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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 27, 2020 - Volume 744

The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) In the January 2020 AccessWorld, we read about "Accessible Guitar Instruction and Music Resources, "Low-Tech and No-Tech Tools for Independence," "IPEVO VZ-X Doc Cam: A Stealth Video Magnifier," "The BlindShell Classic Accessible Feature Cell Phone, a Smart Alternative," "The Accessible Kitchen: The Black+Decker Talking Toaster Oven," "Simple Sounds: A Review of the Sangean PR-D17 Radio," "A Review of Navigating Healthcare: When All They Can See is That You Can't, by Deborah Kendrick," "A Review of iOS Access for All: iOS 13 Edition, by Shelly Brisbin," and more:


2) JAWS Scripts for Microsoft Teams

These scripts are said to enhance access to Teams but are not essential to use it:

3) Freedom Scientific Braille Documentation

Freedom Scientific has released the EllBraille 40 V. This page has documentation and training videos for the Focus 40 displays and documentation for the ElBraille, and is said to be growing:

4) Code Jumper Released in Australia

Here is the webinar discussing the release and describing the product:

5) New Echo Tips Podcast and More

This page points to short Echo tips podcasts and links to lots of other material:

6) Ebu Access Cast 19

This episodeof the European Union Access Cast covers NVDA, Focus displays, Envision glasses and more:

7) Switching from Windows to Mac

This AppleVis Forum topic has some helpful discussion:

8) Microsoft OneDrive and JAWS

This Zoom webinar will take place on Thursday 19 March 2020 at 16:00 GMT:

9) FSOpenLine

Discuss the new Edge, accessible taxes and more. This goes live on GMT Friday, 28 February at 01:00:

10) Access Ingenuity on Tek Talk

This California adaptive tech company will be discussing its offerings on GMT Tuesday, 10 March 2020 at 01:00. This is the last episode to take place on standard time in the US:

11) When a Smart Phone Just Isn't for You, on Eyes on Success

Episode 2009 discusses options for the person wanting an accessible phone but not a smart phone:


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