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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 24, 2019 - Volume 728

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Tips & Resources To Find a Job in Digital Accessibility Space

This post from the Digital A11y site could be informative for people looking to find a job or increase income:
https://www.digitala11y.com/tips-resources-to-find-a-job-in-digital-accessibility-space/

2) How Windows 10 "Reset This PC" Has Gotten More Powerful

HowToGeek tells us about a feature I didn't know about, which makes resetting a computer much easier than it used to be:
https://www.howtogeek.com/443872/how-windows-10s-reset-this-pc-has-gotten-more-powerful/

3) GTT Notes on Soundscape

Here are good notes and a podcast on Microsoft Soundscape:
https://gttprogram.blog/2019/10/20/gtt-new-westminster-summary-notes-soundscape-august-28-2019/

4) How To Fix The Most Common Amazon Echo Problems

CNET fills us in on dealing with Echo challenges:
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/these-8-problems-plague-the-amazon-echo-heres-how-you-fix-them/

5) JAWS Reads Math and Text with Kindle

Freedom Scientific has collaborated with Amazon to improve JAWS access to the Kindle app for PC:
https://blog.freedomscientific.com/freedom-scientific-collaborates-with-amazon-to-improve-jaws-access-to-the-kindle-app-for-pc/

6) The Best New Accessibility Features in Android 10

Via Lifehacker, a couple new features are coming to TalkBack:
https://lifehacker.com/the-best-new-accessibility-features-in-android-10-1839118262?utm_medium=sharefromsite&utm_source=_twitter

7) Custom JAWS Scripts For Dropbox

Doug Lee has written these scripts to improve access to the Share screen and other features:
http://dlee.org/dropbox/

8) Android GPS on Antad Podcast #6

The team focuses particularly on Nearby Explorer but talks about other apps as well:
https://www.podcasts.com/antad-podcast-af07e6cf1

9) Taking a Look at Text Analyzer Inside Jaws

Here's a support article from Web Friendly Help:
https://webfriendlyhelp.com/taking-a-look-at-text-analyzer-inside-jaws/

10) NFB Newsline on Eyes on Success

Hear how NFB Newsline has expanded to smart devices in Episode #1943:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

11) Your Choice of Voice Mystic Access Free event

This webinar takes place on GMT Friday, 25 October 2019 at 00:30. It concerns text-to-speech voices and how to get them:
https://zoom.us/j/457525508?status=success

12) Chrome on Tek Talk

Google Chrome will be the subject for Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 29 October 2019 at 00:00:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

13) Blind Bargains Qast #196, Much Ado About Google

A plethora of links and much commentary about Google on this BBQ:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=20511

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