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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 6, 2020 - Volume 741

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Wealth of JAWS Scripts available from Doug Lee

We mention some of these from time to time, but this page lists them all:
http://dlee.org/

2) Apple Training from iBUG

iBUG offers free weekly Apple device trainings, monthly workshops and special events and a mentoring service for new Apple product users. All is free with a free membership. Events are conducted using Zoom:
http://www.ibugtoday.com/

3) Chat and Demo of the Canute - 9 Line by 40 Cell Braille Reader

This podcast with transcript from the iSee series discusses this new Braille device:
https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9kYXZpZHdvb2Rici5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA&episode=ZGF2aWR3b29kYnIucG9kYmVhbi5jb20vMjlmMzY5MGItYWNmZi01NjZmLWE0ZDItMTM3ZjllNWYxNDY5&hl=en-GB&ved=2ahUKEwifwb3q6rfnAhXjoXEKHQ_rBWEQieUEegQIBhAE&ep=6

4) Canute Audio Demo and More

This page offers information and a demo of the Canute:
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5) 20 things the Amazon Echo Can Make Easier for Blind and Visually Impaired People

This list comes from the Life of a Blind Girl Blog:
https://lifeofablindgirl.com/2020/01/19/20-things-the-amazon-echo-can-make-easier-for-blind-and-visually-impaired-people/

6) Freedom Scientific Survey Results

Here are the results of the recent FS survey about training and documentation preferences:
https://blog.freedomscientific.com/learning-about-our-product-users/

7) Paciello Group Podcast

This is an interview with the Commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities:
https://interactiveaccessibility.com/blog/iap-2020-e1-victor-calise-commissioner-new-york-city-mayor%E2%80%99s-office-people-disabilities#.XjrSGGg3lkj

8) Voting with a Visual Impairment

This Hadley Presents webinar, with transcript available, discusses, among other aspects of the voting process, the various technological options:
https://hadley.edu/hadleypresents/episode.asp?episode=Voting_with_a_Visual_Impairment

9) Release Candidate for NVDA 2019.3 Available

We're coming near to the release of this major NVDA version with the release candidate now ready for final testing:
https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-3rc2-now-available-for-testing/

10) Google Apps on ANTAD

The 21st ANTAD episode discusses Google Apps:
https://www.podcasts.com/antad-podcast-af07e6cf1

11) Blind Shell Classic Phone on YouTube

This is a discussion and demo of this phone made specially for the blind:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSE8grhy_8g&feature=youtu.be

12) Astreos Stargazing App on Eyes on Success

Episode 2006 features this app being developed for amateurs and professionals:
https://eyesonsuccess.net

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