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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, November 21, 2019 - Volume 732

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) iOS Access for All (iOS 13 Edition)

This $25 text grows as iOS grows. A valuable and unequalled resource:
https://www.iosaccessbook.com/buy/

2) Digital Accessibility Courses Roundup

This list of free and paid accessibility-related courses is kept up to date:
https://www.digitala11y.com/digital-accessibility-courses-roundup/

3) Digital Accessibility Jobs, November 2019

This job list is also kept up to date:
http://www.webaxe.org/digital-accessibility-jobs-november-2019/

4) FS Open Line

The Freedom Scientific talk show, on GMT Friday 22 November 2019 at 01:00, will discuss upcoming updates to FS products and the forthcoming release of Microsoft Edge:
https://zoom.us/j/7278038000?status=success

5) Working with J-Dictate and J-Say Training Course:

This course will cover at least 42 topics related to using these dictation programs. It consists of weekly MP3 files starting the first week of January 2020. Cost until the end of the year is 150 pounds, about $195:
https://www.hartgenconsultancy.com/store.php?rn=676&action=show_detail

6) Apple Finally Admits iPad Pro Won't Replace Your PC

This ZDNet article suggests Apple is still believing in the Mac:
https://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-finally-admits-ipad-pro-wont-replace-your-pc/

7) Dolphin on Tek Talk

Learn about the Dolphin Guide and other Dolphin products on Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 26 November 2019 at 01:00:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

8) A Few of Our Favorite Things - Supporting Small Businesses During Your Holiday Shopping

The Mystic Access monthly free event bearing this title takes place on GMT Friday, 22 November 2019 at 01:30:
https://zoom.us/j/789547083?status=success

9) Orbit Research Introduces a Chat App for the Deaf-Blind

This app allows users of Android tablets to communicate with users of the Orbit Reader:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=20516

10) The Biggest Tech Product Flops of the 2010s

This could be a fun PCMag article to read!
https://www.pcmag.com/feature/371549/the-biggest-tech-product-flops-of-the-2010s/7

11) Comparing Android and iOS from a Blindness Perspective

There is always room for these perspectives:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uyn7vhaB_vk&t=1s

12) Demo of Setting Up iPhone 11 And Apple Watch Series 5

This is a podcast from David Woodbridge:
https://s128.podbean.com/pb/55a459423c17fd9ec06daa39000174fa/5dd51599/data1/fs54/339150/uploads/demo_of_setting_up_an_iPHone_11_and_Apple_Watch_Series_5.mp3?pbss=b4b92960-bc8f-5c43-a5fb-9e5eec6913ff

13) BBQ #199

As we await the big announcement coming with Blind Bargains Qast #200, we have some tech along with lots of food in Episode #199:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=21502

14) BlindShell Talking Cell Phone

This page contains information and an audio demo of this phone designed for the blind:
https://www.blindshell.com/

15) Online Shopping Tips and Tricks on Tech it Out

The next Hadley webinar will take place on GMT Wednesday, 27 November at 02:00:
https://www.hadley.edu/discussions/techitout.asp

16) Latest European Union Access Cast

Here's episode 16 of EBU Access Cast
https://ebuaccesscast.libsyn.com/ebu-access-cast-16-ebu-general-assembly-and-tech-fair-interviews

17) Trim the Fat From Those Ads with a Few Tips

WebFriendlyHelp discusses two ways to reduce ads on web pages:
https://webfriendlyhelp.com/trim-the-fat-from-those-ads-with-a-few-tips/

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