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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 19, 2019 - Volume 723

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) Courses on Braille and Embossers in Spanish

Assoc Civil Tiflonexos in Argentina offers two virtual classes, 'Operating Index Braille Embossers' and 'Introduction to Reading and Writing Braille'. Courses last three monnths, and students outside Argentina will pay around $100 per course. For more information, communicate in Spanish to:

2) Book on NVDA and Word Available in Spanish

The official NVDA book on using the screen reader with Word is the second of their books to be translated in Spanish:

3) First Public Beta of JAWS 2020

This version promises less verbose and more accurate speech on the web, better Convenient OCR and removal of some unnecessary speech messages among other enhancements:

4) FSCast #174 Covers The New JAWS and More

Eric Damery hits the high points unveiling this new version:

5) Accessibility Bugs Introduced and Resolved in iOS 13 for Blind and Low Vision Users:

As iOS 13's release date draws near, many say they will wait to upgrade for a while:

6) What's New In iOS 13 Accessibility For Individuals Who Are Blind or Deaf-Blind

Part 1 of the two-part AppleVis series, focusing on accessibility:

7) What's New in iOS 13: Part 2, General Features

This is a very feature-rich release!

8) Blind Bargains Apple Recap

Good discussion and lots of useful links to follow in BBQ #191:

9) History of Android Accessibility on ANTAD Podcast

ANTAD will be a podcast from some Android enthusiasts. Here is the first episode:

10) JAWS Scripts For Audible Updated

Doug Lee provides these free scripts:

11) Jaws Guide to the Taskbar Updated

This comprehensive guide to using the Windows 10 Start Menu and Taskbar is updated to the latest version of Windows. It makes only occasional references to JAWS, so is really useful to users of all screen readers:

12) NV Access | In-Process 13th September

Hear about NVDACon and start hearing about what will be coming in NVDA 2019.3:


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