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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 23, 2020 - Volume 739

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Upgraded JAWS Scripts For OpenTween

Doug Lee continues to enhance his free scripts for this open-source Twitter client:
https://www.dlee.org/tween/

2) Walk Through of Backpack_Studio iOS App

Jonathan Mosen used exclusively this iOS app to record his radio show, and it has lots of other capabilities besides, as he shows in this demonstration:
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/0/2/5/0259bb59794b99d8/MALP17.mp3?c_id=62553596&cs_id=62553596&destination_id=655755&expiration=1579721262&hwt=528e57b701d67e6c62a75d65ec447b5d

3) NV Access In-Process 16th January 2020

Here is the official news about NVDA 19.3 Beta 2 and a description of what comes next:
https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-16th-january/

4) The Best Voice Recorder for 2020:

WireCutter did these reviews of recording devices and some apps. Accessibility of the devices and apps was not discussed:
https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/the-best-voice-recorder/?utm_campaign=tw_wirecutter&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

5) BrailleNote Touch Plus Vs. HIMS Polaris on Tek Talk

Users of both these devices will discuss their pros and cons, and they will as usual field audience questions, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 28 January 2020 at 01:00:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

6) I Switched From Android to iPhone: Here's Where Apple's Phone Wins And Fails
This phone comparison comes from PC World:

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3513945/i-switched-from-android-to-iphone-heres-where-apples-phone-wins-and-fails.html

7) What You Should Know About Calling 911 in 2020

This article from safety.com talks a lot of using cell phones and VOIP phones in case of emergency, and even discussing texting 911:
https://www.safety.com/calling-911/

8) Upcoming Freedom Scientific Webinars

FS will be holding webinars about Microsoft Teams and OneDrive in February and March 2020:
https://www.freedomscientific.com/training/freewebinars/

9) FSCast #179

With more from FS, hear about CSUN, product updates and the new Edge on this podcast:
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/2/f/9/2f9b1048af3daa80/FSCast179-January2020.mp3?c_id=63011339&cs_id=63011339&destination_id=699950&expiration=1579728260&hwt=698d24d521c4749b3b64fd24af45a18e

10) The Inside Edge. Using the New Microsoft Edge with JAWS for Windows

This upcoming training from Hartgen Consultancy will cost 40 pounds and cover the first three Wednesdays in March 2020:
http://www.hartgen.org/edge

11) Browser Extension Searches Library Catalogs For You

This Mental Floss article directs us to a Chrome extension that lets us see if a book can be borrowed from our library before we buy it. Digital searches are also supported:
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/611949/browser-extension-searches-library-catalogs

12) Blind Bargains Qast 205

This is the outtakes show for the year:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=21542

13) Build a Better Book Program on Eyes on Success

Hear about this program for engaging youth in inclusive design of books:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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