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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 10, 2019 - Volume 726

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Using a Braille Display on iOS: An Introduction

This AppleVis guide has been updated for iOS 13:
https://www.applevis.com/node/1763

2) Braille on Display 2020 Edition

Jackie Brown has updated her $35 book, which is a useful guide to many of the Braille devices on the market today, in plain English, and in EPUB, PDF and Word formats:
https://mosen.org/Brailleondisplay/

3) Custom JAWS Scripts For Movies & TV

These free scripts help with reading subtitles, English translations and foreign-language passages among other things:
https://www.dlee.org/mtv/

4) Why iPad will never catch up to Mac

This is the opinion of Cult of Mac magazine:
https://www.cultofmac.com/657194/ipad-vs-mac-cult-of-mac-magazine-317/

5) The New Features, Changes, Improvements, and Bugs in MacOS Catalina for Blind and Low Vision Users

Here is AppleVis coverage about the latest Mac OS:
https://www.applevis.com/blog/new-features-changes-improvements-and-bugs-macos-catalina-blind-and-low-vision-users

6) MacOS Catalina: The MacStories Review

Here is a thorough review of this Mac OS:
https://www.macstories.net/stories/macos-catalina-the-macstories-review/

7) Freedom Scientific Training - YouTube

Freedom Scientific has been adding a lot of short videos to this page:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLlctxRAroB4ApeQd5b_I6A/videos

8) JAWS 2020 Public Beta

The second Beta of JAWS 2020 has appeared, bringing improved OCR, more usable JAWS cursor, and many other niceties:
https://support.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/JAWS/JAWSPublicBeta

9) Stay Connected with Skype 8 and JAWS

This blog post discusses JAWS support for Skype 8:
https://blog.freedomscientific.com/stay-connected-with-skype-8-and-jaws-2/

10) How to Dictate Text in Microsoft Office

This general article comes from PC Mag:
https://www.pcmag.com/feature/370630/how-to-dictate-text-in-microsoft-office/8

11) ANTAD Podcast Episode 4, OCR

The team discuss and demonstrates various tools for OCR on Android:
https://www.inclusiveandroid.com/content/antad-podcast-episode-4

12) Blind Bargains Qast #194

Lots of Microsoft and Windows news here, but not only those:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=20500

13) Customizing Windows for Low Vision

Hadley is launching a series of videos on this theme:
https://hadley.edu/InstructionalVideos/Customizing_Windows_for_Low_Vision.asp

14) ScripTalk now on iOS

Envision America reports that you can now use an iPhone running iOS 13 to access prescription labels from ScripTalk:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/scriptalk-mobile/id1317698388

15) Zoom Conferencing on Tek Talk

Using Zoom is the topic of Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 15 October 2019 at 00:00:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

16) Exploring Images on Eyes on Success

Learn about HaptImage on Eyes on Success #1941:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

17) Inviting Friends to Aira

If you invite a new person to Aira and they accept, you get 30 free minutes and so do they:
https://aira.io/invite

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