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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 25, 2019 - Volume 704

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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1) Web Friendly Help Blog

This informative blog has carried articles such as 'Setup Your Computer with Magnification or a Screen Reader', 'More Than 25 Keyboard Shortcuts to Control YouTube', and 'Bang Your Way to Knowledge with the Duck: The Search Engine that Doesnt Track You':
https://webfriendlyhelp.com/

2) Presentation on Siri and Siri Shortcuts

The Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Technology User Group recently did a presentation of Siri and Siri Shortcuts. Included in the demo is adding Google Assistant to your iPhone and showing how it will give your iOS device greater flexibility:
https://www.marylandlibraries.org/Pages/Maryland-Library-for-the-Blind-and-Physically-Handicapped.aspx

3) Vispero News with Transcript

This Blind Abilities podcast with transcript features low-vision and Braille news from Vispero, parent company of Freedom Scientific:
http://blindabilities.com/?p=4843

4) SeeingAI Update: Channel Switching and Exploring a Photo

This was originally part of the iPhone 101 series:
http://blindabilities.com/?p=4882

5) Seeing AI on Eyes on Success

Episode #1915 of Eyes on Success also features Seeing AI:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

6) Top 36 Web Accessibility Resources for Digital Marketing Companies

This is a good collection for those seeking web accessibility know-how:
https://www.searchenginejournal.com/web-accessibility-resources-digital-marketing-companies/297271/#close

7) Paciello Group Podcast

This Interactive Accessibility podcast features an interview with the CEO of MagnaReady, an adaptive clothing company that uses magnets in place of zippers and buttons:
https://interactiveaccessibility.com/blog/iap-2018-e8-interview-ceo-magnaready#.XMCEhJNKhN3

8) Upcoming Webinar: Role-based Solutions For Accessibility

This first of a series, to take place on 30 April 2019 at 16:00 GMT focuses on challenges faced by risk managers and general counsel, but will be of interest to all involved in accessibility:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/4715559443579/WN_kmXY701qQZyP3PEF78zfLg

9) Webinar: Accessibility and Social Media

This final accessibility-related item for the week is a webinar to cover best practices for graphics, video, alt text and more. It runs on Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 18:00 GMT:
https://go.3playmedia.com/wbn-05-09-2019-social

10) Stascom 2019.4, Last and Greatest

We've mentioned Stascom, a free utility package with 51 Windows settings and applications available through its consistent keyboard interface. This is the final version to be developed:
https://www.stascom.co.za/stascom.html#content

11) ) Notes on Comparing Apple Watch and the Galaxy Watch with their Respective Screen Readers

This David Woodbridge podcast is spoken using synthetic speech:
https://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/e/my-comparison-notes-on-using-the-galaxy-watch-with-voice-assistant-and-apple-watch-with-voiceover-text-to-speech-mp3-file-using-alex-speech/

12) Blind Bargains Qast #178

Updates of matters discussed at CSUN, and an EnVision interview on this installment:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=20037

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