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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 11, 2020 - Volume 759

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1) How to View Your Daily Events in the Calendar App - Month View

This capability makes the iOS calendar much more useful:
https://ttjtech.net/2020/06/08/list-of-events-in-a-menu-configuration/

2) Windows 10 Gets Text Cursor, Magnifier, and Screen Reader Improvements

This Web Friendly Help article discusses these improvements in Windows 10, Version 2004, which is gradually rolling out:
https://webfriendlyhelp.com/windows-10-gets-text-cursor-magnifier-and-screen-reader-improvements/

3) Assistive Technology Spotlight - Windows 10 May 2020 Accessibility Update

Here is a YouTube video on the same topic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45kNG4mXiHo

4) Improving WiFi Network Performance

This article comes from Xfinity:
https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/improve-your-wireless-home-network

5) Adobe's Andrew Kirkpatrick And Matt May Talk Building An Inclusive Culture And Recent Accessibility-Focused Announcements

This is a post from Forbes:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenaquino/2020/06/09/adobes-andrew-kirkpatrick-and-matt-may-talk-building-an-inclusive-culture-and-recent-accessibility-focused-announcements/#3815fbb541cc

6) MacCessibility Podcast #196

Four Knights take part in this episode:
http://maccessibility.net/2020/06/06/mrtp-196-little-squeezy-things

7) How to Use JAWS Scripting to Accommodate Accessibility Barriers in School and the Workplace

Larry Lewis is conducting this Paciello Group webinar on Thursday, 18 June 2020 at 16:00 GMT. Register here:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/2715907646551/WN_zyjV2mHNTUOIiJAC232W8A

8) TekTalk: What should we consider when buying a computer?

Four AT experts discuss this question on TekTalk on GMT Tuesday, 16 June 2020 at 00:00:
https://zoom.us/j/839935813

9) Blind Bargains Qast #210

This episode focuses on the Bose Frames and the Sennheiser AMBEO Smart Headset:
https://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=21972

10) BookShare Collection on Antiracism

BookShare has an increasing number of special book collections. This one offers books for people of all ages on antiracism:
https://www.bookshare.org/browse/collection/377670?limit=100

11) 10 Things I Learned by Switching From the $1,400 Galaxy S20 Ultra to the $399 iPhone SE

This is a useful PCWorld review:
https://www.pcworld.com/article/3546414/samsung-galaxy-s20-ultra-apple-iphone-se-switching-notifications-usb-c-haptics-always-on.html

12) There's a New Way to Use Siri with Be My Eyes

You can now customize your Siri shortcuts to make Be My Eyes calls easier:
https://www.bemyeyes.com/blog/theres-a-new-way-to-use-siri-with-be-my-eyes

13) Intro to NFB Newsline Courtesy of Indiana

Get your questions about this thriving news service answered via Zoom on GMT Thursday, 18 June 2020 at 23:00:
https://zoom.us/j/94278650088

14) Tidbits Poll: What does the acronym " AT " mean to you?

When you come across the acronym " AT " in what order do the following 4 terms come to mind? Share your opinion with us on this, and future AT-related polls, on the Top Tech Tidbits Facebook Page where you can weigh in and view results:
https://poll.app.do/what-does-the-acronym-at-mean-to-you


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