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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 4, 2021 - Volume 793

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) Top 5 Most Clicked Tidbits From Last Week

A.) Secret Hotkey Opens Windows 10's New Emoji Picker in Any App: (13.3% of all clicks.)
https://www.howtogeek.com/351344/how-to-use-windows-10%E2%80%99s-new-emoji-picker-in-any-app/
B.) YouTube Channel for VoiceOver Training: (11.2% of all clicks.)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCgk4Ja4_u4K6UE2KjSvm211Guv0cGRAZ
C.) Pazera Free Audio Extractor. Free Audio Converter: (8.7% of all clicks.)
https://www.pazera-software.com/products/audio-extractor/
D.) Watch this YouTube video on how to use GoodMaps Explorer and O&M Skills to get to a restaurant: (5.8% of all clicks.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-AMJcwqsrQ&feature=youtu.be
E.) New Braille Devices from HumanWare: Windows and iOS: (5.5% of all clicks.)
http://www.humanware.ca/web/en/newsletter/070120211100-BrailliantBIX-Launch-EN.htm

2) COVID-19 Resources by Accessibility Type

Anyone seeking authoritative information about COVID-19 in accessible formats may find useful the resources produced by the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) at Georgia Tech. Subjects include symptoms, testing, use of masks, and how to protect your service animal. Materials are available in accessible Word documents, PDF, and hardcopy braille. The project was made possible with funding from the CDC Foundation. Resources on the site are adapted and accessible versions of the CDC's COVID-19 guidance:
https://cidi.gatech.edu/covid

3) Features and Accessibility of the Top Three Remote Meeting Platforms: Zoom, Teams, and Meet

This article comes to us from Web Friendly Help:
https://webfriendlyhelp.com/features-and-accessibility-of-the-top-three-remote-meeting-platforms-zoom-teams-and-meet/

4) Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Microsoft Edge: Which Browser Gobbles Up the Most RAM?

An informative article from Tom's Guide:
https://www.tomsguide.com/news/chrome-firefox-edge-ram-comparison

5) It's Back! Accessible Apps Releases Chicken Nugget version 4.71, Bringing AI Image Descriptions, New Sounds, and More

This has been a popular Twitter client among blind users, and many are pleased to have it back:
https://www.blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=22060

6) This A Cappella Group is Scarily Good at Imitating Windows Sound Effects

Something a little different, courtesy of The Verge:
https://www.theverge.com/22252590/maytree-a-cappella-group-windows-10-singing

7) CAPTCHA Be Gone: Solve CAPTCHAs by Browser Extension

This $3.50 per month subscription service has gotten consistently positive reviews. Solves an unlimited number of CAPTCHAs with a single keystroke. Currently available for the Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer browsers and is also accessible to all modern Windows screen readers, including JAWS, NVDA, Narrator, Super Nova, System Access, and Window Eyes:
https://captchabegone.com/

8) AWARE App Aims To Help Visually Impaired Explore Their Surroundings Independently

The app, by Sensible Innovations, offers turn-by-turn descriptive navigation for users, who can place their phone in their pocket and listen as the app announces places they pass. The AWARE app works with Sensible Innovations Electronic Stickers, to provide indoor directions and descriptions crafted with a visually impaired focus. The AWARE app is built with large fonts and high contrast or for a Braille display for those who prefer to read, and is completely audible for non-visual users. Learn more here:
https://coolblindtech.com/aware-app-helps-visually-impaired-explore-their-surroundings-independently/

9) Samsung and Apple Upcoming Smart Watches May Allow Blood Glucose Monitoring

After bringing blood oxygen saturation, ECG, and blood pressure measurement to their smartwatches, Apple and Samsung have reportedly set their sights on another impressive feature for their upcoming smartwatches - blood sugar (or glucose) level measurement:
https://pocketnow.com/samsung-and-apples-upcoming-smartwatches-might-allow-blood-glucose-monitoring

10) The Right Way to Rescue a Soaking Wet Smartphone

Wired Magazine insists that given the hundreds of ways your phone could come into life-threatening contact with liquid, that you should know what to do when it happens. And if you're thinking rice, well, let's just say that science can provide a better method:
https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-rescue-a-wet-phone/

11) Using Twitterrific on the Mac with VoiceOver Demo

In this YouTube demo Herbert Allen takes you through the different tabs and menus for creating, replying, retweeting and much more. This video is intended to help blind individuals who only rely on hearing the speech output. Users with vision will not get any screen activity from this demo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4oMkHSgXO0&feature=youtu.be

