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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 11, 2019 - Volume 715

The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) Simple with Siri: Making an iPhone Accessible Regardless of Tech Know-How

This article from Second Sense recommends various ideas for people with little tech background:

2) Dictation Tips and Tricks

This latest in the iPhone 101 series demonstrates dictation well:

3) Text Replacement - The Keyboard Shortcut That Lets Two Letters Launch a Thousand Words

Another iPhone 101 podcast, covering the ability to create text replacement shortcuts:

4) Android - Hadley

The Hadley Institute has long been a source for iPhone training videos, now they have a series for Android:

5) Q&A With Jennison Asuncion, Engineering Manager, Accessibility, LinkedIn

This interview text is courtesy of Equal Entry:

6) 25 Insanely Useful Websites You'll Need Someday

Though this title is a bit of an exaggeration, you may find a few gems here, and there are links to other similar lists:

7) What Comes, and Does Not Come, with Amazon Prime

This is a clear list of the benefits Prime provides, and some it does not provide that you might have expected:

8) More Ways to Use the Google Assistant, from Your Phone to Your Fridge

Time to give equal time to Google Assistant:

9) Narrator 101 for May 2019 Update

This is the replay of the May 2019 Microsoft webinar on new features in Narrator:

10) Version 3.7 of Aira's iPhone GPS Apps

Most of the new features for this version concern access to Aira and its services. The apps are now being developed by Aira whatever the web sites say:

11) Pre-Orders for Canute 360 in the UK

We've followed the progress of this desktop Braille device, allowing display of music, graphics and text. It is a joy to see that it is about to become a reality. Buyers in the UK are invited to pre-order, and people outside the UK will have similar opportunities later:

12) Voice Dream Reader on Eyes on Success

Episode #1928 focuses on this popular iOS app:


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