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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 12, 2020 - Volume 746

The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) Orbit Reader 20 Plus from Orbit Research

Orbit Research announces the Orbit Reader 20 Plus Braille Display, $695, including Braille translation for 40 languages and some apps, besides freatures found in the original Orbit Reader:

2) 40-Cell Device from Orbit Research Coming, Orders Taken

Prices and delivery date are not announced here, though a price of $1,395 has been noised abroad. This is announced as a very affordable 40-cell unit with many features:

3) Orders Accepted for Graphiti ® Interactive Tactile Graphic Display

Orbit Research hopes to achieve a price tag under $5,000 for this unique graphic display:

4) Orbit Writer Smartphone Companion

Orders are being taken for this $99 pocket-size Braille keyboard for fully accessing smart phones without using gestures:

5) Blind Bargains Qast #208

This episode is a thorough demo of the color, light and pattern-detection capabilities of the ColorStar from APH:

6) Project Management Android and Back Doors

Here's Episode 43 of a podcast discussing Android, Fantastical and Edge:

7) Demo of Leasey

A demo of the Leasey package for enhancing JAWS will take place courtesy of the Philadelphia Computer Users Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired on GMT Saturday 14 March 2020 at 00:00

8) Use NVDA and Windows Magnifier Together

This is a Web Friendly Help post:

9) Navigating Healthcare When All They Can See Is that You Can't:

This book, which includes technology solutions to address this problem faced by blind people, is the subject of Tek Talk for GMT 17 March 2020 at 00:00:

10) Using Aira With And Without Hands - Tips And Tricks

This Zoom meeting on using Aira hands-free will take place on GMT Thursday, 20 March 2020 at 00:00:

11) Free Android Training

RGA Tech Solutions is offering a free one-hour basic Android training session via Zoom, on GMT Friday, 27 March 2020 at 00:00. Registration is required:

12) Voxmate - The Android App for the Visually Impaired

This app seeks testers:

13) Soldering for the Blind

Various workshops have been held to teach this skill lately, and this article has been background reading:


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