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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 21, 2022 - Volume 855

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

A.) Top Tech Tidbits Announces Premium Subscriber Option For $1 A Month (12.7% of all clicks.)
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B.) This Headset Sends Sound Through Your Jaw — And It's Great For The Blind (8.1% of all clicks.)
Bone conduction headphones have a bit of a cyborg vibe to them. They are headphones that don't sit on your ears, but rather sit against your jawbone. They use vibration to send sound straight to your inner ear, bypassing your outer ear entirely. These headphones have made steady progress in the personal audio market, and the options for consumers are continuously increasing. They are an especially useful accessory for people who are blind, offering several benefits over traditional headphones that make them worth the investment:
https://www.reviewed.com/accessibility/content/shokz-opencomm-review-ideal-headset-blind-users

C.) JAWS Power Tip: Announcing Document Headers and Footers (7.6% of all clicks.)
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D.) The Best Wireless Earbuds | Wired (6.7% of all clicks.)
Ready to cut the cord? These are our favorite buds that will never, ever get tangled:
https://www.wired.com/gallery/best-wirefree-earbuds/

E.) What's the Fastest Way to Charge Your iPhone? (6.4% of all clicks.)
No one wants to leave their smartphone plugged into a charging cable or on a wireless charger for hours. Fast charging is the in-thing now. This guide compares the different fast-charging methods and accessories available for iPhone owners:
https://www.switchingtomac.com/tutorials/iphone/guide-whats-the-fastest-way-to-charge-your-iphone/

2) Top Tech Tidbits Publisher Updates for April 21st 2022

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3) Intro to BrailleSense 6 Mini | Webinar Recording | HIMS

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4) Review: Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

This review comes to us courtesy of Tidbits Reader Judy Jones. On behalf of all of us here at Tidbits, thanks so much for sharing your experience with us:
https://www.toptechtidbits.com/72.html

5) Time Picker Widget in the Windows 11 Settings App | dSurf

In this lesson you learn how to locate and use the time picker widget in the Windows 11 Settings app. The time picker widget can be found in the "turn on do not disturb automatically settings" and in the "night light, set hours" as well as other places in the Settings app for scheduling purposes. Learn the concept behind its use and how to set it with the mouse or keyboard. In lesson eleven of our Windows 11 with JAWS series you learn the following: Locate the time picker widget in the "Do not disturb automatic rules" section of the Windows 11 Settings app. Use the time picker controls to change the hours, minutes, and period for "During these times" in the "Turn on do not disturb automatically" settings. Video Chapter Times: 00:00 Introduction and Objectives. 00:38 Time Picker Widget:
YouTube video: https://youtu.be/cgiL3dzTkSA
Web page with links to resources: https://dsurf.net/time-picker-widget/

6) How To Get The Best Out Of Accessibility Features In Windows 11

This TechRadar article does a good job of making the point that accessibility options are beneficial to everyone:
https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-get-the-best-out-of-accessibility-features-in-windows-11

7) Enhancements In JAWS 2022.2204.20 | April 2022

Enhancements for JAWS and Fusion are out. Changes to navigation quick keys and other web enhancements are among the changes:
https://support.freedomscientific.com/downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew#latest

8) GuideLights and Gadgets Announces New Daisy Player and Entertainment System, The Evo 12

GuideLights and Gadgets is pleased to announce the availability of their new daisy player and entertainment system, the Evo 12. It utilizes the highly listenable Sally and Joey voices and reads Bookshare as well as ePub, Word and text documents. It does not accept either BARD or Audible files. The Evo now supports the "ABC" method for entering text, along with its most exciting new feature, stereo recording from the internal microphone as well as from the Internet Radio and FM radio. For better reception, a flexible antenna has been added. Another unique and very popular feature makes possible basic editing of recorded files. The unit also contains a memo recorder, voice reminders and timers, a color reader, Internet radio, and a podcatcher to which your own entries can be added to the player database. The introductory price through July 31st 2022 is $289.00. The player is available both from GuideLights and Gadgets and their collaborative partner, Mystic Access. For additional information, contact Barry Scheur at (617) 969-7500 ☎ or bscheur.gadgetsandtech@gmail.com ✉.

