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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 17, 2019 - Volume 727

The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) Best Job Search Engines

This article is entitled "The 16 Best Job Search Engines in 2019"

2) Using Echo for Home Security

This podcast discusses the new Guard Mode of your Echo devices:

3) October 2019 AccessWorld

In addition to a very fair review of my Windows Keyboard Power User Guide, this issue contains a review of Judy Dixon's book "31 Cool Things You Can Do with Your iPhone: From Fun to Practical to Entertaining," reviews of three free task management apps and lots of material concerning employment for the blind.

4) The Funniest Things To Ask Alexa When You Need A Good Laugh

We jump back to Alexa for this CNET article:

5) A Beginner's Guide to Using MacOS with VoiceOver

This AppleVis post provides coherent instruction and lots of resources:

6) Webinar on Switching to the Mac

The first public webinar from World Services for the Blind will present a webinar showing five common Windows tasks and their Mac equivalents. The webinar will take place on GMT Thursday 17 October 2019 at 23:00 GMT:

7) Lucia Easy-to-Use Big-Button Cell Phone for the Blind and Visually Impaired

This phone has voice guidance in English and Spanish and is aimed at those wanting a simpler phone:

8) JAWS 2020 on Tek Talk

Hear about the final release of JAWS 2020 and what comes next on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday 22 October 2019 at 00:00:

9) AccessU 2019 Class Presentation Materials

Knowbility provides a full listing of presentation materials available to download from the AccessU 2019 conference website.

10) How to Fix Sound Problems in Windows 10

This HowToGeek article offers useful resources:

11) Blind Bargains Qast #195

Lots of Google information, with more to come next time as they summarize the Google event in the next episode:

12) Accessible Voting on Eyes on Success

Accessible voting technology and voting rights on Episode #1942:


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