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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 23, 2020 - Volume 752

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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How to Use JAWS Scripting to Accommodate Accessibility Barriers in the Workplace by Larry Lewis
April 23rd 2020 at 1:00 PM ET

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This webinar will introduce common accessibility barriers vision-impaired employees face in vocational settings as well as identify challenges faced by employers when providing accommodations to overcome these barriers.Attendees will learn how to offer reasonable accommodations to vision-impaired employees through strategic planning, execution of a targeted assessment, and JAWS for Windows scripting services. The webinar will place special emphasis on independent and efficient task completion that will result in maximum productivity and efficiency when operating in a competitive work environment. Strategies for incorporating digital accessibility know-how across a worksite to raise awareness among the vision-impaired employees' sighted co-workers will also be addressed.

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1) Video on Completing Census with Screen Reader

The Colorado Center for the Blind has produced a 10 minute video on completing the online census with a screen reader:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeHV_0e8xr8&t=36s

2) Product Demos from Australia

Check out past and future tech demos from Vision Australia on this YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-YhQt9EmZ6Nl-w8kWZbjA

3) Blind Users Struggle with State Coronavirus Websites

WebAIM found lots of challenges with the Corona Virus sites provided by each state:
https://themarkup.org/2020/04/21/blind-users-struggle-with-state-coronavirus-websites

4) Inclusive Remote Work Environments

This free webinar from the Lighthouse for the Blind of San Francisco and American Foundation for the Blind takes place on Thursday, 23 April at 18:00 GMT. Register here:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9EQ8IjDJS4CzGafYMSkkEQ

5) A Future Date

This 3 day accessibility conference concludes on Thursday, 23 April 2020, and recordings of previous sessions are available:
https://www.youtube.com/c/AFutureDate

6) Office 365 becomes 'Microsoft 365' For All

PC World reports on the changes, some happening now, most later:
https://www.pcworld.com/article/3535078/microsoft-adds-microsoft-teams-for-consumers-as-office-365-becomes-microsoft-365-for-all.html

7) Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Launches Online Video Resource Library

30 instructional videos designed to show teachers and educators how to modify physical activities for individuals who are blind or visually impaired are presently available:
https://ktvz.com/community/community-billboard/2020/04/21/nw-assn-for-blind-athletes-launches-online-video-resource-library/

8) 25 WhatsApp Tricks to Help Master the Messaging App

NDTV Gadgets360.com passes on these tips for the internationally popular app:
https://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/features/whatsapp-how-to-tips-tricks-new-features-2020-web-dark-mode-see-deleted-messages-record-calls-2208462

9) Mosen at Large #32

This podcast sometimes features lots of tech information. This episode discusses the new iPhone and also notetakers:
https://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/0/8/5/085e047abbc6c5eb/malp0032_Contributions_now_open_for_our_Mushroom_FM_10th_anniversary_episode_a_detailed_look_at_iPhone_SE_2nd_generation_who_needs_a_note_taker_these_days_and_more.mp3?c_id=70377062&cs_id=70377062&destination_id=655755&expiration=1587567406&hwt=62bad0b15c8fe4000f1da8d7e82bf24d

10) The Next Windows 10 is The May 2020 Update

PC World reports on this update, and the article contains links to their reviews:
https://www.pcworld.com/article/3538410/microsoft-announces-the-windows-10-may-2020-update-the-next-windows-for-your-pc.html

11) APH Crossword App

Young and old can do crossword puzzles!
https://tech.aph.org/pz/

12) A Deep Dive into the Amazon Echo and Alexa Smart Assistant

This is the topic for Hadley's monthly Tech It Out Webinar, GMT Wednesday, 29 April 2020 at 00:00:
https://www.hadley.edu/discussions/techitout.asp

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