9) New Sensor Technology Helps Blind And Visually Impaired Pedestrians Avoid Hazards

Cool Blind Tech brings us a story about a technology that would make navigating more accurate than GPS:
https://coolblindtech.com/new-sensor-technology-helps-blind-and-visually-impaired-pedestrians-avoid-hazards/

10) BARD Update

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled BARD app has been updated. The ability to sort and search Wish List and Previous Downloads is among the improvements:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bard-mobile/id705229586

11) A Year Ago, A New TikTok Feature Changed The Game For Its Deaf Users. Now, 'Deaftok' Is A Thriving And Inclusive Community

This is good evidence as to why including accessibility features so important. Many creators share their experiences as part of the Deaf community and its language and culture. They will often use hashtags to indicate they identify as deaf or hard-of-hearing (#hoh), or a combination of hashtags — many hard-of-hearing people also identify as deaf, regardless of their level of hearing loss, and as members or allies of the Deaf community which in the US typically shares the use of ASL:
https://www.insider.com/deaftok-deaf-hearing-asl-TikTok-creators-2022-4

12) CRADLE White Eye Detector

This app purports to assist users in detecting the appearance of white eye in pictures of their children. A white pupil can be a normal photographic effect in pictures (like red eye, but white). White eye can also be a symptom of multiple serious eye diseases such as retinoblastoma, pediatric cataract, and Coats' disease:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/white-eye-detector/id904042354

13) Accessible Fitness App

Tyler Merren, multi-Paralympian, has developed an accessible fitness app known as ReVision. This app is your personal trainer, it describes all the moves when doing any exercise. It can be found and installed on Apple or Android using these links:
Apple: https://apps.apple.com/in/app/revision-fitness/id1561742182 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.revision.fitness

14) Tech Designed To Aid Visually Impaired Could Benefit From Human-AI Collaboration

Remote sighted assistance (RSA) technology — which connects visually impaired individuals with human agents through a live video call on their smartphones — helps people with low or no vision navigate tasks that require sight. But what happens when existing computer vision technology doesn't fully support an agent in fulfilling certain requests, such as reading instructions on a medicine bottle or recognizing flight information on an airport's digital screen?
https://www.psu.edu/news/information-sciences-and-technology/story/tech-designed-aid-visually-impaired-could-benefit-human/


➜ Press Releases and Other News


1) Early Win For Deaf Plaintiff In VR Captioning Lawsuit

This is likely the first legal case for accessibility of virtual reality technologies:
https://www.lflegal.com/2022/04/vr-caption-lawsuit/

2) The Impact Of Motion Animation On Cognitive Disability

The impact of motion animation on people with a vestibular disorder is well documented, and known to cause nausea, dizziness, or headaches, in affected users. However the impact on people with some cognitive disabilities is less commonly discussed:
https://www.tpgi.com/the-impact-of-motion-animation-on-cognitive-disability/

3) GSA Looks Into Facial Recognition Bias And Improving Accessibility In Federal Web Services

The U.S. General Services Administration, which procures and investigates tech for things like government websites and online services, is making a two-pronged push for accessibility in its recently released Equity Action Plan. Websites must be made accessible beyond the bare minimum, it said, and bias in facial recognition systems means the feds will be avoiding it wherever possible:
https://techcrunch.com/2022/04/18/gsa-facial-recognition-bias-accessibility/

4) India's First Radio Channel For Visually-Impaired People 'Radio Aksh' Launched

Country's first-ever radio channel for the visually impaired, named 'Radio Aksh' has been launched in Nagpur, with the Blind Relief Association Nagpur and Samdrushti Kshamata Vikas Avam Anusandhan Mandal (Saksham) serving as the pioneers of the concept that will help the visually-impaired gain seamless access to education resources and audiobooks:
https://www.livemint.com/industry/media/indias-first-radio-channel-for-visually-impaired-people-radio-aksh-launched-in-nagpur-11650175552533.html

5) BlindSquare Responds to Request for Help for Ukraine

On March 31st, we were approached by Igor Kushni, a Ukrainian BlindSquare user, seeking help on behalf of persons who are blind and partially sighted in Ukraine. We immediately put a plan into action to support them. Below is Igor's plea for help for Ukrainian refugees:
https://www.blindsquare.com/2022/04/12/blindsquare-responds-to-request-for-help-for-ukraine/

