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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 14, 2019 - Volume 696

The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1A) Control Your Computer from your Phone, Hear NVDA Speech

Narwhal is an accessible NVDARemote Android client, allowing people to use a phone and a keyboard to accessibly remote any Windows PC, from everywhere. Use the phone and a keyboard to control a computer and hear NVDA:

1B) Tutorial

And here is an audio tutorial:

2) ADA Audio Conference

The Great Lakes ADA Center in collaboration with the ADA National Network invites you to attend the March ADA Audio Conference Series session titled 'The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Web Sites: What is Required'. The free session is available remotely on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 at 18:00 GMT:

3) Rivo on Tek Talk

The Rivo keyboard offers an intriguing access to smart phones which may ease accessibility challenges for some and be very convenient for others. Hear about it on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 19 February 2019 at 01:00

4) Next FS Open Line

The Freedom Scientific talk show will take place on Thursday, 28 March at 20:00 GMT. Focus will be on JAWS and ZoomText March updates:

5) iOS 12 Shortcuts for the Beginner

This informative AppleVis blog post helps us make use of iOS 12's powerful feature:

6) Paid JAWS Scripts Coming for Zoom

Hartgen Consultancy already makes free JAWS scripts available for Zoom, but soon paid scripts with more features, documentation and tech support will be coming:

7) Microsoft Expert Advises Against Internet Explorer

This expert recommends only using Internet Explorer for occasional compatibility purposes:

8) Practical Help for Low Vision

Here at Tidbits, we're all about technology, and also supporting uses of technology that benefit us. Hadley Institute has a series of audio and video recordings on different aspects of living with low vision:

9) Lots of Narrator Improvements in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18334:

Check out what's happening with the development of Microsoft Narrator:

10) Podcasts from LP Productions

This page lists podcasts from one entrepreneur:

11) Blind Bargains Covers ATIA

The Blind Bargains site has several podcasts of interviews recorded at the recent ATIA conference:

12) Skype 8 Electron

Here are JAWS scripts and an NVDA add-on for Skype:


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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