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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 23, 2019 - Volume 708

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Windows 10 Spring Update

The Windows 10 Spring Update is being rolled out to users, and a thorough listing of accessibility improvements is here:
https://www.blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=20056

2) The Principles of Inclusive Design

Several hours of presentations from an online master class on comnunication leadership, are freely available:
https://info.commlead.uw.edu/2019/05/03/the-principles-of-inclusive-design-accessibility/

3) Mathshare Beta Testing

Mathshare is a grant funded initiative by Benetech that helps students show their thought process while solving algebraic problems. They seek testers:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_CfBVauFj6qO91iLBQCBO7xg8ldKv9U_HuCDD3L3EotpEmw/viewform

4A) Accessible Tool Box Podcasts on Uber

This new podcast series has launched with two episodes. The first, 'Tips for Uber Users with Guide Dogs' (MP3)
http://traffic.libsyn.com/accessibletoolbox/1_Uber_Tips_for_Guide_Dog_Users.mp3

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'Tips Using Uber with VoiceOver' (MP3)
http://traffic.libsyn.com/accessibletoolbox/2_Tips_Using_Uber_with_VoiceOver.mp3

5) Free Online Training Program in UEB Math

There is already a free online training program in UEB Braille literacy, now there's a new one on UeB math:
https://uebonline.org/

6) E-Book Accessibility Survey

Creators of this survey seek input:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdaTt__XoOHp0Fp-WOP2KwN12Ku0bxISOCmGhFqraka_Y3oMg/viewform

7) Access NFB Newsline Via the Web

A workshop on GMT Friday, 24 May 2019 at 00:00 covers NFB Newsline's Web News on Demand feature:
https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/nfb-newsline

8) JAWS Scripts for YouTube

These free scripts are often updated:
https://twitter.com/dlee_code/status/1129804168682725379?cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&refsrc=email

9) HIMS Polaris Upgrades for Google Drive and Google Search

The HIMS Polaris devices now claim superior Google Drive integration and better Google Search:
http://blog.adaptivetr.com/polaris-firmware-upgrades-available/

10) Basic Math with Braille Blaster

This video demonstrates creating UEB Math and Nemeth with Braille Blaster:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0Ddg3UlXvo&t=21s

11) Accessibility is a Human Right

This is an enthusiastic pro-Apple video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP8fmeksOIM

12) Blind Bargains Qast #181

Thorough rundown of the latest news:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=20054

13) W3C and Online Accessibility

These are the topics for Eyes on Success episode 1921:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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