6) APH Behind the Scenes: The Talking Book Studio

Have you ever wondered how talking books are produced for people who are blind and have low vision? We spoke with Studio Director Maggie Davis about how the Talking Book Studio serves APH and the field:
https://www.aph.org/aph-behind-the-scenes-the-talking-book-studio/

7) Georgia State Researchers Take Step Toward Developing 'Electric Eye'

Georgia State University researchers have successfully designed a new type of artificial vision device that incorporates a novel vertical stacking architecture and allows for greater depth of color recognition and scalability on a micro-level. The new research is published in the top journal ACS Nano:
https://news.gsu.edu/2022/04/18/georgia-state-researchers-take-step-toward-developing-electric-eye/

8) Kerala: This Device Made Of Biodegradable Plastic Can Help Visually-Impaired Students Learn English

Earlier, a single wooden device was used in one class and all students had to use it for learning. Akshi is a 3x3 grid device made of biodegradable plastic:
https://www.edexlive.com/news/2022/apr/15/kerala-this-device-made-ofbiodegradable-plastic-can-help-visually-impaired-students-learn-english-28321.html

9) Researchers Intend To Use Ultrasound Devices To Restore Vision To The Blind

Researchers are taking advantage of the fact that blind eyes can be stimulated by mechanical pressure. You might have even experienced this, if you have observed shapes and bright spots appearing after gently pushing on your eyeballs when your eyes are closed. Lu says, "The neurons present in the retina of the eye possess mechanically sensitive channels that respond to mechanical stimulation. These neurons are activated when we use ultrasound to generate mechanical pressure."
https://www.news9live.com/science/researchers-non-invasively-stimulate-blind-retinas-using-focused-ultrasound-164818


➜ Surveys


1) Survey | Help Researchers To Understand The Audio Perception Behavior of People With Visual Impairments

April 25th 2022 deadline to submit. | Hello. We are researchers from Indiana University Bloomington conducting an online survey to understand the audio perception behavior of people with visual impairments. I am inviting you to take part in a 25-30 minutes online survey from a place of your convenience. To participate in the survey, you must identify as visually impaired, must have normal hearing, and should be a native or bilingual speaker of English. You need to have access to a computer or laptop with a screen-reader and Internet connection. You should use headphones and should complete the survey in a quiet environment. For your participation, you will be paid $5 by an Amazon e-gift card. You will receive the URL link of the e-gift card within 3-5 business days after your participation. If you are interested in participating in our survey or have any questions about the study, please fill out the sign-up form below. Once you provide the details, one researcher will contact you via email or phone and send you the web link to participate in the survey. Alternatively, you may email Taslima Akter at takter@iu.edu ✉. Please click here to sign up:
https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bCt4WOvUkJworBA


➜ Featured Podcast Episodes


1) Gardening and Vision Loss | Hadley Presents: A Conversation with the Experts

April 15th 2022 | Master gardener Sue Brasel and Hadley's Chief Program Officer and gardener Ed Haines join us for a chat about gardening, no matter your level of vision or gardening experience. They share tips for how to get started, common challenges, and the many benefits of gardening:
https://hadley.edu/podcasts/hadley-presents-conversation-experts/gardening-and-vision-loss

2) Blind Android Users Podcast Episode 71, Notification Part 3 and ReVision

April 16th 2022 | This week, we conclude talking about the notifications section. We then catch up for a chat with Tyler Merren, multi-Paralympian, and developer of the ReVision Fitness app. In our app of the week section, we demo the ReVision an accessible fitness app. We bring the next episode of highlights from Talkback. Our podcast can be found on all popular podcasting platforms, on smart speakers and on YouTube at:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5iI0uwraRqqwFax9qHeOu4IczYW-SuUy

3) DM92 - Empty Pineapple Tweets

April 19th 2022 | In this episode of the DM Series, Damashe and Michael discuss the following Topics: Our current Livestream to Club Deck setup. Audio Hijack 4. Damashe's Audio Hijack Session. Loopback. Learning Resources Botley the Coding Robot. The Blackstone Outdoor griddle. The Meater wireless meat thermometer. Audio Hijack 4 Announcement. Automating Audio Hijack 4 with Shortcuts and JavaScript. Audio Hijack Scripting. BBQ In Tech. Give it a listen for a mix bag of technology topics:
https://yourownpay.com/dm92?utm_source=TopTechTidbit&utm_medium=Tidbits&utm_campaign=0419

