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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Volume 698

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) Envision AI and Be My Eyes Background

These two remarkable smartphone apps were featured in The Hindu:

2) Navigating the New Office Ribbon Webinar

Register For The Next Microsoft Accessibility Webinar, "Navigating the New Office Ribbon," March 20, 2019 at GMT 19:00:

3) 109 Curated Learning and Development Articles from 2018

These Learning and Development articles cover a number of topics including accessibility:

4) We are the Music Makers

The Mystic Access free class for the month will cover recommended music streaming services. Come in on GMT 1 March 2019 at 01:30, or catch the recording when it is available:

5) Professional JAWS Scripts for Zoom

Brian Hartgen has produced JAWS scripts for the Zoom conferencing platform that add to the system's accessibility and give the user more information and control. The scripts cost 30 pounds:

6) Free JAWS Scripts for YouTube

Doug Lee has updated his scripts that increase the accessibility of YouTube:

7) Version 3.6 of Aira's iPhone GPS Apps Released

New features include improved address and POI searches, Automatic Announcement for heading changes over 50 degrees, options for indoor navigation, and a less expensive monthly subscription:

8) Libre Device for Blind Diabetics on Tek Talk

Hear about this new device for diabetics on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 5 March 2019 at 01:00:

9) Browsing the Web Using ZoomText

This article from Mumbai, India describes the magnification options of ZoomText:

10) ZoomText FAQ

Freedom Scientific offers a FAQ document regarding the various versions of ZoomText:

11) Accessibility Support for Microsoft Planner

The Planner Team has been working on the accessibility of the app:

12) Forthcoming Book from Yours Truly (Dean Martineau)

The Windows Keyboard Power User Guide: Taking Control of Your Computer Keyboard in Windows, JAWS and Word will be out in April 2019 in audio and text formats and at an affordable price. Stay Tuned. Write to me with questions, or if you want a for-sure notification when it is ready:

13) View Plus Graphical Braille Embossers on Eyes on Success

Hear about the development and capabilities of these embossers in Episode 1909 of Eyes on Success:

14) Nucleus Research Conducting Phone Interviews to Understand How Accessibility Impacts Your Likelihood to do Business with Different Firms

Nucleus Research, an independent IT analyst firm, is working on some important research to understand how the accessibility of consumer-facing Web sites and applications impacts persons with disabilities. They believe accessibility is not just a checklist requirement but an important factor in providing all consumers with a positive experience. They are conducting brief (fewer than 15 minutes) phone interviews to understand how accessibility impacts your likelihood to do business with different firms. The first 100 respondents will be entered in a drawing to receive a $100 Amazon gift card. To participate, please contact Rebecca or Ben at Nucleus Research at: or (617) 720-2000


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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