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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 15, 2019 - Volume 718

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) What's New in Technology for Seniors with Vision Loss?

This is a 1.5-hour free webinar on GMT Thursday, 26 September 2019 at 16:00. Register here:
https://esc.zoom.us/j/7887887778?status=success

2) Windows Sandbox: How To Use Microsoft's Simple Virtual Windows PC To Secure Your Digital Life

Unfortunately, this feature isn't available in Windows Home, but for those who can use it, it offers good security:
https://www.pcworld.com/article/3338084/how-to-use-windows-sandbox-microsoft.html

3) Keyboard Maestro 9: What's New

The latest version of this Mac program offers OCR and other enhancements:
https://wiki.keyboardmaestro.com/manual/Whats_New

4) Digital Accessibility Jobs, August 2019

This is a goodly listing of jobs, some of which involve remove work:
http://www.webaxe.org/digital-accessibility-jobs-august-2019/

5) Access Millions of Free Books Added to the Public Domain

The New York Public Library and other organizations work to make more books freely available:
https://lifehacker.com/access-millions-of-free-books-added-to-the-public-domai-1837073153

6) FSCast #173

Hear about software updates and the Formatting Word Documents book on this edition:
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/e/f/7/ef7ccf2d2691d796/FSCast173-August2019.mp3?c_id=48840419&cs_id=48840419&destination_id=699950&expiration=1565809354&hwt=ed47fbbdad5967beaf9bc7e8aa7becdd

7) Zoom on Tek Talk

Get the low-down on the Zoom conferencing client on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 20 August 2019 at 0:00:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

8) PocketBraille Android App

PocketBraille for Android is now available, enabling people to learn contracted Braille:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.iaccessibility.pocketBraille&hl=en_US

9) Museum of Science Survey

The Boston Museum of Science has created a survey to assess the audio and tech preferences and knowledge of blind and visually impaired people. Participants can enter a drawing to win an Amazon gift card:
https://museumofscience.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cRWVq5OOMnGFXyB

10) Accessibility Support for Microsoft To-Do

This program has been gaining a lot of accessibility support of late:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/accessibility-support-for-microsoft-to-do-61cc610b-00b2-4cd4-be75-afd1a2d8231f

11) YouDescribe Seeks Describers and Viewers

With all the content constantly added to YouTube, audio description by volunteers can make much of it more accessible than it would otherwise be. They need more describers, and blind viewers can already find lots of described content:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/youdescribe/id1177344886

12) How To Switch From Iphone To Android: Sync Your Contacts, Photos, And More!

This article comes from Android Authority:
https://www.androidauthority.com/switching-from-iphone-to-android-630665/

13) Adapting to Blindness as an Adult on Eyes on Success

Episode #1933 features an interview on this topic:
http://enesonsuccess.net

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