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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 26, 2019 - Volume 724

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Mystic Access Free Class on iOS 13

The Mystic Access monthly free class will cover iOS 13, and will be held on GMT 27 September 2019 at 00:30:
https://zoom.us/j/551636534?status=success

2) Quick and Easy Methods for Using Microsoft Word $12 Event from Mystic Access

This 1.5 hour class will be held on GMT Friday, 11 October 2019 at 00:30:
https://www.mysticaccess.com/event/quick-and-easy-methods-for-using-microsoft-word/

3) Returning to Windows from Mac

Brian Hartgen gave the Mac a good try and is returning to Windows:
http://hartgen-home.org/node/47

4) HumanWare on TekTalk

Humanware's blindness product managers will appear on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 1 October 2019 at 00:00:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

5) Amazon Echo Show and Tell

This new feature of both first and second-generation Echo Show devices lets a blind user use the device to identify unlabeled household items:
https://blog.aboutamazon.com/devices/alexa-what-am-i-holding

6) Big List of iOS Shortcuts

Here are some 150 shortcuts to get you started:
https://lifehacker.com/check-out-this-massive-collection-of-custom-siri-shortc-1838364911

7) Seeing AI Enhancements

This latest version of Seeing AI can launch any channel with a Siri command, and reads in more languages:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/seeing-ai/id999062298

8) Legos on BBQ 192

Lots of news and an interview about the new accessible Legos:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=20490

9) FSCast Replays FS Open Line for September

Hear about JAWS Version 2020:
https://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/f/2/3/f2367b23e3cdedcc/FSCast175-OpenLineSeptember2019.mp3?c_id=53063987&cs_id=53063987&destination_id=699950&expiration=1569443522&hwt=a117effbb1c4dd56707a7fbffe424bcb

10) AppleVis RoundTable Podcast

This podcast catches us up to the latest iOS 13.1 news:
https://www.applevis.com/podcast/applevis-extra-69-ios-and-ipados-13-roundtable

11) Accessibility Features in Outlook for Windows

This next Microsoft Accessibility Webinar will take place on Wednesday, 16 October, at 19:00 GMT:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbRxkCFbE8eohLlKeYJpcMV_BUNlFQVFpZWjQyQTBWUUk5VkZDUVIyVFBFMC4u

12) Apple Review from iACast

Episode #130 gives the team's views on Apple happenings:
https://iaccessibility.net/iacast-130-apple-event-wrapup/

13) Dark Mode from iACast

An iACast quick tip covers the new dark mode in iOS 13:
https://iaccessibility.net/quick-tip-enable-dark-mode-in-ios-13/

14) Fall AccessTechWatch360

This podcast covers Windows security, NVDA and gaming:
https://accesstechwatch360.podbean.com/e/2019-fall-clean-up-with-windows-defender-firefox-s-dns-and-mainstream-gaming-with-madden-20-s-screen-reader/

15) Guide Dog and RP on Eyes on Success

We know we're three-quarters through the year, since Episode #1939 is here, focusing on RP and guide dog use:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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