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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 12, 2019 - Volume 722

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) JAWS For Kiosks

Vispero has released a variant of its JAWS For Windows screenreader designed to provide access to Windows-based Kiosks:
https://www.paciellogroup.com/products/jaws-kiosk/

2) Summary of Apple's "By Innovation Only" Event on September 10th 2019

We now know about Apple's new hardware, and here's a summary from AppleVis:
https://www.applevis.com/blog/editorial-summary-apples-innovation-only-event-september-10

3) Applevis Podcast on New Hardware

Here's more of the same from an AppleVis podcast:
https://www.applevis.com/podcast/applevis-extra-68-recapping-apples-september-10-2019-innovation-only-event

4) MRTP #181

The Maccessibility Round Table podcast gives us yet another perspective on Apple's pronouncements:
http://maccessibility.net/2019/09/10/mrtp-181-promax-use-as-directed

5) Smart Kitchen Gadgets on Tech it Out

The Hadley Tech it Out for September concerns smart kitchen gadgets. It will take place on GMT Wednesday, 25 September 2019 at 01:00. Recording and transcript will be available shortly after the event. Recordings and transcripts of previous months' events, like the August one on reading print, are on the site:
https://hadley.edu/discussions/techitout.asp

6) CNIB Podcasts

CNIB has launched a set of podcasts covering technology, entrepreneurship, fitness, family and other topics from a positive blindness perspective:
https://www.cnib.ca/en/node/4496?region=gta

7) Coding Class for Visually Impaired Adults

Our Space Our Place offers a $260 class on HTML and CSS, via Zoom, for nine weeks starting Thursday, 3 October 2019, with two-hour sessions starting at 23:30 GM. Register or ask questions here:
http://www.ourspaceourplace.org/register_coding.php

8) September 2019 AccessWorld

The September issue of AccessWorld contains discussion of Dungeons and Dragons accessibility, the Thawmistry text adventure game, indoor wayfinding from American Printing House, and the Sonos 1 with smart speakers, among other information:
https://www.afb.org/aw/20/9

9) JAWS 2020 is coming

The first unveiling of this year's JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion versions will take place on FS OpenLine on GMT Friday, 20 September 2019 at 00:00:
https://zoom.us/j/7278038000?status=success

10) Google Accessibility on YouTube

There are 50 videos with more coming on different aspects of Google accessibility:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL590L5WQmH8dvW6kLjd5jRDN0IiCJHLZZ&disable_polymer=true

11) iACast #128

The iACast team discuss the current state of accessibility in Mac and PC games and gaming consoles:
https://iaccessibility.net/iacast-128-access-perspective/

12) Sprint Accessibility on Tek Talk

Hear about what can be had from Sprint Accessibility on Tak Talk on GMT Tuesday, 24 September 2019 at 00:00:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

13) Entrepreneurship on Eyes on Success

Two people talk about starting their small business on Eyes on Success Episode #1937:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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