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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 30, 2019 - Volume 709

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

This Week's Featured Advertisement: If You Missed It Last Week!

Photo of a computer monitor sitting on a desktop with a coffee cup and pencil caddy on either side. Over the monitor are the words: Overcoming the Potential Obstacles of Manual Testing with a Screen Reader. In the lower left hand corner is a photo of Larry Lewis, hands on a keyboard, smiling. In the lower right hand corner sits the The Paciello Group Logo.  In the center is the word: Recording.

If you missed last week's webinar, "Overcoming the Potential Obstacles of Manual Testing with a Screen Reader", conducted by Larry Lewis, never fear!

We've got you covered!

Please find a link to the recording in its entirety below. We thank those of you who were able to join us for the Webinar.

If you have any questions about any of the material covered in this webinar, feel free to email us at ✉.

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


1) Send a Fax from Computer or Phone

You can send short faxes for free:

2) CDMA vs GSM

This article explains the different mobile phone standards of the past and into the future:

3) Ready to Roll

This app, which allows blind and visually impaired people to roll dice quickly and efficiently, has been updated:

4) Book Teaches Use of 3 Online Dating Sites

'Dating in the Digital Age' offers guidance on the use and accessibility of the Plenty of Fish, Match and eHarmony dating services. Electronic editions from National Braille Press cost $18:

5) Asking Questions That Get Answers

This Mystic Access free webinar should help you get answers to technology questions. It takes place on GMT Friday, 31 May 2019 at 00:30:

6A) iOS Shortcuts on Tek Talk and Eyes on Success

Anna Dresner talks about her book on iOS shortcuts on Tek Talk, GMT Tuesday, 4 June at 00:00:

6B) More from Anna Dresner

Anna is also the guest of episode #1922 of Eyes on Success talking about her book and about shortcuts:

7) Open Social Audio Platform Riffr

Riffr is a new social media service where people post audio messages:

8) 6 Videos on iOS Gestures

Students of the World Services for the Blind Assistive Technology Instructor Program teach iPhone gestures:

9) New Action Game Seeking Beta Testers

Westopia is a new iPhone/iPad game about to be released. The developer seeks testers:

10) New iPod Touch Released

The 7th generation Touch has a newer processor and more memory, and will be able to receive iOS updates for some time:

11) Using Microsoft Excel with JAWS webinar

This webinar for users and instructors takes place on Thursday, 6 June at 16:00 GMT:

12) Blind Bargains Qast 182

75 minutes of listening including Windows, an in-depth interview with the creator of the Voice Dream apps and more:


Flying Blind, LLC Highlights:


1.) The Paciello Group - Introducing Your One-Stop Shop for All of Your Accessibility Consulting and Training Needs - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
Struggling to manage the adverse risk posed to your organization by the deployment of inaccessible content? Seeking guidance on building accessibility best practices into your development cycle? We offer a comprehensive range of services to address your accessibility needs - from accessibility testing of your websites, web applications and mobile apps to identify accessibility issues ...

2.) JAWS Inspect - Your Visual Resource for Accessibility Testing - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
If you are employed by, or lead an Organization committed to providing manual, accessibility test services for web content using the JAWS screenreader, but your testing and developer teams have individuals who are not JAWS users, then the newly released JAWS Inspect Solution is your missing ingredient for optimizing your test processes while maximizing your accessibility efforts ...

3.) Introducing TPG Tutor - Your eLearning, One Stop Shop for Accessibility Training - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
Have you been directed to make a website or mobile app 'accessible', but have no idea where to begin? Or perhaps you know a bit about accessibility and really want to immerse yourself in the field, but you can't afford to have you or your ...

4.) Introducing ARC, Your Agile and Affordable Path to Accessibility - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
Whether you are a novice to accessibility or a seasoned pro, sometimes your best start to accessibility is to let technology do some of the heavy lifting. Designers, developers and testers dealing with an accessibility project or program are looking ...


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