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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, November 28, 2019 - Volume 733

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate!

1) Accessible Shopping, Tech, and Appliances for the Holidays

The ACB Information Access Committee offers this webinar on GMT 6 December 2019 at 01:00:
https://zoom.us/j/130960321?pwd=Y2NBL29oNmNyb1h0dURqanM3MnV3UT09

2) Updated JAWS Training

The JAWS Training DAISY books have been updated and simplified in version 2020:
https://support.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/JAWS/JAWSWhatsNew#BasicTraining

3) VoiceOver vs Talkback: My Time on the Other Side

This is a fair-minded AppleVis post with a probably growing number of comments:
https://www.applevis.com/blog/voiceover-vs-talkback-my-time-other-side

4) The Blind Shell Phone and AT Guys on Tek Talk

Hear about all this on Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 3 December 2019 at 01:00:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

5) SM Music Reader

This is a free Android app from Vietnam designed for accessible reading and writing of sheet music. Many more features are in the works:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.saomaicenter.music.reader

6) Blocking the Disabled on the Web Means Blocking Innovation

This article comes to us from Wired:
https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-blocking-the-disabled-on-the-web-means-blocking-innovation/

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