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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 4, 2019 - Volume 701

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) AccessWorld for March 2019

We begin our triumphal return to Tidbits by telling you about the March 2019 issue of AccessWorld, which, among other items, contains a review of the Braille Sense Polaris Mini, a review of two beverage menu apps, a review of the Great Toy Robbery game, and book reviews of 'Getting Started with Google Suite: A Brief Overview of Google's Most Popular Productivity Apps', and 'iOS Access for All' (iOS 12 edition):
https://www.afb.org/aw/20/3

2) Webinar on JAWS with Word Coming Right Up

If you read your Tidbits early enough, you can take part in the 'Using Microsoft Word with JAWS Webinar' at 12:00 Noon Eastern (16:00 GMT) on 4 April 2019. If you miss it live, it will be recorded:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/8541d37b228cc1a0d746f627e8486654

3) Recording of Webinar on New Office Riobbon Available

Speaking of recorded webinars, the recording of the Microsoft Accessibility Webinar on 'Using the New Office Ribbon' is now available:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD5R7kzTsNg&feature=youtu.be

4) Voice Dream Scanner Garners Positive Reviews

The Voice Dream Reader developer has an iOS app for reading print, Voice Dream Scanner, for $5.99. Here is the AppleVis review and several comments:
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/productivity/voice-dream-scanner

5) NVDA 2019.1

With significant performance improvements with Word and Excel, other enhancements requested by different customers, and with snappier Windows One Core voices in Windows 10, NVDA 2019.1 is out:
https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-29th-march/

6) AppleVis News for March 2019

The AppleVis team tells us what is new and noteworthy for March 2019:
https://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-ios-apps-mac-apps-news/applevis-unlimited-whats-new-and-noteworthy-march-2019

7) Lots of CSUN 2019 Interviews

The Blind Bargains team interviewed lots of product vendors and dealers during the 2019 CSUN conference:
https://blindbargains.com/audio/

8) More CSUN 2019 Coverage

That Blind Tech Show offers interviews from CSUN 2019 which include transcripts, and there is little or no duplication between these interviews and those provided by Blind Bargains:
https://blindabilities.com/?cat=525

9) Accessibility for Gamers Blog

This is a new blog which might unfold over the coming months:
https://accessibility4gamers.wordpress.com/2019/03/29/the-journey-begins/

10) How Amazon's virtual assistant learned to speak Canadian French

Alexa seems to be making good progress with its Canadian French:
https://gttprogram.blog/2019/04/01/resources-bonjour-alexa-how-amazons-virtual-assistant-learned-to-speak-canadian-french-by-morgan-lowrie-the-star/

11) FS Open Line Now Quarterly, Here's the March 2019 Recording

Here is the March 2019 FS Open Line recording, with the next program scheduled for June 2019:
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/c/a/c/cacc9e3fd9a31658/FSCast168-OpenLineMar2019.mp3?c_id=38710055&cs_id=38710055&destination_id=699950&expiration=1554329082&hwt=5dc7e6faa4bdc44d9ee408a31e0fcde2

12) Podcasters Discuss Hearing Aids

This edition of the Accessibility Moving Forward podcast features interviews with three blindness-oriented podcasters who discuss their hearing aids:
https://overcast.fm/+NIn_kOflQ

13) Best Free eBooks Online

This is a listing of 913 sites that legally offer free books (eBooks) for download or for online viewing. The listing is a couple of years old but it is verified:
https://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-ebooks-online.htm

14) Hulu Offering Some Audio-Described Content

After many requests, Hulu is making some of its video collection available with audio descriptions:
http://acb.org/adp/huluad.html?fbclid=IwAR36eFlEZ86eKfvx2go3xrYQQTpCsEQrChaijA-GLCplve2cI0k0XINj8Wc

15) Traveling With Visual and Hearing Impairments

Eyes on Success #1914 features an interview with an intrepid traveler with vision and hearing impairment:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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