4) Eyes on Success 2216 An Advocate For All

April 20th 2022 | As President and CEO of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, Virginia Jacko is committed to ensuring that the blind and visually impaired have equitable access to education, blindness prevention programs, and vision rehabilitation training. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Virginia about her advocacy work and highlights of her career:
https://www.eyesonsuccess.net/show%20notes/show%20notes%202216.htm


➜ Featured Webinars and Training Courses


1) Prep and Proof Google Documents Using Spelling and Grammar Features with JAWS

April 21st 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | Do you need to proof Google documents more efficiently with JAWS? Want to learn how to access and navigate the spelling and grammar options? Join us Thursday, April 21 at noon Eastern for a live webinar, Prep and Proof Google Documents Using Spelling and Grammar Features with JAWS. We'll provide an overview of the spelling and grammar options Google Docs offers, plus show you how to: Access the spelling and grammar checker using the keyboard. Navigate spelling options. Add a word to your personal dictionary. Access spelling and grammar options from the Tools menu. Check spelling one word at a time using the context menu. Access the dictionary definition of a word. Explore search results for a selected word. ACVREP credits will be available for those who attend the live webinar. Register:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dbuogL18Qji7zGU4AygHpQ

2) Presentation Anxiety? There's AT For That! Discover Present Pal | NOAT Webinar

April 22nd 2022 | 10:30 AM PT, 11:30 AM MT, 12:30 PM CT, 1:30 PM ET, 5:30 PM GMT | Using Technology To Improve Confidence And Reduce Anxiety In Presentations In A Remote And In-Person Setting. Join The Network of Assistive Technologists as we welcome Amer Latif and Ben Scott from Present Pal for this webinar. 95% of students experience presentation anxiety, and the existing ways students prepare for and deliver presentation tasks are not fully accessible. Why do students find presentations challenging, and does it matter? This session run by Amer Latif (VP of Sales) and Ben Scott (MA Psychology, University of St Andrews, MBPsS) will dive deeper into the challenges with presentations and the importance of learning this lifelong skill. Amer and Ben will also demonstrate the Present Pal App and how it can support students who experience challenges with presentation and communication tasks in the classroom. Present Pal is a communication tool that supports users to build their presentation skills and confidence through interactive and accessible flashcards. We are now supporting over 7000 students presenting with Present Pal in institutions such as Yale University, Cornell University, and the University of Memphis to reduce anxiety and boost student confidence. Join our session to: Learn more about the challenges of presentations for students with disabilities. Discuss how we can better support students to reduce anxiety and improve confidence with communication and presentation tasks. Find out more about the Present Pal tool and how it can help students learn this lifelong skill. Registration is Now Open - Visit the N.O.A.T. Events Site for more information and to register:
https://sites.google.com/NOAT.ca/events/

3) Tactile Graphics Open House | Andrew Heiskell Braille And Talking Book Library

April 23rd 2022 | 10:30 AM ET PT, 11:30 AM ET MT, 12:30 PM ET CT, 1:30 PM ET, 5:30 PM GMT | Saturday April 23rd 2022 from 1:30 - 3:00 PM ET. Whether you're new to the concept of images you can explore by touch or a seasoned tactile graphics creator, the Dimensions Lab is here to support you. Come explore our range of graphics embossers, 3D printers, a swell-form machine, a refreshable graphics tablet, and analog tools for tech-free, stress-free accessible drawing. This hands-on event will take place in person: kindly rsvp to ChanceyFleet@nypl.org ✉ to reserve your spot!

