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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, November 14, 2019 - Volume 731

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) Technology in November Braille Monitor

From the November 2019 issue of the Braille Monitor comes an accurate article about the status of the Orbit Reader, another about the Canute 360, an NLS update including plans for their Braille reading device, and an article about the DAISY Consortium:

2) November 2019 AccessWorld

The November 2019 issue of AccessWorld includes coverage about iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, a discussion about the accessibility of shopping the Cole and PetCo sites, the 2019 AccessWorld Holiday Gift guide, and more:

3) TextNav from WebFriendlyHelp

Last week's WebFriendlyHelp post concerns this NVDA add-on:

4) JAWS Place Markers on WebFriendlyHelp

This week's post teaches the use of this valuable feature for finding important spots in web pages or Word documents:

5) WAVE Web Accessibility Tool Updated

WebAIM has updated this tool which can be used by web designers and testers:

6) Toolbox Pro for Shortcuts on the App Store

This free app with in-app purchases may add useful features to iPhone and iPad:

7) Mosen at Large #11

Jonathan Mosen continues to do weekly podcasts, with the technology contents of this one including discussion of iOS 13.2 and Bluetooth hearing aids, accessibility of LinkedIn, and more:

8) Windows Logo Key and Search

This short GTT post is a reminder of some keyboard shortcuts:

9) MRTP #184

Another edition of the Maccessibility Roundtable:

10) Antad Podcast #9

This one keeps us up to date on Android news, from the participants of a very well-run Android for the Blind mailing list:

11) Microsoft Diversity and Inclusion Report

Here is a link to a PDF of this report:

12) Spectrum on Tek Talk

Accessibility services provided by Spectrum will be the theme for tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 19 November 2019 at 01:00:

13) Canute 360 on Eyes on Success

The Canute 360 has two mentions this week, in AccessWorld and also in Eyes on Success #1946:


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