Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 4, 2020 - Volume 758
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) Tab Keywords in Firefox
This blog post explains a nice accessibility feature for Firefox users:
2) Dynamic Tactile Device Request For Information
American Printing House is gathering information toward the eventual creation of a dynamic tactile device:
3) InsideOne Webinar Repeat
The Mystic Access webinar on the InsideOne Braille Tablet was so popular that they need to hold it again. It will be held on GMT Friday, 5 June at 00:00 with the recording to follow:
4) How to Make Self-Service Kiosks Accessible with JAWS
This Paciello Group webinar takes place on GMT Thursday, 4 June 2020 at 16:00 GMT. Register here:
5) FSCast #184
Hear the recording of the latest FS Open Line Talk Show:
6) AppleVis Unlimited: What's New and Noteworthy for May 2020
Here's our one-stop place for the latest Apple Accessibility news of all kinds:
7) Introduction to Android (MP3)
A clear intro explaining the diversity and accessibility features of Android:
8) Blind Abilities Podcast on Two NEW APH Braille Devices
This podcast comes with a full transcript:
9) Definitive Guide to Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts
Gizmo's Freeware guide has shortcuts grouped into 14 categories:
10) All About Do Not Disturb
Here is a clear Tech Juggernaut post about this handy iOS feature:
11) Visual Description of the Icons on an Apple iOS Device
This is another article from the same blog with some useful information when describing icons is a must:
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