12) Apple is Bringing iCloud Keychain to the PC via a Chrome Extension

A new update to iCloud for Windows suggests iCloud Keychain is coming to Chrome on PC:
https://www.imore.com/apple-bringing-icloud-keychain-pc-chrome-extension

13) How GoodMaps is Revolutionizing Accessible Independent Travel

The concept of accessible indoor navigation, while well discussed in the disability community, is still in its infancy when it comes to implementation. GoodMaps is working to change that:
https://www.aph.org/how-goodmaps-is-revolutionizing-accessible-independent-travel/

14) APH Addresses iOS 14.4 Mantis and Chameleon Issues

APH reports that there are connection issues for the Mantis and Chameleon after upgrading to iOS 14.4. They are recommending that you turn off automatic updates and do not upgrade to 14.4 until a resolution has been found. This is a regression introduced by Apple in this release. APH has alerted Apple to this issue during 14.4 beta testing and they hope that Apple will correct it in a possible 14.4.1 release. Learn more here:
https://www.aph.org/ios-14-4-mantis-and-chameleon-issues/

15) Internet Archive Program for People with Print Disabilities

Gain access to millions of books without a waitlist, all in digital formats that are fully accessible. If you have a disability that interferes with reading printed text then all of these books can be instantaneously available in your browser or via protected download. Applying for access is free but requires an archive.org account, which is also free. Learn more here:
https://archive.org/details/printdisabled&tab=about

16) Now Available: Screenreader Compatible Versions of CC Cleaner for PC and Mac

For those that don't know what it is CC Cleaner is a small but effective utility for computers running Microsoft Windows, and now Mac as well, that cleans out the "junk" that accumulates on every device over time: temporary files, broken shortcuts, and other problems. Well it has been reported that recent versions of CCleaner now work a lot better with Voiceover and Windows screenreaders. Learn more here:
https://www.ccleaner.com/knowledge/out-now-ccleaner-v572-compatible-with-the-worlds-most-popular-screen-reading-technologies

17) Testers Needed for Bookshare's Alexa Skill | 55 Years or Older

Alexa is joining the Bookshare family and they need your help. If you are 55 years or older you can help test the new skill. You will need to complete a survey to qualify:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1e323APf84pkw_mZhfo0-Ke-4UzwzdGF4Ds4Su_tsR24/viewform?edit_requested=true

➜ Podcasts

1) Mosen At Large Episode 92

January 27th 2021 | Listen to an interview with Microsoft Seeing AI founder Saqib Shaikh, and a walk around Mosen Towers to demonstrate Seeing AI's World Channel:
https://mosenatlarge.pinecast.co/episode/a308aae0/interview-with-microsoft-seeing-ai-founder-saqib-shaikh-and-a-walk-around-mosen-towers-to-demonstrate-seeing-ai-s-world-channel

2) Blind Tech Guys | Phones, Phones, And More Phones

February 2nd 2021 | On this week's episode they discuss the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and the iPhone 12 Pro Max and their thoughts on both of these devices. They also talked about Seeing AI and Super LiDAR with Nimer demonstrating both apps:
https://www.blindtechguys.com/71

3) Eyes on Success #2106 | Smart Phones Get Even Smarter

February 3rd 2021 | Today's Apple devices make use of advanced AI technologies to provide new features that can be particularly useful to people with vision loss. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Apple's Accessibility Evangelist Dean Hudson about some of these new and innovative features, how they work, and how you might benefit from using them:
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/show%20notes/show%20notes%202106.htm

➜ Webinars and Training Courses

1) Mac For The Blind Announces the Continuation of Mac for the Blind Online Courses

Courses include: "Welcome to Your Mac," The VoiceOver Utility and the Commanders Features on the Mac," "What is an Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP)," "Using Safari and VoiceOver in iOS," "You ask me all about the Mac," "VoiceOver and Finder on the Mac," and "You ask me all about iOS." 4 of these courses are free to join. 3 these courses have a $20.00 registration fee. Paid courses will have additional benefits not available with the free courses. The courses will take place throughout the months of February, March and April 2021. Learn more and register here:
https://macfortheblind.com/?page_id=3813

2) Mac Cafe Permanent Schedule

Group sessions where individual help is available for new Mac users now take place on the first and third Mondays of each month. | 7:30 AM PT, 8:30 AM MT, 9:30 AM CT, 10:30 AM ET, 11:30 AM GMT 4:30 PM GMT:.
https://sturitup.com/2021/02/01/maccafe-is-here-to-stay/

