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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 10, 2019 - Volume 691

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) AppleVis Unlimited: What's New and Noteworthy for December 2018

Let's begin with this monthly summary of Apple news:
https://www.applevis.com/blog

2) Tips For Online Shopping With Disabilities: A Website Accessibility Guide

This cross-disability article may nonetheless offer some useful tips:
https://couponfollow.com/research/online-shopping-with-disabilities

3) 70 Web Accessibility Resources for Designing with Inclusivity

Actually, it seems there are 78 resources on web accessibility here, not just 70!
https://dynomapper.com/blog/27-accessibility-testing/453-70-accessibility-resources-that-help-people-with-disabilities-online

3) A Lighted Cane on Eyes on Success

Episode #1902 of Eyes on Success features an effort to develop and market a lighted cane:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

4) The Latest from Hartgen Consultancy on Tek Talk

Learn about goings-on at Hartgen Consultancy on Tek Talk starting at 01:00 on GMT Tuesday, 15 January 2019:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

5) Latest in Narrator and Ease of Access

Windows Insiders using Preview Build 18309 have access to Narrator features the rest of us will presumably see in a few months. Improvement continues in Chrome navigation, it is far easier to add voices for other languages and dialects, you can tab among all the controls in the Narrator Home screen, and more:
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2019/01/03/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-18309/

6) NFB Review of HIMS QBraille XL

The NFB gives this Braille device fairly high marks:
https://nfb.org/blog/article/3808

7) Nine Uses for Safari Private Windows

This MacMost article offers a coherent explanation of this feature:
https://macmost.com/nine-uses-for-safari-private-windows.html

8) Podcast Transcripts from Blind Abilities

Over 80 Blind Abilities podcasts have been transcribed, making the information available to those who cannot or do not want to listen to the program:
http://blindabilities.com/?cat=514

9) How to Fix Android Accessibility Settings That Turn off Automatically

This article from Guiding Tech provides a good solution for some mystifying settings issues:
https://www.guidingtech.com/fix-android-accessibility-settings-turn-off-automatically/

10) Amazon Using Proprietary Charger on the Dot

This brief post comments on what appears to be a step backward:
https://kevinrenatojones.wordpress.com/2019/01/07/my-thoughts-and-discoveries-on-how-amazon-now-uses-proprietary-ac-adaptors-on-their-echo-dots/

11) iOS 12 Edition of iOS Access for All Released

This 168,000-word, over 700-page book covers everything related to accessibility in Apple's new OS. It is now available in EPUB and Apple format for $25:
http://www.iosaccessbook.com/ios-12-edition-released/

12) Google's New Interpreter Mode Translates Your Conversation

Wired tells us about this latest Google Assistant capability:
https://www.wired.com/story/google-assistant-interpreter-mode/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wired&utm_brand=wired&utm_social-type=owned

13) Google Assistant Summary of 2018 Progress

Google reports on what it feels is new and better for the year in the Assistant:
https://www.blog.google/products/assistant/heres-how-google-assistant-became-more-helpful-2018/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

14) What's new with FS Training

This webinar will introduce us to Freedom Scientific's plans for training in 2019. It takes place on Thursday, 17 January 2019 at 20:00 GMT. Register here:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CipExvrvS9O7gmfH1CYYiA

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