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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 24, 2019 - Volume 693

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

This Week's Featured Advertisement: Webinar: Take The Bite Out Of JAWS Testing by Larry Lewis, Director of Government Sales and Strategic Partnerships at The Paciello Group
January 31st 2019

Webinar: Take The Bite Out Of JAWS Testing by Larry Lewis, Director of Government Sales and Strategic Partnerships at The Paciello Group - January 31st 2019

Come and join us for this informative webinar hosted by Larry Lewis and the Paciello Group!

What: Webinar: Take The Bite Out Of JAWS Testing by Larry Lewis, Director of Government Sales and Strategic Partnerships at The Paciello Group

When: Thursday, January 31st 2019 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


About: Join Larry Lewis, Director of Government Sales and Strategic Partnerships with The Paciello Group on January 31st 2019 at 12:00 PM EST as he explains how to make JAWS testing of web content more intuitive and efficient for people who are not "power" screenreader users.

Larry will examine the value of assistive technology, or AT, as well as the importance of having non-visually impaired individuals knowledgeable about AT tools to empathize and build a connection between themselves and people with visual disabilities.

He will describe in detail how to use TPG's testing tool, JAWS Inspect, to streamline screenreader testing, minimizing the necessity for comprehensive JAWS training for sighted developers and testers as well as for use in situations when in-depth JAWS training is not feasible due to time and budget constraints.

To register for this webinar, visit:


1) Perspective on CES

This is a blog post from The Paciello Group discussing the experience of the Consumer Electronics show and what was seen there:

2) Tek Talk CES Discussion Rescheduled

The discussion of the Consumer Electronics Show that was to happen earlier this week will now take place on GMT Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at 01:00:

3) HumanWare Training Center

You can now call (800) 722-3393 ☎ and follow a menu to get to the new Training Center, where you can listen to human-narrated instruction on the Victor Reader Stream, Victor Reader Trek, Braillenote touch and Braillenote Apex. This document lists the available modules:

4) Skills from APH

You can play O&M Trivia and Math Flash on your Amazon or Google Home device:

5) Getting Started with Google Suite

The Mystic Access team has written Getting Started with Google Suite, a Brief Overview of Google's Most Powerful Productivity Apps, and National Braille Press sells it. Paper Braille and electronic downloads cost $12, and electronic copies shipped on USB drives cost $14.50:

6) Sticky Notes Accessibility

You can use the Sticky Notes program with Narrator, or perhaps another screen reader, to make use of this handy Windows feature:

7) 5 Ways To Make Your YouTube Videos More Accessible to People with a Visual Impairment
This blog post is good to share with YouTubers:

8) Accessibility Reviews Site

Developers of this fledgling site hope people will submit positive and negative accessibility reviews of sites in various categories. The goal of the site is to let us, the community, both find and share our accessibility experience with assorted resources.

9) Using a Screen Reader with Microsoft Word: Modifier Keys and Desktop Navigation

Hadley Institute is launching a series of videos on Word. This is the first:

10) European Union AccessCast

Episode 7 of this podcast covers a variety of devices:

11) How to Transfer Voice Memos from iPhone to Computer

This basic tutorial from I Download Blog ensures you can make the most of voice memos:

12A) Aira Podcast

Aira now offers a podcast:

12B) Aira 7-Day Trial

The service also offers a 7-day 30-minute free trial:

13) Surfing on Eyes on Success

We hear from a blind surfing champion in Episode #1904 of Eyes on Success:

14) Blind-Friendly Sewing Kit

The WayAround blog fills us in about this possible add-on:

15) Macessibility Roundtable #168

A panel of five discuss the latest Apple perspectives:


Flying Blind, LLC Highlights:


1.) The Paciello Group - Introducing Your One-Stop Shop for All of Your Accessibility Consulting and Training Needs - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
Struggling to manage the adverse risk posed to your organization by the deployment of inaccessible content? Seeking guidance on building accessibility best practices into your development cycle? We offer a comprehensive range of services to address your accessibility needs - from accessibility testing of your websites, web applications and mobile apps to identify accessibility issues ...

2.) JAWS Inspect - Your Visual Resource for Accessibility Testing - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
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 ...

3.) Introducing TPG Tutor - Your eLearning, One Stop Shop for Accessibility Training - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
Have you been directed to make a website or mobile app 'accessible', but have no idea where to begin? Or perhaps you know a bit about accessibility and really want to immerse yourself in the field, but you can't afford to have you or your ...

4.) Introducing ARC, Your Agile and Affordable Path to Accessibility - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
Whether you are a novice to accessibility or a seasoned pro, sometimes your best start to accessibility is to let technology do some of the heavy lifting. Designers, developers and testers dealing with an accessibility project or program are looking ...


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