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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Volume 703

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Accessible Dungeons and Dragons Materials

The Knights of the Braille site offers manuals and accessible character sheets. Accessible Dungeon Master materials are said to follow:
https://knightsofthebraille.com/59-2/

2) Online Accessibility & Law-Firm Websites

This podcast from Lainey Feingold comes with a transcript:
https://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyerist-podcast/2019/03/215-online-accessibility-law-firm-websites-with-lainey-feingold/

3) NVDA 2019.1.1 Update Available for Download

Bugs related to Excel and Chrome motivated the release of this release:
https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-1-1-update-available-for-download/

4) Five Common Mistakes in Usability Testing and How to Avoid Them

This Paciello Group blog post is the third in a series; links to the others are provided:
https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2019/04/think-like-an-accessible-ux-researcher-part-3/

5) Accessibility Myths 2019

This episode of the Digital Accessibility Experts Podcast includes a transcript:
https://www.hassellinclusion.com/blog/accessibility-myths-2019-podcast/

6) Among other items, the April 2019 issue of AccessWorld contains reviews of two job-hunting apps for iOS, reviews of four food-delivery apps, reviews of two mobile phones designed to be easier to use, a review of the Freestyle Libre Talking Glucose Meter, and an article about YouTube accessibility:

https://www.afb.org/aw/20/4

7) Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Watch Podcasts

David Woodbridge has been demonstrating various features of the Sansung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Watch:
https://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/

8) More David Woodbridge Demos

David also records demos for the Vision Australia Store, and records a radio show on Vision Australia radio:
https://shop.visionaustralia.org/david-woodbridge-s

9) BARD on Tek Talk

Hear from the NLS Director about goings-on at the National Library Service on Tak Talk on GMT Tuesday, 23 April 2019 (April 22 evening stateside) at 01:00 GMT:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

10) 5 Ways to Easily Send SMS from Your PC

From a previously-unknown-to-me site called Make Tech Easier comes this post about sending text messages from your computer:
https://www.maketecheasier.com/send-sms-from-pc/

11) Maccessibility Roundtable Podcast #173

A crew of six Knights discuss the major issues of concern to blind Apple users:
http://maccessibility.net/2019/04/14/mrtp-173-its-definitely-shenanigans

12) Quick, Rapid, Fast, and Power Delivery Charging Explained

Android Police brings us a post described as "What You Need to Know About Charging Your Smartphone (2019 Edition)":
https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/04/12/quick-rapid-turbo-and-fast-charging-explained-what-you-need-to-know-about-charging-your-smartphone/

13) Blind Bargains Qast #177

The Blind Bargains crew brings us their own 69-minute summary of CSUN:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=20029

14) Able Player 4.0 Released

Version 4 of this fully accessible cross-browser HTML5 media player adds self-voicing of text-based audio description, support for Vimeo and full support for audio and video playlists:
https://github.com/ableplayer/ableplayer

15) My Apple Watch Series 4

This blog and podcast from 2020 Vision Quest covers reasons the presenter now likes the Apple Watch:
http://2020visionquest.org/technology-tidbits-my-apple-watch-series-4/

16) The Voice Behind Siri

Eyes on Success #1916 brings us an interview with the person behind the original female Siri voice:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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