3) List of Free February 2021 AT Webinars from the Accessible Technology Coalition

Thanks to the Accessible Technology Coalition for compiling this listing of free webinars from around the Web. You can follow the ATC Facebook page for late additions. Each is one hour unless noted. Pre-registration is sometimes required. Fifteen options for this short winter month, especially thanks to SETC in Washington. Many are recorded and archived if you miss them:
https://at3centerblog.com/2021/02/01/free-at-webinars-february-2021/

4) Intro to Zoom with Accessibility in Mind

February 4th 2021 | 11AM PT, 12PM MT, 1PM CT, 2PM ET, 7PM GMT | From the New York Public Library, this meeting will provide lots of tips. Register here:
https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcumurTkuH911q56EfcQnQ3LD8-jC-z7u

5) Webinar from the Technology User Group (TUG) of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled | New & Exciting Apps

February 6th 2021 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 3PM GMT | Technology User Group will demonstrate new and useful apps for your smart device. Learn which apps are going to make a difference in your everyday life and which ones to avoid. They will also demonstrate how to make it easier to fill in repetitious information with just a couple keystrokes using your virtual keyboard. The presentation will be virtual and may be joined by calling (319) 527-4994 ☎. Duration is approximately 90 minutes. You do not have to RSVP for this event:
https://www.marylandlibraries.org/Pages/Technology%20User%20Group.aspx

6) Webinar from Florida Vision Technology | Meet The New Envision Glasses

February 9th 2021 | 1PM PT, 2PM MT, 3PM CT, 4PM ET, 9PM GMT | Envision glasses are AI for the eye. They use the power of speech to make everyday life more accessible for any visual impairment. Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SFjNkFGVRlCVjfJ3LeZfeQ

7) Webinar from the Braillists Foundation | Using Braille as a Presentation Tool

February 9th 2021 | 11:30 AM PT, 12:30 PM MT, 1:30 PM CT, 2:30 PM ET, 7:30 PM GMT | This session will cover using a braille display with Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides. We'll guide you through how braille output works with these applications and the ways in which braille output can enable you to deliver more effective presentations. Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoceivqz8rGtbEERfYGlXFSR2eIqx-oc9o

8) Webinar from Vispero | Assistive Technology and Accessibility Showcase

February 9th and 10th 2021 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 4PM GMT | Join representatives from Vispero's hardware, software, and consulting teams for a free two-day webinar. They'll cover the latest and greatest from each brand: Freedom Scientific, Enhanced Vision, Optelec, and The Paciello Group:
https://vispero.com/events/vispero-assistive-technology-and-accessibility-showcase/

9) 2021 Online AT Fundamentals Course

February 22nd 2021 - March 17th 2021 | 4PM PT, 5PM MT, 6PM CT, 7PM ET, 12AM GMT | The AT Fundamentals Course helps candidates review and refresh their assistive technology knowledge and may help identify areas they need to study for the ATP exam, but this is not an ATP exam prep course. This course will be an online instructor-led course designed as a convenient, cost-efficient and effective way for busy AT professionals to participate. | Online Mondays & Wednesdays from 7:00 PM ET - 9:00 PM ET | Registration Fees: $650 RESNA members, $800 nonmembers, $550 RESNA members, without book, $700 nonmembers, without book. Register here:
https://resna.ps.membersuite.com/events/ViewEvent.aspx?contextID=0baafe32-0078-c746-d848-195740d3acb8

10) Training Course from Hartgen Consultancy | Winning Teams! Using Microsoft Teams with JAWS for Windows

March 17th 2021 | 11AM PT, 12PM MT, 1PM CT, 2PM ET, 7PM GMT | Cost: £150.00 / $205.00 USD | Four training sessions starting on Wednesday, March 17th 2021 and then weekly each Wednesday thereafter. If you cannot make a live session, you will have access to the recording of it shortly after. Requirements, registration and what you will receive available here:
http://www.hartgen.org/teams

➜ Press Releases

1) Blind Driver Challenge: National Federation of the Blind In Collaboration with Dan Parker to Attempt to Break the Guinness Book of World Records for the "Fastest Speed for a Car Driven Blindfolded" in the Fall of 2021

The National Federation of the Blind is celebrating the ten year anniversary of the Blind Driver Challenge by accelerating it this year. They are collaborating with Dan Parker to build and operate a car to attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the "Fastest Speed for a Car Driven Blindfolded" in the fall of 2021, anticipating reaching a speed of over two hundred miles per hour. Learn more here:
https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/center-excellence-nonvisual-access/blind-driver-challenge

2) What's New in Duxbury DBT?

