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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 22, 2019 - Volume 719

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Windows Keyboard Power User Guide

My (Dean Martineau) unique book for screen reader users is finally available. You can read about and purchase it for as little as $15 here:
https://techforblind.us

2) NVDA 2019.2

This NVDA upgrade includes auto-detection of Freedom Scientific displays and rate boost for Windows 1Core voices:
https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-2-now-available/

3) NVDA Add-on for NotePad++

This add-on for the advanced text editor NotePad++ adds accessibility enhancements:
https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/notepadPlusPlus.en.html

4) Tech Tools for Health and Wellness

The audio archive of this Hadley Institute Tech it Out webinar is available:
https://hadley.edu/discussions/techitout.asp

5) Reading Printed Text on Tech it Out

August 2019's Tech it Out gathering concerns the various ways now available for reading print. All the details are here:
https://hadley.edu/discussions/techitout.asp

6) ObjectiveEd: Mobile-based Educational Games

Learn about Blindfold Games and how they will be increasingly useful for education:
https://blindfoldgames.org/2019/08/19/objectiveed-mobile-based-educational-games/

7) Using Envision AI To Convert An Image

The popular Envision AI app is on a significant sale through the end of August 2019, making it so people can more likely afford it during this time. This is a blog post describing one user's use of it:
https://blindbites.wordpress.com/2019/08/07/example-using-envision-ai-to-convert-an-image/

8) More About the History of the Accessible iPhone

Complementing Shelly Brisbin's documentary on the subject we mentioned a few weeks ago, she has also provided bonus content including supplentary inverviews with key accessibility experts:
https://www.relay.fm/parallel

9) Audio Tutorial for Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18963

Here's a 30-minute tutorial on this build, showing what's coming in Windows:
http://www.josephsl.net/files/WinTen%2018963.mp3

10) Latest Digital Assistant Comparison

Siri Answers 83% of Questions Correctly in Test, Beating Alexa But Trailing Google Assistant
https://www.macrumors.com/2019/08/15/siri-ai-digital-assistant-test-august-15/

11) Accessible iOS Game Circus Master's Revenge

This game is free but in-app purchases help you do more with it:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/circus-masters-revenge/id1374289562

12) Gentle Intro to 3D Design with OpenSCAD

This free 3-hour webinar on programming for 3-D printing is available online or in person, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 at 17:30 GMT:
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2019/08/27/3d-design-code-gentle-intro-openscad

13) 4 Free Detailed iOS courses
Four courses, for iOS users of all skill levels, are available starting in September 2019. Read here for information and registration:

https://ttjtech.net/2019/08/19/ttj-announces-dates-for-upcoming-free-courses-registration-for-all-courses-open-now-https-www-surveymonkey-com-r-kqzxhmr/

14) Voice Dream Apps on Tek Talk

Hear about Voice Dream Reader, Writer and Scanner on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 27 August 2019 at 00:00
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

15) iACast Covers Tech News

iACast #125 covers some mainstream tech news and each panelist highlights an app or service:
https://iaccessibility.net/iacast-125-siri-recordings-being-listened-to-by-contractors/

16) Accessibility at Sprint on Eyes on Success

Learn about Sprint services for people with vision loss in Episode #1934:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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