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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 5, 2020 - Volume 745

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) Status of CSUN 2020

To keep abreast of all Session changes, current sponsor and vendor participation, and other related happenings concerning CSUN 2020, please visit:

2) Double Tap Online

Here you can find timely podcasts and blog posts:

3) Aira Abandons Smart Glasses

This Twitter thread discusses Aira's decision and asks hard questions about how it was disseminated:

4) Freedom Scientific Seeks Input from Braille Users

This survey could influence future Braille device development:

5) How to Improve SEO and Digital Accessibility at the Same Time

This Paciello Group webinar will take place on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 at 16:00 GMT:

6) Voice Dream Scanner for Android Being Tested

This popular iOS app is coming to Android:

7) Blind Bargains Qast #207

This is the first real newsletter of the year, with lots of information:

8) Noteworthy February News from AppleVis

If you haven't perused this yet, it's always an effective coverage of the high points:

9) Free BlindShell Classic Mobile Phone Tutorial

On the Mystic Access free download page, you can find this in MP3 or DAISY formats:

10) Low Cost Accessible Phone on Tek Talk

Learn about a new phone option you might want to consider on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 10 March 2020 at 00:00:


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