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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 7, 2020 - Volume 754

The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) ElBraille Now Shipping in US

The portable Windows computer designed to work with JAWS is now shipping:

2) Braillle Displays Vs Notetakers

This Zoom meeting, Friday, 8 May 2020 at 19:00 GMT offers ideas for choosing a Braille device. For security, we provide the Zoom information this way. The meeting ID is 830 7928 0969. The password is 012142. The link for Zoom is:

3) Tech-related Zoom Meetings from Federation Chapters

Here is information about technology-related Zoom meetings, all times are GMT, and each title is followed by the meeting ID, and password if one is being used: Thursday, 7 May 2020, 19:00, Braille Note Touch, 215 988 0888; 23:00, Apps, Apps, Apps for iOS, 215 988 0888; Friday, 8 May 2020: 00:00, NVDA Training, 215 988 0888; 16:00, Advanced JAWS Training, 215 988 0888; Monday, 11 May 2020, 23:30, Tech Talk, ID 510 839 253, Password 009343. Zoom link:

4) Opinion: The Blind iPhone Is Back

This editorial from Steven Scott explains why he downgraded from an iPhone 11 Pro to the new SE:

5) 11 Best Zoom Tricks You'll Wish You Knew Sooner

These come from Kim Komando:

6) Getting Started with Zoom Meetings: A Guide for JAWS, NVDA, and iPhone VoiceOver Users:

This book costs $18 in Word format:

7) Title: Using Microsoft Edge with JAWS for Windows on Tek Talk

Brian Hartgen discusses this useful browser on GMT Tuesday 12 May 2020 at 00:00:

8) My Review Of the iPad Seventh Generation 'They've Done It Again'

This review comes from the Tech Juggernaut blog:

9) TTJ Virtual Help Sessions to Continue Through At Least June 4, 2020

The Tech Juggernaut Team has been providing free Q&A sessions via Zoom during the pandemic, and will continue doing so until at least June 4, 2020. Here is the information:

10) Mosen at Large Episode 35

This episode contains a demonstration of the Zoom F6 multi-track field recorder and its iOS app from a blindness perspective:

11) Mosen Exploration #34

Here we find tech news, iPhone SE reviews, and discussion about notetakers:

12) Deque Introduces Automated Source Code Accessibility Checker

Axe Linter is an automated GitHub-based app which checks source code for common accessibility issues, automatically finding and suggesting fixes:

13) Triple Tap Tech Guides

This organization has produced some guides for common assistive technology:

14) April AppleVis Unlimited

The news keeps coming from AppleVis, and this is the monthly summary:

15) In-Process 30 April 2020

Here is the latest NVDA news:

16) The Suno Band for Navigation on eyes on Success

Episode #2019 discusses this useful navigation aid:


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