4) Technology Blogs and Podcasts | Hadley Tech It Out Discussion Group

April 26th 2022 | 5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 12PM GMT, 4/27 | It's great to know that for every tech topic out there, someone has researched and shared what's available and how to use it. Join us as we explore blogs and podcasts on technology from a blind and low vision perspective:
https://zoom.us/j/468325263?utm_source=sfmc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Tech+It+Out+Next+Episode+Reminder&utm_term=https%3a%2f%2fzoom.us%2fj%2f468325263&utm_id=30253&sfmc_id=17563849&utm_source=sfmc&utm_term=&utm_content=10757&utm_id=52eff567-e340-4b6c-80f5-9bdaed753c04&sfmc_activityid=949f6754-041a-47e5-9588-dd497c83cebe&utm_medium=email#success

5) A Look at Programming Languages and Concepts for Blind and Low Vision Coders | APH

April 26th 2022 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 5PM GMT | Thanks to a generous grant from CDW, The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is proud to offer introductory coding courses for blind and visually impaired youth and adults. These courses are designed to familiarize blind and low vision young adults and adults with basic coding tools, challenges navigating these tools with assistive technology such as screen readers, and techniques for navigating those challenges. Join Florian Beijers, a blind coder, as he guides you through learning the basics of coding in multiple programming languages. This is the second in a series of four courses. This second course takes place Tuesdays in April at 1:00 PM Eastern time. Classes will be April 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern daylight time, but all sessions will be recorded and available soon after the live class for those who cannot attend at the scheduled time. If you cannot attend at the scheduled time, please be sure to register for the webinar so that you will receive all emails, including links to the recordings. Pre-requisite knowledge: At least intermediate familiarity with a screen reader with speech and/or braille, or intermediate familiarity with a screen magnification program. Ability to use the internet to accomplish tasks such as searching for and reading information, completing forms, and using keyboard shortcuts to navigate, read, and edit. Ability to follow written instructions to independently download and install programs and extensions. Willingness to participate in the entire course consisting of 4 weekly sessions; each session will last 90 minutes. Willingness to spend at least two hours per week on review and homework. Lesson Plan Goal: Introduce students to multiple coding modalities and how to navigate barriers encountered. Learning Objectives: 1. Identify three reasons to use ARIA and when not to use it. 2. Explain at least three requirements for web accessibility using ARIA. 3. Successfully apply Python basics to at least three coding tasks. 4. Describe use of Python in web application, data science, and automation. 5. Identify at least two obstacles present in the development field for blind and low vision coders, and two strategies to either join a development team or take a software development-related study. Materials Needed: screen reader with speech output or Braille display and/or screen magnification program. Here is the link to register:
https://aph.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_COVPq9ogT96c_X8XbSRPtA

6) VPAT® 101: Introduction to the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

April 27th 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | A Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is a great way to document your product's accessibility, but many companies are unaware of their existence and how to use them. Join Accessibility Engineers Brian Elton and Mitchell Evan from TPGi for answers to questions such as: What information is contained in a VPAT. Is a VPAT just for websites. Is every organization required to have one. How can a company secure a VPAT? Is it better to create it in-house or get a third party involved? TPGi's webinar will answer those questions and more, and explain how your organization can benefit from a VPAT. Register today:
https://www.tpgi.com/webinar-april-27-at-12pm-et-vpat-101-introduction-voluntary-product-accessibility-template/

7) Assistive Technology Training, Assessment, Equipment & Accessibility Services: How These Can Benefit You, Your Organization, or Clients | Access Ingenuity

April 27th 2022 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 5PM GMT | Do you need help determining if you or your client needs assistive technology training or if the problem results from the materials not being made accessible? Do you know what type of assistive technology is necessary or if it is required to get an assessment? Join Zhi Huang and Ian Ramos from Access Ingenuity to explore these services and how they can be beneficial. Learning Outcomes: Explore the benefits of assistive technology training. Discuss when you may need an assistive technology assessment versus just getting specific equipment. Compare documents that are not accessible versus documents that are accessible. Meeting ID: 894 9446 0678 | Passcode: 739184 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,89494460678#,,,,*739184# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89494460678?pwd=dTR2ZlBJbWZ6UGJuSU9TNWdBZC9iUT09

8) What Does it Meme?: Understanding and Sharing Visual Culture | Andrew Heiskell Braille And Talking Book Library

May 2nd 2022 | 3PM PT, 4PM MT, 5PM CT, 6PM ET, 10PM GMT | Monday May 2, 6:00 - 7:30 PM Eastern Memes are a rich part of Internet culture but, usually, they're not accessible to blind and low-vision people. Join us as we dive into the meaning and evolution of memes, and explore how concise, evocative description can create equity of access in digital spaces. This event will take place online:
https://nypl.zoom.us/j/87873411950?pwd=c1gwWTdQV0V1aG1ScG50OTVLUVFudz09#success

