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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Volume 748

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Three Timely Books Available Free From NBP

Until the end of April 2020, people can download these books free: 'Getting Visual Assistance with an iPhone', 'Navigating Healthcare When All They Can See Is that You Can't', and 'Dinner Delivered'. 'Accessible and Easy Ways to Receive Meals Direct to Your Door'. Hard copy is half price once the office is open for shipping:
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2) Sources For eBooks

BookShare provides a list of sources for eBooks, some normally free, some free during this time:
https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/learning-center/learning-at-home/more-ebooks

3) NV Access | In-Process 20th March 2020

Read the latest NVDA news:
https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-20th-march/

4) NVDA 2020.1 Beta 1 Available for Testing

More Braille display support and some math enhancements are coming:
https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2020-1beta1-available-for-testing/

5) A Review of BlindShell, Mobile Phone for the Visually Impaired

Episode 15 of the Hadley Presents podcast includes a transcript, and discusses this phone:
https://hadley.edu/hadleypresents/

6) JAWS Scripts for Slack

These free scripts make the text chat portion accessible and provide other enhancements:
https://www.dlee.org/slack/

7) JAWS Scripts for Unigram Telegram Client

Telegram seems to be gaining traction as a messenger client. These scripts make this Windows client more accessible:
https://www.dlee.org/unigram/

8) HumanWare Buddy App

This app offers training, videos and documentation to support HumanWare products. It is coming to Android:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hw-buddy/id1503313942?ls=1

9) Demo of New EnVision AI Glasses

The new Envision Glasses, based on Google Glass, have received positive reviews. Here is the webinar about them:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjg1YC7i8iA&feature=youtu.be

10) Accessible COVID-19 Statistics Tracker

Much of the information about the progress of the COVID-19 virus is presented inaccessibly. This site looks to correct that situation, and seeks viewers and supporters:
https://cvstats.net/

11) 200 Free eBooks from NASA History

There's a nice table listing all these books; actually, there are only 189!
https://history.nasa.gov/books_sort_SP.html

12) Google Podcasts App Lands on iOS

This podcast app has a lot of features:
https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/03/25/google-podcasts-app-lands-on-ios-for-the-first-time

13) Hadley Instructional Videos

There are tech videos on many operating systems and topics, with transcripts:
https://hadley.edu/InstructionalVideos/

14) Narrator on Eyes on Success

Episode 2013 covers this screen reader:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

15) Life with Leasey on Mystic Access

This free webinar takes place on GMT Friday, 27 March 2020 at 00:30:
https://zoom.us/j/251393358

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