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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, December 19, 2019 - Volume 736

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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A heartfelt Happy Holidays to our Readership! We very much appreciate each and every one of you who subscribe to this weekly Adaptec Touch-base, and would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Blessed Holiday Season. May your time spent with loved-ones create lasting memories for you to cherish. We'll be taking a break for a couple of weeks to recharge the batteries, and will be back on January 9, 2020 with another jam-packed issue of Top Tech Tidbits. Until then, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

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1) Book on Chrome for Windows Now Available

My new book, Get Cracking with Chrome for Windows is now available in Word and MP3 formats. Each format costs $15, and the recommended package of both costs $25. Read about it and purchase it here:
https://www.techforblind.us/get-cracking-with-chrome-for-windows/

2) Freedom Scientific Training YouTube

Short videos are frequently added to this channel:
https://www.youtube.com/FreedomScientificTraining

3) Outlook Accessibility Webinar on YouTube

This is the recording of the recent Microsoft Accessibility Learning webinar on using Outlook:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pyDN1DXxOA&feature=youtu.be

4) Article on Apple Accessibility Philosophy

This article from the Evening Standard is an interview with Sarah Herrlinger, head of Accessibility:
https://www.standard.co.uk/tech/apple-head-of-accessibility-sarah-herrlinger-assistive-tech-design-iphone-apple-watch-a4312151.html

5) A Quick Introduction to Using Gutenberg

Gutenberg is the new editor for the WordPres environment. If you want to use it, here are some accessibility suggestions:
https://marcozehe.de/2019/12/13/a-quick-introduction-to-using-gutenberg/

6) OneNote Wonder, Course

Hartgen Consultancy offers a new course on using OneNote Windows 10 App, along with JAWS scripts to enhance the accessibility of the app, for 50 pounds, with the registration deadline 14 January 2020:
http://www.hartgen.org/bhonenotewonder

7) Final In-Process for 2019

The last newsletter from NVAccess discusses the Beta of NVDA 2019.3 and how to use Track Changes in Word:
https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-12th-december/

8) Review of Apple AirPods Pro

This comes from Marco's Accessibility Blog:
https://marcozehe.de/2019/12/17/my-review-of-apple-airpods-pro/

9) Demo of AirPods Pro Using VoiceOver

This comes from David Woodbridge:
https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-mkpzn-cb8144

10) A Look Back on the 2010 to 2020 Decade

This is another podcast from David Woodbridge:
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qxzkv-cbc868?utm_campaign=au_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=au_share

11) Use Aira For Free With Any Shopping Task

Through 10 January 2020, you can get free Aira assistance with any shopping task, online or in person:
http://aira.io

12) The AppleVis Community Names Seeing AI and Dice World as its Golden Apples of 2019

Every year, AppleVis gives out these awards, and this year, two familiar apps are the recipients:
https://www.applevis.com/blog/applevis-community-names-seeing-ai-and-dice-world-its-golden-apples-2019

13) The Tech Doctor examines New Apple Products

David Woodbridge and others take part in this discussion:
https://overcast.fm/+ETAb9wu8

14) Skype 8 (Electron) Scripts and NVDA Add-on

Doug Lee continues to update the scripts and add-on to enhance the accessibility of Skype:
https://www.dlee.org/skype/electron/

15) IACast #137 Giving Thanks to Tech

The IACast team discuss technology they're grateful for:
https://iaccessibility.net/iacast-137-giving-thanks-to-tech/

16) Blind Bargains Qast #202

The year-end special is almost here, and here is episode #202:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=21518

17) Outlook Business Solutions on Eyes on Success

This company seeks to match visually impaired consultants with companies in need of their services. Hear about them on episode #1951:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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