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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 2, 2019 - Volume 705

The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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Overcoming the Potential Obstacles of Manual Testing with a Screen Reader
May 21st 2019 at 12:00 PM ET

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1) Recorded Tech Seminars from NJ

The National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey provides quarterly technology seminars, some of which are of general interest. Read about calling in or listening to the recordings here:

2) Computers for the Blind Grant for Veterans and Spouses

A visually impaired veteran or spouse of a veteran can get a desktop or laptop from Computers for the Blind for $60 off the already low price:

3) New and Noteworthy from Apple

AppleVis brings us the digest of happenings for the month:

4) Android Phones with Simplified Interface

This post provided information about two phones designed primarily for seniors with impaired vision:

5) ZoomText and Fusion Update

Here is the April 2019 ZoomText and Fusion updates from Freedom Scientific:

6) JAWS April 2019 Update

And along with it, the April 2019 update for JAWS:

7) Windows 10 Cheat Sheet

Tech Republic provides videos and text on current and past Windows updates, and many aspects of Windows:

8A) JAWS and PowerPoint

Freedom Scientific offers a webinar on PowerPoint on 2 May 2019 at 16:00 GMT

8B) More JAWS and PowerPoint

And a Skill-Building and Review Session on PowerPoint on 16 May 2019 at 16:00 GMT

9) RNIB Tech Talk #275

Voice Dream Scanner and news from Google and Amazon are featured in this edition:

10) Blind Bargains Qast #179

This lasts almost 45 minutes and features interviews:

11) MRTP #174

This Maccessibility podcast features several knights and several topics:

12) Strip Unwanted Content from Web Documents

If you're using a browser that doesn't have a Reader View, like Chrome (though it's getting one!) you can copy the URL of an article you want to read to this service and get a much more readable version:

13) Google Products and Services on Eyes on Success

Episode #1918 focuses on Google:


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2.) JAWS Inspect - Your Visual Resource for Accessibility Testing - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
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