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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 6, 2019 - Volume 710

The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) WWDC 2019 Keynote Summary

Apple manages to generate great interest now for its new software versions which will not be available until September. Here is the recap from the Tech Doctor:

2) AppleVis Summary of Announcements from WWDC

There are so many summaries, we may include more than necessary. This one comes from AppleVis:

3) What's New for iPad

With iPad getting its own operating system, here's what we can look forward to:

4) Accessibility Enhancements with Apple Devices

AppleVis here focuses on those changes related to accessibility:

5) Interview with Apple Global Accessibility Policy Director

Finally, this interview took place at WWDC:

6) AppleVis May 2019 Highlights

Still with Apple, but before WWDC, here are the happenings from May 2019

7) Getting Visual Assistance on iPhone Book on Tek Talk

Getting Visual Assistance from Your iPhone will be out soon from National Braille Press, and Judi Dixon will discuss the book on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 11 June 2019 at 00:00:

8) What's New in Narrator Webinar

A lot has improved in Narrator with the May 2019 Windows update, and Microsoft offers a webinar on the topic on Wednesday, 19 June 2019 at 19:00 GMT. Register here:

9) Introduction to TPG's Free Accessibility Testing Tool Webinar

The Paciello Group offers this webinar on Thursday, 20 June 2019 at 16:00 GMT. Register here:

10) How to label application buttons on Android

This latest LP podcast is one of a series of Android trainings:

11) Find and Replace with Braille Blaster

This is one of a series of Braille Blaster YouTube videos:

12) Blind Bargains Qast 183

This episode came out just before WWDC:

13) Aira on Eyes on Success

Episode #1923 focuses on Aira:


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