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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 16, 2020 - Volume 751

The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) JAWS Scripts for Microsoft Teams, Explanation (MP3)

Doug Lee has produced a short audio file about his scripts and their use:

2) Accessible Chords and Scales

This site offers clear chord and scale descriptions for guitars and similar instruments:

3) Voice Dream Scanner vs Kurzweil 1000

Kurzweil 1000 is a venerable OCR program for Windows PC's. Voice Dream Scanner is a popular newer app for scanning text using a phone. How do they compare?

4) Google's New Braille Keyboard Makes Typing More Accessible on Android

You still can't use Android phones with Braille displays well, but now you can write in Braille effectively using this virtual keyboard:

5) COVID-19: Accessible Information

This Canadian site has information much of which is useful for everybody:

6) AtHomeWithAPH Resources

APH has compiled their own learning resources and listed a variety of others:

7) How To Record & Edit Audio Using Audacity

Audacity is a free recording app, and this podcast should get you up and running with it:

8) HumanWare Buddy Now on Google Play Store

This app was already available in the App Store, but now it is, as promised, available on Android:

9) LightHouse's Access Technology Team is Here to Help You Complete the 2020 Census

This 3-hour workshop will help with accessibility of the Census site. It takes place Friday, 17 April 2020 at 20:00 GMT. RSVP to Abby at:

10) Free Educational Basic HTML Editor for Windows

A new version of Inclusion Code is now available:

11) Mailing List for Discussion of Accessibility of Microsoft Teams

To join this new list, write to:

12) Completely Free & Comprehensive Classical Guitar Curriculum for People with Visual Impairments

This is in the category of a resource technology makes possible which we could not have had easy access to otherwise:

13) The .NEW Extension From Web Friendly Help

.NEW is a domain extension exclusively for performing new actions online:

14) How JAWS Works on Kiosks, on Tek Talk

Hear about this exciting acessibility development on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 28 April 2020 at 00:00:

15) Braille Displays, Dot Watch and Beyond on Eyes on Success

Hear about innovative products from this Korean company on Episode 2016:

16) Supersense AI, New Mobile OCR App

Check out Supersense AI, a new mobile OCR scanning App for both Android and iOS:
App store: https://apps.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1484547836?mt=8
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mediate.supersense&hl=en_US


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