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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 28, 2020 - Volume 757

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) Accessible Streaming Services with Audio Description for the Visually Impaired

This is a thorough article detailing the accessibility and holdings of several services:
https://belocipriani.com/accessibility/accessible-streaming-services/

2) Tech-Related Recordings From ACB

Many of the Zoom calls organized by American Council of the Blind or its affiliates relate to some aspect of technology, and recordings can be found here:
http://www.acbradio.org/acb-events

3) ACB Virtual Convention on Tek Talk

Find out what will be available during the virtual convention, much of which will relate to technology, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 2 June 2020 at 00:00:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

4) NFB Virtual Convention

While we're mentioning these unusual consumer conventions, here is the link for information about the NFB Convention, which is free:
https://www.nfb.org/get-involved/national-convention

5) Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) Sessions From Deque

You can register to listen to recordings of Deque's sessions from GAAD:
https://www.deque.com/global-accessibility-awareness-day-2020/?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=88447785&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8dT4OyxdPvTiHUynkr9gsyX0sbCNPLVoCvLiNYwMHrnh-J5gQBws9UCvv9ejbk2a-SMag-2RkYT0e-BaCvNeLbp5v8KQ&utm_content=88271479&utm_source=hs_email

6) What Can You Do in a Zoom Meeting?

The Web Friendly Help blog seeks to answer this question:
https://webfriendlyhelp.com/what-can-you-do-in-a-zoom-meeting/

7) Accessibility Fundamentals Badge

This is a new four-module course from Microsoft:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/paths/accessibility-fundamentals/

8) Complete Guide to Narrator, May 2020 Edition

The May 2020 version of Windows has begun to roll out; it may take some weeks before your system receives it. In the meantime, Narrator has received lots of enhancements, and here is the new complete manual:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/22798/windows-10-complete-guide-to-narrator

9) NV Access In-Process 26th May 2020

Here is the latest NVDA news:
https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-26th-may-2020/

10) Inserting SIMM Cards

It turns out the process for putting SIMM cards into different iPhone models is a bit different from model to model. This podcast explains:
https://s182.podbean.com/pb/9fbf7e4ab88b3ecbf3a7e9d2634a5093/5ecee45e/data2/fs54/339150/uploads/Demo_of_putting_in_a_SIMM_card_on_either_the_iPhone_11_or_iPhone_SE_2020_84si2.mp3?pbss=a69465c3-75d4-5bed-affc-dcff6f251776

11) 6 Truths About Your Phone's Battery Life: All About Overcharging, Overheating, Fast Charging

This CNet article might shed some light on this important topic:
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/6-truths-about-your-phones-battery-life-all-about-overcharging-overheating-fast-charging/

12) Mosen At Large Episode #38

This issue is almost entirely focused on technology:
https://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/f/a/4/fa47f5f807717845/malp0038_Some_are_being_locked_out_of_iOS_apps_Android_about_to_improve_significantly_for_blind_users_working_from_home_with_multiple_talking_devices_and_your_memories_of_talking_clocks_of_the_past.mp3?c_id=73731161&cs_id=73731161&destination_id=655755&expiration=1590628229&hwt=ebf5cb4409d15e74666a730b59affce3

13) Blind Bargains Qast #209

Good to have the Qast back:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=21969

A Thank You To Larry Lewis

As we come to the final item, regarding Freedom Scientific, a Vispero company, all subscribers who enjoy this publication should be duly appreciative of the 12-year run that Larry Lewis has had with this publication. For ten years, it was part of his business, Flying Blind, LLC, but for the last two years or so, Larry has paid the costs for Tidbits out of his pocket, because he knows people appreciate the publication. As you've read, we're working on a new and sustainable way to keep Tidbits going, but it's safe to say that without Larry, there wouldn't be a Tidbits to read today.

14) Freedom Scientific on Eyes on Success

Episode #2022 is an interview about Freedom Scientific offerings in the present and future:
http://eyesonsuccess.net


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