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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 8, 2019 - Volume 717

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Useful Blog and Training Services

WebFriendlyHelp is an adaptive tech training business. The blog receives weekly posts that are informative:
https://webfriendlyhelp.com/blog/

2) August 2019 Accessworld

The Latest AccessWorld includes discussion of FreshBooks, an accessible accounting software package, an introduction to the team and workplace chat app Slack, and a comparison of Android text and object recognition apps Speak! and Envision AI, among other articles:
https://www.afb.org/aw/20/8

3) Why I carry an iPhone and an Android phone

This article with comments attached comes from Android Central
https://www.androidcentral.com/why-i-carry-iphone-and-android-phone?utm_source=ac_tw&utm_medium=tw_card&utm_content=77891&utm_campaign=social

4) Free Introduction to Accessibility Course

For a bit longer, Microassist is offering its very basic accessibility course for free:
https://www.microassist.com/courses/introduction-to-accessibility/

5) JAWS and Zoom

Freedom Scientific has a short webinar on the Zoom Conferencing client with JAWS:
https://support.freedomscientific.com/Services/TrainingAndCertification/FreeWebinars

6) Zoom JAWS Scripts from Hartgen Consultancy

Hartgen Consultancy sells JAWS scripts to enhance performance with Zoom:
http://www.hartgen.org/zoompro

7) Complete List of Google Home and Google Assistant Commands

This list from 1 August comes from CNET:
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/every-google-home-and-google-assistant-command-you-can-give-right-now/

8) The A11Y Project

This is a large list of resources on accessibility:
https://a11yproject.com/resources/

9) Interview with Jim Fruchterman

The Making Better podcast provides transcripts, and this is a transcript of their interview with Jim Fruchterman:
https://www.makingbetterpod.com/2019/07/22/episode-6-jim-fruchterman/

10) Guide Connect. Simplified Computing

Guide Connect from Dolphin Computer Access is an $895 download that lets people who find learning standard computer operation difficult to enjoy the benefits of the computer. A 30-day trial, videos and webinars are available to explore further:
https://yourdolphin.com/en-gb/products/individuals/guide-connect?utm_campaign=GuideConnect%20US%20Launch%20%26%20101%20Webinars&utm_source=email

11) ACBRadio Mainstream Schedule

While many of ACBRadio Mainstream's programs relate specifically to the American Council of the Blind, others relate more generally to blindness and technology, and each program airs many times during the week:
http://acbradio.org/mainstream

12) HIMS on Tek Talk

Get the latest news from HIMS on Tak Talk on GMT 13 August at 00:00:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

13A) Thunderbird Mailing List Website

This is a mailing list for discussing all things regarding the Windows program. The official list web site is:
https://groups.io/g/thunderbird/

13B) Thunderbird Mailing List Subscription

And you can subscribe by sending a blank message to:
thunderbird+subscribe@groups.io

14) Freelance Journalism on Eyes on Success

Program #1932 is an interview with a freelance journalist:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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