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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday Transition By Larry L. Lewis, Jr.

Greetings,

Greetings eReaders! I hope this note finds all of you doing well, and staying positive during these trying times. As many of you know, in 2008, we at Flying Blind, LLC formed a partnership with Dean Martineau, and have been publishing the Top Tech Tidbits Newsletter on a weekly basis. We've collectively delivered countless news items to the inboxes of thousands of subscribers, a most rewarding experience for all who have been involved. We have appreciated your ongoing readership over the past 12+ years very much.

In the interest of transparency, besides wanting to provide to the industry an objective source for all of its Assistive Technology and Digital Accessibility news, Flying Blind, LLC has utilized this publication to create a number of business opportunities which, in turn, have funded this publication. It costs money and time to properly distribute a weekly newsletter to close to 7,000 active subscribers.

As many of you know, two years ago I stepped away from all Flying Blind-related business ventures and joined a leading accessibility firm full-time. It's been a rewarding two years for me professionally with plenty of opportunities for growing new skill sets. When I stepped away from Flying Blind, LLC I agreed to continue self-funding this publication for a minimum of two years. I've used my own personal money to keep this publication going; because of my full-time employment focus, coupled with risking possible conflicts of interest, I haven't been able to effectively create a means by which Tidbits can sustain itself financially without my ongoing financial assistance while I am still associated with the Publication.

Well, we're approaching two years this month, and I have decided to step away from this publication. Issue 757 of Top Tech Tidbits slated for distribution on May 28th 2020 will be the last issue where I am involved with this publication on all fronts. I want to personally thank each and every reader for allowing me to play a role in sharing news with you each and every week. I deeply appreciate the opportunity, and am thankful for all of you.

We have a transition plan in place for this Publication. Effective June 1st 2020, I'll be transferring ownership of the rights to distribute the Top Tech Tidbits Publication, along with all applicable assets, over to my associates at Mind Vault Solutions, Ltd: https://mvsltd.com/.

For over 13 years, this online marketing firm has been the wind beneath Flying Blind, LLC's marketing and technology wings, and the publication will be in more than capable hands moving forward. Dean Martineau will continue to be the Editor-in-Chief for all Tidbits content, but Mind Vault Solutions, Ltd. will assume all publication rights and distribution responsibilities for this publication effective with Issue 758 slated for distribution on June 4th 2020.

Mind Vault Solutions, Ltd. has a thoughtful plan to rebrand Top Tech Tidbits with a website specific to Tidbits news at https://www.toptechtidbits.com/, and I'm pleased to announce an initiative whereby Top Tech Tidbits will now be offering sponsorship opportunities for organizations, agencies, and companies interested in benefiting from this publication's extensive reach: https://www.toptechtidbits.com/sponsorship-information.html.

I'll be assisting them in getting this sponsorship up and running over the next three weeks. Again, while I'll be moving on as of June 1st 2020, Top Tech Tidbits is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Once again, thank you all for a fantastic chapter of my career. Here's to turning the page and beginning a new chapter for this invaluable publication.

With much respect,

Larry L. Lewis, Jr.

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Flying Blind, LLC Highlights:

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1.) The Paciello Group - Introducing Your One-Stop Shop for All of Your Accessibility Consulting and Training Needs - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

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Struggling to manage the adverse risk posed to your organization by the deployment of inaccessible content? Seeking guidance on building accessibility best practices into your development cycle? We offer a comprehensive range of services to address your accessibility needs - from accessibility testing of your websites, web applications and mobile apps to identify accessibility issues ...

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If you are employed by, or lead an Organization committed to providing manual, accessibility test services for web content using the JAWS screenreader, but your testing and developer teams have individuals who are not JAWS users, then the newly released JAWS Inspect Solution is your missing ingredient for optimizing your test processes while maximizing your accessibility efforts ...

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Have you been directed to make a website or mobile app 'accessible', but have no idea where to begin? Or perhaps you know a bit about accessibility and really want to immerse yourself in the field, but you can't afford to have you or your ...

4.) Introducing ARC, Your Agile and Affordable Path to Accessibility - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

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Whether you are a novice to accessibility or a seasoned pro, sometimes your best start to accessibility is to let technology do some of the heavy lifting. Designers, developers and testers dealing with an accessibility project or program are looking ...

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