January 19th 2021 update. Duxbury Systems continually revises DBT to add new features, fix problems, and to respond to changes in braille rules, embosser and operating system updates, and third party changes. Below you will find their latest advances since the prior release:
https://www.duxburysystems.com/dbt_new.asp?f3=USA

3) City University of New York (CUNY) 12th Annual Accessibility Conference Call for Proposals

Perspectives on Access: Innovations, Lessons Learned, and Looking Forward. April 6th to 9th 2021. CUNY is currently inviting proposals for engaging presentations that will foster meaningful discussion on a range of topics. Proposals are due by February 16th 2021 at 12:00 PM EST. Presentations will be 50 minutes, including questions and answers. You will be notified by the committee regarding the acceptance of your proposal by February 23rd 2021. Learn more here:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=s_BgbwZfCU6XFZiduozH2I_mhufqVMhKkF6nbAPJwLhUNE5FUDM1WllVQUs4TVFTOVhORzFOR1lWUyQlQCN0PWcu

➜ Buy, Sell or Trade

1) FOR SALE: Humanware Braillenote Touch 32 Notetaker and Display

Listing Date: 1/26/2021 | Price: $1,885.00 USD | Condition: New | Description: This is a new in retail box with accessories Humanware Braillenote Touch 32 Notetaker and Braille Display for iPhone/Android/Computer/Mac. It is not used. Comes with everything. Only asking $1885 o.b.o. | Contact Chris at: cs567eml@gmail.com ✉ or (408) 659-1374 ☎ |

2) FOR SALE: One Buy, Sell or Trade Classified Ad (Just like this one.)

Price: $5.00 USD | Description: List your new, gently-used or refurbished item in FOUR (4) consecutive issues of Top Tech Tidbits for just $5.00 USD. | Buy an Ad: Fill out this short 10-step form ✔ to secure your Buy, Sell or Trade Classified Advertisement today. | Learn more at: https://www.toptechtidbits.com/buy-sell-trade.html 🌐 |


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Sponsor: Sprint IP Relay

➜ This Week's Classified Ad:

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Sponsor: LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Adaptations Online Store

➜ This Week's Classified Ad:

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Adaptations Online Store Featured Products
Revolution Cane Tip: Standard Roller Tip: $14.50 | Locator Dots: Small Pack of 6 (Clear or Orange): $2.00 | NFB Metal Cane Tip: $3.00 | TMAP - On Demand Tactile Street | Map (set of two maps): $25.00 | Ambutech Aluminum Folding Cane: $35.00 | NFB Chris Park Telescoping Cane: $45.00 | BoldWriter 20 Pen (Individual or 6-pack): $2.00 | Bump Dots: Mixed (50 count): $7.00 | Braille Apple Catalina VoiceOver Guide OSX 10.15 (3 volumes) - Latest Manual: $52.00 | SpeedDots iPhone Tactile Screen Protector, Phone Layout: $12.00 | NFB Chris Park 7-Piece Folding Cane: $50.00 | Visit https://adaptations.org/ to learn more today!

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Website: https://adaptations.org/ 🌐

Toll Free: (888) 400-8933

Local: (415) 694-7301

About: Founded in 1902, San Francisco's LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired promotes the independence, equality and self-reliance of people who are blind or have low vision. Adaptations is your online go-to for tools, technology, and accessible solutions for blind and visually impaired people.


Sponsor: American Printing House (APH)

➜ This Week's Classified Ad:

Get Coding with Code JumperTM
Code JumperTM is a fully accessible and inclusive computer coding innovation, originally designed by Microsoft® and developed by APH (for Windows, Chromebook, and Android devices)! With Code Jumper, students across the vision spectrum can learn the basics of computer programming and computational thinking by tactually creating computer code that can tell stories and make music. Learn more at:
https://www.aph.org/product/code-jumper/.

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Sponsor Since: July 2nd 2020 Calendar icon.

Website: https://www.aph.org/ 🌐

Toll Free and Customer Support: (800) 223-1839

Phone: (512) 895-2405

Fax: (512) 899-2284

YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/WENRlCNDsxQ 🎥

Free Apps & Actions from APH: https://www.aph.org/free-apps-from-aph/ 📱

About: Since 1858, the American Printing House for the Blind has operated in Louisville, Kentucky as the world's largest nonprofit organization, creating accessible learning experiences through educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are blind and visually impaired. APH believes that the future belongs to everyone. By offering innovative products and services, APH opens up a door of opportunities for lifelong independence and success.


