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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 7, 2019 - Volume 695

The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

This Week's Featured Advertisement: Recording of 'Taking The Bite Out of JAWS Testing' Webinar Now Available!

Screen shot of the recording of 'Taking The Bite Out of JAWS Testing' by Larry Lewis aired Thursday, January 31st 2019 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada).

If you missed last week's webinar conducted by Larry Lewis: "Taking The Bite Out Of JAWS Testing", never fear! We've got you covered.

A recording of the webinar along with accompanying slide deck for the presentation can be found at the link below!

We had close to 200 participants in attendance last week.

If you were one of those who attended this webinar, we'd like to express our thanks to you for taking time out of your busy schedule to attend.

Recording plus Slide Deck for 'Taking The Bite Out of JAWS Testing' by Larry Lewis from webinar aired Thursday, January 31st 2019 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada):


1) Correct URL for Clew Indoor Navigation App

Last week we gave a URL for this interesting free app that led to an unrelated app with a similar name. To read about the indoor navigation app, go to:

2) Grocery Delivery on Eyes on Success

Episode #1906 of Eyes on Success discusses the new wave of grocery delivery possibilities and how to access them:

3) Code Jumper Waiting List

Code Jumper is a process for teaching coding to children, developed by Microsoft and to be sold by American Printing House. You can get on the waiting list to buy it, and see documentation as it becomes available:

4) Gold Gun Audio iOS Game

A Blind Abilities podcast demonstrates this new game and we hear from the developer who has plans for additional games:

5) Audio Games and Game Development

Smash Clay is a site packed with listings of accessible games and resources for making games accessible:

6) Double Tap Blog

A handy place to keep up with technology for the blind is the Double Tap Online blog, created by the people that bring us the Double Tap Canada podcast:

7) Freedom Scientific Training Resources

View this archived webinar introducing FS plans for training:

8) JAWS Improvements Demoed in FSCast

In FSCast #166, we learn about easier acquisition of voices for JAWS and more powerful spell-check and auto-correct in Microsoft products:

9) Microsoft Webinar about Narrator

You can view Microsoft Accessibility's webinar about Narrator improvements here:

10) New Resource on Assistive Software Seeking to Launch

Researchers at Georgia Tech are developing the Assistive Software Knowledgebase, a new online resource to help employees with disabilities, employers, and rehabilitation professionals find the information that they need to select, install, and use specialized software for people with disabilities in the workplace.

11) Mystic Access on Tek Talk

The Mystic Access team will discuss their tutorial on the Google Suite on Tek Talk on GMT 12 February 2019 at 01:00:

12) Latest Maccessibility Round Table

Here you have episode #169:


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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