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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 14, 2020 - Volume 755

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) May 2020 AccessWorld

The May 2020 issue of AccessWorld includes "Tips for Coronavirus Quarantine, Part II," "Solving the Great American Puzzle: A Review of the Crossword Web-based Game from APH," "Vintage Game Series, Part 2: Q9 Action Game," and more:
https://www.afb.org/aw/21/5

2) Virtual AFB Leadership Conference 2020 Archive

So far, recordings with captions and transcripts are available for sessions on Remote Instruction and Services for Blind and Low Vision Participants and Inclusive Remote Work Environments:
https://www.afb.org/about-afb/events-and-awards/afblc-2020-overview/virtual-afblc

3) Global Accessibility Awareness Day

GAAD is Thursday, May 21, 2020. Here is the official site:
https://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/

4) Upcoming Webinar And GAAD Event

Join Kathy Wahlbin, GM of The Paciello Group, and John W. Egan, Esq., of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, for an informative presentation on website and mobile accessibility litigation risk. This takes place on Thursday, 14 May at 19:00 GMT. Register here:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/5715875869756/WN__KJQCdnfQ5abw9Z5Vm0a1w

5) For Apple, Accessibility Awareness Happens All Year Long

This Forbes column discusses Apple's accessibility philosophy:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenaquino/2020/05/12/for-apple-accessibility-awareness-happens-all-year-long/#7b1dc50b116e

6) Where's My Stuff? Developing AI With Help From People Who Are Blind or Low Vision to Meet Their Needs

Blind people in the UK can contribute to this effort now, and the rest of us will be able to do so later in the year:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/blog/wheres-my-stuff-developing-ai-with-help-from-people-who-are-blind-or-low-vision-to-meet-their-needs/?OCID=msr_blog_orbit_tw

7) How to Host Your Zoom Meeting

This is the first of two articles from Web Friendly Help:
https://webfriendlyhelp.com/how-to-host-your-zoom-meeting/

8) New Features in JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion

This second post describes the recent program updates from FS:
https://webfriendlyhelp.com/new-features-in-jaws-zt-fusion/

9) Band-in-a-Box on Eyes on Success

Band-In-A-Box continues to be useful to professional and amateur musicians and Episode 2020 features the developers and gives information about the JAWS scripts:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

10) Orbit Research on Tek Talk

Hear about the present and future projects of Orbit Research on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 19 May at 00:00. (Of course, that's Monday evening, state-side.)
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

11) Assistive Technology Trainer Expo

Trainers will describe their training offerings for all to hear at this live Zoom event, which will be recorded, on GMT Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 00:00:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89688656749?pwd=aTBBYTd2MDlwZ3FNTi9LZ3pRV2hLQT09

12) Google Meet Video Conferencing 'A More Secure Conference World'

This podcast discusses the Google Meet teleconferencing system:
https://AccessTechWatch360.podbean.com/mf/play/u6k2cv/GoogleMeetVideoConferencebyATW360Final7kt7f.mp3

13) Spectrum Access iOS App

With this app on your device, watch more than 300 movies from any source and get audio description on your phone:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/spectrum-access-enabled-media/id1492182876

14) List of Spectrum Access Described Titles

Here, from the ADP Project, is the current list of available titles on the Spectrum App:
https://acb.org/adp/spectrumad.html

15) Using the SAS Graphics Accelerator to Listen to Graphs and Charts

This is the topic of FsCast #183:
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/8/6/9/8694c03b06f5b035/FSCast183-May2020.mp3?c_id=72763298&cs_id=72763298&destination_id=699950&expiration=1589408329&hwt=a7ef38ef435d75ac2ef41be71ee96cf8

16) Accessible COVID-19 Data

Sounds are used to make graphs intelligible:
https://covid.ski.org/

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