Sponsor: Barry Scheur

➜ This Week's Classified Ad:

GuideLights And Gadgets: New Year, Products, Pricing
Mystery Gadget or Doggy Bags; Through Jan. 31, we will double the value of your choice of $25 or $50 gadgets-leather or "all-things-dog" grab bags. Our new shoulder lambskin patchwork tablet and Braille display case will hold just about anything you need for a day $50; form fitting BN Touch Plus leather case $60; new $10 Stream pouch or new Orbit Writer and Phone "On the Go" pouch; write as you walk $35.00; ask about other bag deals. New! Evo 10 Daisy Player with Internet and FM Radio, Podcatcher, lots more; Ivona Joey and Sally; Mystic Access tutorial, leather case, $225. Call Barry:
(617) 969-7500 ☎ | bscheur@scheur.com.

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Website: http://www.guidelightsandgadgets.us/ 🌐

For Gadgets and Leather Contact Barry at:
Phone: (617) 969-7500
Email: bscheur.gadgetsandtech@gmail.com

For All Things Dog Contact Kae at:
Phone: (781) 286-1696
Email: guidelightdogs@gmail.com

About: Our Scope of Products: We specialize in 3 lines of products, all intended to assist in access to adaptive electronics, enhance experiences for guide dog teams, and offer practical solutions for organization and travel with a variety of leather bags, pouches, and backpacks. Then there are the random products that are included, just for fun! We enjoy working with our customers 1-on-1 to their money is well spent and not wasted on something they may not use. In thinking about our customers and whether we will carry a product our guiding motto is that it must be: practical, affordable, simple, tested, and accessible (the pasta principle) and it seems to work very well.

What We Do: We bring our business either via zoom, phone, or to your conference or convention, to give each customer a chance for questions and where possible, "hands on" evaluation of the merchandise. Kae and I test and use each product as blind users before we put it in our catalog. In the case of products for guide and service dogs, our own three guides, Thor, Debra and Melody, are engaged in the process of evaluating the usefulness, durability, and/or fun of the product. We want each of our products to be useful, accessible, afforable, and, whenever possible, fun! Our inventory is constantly changing, so a visit to us is never the same experience twice!


Sponsor: A. T. Guys

➜ This Week's Classified Ad:

Plugable USB-C 7-in-1 Hub
If you're like me, you probably have more things to plug into your computer than available ports. That's why we've now added the Plugable USB-C 7-in-1 Hub. Plug it into your laptop and you will get 3 USB ports, SD and Micro SD card slots, a USBC charging port, and an HDMI video port. It's available now for just $29.95:
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Sponsor: John Panarese

➜ This Week's Classified Ad:

Mac For The Blind Tutorials and Courses
See how John Panarese, world-renowned Apple Trainer and Consultant, is fighting back! He is using his endless talents to help others cope with technology! Through his gift certificates you can purchase very affordable tutorials and courses! To purchase your special gift certificate visit:
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Website: https://www.macfortheblind.com/ 🌐

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Email: john@macfortheblind.com

About: Macfortheblind.com is a place specifically for blind people who are either users or potential users of Macintosh computers or iOS devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, Apple Watch and Apple TV. I am a blind individual who has used the Mac ever since VoiceOver became available in OS 10.4 Tiger, and I own an iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Book Pro laptop computer, an iPhone 6S, an iPad Air, an Apple Watch and an Apple TV 4th Generation. In addition, I am an Authorized Apple Business Affiliate, and as an Apple Certified Support Professional and an Apple Certified Trainer, I offer training and technical support for individuals, agencies and organizations on the mac and all iDevices, as well as offering assistive technology consulting.


Sponsor: Donna Jodhan

➜ This Week's Classified Ad:

Sight Loss Coach and Author Donna Jodhan
Donna Jodhan is a well known coach and tutor to persons with disabilities! She is an Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) and continues to mentor families in need of extra tutoring! Now she is helping families to clear the Covid Clutter! See how she does it! Visit her at:
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Author, Donna Jodhan Publications
President, Sterling Creations
President, Barrier Free Canada / Canada sans Barrieres

Sponsor Since: June 4th 2020 Calendar icon.

Website: https://www.donnajodhan.com/ 🌐

Donate: https://donorbox.org/author-donna-jodhan

About: My name is Donna J. Jodhan and I have been blind all my life, but that has not prevented me from living independently as someone who takes care of my own home and garden, travels regularly for my job, and runs my own business. I am an entrepreneur, blogger, author, audio mystery writer, advocate, podcaster, and law student. I enjoy cooking, ice skating, playing chess, composing on my electronic keyboard, and communicating with nature.


