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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 27, 2019 - Volume 713

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) AppleVis iOS App Hall of Fame

Until 29 June 2019, you'll be able to vote for the apps that you recommend for induction into this Hall of Fame, now in its eighth year. Gain entrance is an accolade appreciated by app developers:
https://www.applevis.com/blog/advocacy-applevis-ios-apps-news/vote-now-2019-inductees-applevis-ios-app-hall-fame

2) What's New in Windows 10 Accessibility

This is a lucid post from the Windows Experience Blog detailing what's new in Windows 10 version 1903:
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2019/06/13/whats-new-in-windows-10-accessibility/#kzOWOIiyOoTgHcrQ.97

3) Excel and JAWS, 3 Tips

This FS blog post gives Tips for Creating and Organizing Spreadsheets:
https://blog.freedomscientific.com/excel-and-jaws-3-tips-for-creating-and-organizing-spreadsheets/

4) Soundscape is Available in Canada. Here's a Demo

This Blind Tech podcast offers a demo of this Microsoft GPS app now usable in Canada:
https://audioboom.com/posts/7296671-demo-of-the-microsoft-soundscape-app

5) Transcript of Interview with Apple Accessibility Team Members

I (Dean Martineau) am a big fan of podcast transcripts. AppleVis has made a transcript of this important interview with Apple Accessibility Team members:
https://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/applevis-extra-67-conversation-sarah-herrlinger-and-dean-hudson-apples

6) Accessibility Courses

This collection of paid and free courses, webinars, videos, conferences and more, on digital accessibility, is presumably updated:
https://github.com/mgifford/a11y-courses

7) Video of 200 iOS13 Changes

The author of this video says that "this is easily the most power-user-focused iOS update that we've seen in the history of the OS:"
https://9to5mac.com/2019/06/07/ios-13-beta-video-review/

8) Audio Description, Caption, and Transcript Resources

From the University of Indiana, lots of resources for implementing these features:
https://kb.iu.edu/d/awuf

9) Guide to iMessage Apps for iOS

This is an AppleVis Guide:
https://www.applevis.com/guides/ios-ios-apps-ipad-ipados-iphone-voiceover/guide-imessage-apps-ios

10) BBQ #186

In case you haven't looked, the show notes for the podcast are very informative:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=20425

11) Aira on Tek Talk

The latest Aira happenings will be discussed on Tek Talk on GMT 2 July 2019 at 00:00:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

12) Getting Live Assistance

This monthly free event from Mystic Access will take place on GMT Friday, 27 June 2019 at 00:30:
https://zoom.us/j/265314700?status=success

13) Disability Rights on Eyes on Success

We've made it to the halfway point of the year, as Episode #1926 features an interview with a disability rights attorney:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

14) FSCast #171

Learn what's coming up with Freedom Scientific:
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