to-notebooks-in-OneNote-dcb38aa6-0380-4ff6-914f-64349429c25f?

7A) Aira has New Plans in US

Most plans are more expensive, unlimited usage is no longer possible, but there is now a basic plan for $29.95:
http://www.blindbargains.com/b/19611

7B) Blind Bargains Qast #162

While we're gathering information from BlindBargains, Blind Bargains Qast #162 has lots of Apple-related coverage:
https://www.blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=19610

8) AppleVis New and Noteworthy for October 2018

Here is the regular monthly newsletter containing the highlights of AppleVis activity from the month just ended:
https://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-apple-tv-apple-watch-applevis-ios-ios-apps-ipad-mac-apps-macos-news-opinion-reviews

9A) Making International Phonetic Alphabet Accessible

This page is entitled "Using Jaws with Unicode IPA Fonts:"
http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~reng/jaws-ipa.html

9B) Manuals

And here can be found manuals for transcribing IPA into Braille:
http://www.iceb.org/icebipa.htm

10) One User Returns to JAWS from NVDA

David Goldfield explains why "Along With NVDA he's Also Now Using JAWS 2019. Here's Why."
https://davidgoldfield.wordpress.com/2018/11/04/along-with-nvda-im-also-using-jaws-2019-heres-why/

11) More Stocking Stuffers Courtesy of Tek Talk

Another three hours of presentations from low and less expensive tech vendors comes your way on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 13 November at 01:00:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

12) Large Print Calendar A gent with low vision designed and sells these calendars:
https://www.kaaltv.com/news/entrepreneur-business-made-in-the-midwest-edward-cohen-invention-calendar-local-business/5107185/
https://www.postbulletin.com/life/lifestyles/boomer-grandpa-edward-found-a-solution-to-a-big-vision/article_27809596-d09e-11e8-b795-f3bfb27cb2a9.html

13) WebAIM: Survey of Users with Low Vision #2 Results

These WebAIM surveys are comprehensive and well-regarded:
https://webaim.org/blog/low-vision-survey2-results/

14) AccessWorld November, 2018

This latest AccessWorld features "AccessWorld 2018 Holiday Gift Guide," "A Look at the New Narrator, Microsoft's Built-In Windows Screen Reader," "Roku Sticks, Players, and TVs: Access to Multimedia Streaming Devices, Part 1," "iOS 12: An Overview from an Accessibility Perspective," "FEER: The Game of Running Blind: a Game Review," and "iOS 12 Without the Eye by Jonathan Mosen: A Book Review."
http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubnew.asp?DocID=aw1911toc

15) Tech It Out: Restaurant & Cook-at-Home Kit Delivery Services - YouTube

Here is a recording of Hadley's most recent Tech It Out: Restaurant & Cook-at-Home Kit Delivery Services:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fayESQz__oc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3ZrFFqkA23d3GBRqGvsGXqgPG1RR0T4R4-O3oxQXdI8KQTfTB-LZ-02kw

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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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