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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 31, 2019 - Volume 694

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) Free Web Accessibility Course

Tatiana Mac is making her course, "Hacking Digital Styleguides for Accessibility: Type, Color, Imagery" available free via Skillshare membership:

2) Web Accessibility Article

"There's already a blueprint for a more accessible internet. If only designers would learn it."

3) Advanced Braille Keyboard on Android

ABK is a paid, self-voicing app that allows for typing on screen or with a Bluetooth keyboard:

4) Meet The Blind YouTubeers Making The Internet More Accessible

This Wired article highlights the efforts of several Youtubers:

5) Webinar: Advantages of Getting to Know JAWS

this Freedom Scientific Zoom webinar will take place on Thursday, 7 February at 16:00 GMT:

6A) Coding Course Materials from Apple

Apple is producing instructional materials on coding for a variety of grade levels, with Braille, large print and sign language materials available. Materials can be downloaded here:

6B) Embossed Braille from Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Embossed Braille can be purchased from Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

7) Apple Watch Experience

This user likes his Apple Watch better than he thought he would:

8) Dungeons and Dragons for the Blind

Groups are being created for blind people interested in Dungeons and Draggons, with Skype conferencing to get assistance:

9) Thaumistry Text Adventure Game Now Accessible for Blind and Visually Impaired Players

This is a windows game that is said to be popular:

10) Clew

Clew is a path retracing iOS app designed for blind and visually impaired users to help them independently return to any desired locations:

11) Software Developer on Eyes on Success

Challenges of a blind software developer is the topic of Eyes on Success #1905:

12) Smart TV on Tek Talk

Learn about the ways to make Smart TV's accessible on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 5 February 2019 at 01:00:

13) Echo For The Blind Mailing List

To join a mailing list focused on how people with vision impairments can benefit from Echo devices, send a blank message to:


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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