Sponsor: Dean Martineau

➜ This Week's Classified Ad:

Voice Training
Would you like to learn to control your computer with your voice, or to create documents using your voice rather than the keyboard? There are several tools to accomplish these objectives. I can provide training in their use. Write to me if interested at:
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Editor, Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday Email Newsletter

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Sponsor Since: June 4th 2020 Calendar icon.

Website: https://www.toptechtidbits.com/ 🌐

About: Dean Martineau is the Founder and a Contributing Editor to the Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday Email Newsletter.


Sponsor: Humanware

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BRAILLIANT Renewed! The NEW Brailliant BI X Series is here!
The wait is over! A redefined family of Brailliant refreshable Braille displays has arrived! The NEW Brailliant BI X Series will help you stay connected, download books from many participating online libraries and share information easily with your peers. You will enjoy the intuitive, seamless user experience of KeySoft Lite, the HumanWare flagship accessibility suite designed to make you more productive. Including the Brailliant BI 40X and the Brailliant BI 20X, this is the Brailliant idea you need!
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Sponsor: Dolphin Computer Access

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SuperNova 20—The Slickest Magnification and Screen-reading Software Available
Do you keep using the same Magnification or Screen-reading software you've always used because it's the very best or because migrating is scary? If you're an assessor, are you recommending what's best for your client, or what you're comfortable teaching? SuperNova 20 is hands down better than the competition in every single way, features, stability and you don't need a gaming-speed computer to run it. Give it a try FREE for 30 Days! Learn more and download the trial at:
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About: Dolphin Computer Access offers a wide array of solutions for students, people in the workforce, and at home who are blind, visually impaired or have dyslexia. Each product is purposefully designed to help users, with varying levels of technology experience, do everyday things EASILY on computers and tablets. Founded in 1986 and located in Worcester England, Dolphin has grown to become a global market leader worldwide.


Sponsor: Vorail

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The true beauty of a person lies within and if you hear our voices, you'll quickly understand.
24-hour peer-to-peer tech support in voice, and much more. Get answers to just about anything you need to know, whether it is blindness related or not, and make incredible friends. Follow who you like, mute those you don't. We're not alone in this blindness thing. Ask-alls range from "How to do X from an accessibility standpoint?" to "What do you keep in your bed other than yourself?" to "What word would you use to describe 2020? to "What word to describe your hopes for 2021?". Vorail is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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Sponsor Since: January 21st 2021 Calendar icon.

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Mission: Vorail is the only platform in the world for the low vision and blind community where everybody can join conversations by voice on equal footing. Every day members of the Vorail community create ask-alls (questions) about life (news, health, technology, religion, sports and more) that allow us to see the world differently, and connect in a way that is deeper than 'liking' a photo. Vorail is an audio-only experience, voice is the window into a human soul. It does not matter if you are tall, short, wide, thin, white, or black when nobody sees your picture. Without the visuals, what counts is who you are, the person inside. That is the mission of Vorail, to create an extended family where we are judged for who we are, not what we look like.


Sponsor: Be My Eyes

➜ This Week's Classified Ad:

Accessible Pharmacy Joins Be My Eyes
Accessible Pharmacy, the new, home delivery pharmacy with a blind founder, is bringing its full range of support and services to Be My Eyes. Users of the Be My Eyes app can now call Accessible Pharmacy directly to get support with medication, medical devices, and even home delivery COVID testing. With a fully trained and discreet pharmacy staff on call from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Pacific, Accessible Pharmacy is the new way for blind and low vision consumers to get an easy, frictionless pharmacy experience. Call today — and you'll never have to take an Uber to the drugstore again.
https://www.bemyeyes.com/blog/accessible-pharmacy-joins-be-my-eyes.

Lead Contact: Will Butler, VP of Community

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Sponsor Since: November 5th 2020 Calendar icon.

Website: https://www.bemyeyes.com/ 🌐

Download The App (iOS):
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About: Be My Eyes is a free mobile app that allows anyone who needs video support to get assistance from a dynamic range of volunteers and company customer support professionals from around the world. With more than 4 million volunteers and dozens of companies offering on-demand visual interpretation and support, Be My Eyes is a free, unlimited way to bridge gaps and get access to whatever information you need — 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in any language. Download the app today from the Apple App Store or Google Play.


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