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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Volume 687

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1A) Blind Canadians Surveyed

Blind Canadians are being asked to list their favorite apps for PC, Mac, iOS and Android:
https://gttprogram.blog/2018/12/10/gtt-questionnaire-top-ten-ios-android-pc-and-mac-apps-of-2018-due-on-december-21-2018/

1B) Previous Results

Here are the results from last year:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/g9mfh3w1wwn82rh/Top%2010%20iOS%2C%20Mac%2C%20PC%20and%20Android%20Apps%20according%20to%20GTT%20Participants%20Final%202018Jan05.docx?dl=1

2) Accessible Windows Games

GMA Games has a number of accessible games for Windows users, some free:
http://gmagames.com/

3) Near Future for Windows

The latest windows Insiders blog describes developments coming to Windows for the next major upgrade, with many improvements being made to Narrator and some to Magnifier:
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/12/10/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-18298/

4) The Best Siri Shortcuts to Get You Started

This HowToGeek article suggests some Siri Shortcuts in case you haven't yet seen a reason to begin using the Shortcuts feature in iOS 12:
https://www.howtogeek.com/397166/the-best-siri-shortcuts-to-get-you-started/

5) Improved Audio Tutorial on Alexa

The new Mystic Access tutorial on Alexa has two hours more content than the original:
https://www.mysticaccess.com/product/audio-tutorial-for-alexa/

6A) Mystic Access iOS Instruction

The cost for "Sweet Success with iOS: Audio Modules Seven Through Twelve) is $75. You can now register to take modules 13-18 live:
https://www.mysticaccess.com/product/sweet-success-with-ios-modules-thirteen-through-eighteen/

7) New FSCast Hosts Talk About JAWS Release

John and Larry Gassman now host FSCast, and in this episode, we learn about the December 2018 JAWS release and more:
http://blog.freedomscientific.com/fscast-163-new-hosts-john-and-larry-gassman-introduce-themselves-eric-damery-discusses-december-updates-and-gassmans-chat-with-curtis-chong-innovator-and-accessible-technology-pioneer/

8) Web Accessibility Courses

This page contains courses offered in web accessibility (and other learning opportunities):
https://github.com/mgifford/a11y-courses

9)Accessibility Talk by Leonie Watson

This talk was given at the Frontend NE Conference 2018:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxQT3aq0nzw&app=desktop

10) Freedom Scientific Announces Changes to US Pricing and Software Delivery Options

Among the news is that an annual student subscription to JAWS will be available early in 2019:
https://www.freedomscientific.com/About/News/Article/200

11) Bookshare on Tek Talk

Hear the latest information from BookShare on TekTalk on GMT Tuesday, 18 December 2018 at 01:00:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

12) Blind Bargains Qast

Number 167 features news and a demonstration:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=19753

13) Aira on Eyes on Success

Episode 1850 of Eyes on Success features a discussion of Aira:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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