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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 4, 2019 - Volume 714

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

Happy US Independence Day!

1) Replay of FS Open Line

FSCast #172 is a replay of the June FS Open Line:
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/9/1/3/913dfdfde0b8a0e7/FSCast172-OpenLineJune2019.mp3?c_id=46139516&cs_id=46139516&destination_id=699950&expiration=1562183471&hwt=f7d5ddc6bd4b61f8e1e7805449b2b377

2) 14 In-Demand Skills You Can Learn Online NOW

There might be a good skill here, and perhaps some of the learning materials are accessible:
https://www.inc.com/larry-kim/14-in-demand-skills-you-can-learn-online-now.html?cid=sf01001

3) AppleVis Unlimited: What's New and Noteworthy for June 2019

This is the regular monthly update:
https://applevis.com/blog/apple-gaming-ios-apps-news/applevis-unlimited-whats-new-and-noteworthy-june-2019

4) Voice Dream Scanner and Microsoft Soundscape Inducted Into iOS App Hall of Fame

These two popular programs have been awarded with Hall of Fame Membership:
https://www.applevis.com/blog/advocacy-applevis-ios-apps-news/applevis-community-inducts-voice-dream-scanner-and-microsoft

5) Voice Dream Apps on Sale

Speaking of Voice Dream Scanner, it is on sale, along with Voice Dream Reader and Writer, until 6 July 2019. These apps are enjoyed by virtually everybody who uses them:
http://www.voicedream.com

6A) Lucia Cell Phone on Tek Talk

Lucia is a basic mobile phone that is designed for people with vision loss who cannot handle a smartphone. Hear about it on Tek Talk on GMT 9 July 2019 at 00:0:0
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

6B) Tek Talk Archives

Incidentally, recordings are always made of Tek Talk a few days after the live airing. Look for them here:
http://accessibleworld.org/archives/tek-talk-archives

7) Differences between the Editor in Office 2016 and Office 365 for screen reader users:

This post explains procedures for checking spelling in both versions of Office, and shows that features in Office 365 are more powerful:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/differences-between-the-editor-in-office-2016-and-office-365-for-screen-reader-users-53b88fcd-0194-449e-9229-dd473afdf82a?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

8) Accessibility Testing Tools and When to Use Them

This free Paciello Group webinar takes place GMT 16:00 on Thursday, 11 July 2019:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/7815620115831/WN_JJlVE93tQVWe5p_dq8UtHA

9) Less Expensive JAWS and ZoomText Certifications

Throughout July 2019, certifications of competence in JAWS and ZoomText will be reduced by 80%, meaning that new certifications can be purchased for around $20:
https://support.freedomscientific.com/Services/TrainingAndCertification/Certification

10) Free BrailleNote Touch Plus Audio Tutorial

This tutorial from Mystic Access is available to all in MP3 and DAISY formats:
https://www.mysticaccess.com/braillenote-touch-tutorial/

11) Android iOS Comparison from Mystic Access

The next free class from Mystic Access will offer a comparison of these two systems, on GMT Friday, 26 July 2019 at 00:30. To get registration information, join the mailing list, which can be done from any of their pages including this Free Downloads page:
https://www.mysticaccess.com/free-downloads/

12) Dating in the Digital Age

Speaking of Mystic Access, Eyes on Success interviews Kim Loftus about her book about online dating for Episode #1927:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

13) Gear up for Summer Conventions with BBQ #187

Lots of anticipation for the NFB convention, with lists of products, but also good information about developments with other products and especially Tap Tap See:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=20429

14) How to Meet WCAG (Quick Reference)

This is a well-designed summary of Web Accessibility guidelines:
https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/quickref/

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