9) American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference (AFBLC)

May 2nd 2022 through May3rd 2022 | Hyatt Regency Arlington, Virginia. Join us for the American Foundation for the Blind's Leadership Conference (AFBLC), which will take place at the Hyatt Regency, Arlington, Virginia this year. We aim to create a world of no limits for people who are blind. We are committed to putting inclusion to work, which will be a major emphasis of our 2022 AFBLC. AFBLC provides a forum in which leaders from a variety of fields-including research, technology, education, corporations, health and government organizations — have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of best practices, refine leadership skills, identify inclusion practices that work, and share concerns and strategies. The Migel Medal, the highest honor in the blindness field, as well as the Corinne Kirchner Research Award and the newly established Llura Gund Leadership Award will be presented at the AFB Leadership Conference. We look forward to gathering with you to explore the conference themes of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility:
https://www.afb.org/about-afb/events-and-awards/afblc2022?sourceid=&ms=N422JAN2EM3LC&emci=613b769b-b58e-ec11-a507-281878b83d8a&emdi=e828bc7c-418f-ec11-a507-281878b83d8a&ceid=8505425

10) Intro to Facebook with Accessibility in Mind | Andrew Heiskell Braille And Talking Book Library

May 5th 2022 | 11AM PT, 12PM MT, 1PM CT, 2PM ET, 6PM GMT | Thursday May 5th 2022 from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET. We'll go over the basics of navigating Facebook with confidence on mobile and the web. Learn how to create posts including links and photos, navigate the News Feed, access important settings, handle messages and more. This hybrid event will take place online and in person. Please RSVP to chanceyfleet@nypl.org ✉ to attend in person, or register for the Zoom:
https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAud-6prjIiHNLfBON7AHjHx7b0LE-PELaN?_x_zm_rtaid=O_T4jl2gQk-eJ1vIXaeqDw.1648421599270.e098cddc0d3e6ab8b653afe6c5833f53&_x_zm_rhtaid=371

11) iPhone Chat for Voiceover Beginners | Andrew Heiskell Braille And Talking Book Library

May 7th 2022 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 5PM GMT | First Saturdays (April 2, May 7, June 4) 1:00 - 2:15 PM ET. If you're new to using Voiceover on the iPhone or if you're still working toward confidence, this discussion group is for you. We'll spend some time going over the theory of how screen readers work, gestures everyone needs to know, and some strategies for getting help. Then, we'll open it up for questions and networking. This event will take place online:
https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vcuiqqjwtHdzr8bnEn6y-ypuxRhgkdvwz

12) iPhone Chat for Voiceover Users: Beyond the Basics | Andrew Heiskell Braille And Talking Book Library

May 7th 2022 | 11:30AM PT, 12:30AM, 1:30PM CT, 2:30PM ET, 6:30PM GMT | First Saturdays (April 2, May 7, June 4) from 2:30 - 4:00 PM ET. Talk about customizing gestures and settings, exploring new apps, choosing accessories, dealing with bugs, and whatever else comes to mind. This is a space for any and all Voiceover topics that go beyond the basics of using common gestures and built-in apps. This event will take place online:
https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vcuiqqjwtHdzr8bnEn6y-ypuxRhgkdvwz

13) The Web is Inherently Accessible | AccessU 2022 | TPGi

May 10th 2022 | 6:30AM PT, 7:30AM MT, 8:30AM CT, 9:30AM ET, 1:30PM GMT | Rachele DiTullio. Expand your accessibility knowledge by checking out some of the excellent sessions at AccessU. The schedule includes one day of pre-conference workshops followed by three days of live training and Q&A sessions. All times are US Central Time. Join TPGi's accessibility experts as they share their knowledge and present on some excellent topics.
https://knowbility.org/programs/accessu-2022

14) Using the JAWS Screen Reader to Create Better Digital Content | AccessU 2022 | TPGi

