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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 9, 2020 - Volume 750

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Free Typing Tutor from APH

Typer is a web-based tutorial, still in beta, but said to be quite usable:
https://www.aph.org/sharpen-your-typing-skills-with-typer/

2) AccessWorld is Here for You During the COVID-19 Health Crisis

The AccessWorld team has produced some extra content related to life during this crisis:
https://www.afb.org/aw/21/4/16969

3) April 2020 AccessWorld

The AccessWorld team continues its regular publication schedule. In this issue, among other items, we can read "A Review of Nextdoor.com," "Highlights From the Much Smaller CSUN 2020 Assistive Technology Conference," "Exploring and Using Apple AirPods Pro," and "Accessibility Features in Windows Web Browsers for Low Vision Users."
https://www.afb.org/aw/21/4

4) How is COVID-19 Impacting Digital Accessibility?

Here are a couple of Assistive Technology / Digital Accessibility surveys focusing on how both are impacted by COVID-19:
https://flatteninaccessibility.com/
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VDX725K

5) New Android Access Mailing List

Google is about to turn its eyes-free mailing list to an announcement-only, so a new moderated list that discusses everything related to Android access is created. To join, write to:
androidaccessibility+subscribe@groups.io

6) CSUN 2020 Review on Tek Talk

Four people who attended CSUN 2020 discuss tech they saw on Tek Talk, on GMT Tuesday 14 April 2020 at 00:00:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

7) Free Accessible Documents On-Demand To Educators of Print Disabled Students

Pneuma Solutions, LLC has opened it's Scribe for Education program, at no charge, for the duration of the current health emergency:
https://pneumasolutions.com/scribe-for-education/

8) Live Audio Descriptions for 360-Degree Video: Best Practices

This presentation will demonstrate how a live audio describer can be a tour guide in virtual reality for someone seeking an accessible experience inside 360-degree video content. It takes place on Tuesday, 14 April 2020 at 15:00 GMT. Register here:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/v5IqcOmvpzwsj7lcosDYh5Zcn3RBcv1m_w

9) JAMBraille and ChartMaker: Braille Chord Charts On-Demand (Workshop Registration)

Regardless of your skill level with your instrument or with Braille Music, JAM Braille is a new way to get access to the chords for almost any tune you can think of. This workshop takes place on Thursday, 16 April 2020 at 22:00 GMT. Learn more and fill out the registration form here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecYnZ6VXqXSfuW7NZ-5jVITK7POyUXiIaG9T2B_k49ObyA9Q/viewform

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