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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 9, 2020 - Volume 737

The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) Plain Language Summary of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

This document is in beta, but does seem to make these guidelines more understandable:

2) Roadmapping Your Accessibility Program

This Paciello Group webinar will take place on Wednesday, 15 January 2020 at 17:00 GMT. Register here:

3) Access at Your Fingertips, the Focus Blue Braille Display

This Freedom Scientific webinar will take place on Thursday, 16 January 2020 at 17:00 GMT. Register here:

4) Little Known Features of VoiceOver: Remapping Your Gestures

This is a clear and comprehensive explanation of a new feature of VoiceOver in iOS13:

5) RNIB Tech Talk Special: A 2010's Retrospective

Three knowledgeable people get together to talk about the technology of the last ten years:

6) Seeing AI vs Envision AI vs KNFB reader

This AppleVis forum post and its growing number of comments can be edifying to anybody looking to choose a reading app for the iPhone:

7) Bluetooth Audio Just Got Some Massive Improvements

I don't usually announce developments that are only for the future, but we may want to track this, as it could solve lots of frustration with using Bluetooth and screen readers:

8) 2019 Year-End Review From The FS Training Team

Here's a year-end review from a different source than usual: Freedom Scientific:

9) Blind Bargains Qast 204: The Year In A.T. 2019

We can usually count on a retrospective from Blind Bargains!

10) Freedom Scientific Training and Documentation Survey

Back to FS, this survey is open until 15 January 2020:

11) Hadley Discussion Groups

Technology plays prominent roles in many of these groups, which meet monthly or weekly to promote adjustment to vision loss and involvement of the blind in various areas of life. Archive recordings are available:

12) I Used The Dot Braille Smart Watch for a Day And It Changed My Mind

This is a 20-minute video review of the watch:

13) NVDA and Python 3 I: The Big Picture

This first of three blog entries about the transition for NVDA to Python 3 lays groundwork to understand the major transition:


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