May 10th 2022 | 11:45AM PT, 12:45PM MT, 1:45PM CT, 2:45PM ET, 6:45PM GMT | Rachele DiTullio. Expand your accessibility knowledge by checking out some of the excellent sessions at AccessU. The schedule includes one day of pre-conference workshops followed by three days of live training and Q&A sessions. All times are US Central Time. Join TPGi's accessibility experts as they share their knowledge and present on some excellent topics.
https://knowbility.org/programs/accessu-2022

15) Hiring for Cognitive Diversity in Tech | AccessU 2022 | TPGi

May 10th 2022 | 1:30PM PT, 2:30PM MT, 3:30PM CT, 4:30PM ET, 8:30PM GMT | LE Silveus McNamara. Expand your accessibility knowledge by checking out some of the excellent sessions at AccessU. The schedule includes one day of pre-conference workshops followed by three days of live training and Q&A sessions. All times are US Central Time. Join TPGi's accessibility experts as they share their knowledge and present on some excellent topics.
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16) Making Streaming Video Inclusive | AccessU 2022 | TPGi

May 11th 2022 | 6:30AM PT, 7:30AM MT, 8:30AM CT, 9:30AM ET, 1:30PM GMT | Carolina Crespo, Rachele DiTullio, Charu Panhdi. Expand your accessibility knowledge by checking out some of the excellent sessions at AccessU. The schedule includes one day of pre-conference workshops followed by three days of live training and Q&A sessions. All times are US Central Time. Join TPGi's accessibility experts as they share their knowledge and present on some excellent topics.
https://knowbility.org/programs/accessu-2022

17) Premium Services Using Alexa and Google | Technology User Group

May 14 2022 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 2PM GMT | All events are currently being held via teleconference until further notice. No programs will be held in person. Please dial (319) 527-4994 ☎ at 10 AM ET. Alexa and Google are adding premium services to their skill set. How do you subscribe to these services and use them?
https://www.marylandlibraries.org/Pages/Technology%20User%20Group.aspx

18) Where in the World: Accessible Wayfinding and Mapping for iOS | Andrew Heiskell Braille And Talking Book Library

May 18th 2022 | 12PM PT, 1PM MT, 2PM CT, 3PM ET, 7PM GMT | Wednesday May 18th 2022 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET. We'll explore accessible mainstream apps like Apple and Google Maps, which can give you walking or transit directions and help you discover points of interest in your city. Plus, we'll explore Microsoft Soundscape and GoodMaps, two apps built to give you precise, accessible guidance. This event will take place in person and online. To attend in person, please RSVP to ChanceyFleet@nypl.org ✉ or register via Zoom to join online:
https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrcu2rrjkjGd0aaqdPZNDeB4iaC3L06-Lo

19) iPhone Chat for Voiceover Beginners | Andrew Heiskell Braille And Talking Book Library

June 4th 2022 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 5PM GMT | First Saturdays (April 2, May 7, June 4) 1:00 - 2:15 PM ET. If you're new to using Voiceover on the iPhone or if you're still working toward confidence, this discussion group is for you. We'll spend some time going over the theory of how screen readers work, gestures everyone needs to know, and some strategies for getting help. Then, we'll open it up for questions and networking. This event will take place online:
https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vcuiqqjwtHdzr8bnEn6y-ypuxRhgkdvwz

20) iPhone Chat for Voiceover Users: Beyond the Basics | Andrew Heiskell Braille And Talking Book Library

June 4th 2022 | 11:30AM PT, 12:30AM, 1:30PM CT, 2:30PM ET, 6:30PM GMT | First Saturdays (April 2, May 7, June 4) from 2:30 - 4:00 PM ET. Talk about customizing gestures and settings, exploring new apps, choosing accessories, dealing with bugs, and whatever else comes to mind. This is a space for any and all Voiceover topics that go beyond the basics of using common gestures and built-in apps. This event will take place online:
https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vcuiqqjwtHdzr8bnEn6y-ypuxRhgkdvwz

21) Using iOS Shortcuts | Andrew Heiskell Braille And Talking Book Library

June 9th 2022 | 11AM PT, 12PM MT, 1PM CT, 2PM ET, 6PM GMT | Thursday June 9, 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern. Shortcuts can be used to automate tasks and save time. Join us to explore examples of effective shortcuts and learn to create your own. This event will take place in person and online. Email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org ✉ to RSVP in person, or register to participate online:
https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElc-itrjgvHNDogsDg6wMe47pOluSIcXYI?_x_zm_rtaid=O_T4jl2gQk-eJ1vIXaeqDw.1648421599270.e098cddc0d3e6ab8b653afe6c5833f53&_x_zm_rhtaid=371

