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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, December 27, 2018 - Volume 689

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Old Radio Shows Aired on this Date

For fans of old time radio, this station runs 24/7, and seems to run programs that aired on or near today's date when they have them:
http://radio.macinmind.com/

2) One User's Accessible Android App List

These are the apps one person uses on his Android phone:
https://blindbites.wordpress.com/2018/12/25/accessible-android-app-list-december-2018/

3) I Used The Web For A Day Using A Screen Reader

This Smashing Magazine article seeks to raise awareness among developers:
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/12/voiceover-screen-reader-web-apps/

4) Rundown of Amazon Echo Devices

This PC Mag article helps differentiate among the rather bewildering array of Amazon devices:
https://www.pcmag.com/feature/356513/amazon-s-echo-lineup-what-s-the-difference/12

5) Annual Smart Speaker IQ Test

Loup Ventures asked the four digital assistants 800 questions each and explains the results, comparing to previous years:
https://loupventures.com/annual-smart-speaker-iq-test/

6) Leasey Enhances Word Spell Check, Progress Indicators

The latest update to Leasey provides better navigation in the Word 2016 spell checker, options for audio progress alerts, and other improvements:
http://www.hartgen.org/leaseycentral

7) Updates from Eyes on Success

Episode 1852, the final Eyes on Success of the year brings us up to date on several stories brought to us recently:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

8) iPhone 101

The Blind Abilities team produces basic instructional recordings on the iPhone as one category of their podcast. Seven lessons are currently available:
http://blindabilities.com/?cat=472

9) Tips and Tricks With a Blind Perspective

Blind Abilities also offers a blog, and this post gives one user's suggestions for daily living solutions:
http://blindabilities.com/?p=4226

10) The Great Toy Robbery 2.0 for Both Windows and MacOS is Now Here

This popular free game can be installed directly on the Mac, and has many twists and turns and skills to acquire:
https://www.applevis.com/forum/macos-mac-app-discussion/great-toy-robbery-20-both-windows-and-macos-now-here

11) Universal Design for Learning Materials

This summary comes from Accessible Resource Center British Columbia:
https://www.arc-bc.org/help/universal.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

12) What I Wish I'd Known When I Got into Accessibility

This is the first episode of a monthly podcast series, the Digital Accessibility Experts Podcast:
https://www.hassellinclusion.com/blog/what-i-wish-id-known-when-i-got-into-accessibility/

13) The Twelve Inaccessibilities of Christmas

This brief Blind Access Journal podcast with transcript brings us this couple's take on the Twelve Days of Christmas:
http://blindaccessjournal.com/2018/12/the-twelve-inaccessibilities-of-christmas/

14) Blind Bargains Qast 169

The last regular format edition of the year is as usual full of diverse and informative content:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=19811

15A) 'Tis the Season for Sales

Music services Tidal and Spotify offer three months of service for a dollar; Apple Music gives three months free:
https://www.cnet.com/news/tidal-offers-three-months-of-music-for-a-buck/

15B) Popular reading app Voice Dream Reader for iOS is 53% off until 30 December:

https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id496177674

15C) All subscription plans for the iOS and Android Envision app are 30% off, and if you subscribe on either Android or iOS, your subscription can convert to the other phone system if you switch:

https://www.letsenvision.com/

15D) And KNFBReader is 40% less expensive than usual until 3 January:

https://knfbreader.com/

16) Access Tech Watch-360 Pod Cast

It's Movie Night:
https://accesstechwatch360.podbean.com/e/its-movie-night-ep2-2018-final-picks/

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