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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 16, 2020 - Volume 738

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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1) Free Braille Transcription Webinars

National Braille Association offers some short, free webinars on different aspects of Braille transcription during January 2020:
https://www.nationalBraille.org/january-2020-webinars/

2) January 2020 AccessWorld

This first issue for 2020 includes A Review of the Braille Me Braille Display from Inovision, Bose Frames, Apple AirPods 2nd Generation, and Plantronics M180 Headset: A Practical Guide to Three Bluetooth Earphones for People with Visual Impairments, AudioWizards from MyTrueSound: A Sound Investment for Blind Gamers, and Workout with the Aaptiv Audio Exercise App, among other articles:
https://www.afb.org/aw/21/1

3) Setting Up and Getting Started With Your Amazon Echo Dot on iOS

Much of this information is useful even if you aren't using iOS to set up the Dot:
https://www.applevis.com/guides/setting-and-getting-started-your-amazon-echo-dot-ios

4) RNIB Tech Talk 2020 Predictions

We've just finished the wrap-up shows for 2019, and here's a prediction show for 2020:
https://audioboom.com/posts/7476605-tech-talk-special-2020-predictions

5) JAWS Scripts For TeamTalk 5 Classic

Doug Lee has made some important updates to these scripts:
https://www.dlee.org/teamtalk/

6) Teaching Access Technology Using Structured Discovery Techniques

National Federation of the Blind will offer a three-day training for technology trainers, 14-16 April, 2020 in Baltimore. Potential presenters are encouraged to apply by 14 February. Registration is not open for attendees yet; if you might like to present or attend, write to Matt Hackert at:
mhackert@nfb.org

7) How to Use Google Search Like a Power User

This article comes from the Make Tech Easier site:
https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-use-google-search-like-power-user/

8) NVDA 2019.3 Beta 2 Now Available For Testing

This beta of the long-anticipated release contains changes and new features since the last one:
https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-3beta2-now-available-for-testing/

9) The New Microsoft Edge is Now Out of Preview and Available for Download

Here are the details about the new Windows browser and how to get it now or later:
https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2020/01/15/upgrading-new-microsoft-edge-79-chromium/

10) Flicktype Keyboard for iOS Changes Pricing, Pivots from Subscription Model

This has been a popular keyboard among blind iOS users. Now it can be had for $2.95:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=21535

11) A Tour of the Most Interesting (and Strange) Tech Announcements from CES 2020

This listing is well-organized and contains some interesting gizmos:
https://www.macstories.net/news/ces-a-tour-of-the-most-interesting-and-strange-tech-announcements/

12) Yours Truly (Dean Martineau) on Tek Talk

I'll be talking and fielding questions about my two available books, what comes next, and the legend of Top Tech Tidbits. This all happs live at 01:00 GMT on Tuesday, 21 January 2020, and a recording will be made available:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

13) Blind Social Confidential

This podcast discusses two newer accessible social networks, Dabble and MeWe:
https://accesstechwatch360.podbean.com/e/blind-social-confidential-ft-dabel-mewe-accessible-social-networks/

14) Eyes on Success Discusses Communicating with Zoom

Episode 2003 features the popular communication package:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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