22) Gadgets and Apps for Safe Navigation | Technology User Group

June 11th 2022 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 2PM GMT | All events are currently being held via teleconference until further notice. No programs will be held in person. Please dial (319) 527-4994 ☎ at 10 AM ET. There are many apps and devices that can aid a visually impaired traveler through the unknown. Avoid low-hanging obstacles and other obstructions. Which ones can you afford and which ones offer the best protection?
https://www.marylandlibraries.org/Pages/Technology%20User%20Group.aspx

23) Tactile Drawing from Still Life | Andrew Heiskell Braille And Talking Book Library

June 11th 2022 | 10:30 AM PT, 11:30 AM MT, 12:30 PM CT, 1:30 PM ET, 5:30 PM GMT | Saturday June 11th 2022 from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern In this hands-on workshop, we'll explore still life scenes of 3D objects and then create accessible tactile drawings. A variety of tactile media will be offered. This hands-on event will take place in person. Please email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org ✉ to RSVP.

24) Intro to Google Translate | Andrew Heiskell Braille And Talking Book Library

June 15th 2022 | 11AM PT, 12PM MT, 1PM CT, 2PM ET, 6PM GMT | Wednesday June 15th 2022 from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern. Take a deep dive into this powerful cross-platform tool for translation. We'll explore how to translate from speech, text, handwriting and the camera; how to build a list of phrases you use often; and what you need to know about conversational and continuous translation. This event will take place in person and online. Email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org ✉ to attend in person, or register to participate online:
https://nypl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElc-itrjgvHNDogsDg6wMe47pOluSIcXYI?_x_zm_rtaid=5aP3v6sNTtuCFyUfVDXxaQ.1648429186785.e6167c6b9ddb64d3c5052fc57b1d89aa&_x_zm_rhtaid=506

25) Eye Drop Webinar | Accessible Pharmacy

June 22nd 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | This webinar will have a live ASL interpreter, and closed captioning. If you are unable to attend, still be sure to register to receive access to the webinar audio and video via email afterwards. Please join us as we discuss tips and techniques for using eye drops as well as trends in eye drop refill legislation. Speakers will include experts from The Chicago Lighthouse and Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind. Questions? Please contact info@accessiblepharmacy.com ✉. To read about the speakers and to register, click the link below:
https://www.accessiblepharmacy.com/eye-drop-webinar/


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➜ The FREE, Virtual 2022 National Coding Symposium is Back, May 9-May 13, 2022

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➜ GuideLights and Gadgets: New Daisy Player and Entertainment System, The Evo 12

We are pleased to announce the availability of our new daisy player and entertainment system, the Evo 12. It utilizes the highly listenable Sally and Joey voices and reads Bookshare as well as epub, word and text documents. It does not accept either BARD or Audible files. The Evo now supports the "abc" method for entering text, along with its most exciting new feature, stereo recording from the internal microphone as well as from the Internet radio and FM radio. For better reception, a flexible antenna has been added. Another unique and very popular feature makes possible basic editing of recorded files. The unit also contains a memo recorder, voice reminders and timers, a color reader, Internet radio, and podcatcher to which your own entries can be added to the player database. The introductory price through July 31st is $289.00. The player is available both from GuideLights and Gadgets and from our collaborative partner, Mystic Access. For additional information, contact Barry Scheur at (617) 969-7500 ☎ or bscheur.gadgetsandtech@gmail.com ✉.

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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 Pluggable 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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➜ New Spring Session of Screen Reader User Tester Training Program at the Carroll Center for the Blind

Launch your career in the digital accessibility field! The Carroll Center for the Blind's new 7-week intensive Screen Reader User Tester Training program allows participants to learn and grow their ability to professionally explore, test, and report findings regarding the accessibility of websites, mobile applications, and digital document files using screen readers. Want to learn more? Start your journey to becoming a Screen Reader User Tester by visiting:
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