Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 19, 2022 - Volume 859
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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Dear Tidbits Subscriber,
1) Top 5 Most Clicked Tidbits From Last Week
A.) JAWS Power Tip: Lock Your Keyboard With JAWS (10.1% of all clicks.)
B.) Free Guide for Blind iPhone Users (7.5% of all clicks.)
C.) Freedom Scientific May 2022 Training Events (5.4% of all clicks.)
D.) What are Hearables? (4.1% of all clicks.)
E.) Microsoft Adaptive Accessories (3.9% of all clicks.)
2) Happy 11th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) From Top Tech Tidbits
Please join all of us here at Tidbits in celebrating 11th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) today. The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than one billion people with disabilities / impairments:
3) Reflections for Global #Accessibility Awareness Day #GAAD | Jonathan Mosen
Our past success wasn't inevitable, our future success is not guaranteed:
4) Apple Previews Innovative Accessibility Features
Using advancements across hardware, software, and machine learning, people who are blind or low vision can use their iPhone and iPad to navigate the last few feet to their destination with Door Detection; users with physical and motor disabilities who may rely on assistive features like Voice Control and Switch Control can fully control Apple Watch from their iPhone with Apple Watch Mirroring; and the Deaf and hard of hearing community can follow Live Captions on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Apple is also expanding support for its industry-leading screen reader VoiceOver with over 20 new languages and locales. These features will be available later this year with software updates across Apple platforms:
5) Breaking: Android 13 will Include Built-in Braille Support, Supplanting BrailleBack
Android 13 will at long last include built-in braille support without the need to download a separate app. The feature was announced by Google's Nimer Jaber during a session at this year's IO conference:
6) Free Educational Game App to Explore Sonification
Sonification is a technology that represents data and information in non-speech sound. This emerging technology can provide additional or alternative access to information. Learn how this works in 'CosmoBally on Sonoplanet', the new, educational game app by Sonokids Australia. Can you HEAR what shape it is? Free, for iOS and Android, suitable for young and old. By completing the anonymous 2 minutes' user survey (optional) your feedback will support ongoing work on accessible sonification:
7) Human-Narrated Audiobooks (Beta) Are Here
Bookshare announced that they are adding over 5,000 audiobooks to its library for members to download. Previously, Bookshare's offerings were text-only, which members used text-to-speech software to access:
8) Deafblind Communities May Be Creating a New Language of Touch
Tactile sign may be evolving:
9) NV Access In-Process for May 18th 2022
We've got some helpful info for NVDA users in or from Ukraine this week. Plus a workaround for an issue affecting some Dell users. But first, we are getting ever closer to NVDA 2022.1:
10) 4 Common Myths About Braille and Web Accessibility
Support for electronic braille devices has grown over the past decade, but braille is often ignored in discussions of web accessibility. In this article, we'll discuss four common misconceptions about braille users and provide some quick tips for considering people with vision disabilities when designing your content:
11) Video Playlist From Microsoft Ability Summit 2022
Here you will find all recorded sessions from the Microsoft Ability Summit, hosted virtually on May 10th 2022:
12) Dolphin Upcoming Webinars List
13) Microsoft Adding Accessibility Features To Windows 11
Last year, Microsoft announced a commitment to closing the disability divide and to work toward improving educational employment opportunities for people with disabilities around the world. The Windows 11 launch, last fall, included a whole host of accessibility improvements, such as appealing sound schemes, closed caption customizations, and a more responsive and flexible experience for working with assistive technologies and accessibility. Since its launch, Microsoft is adding additional features, such as system-wide live captions and more powerful voice access tools:
14) Toggle Full Screen in a Microsoft Teams Meeting
When you join a Microsoft Teams meeting, the meeting usually opens in a separate window. You can always maximize an application window by pressing Alt + Space, then X, or Windows key + Up Arrow. But you can get rid of the title bar at the top of the Teams meeting window by pressing F11. This gives a little more space for the application. It is actually the same shortcut to activate full screen in a browser window, and other applications like File Explorer:
15) New Update for Envision Glasses Version 1.6.0
This new major update brings additions like Smart Guidance and Layout Detection to the reading functions. Videos detailing each topic available here:
16) How Mozilla Thunderbird Is Making a Comeback in 2022
Thunderbird has been around since 2003, but it has stalled in recent years due to dwindling interest from Mozilla and limited funds. However, the project is now making a resurgence, and it might be worth your time to try:
17) A Comprehensive Overview Of Windows 11 22H2, The OS's First Big Yearly Update
A look at the most significant features coming to the OS later this year:
18) The Sony Alpha 7 IV Camera Has a Screen Reader Feature for the Vision Impaired
Photography is an inherently visual medium, but that does not mean those without perfect eyesight can't enjoy it. Sony seems to have recognized this and added a screen reading feature to its Alpha 7 IV camera to help the vision-impaired:
19) 7 Common Mistakes That Are Damaging Your Smartphone
Everyone does it. We're all human, after all. But, if you avoid these mistakes, your smartphone is guaranteed to last longer:
20) #CSUNATC22 Audio: Hable Is The New Tactile Assistant For Your Smartphone
Braille Screen Input, or BSI, is a great choice for those who like that approach on a touch sensitive glass screen. But there is now more than one way to input a cord these days andFreek van Welsenis, Co-Founder of Hable, offers to J.J. another alternative for smartphone navigation. The lightweight Hable is a Bluetooth enabled input device for Android and iOS that has been sweeping its way across the EU. And now it sets its sights on a U.S. launch:
➜ Press Releases and Other News
1) Could Neuralink Neuroprosthetic Device Help Tinnitus?
Australian author and academic David Tuffley challenges bold claims that a neuroprosthetic device developed by Elon Musk's Neuralink start-up company could "cure tinnitus" within five years:
2) National Braille Press Creates New Technology For Blind Community In 21st Century
A white classic colonial style building on St. Stephen Street in Boston's Fenway district holds some of the most innovative and collaborative work for the blind community:
3) The City Of Winnipeg Launches App For Residents With Mobility Issues To Book Accessible Cab Rides
The City of Winnipeg has launched a service and app that will enable wheelchair users to book rides with accessible vehicles from several taxi and private transportation providers:
4) U.S. Department of Education Announces Intent to Strengthen and Protect Rights for Students with Disabilities by Amending Regulations Implementing Section 504
The Department's Office for Civil Rights will solicit public comments to help decide how best to improve current regulations to assist America's students. As part of the development of the proposed amendments to the Section 504 regulations, the Department is soliciting public input. Interested parties may go to www2.ed.gov/policy/rights/reg/ocr/ to submit comments:
5) Hadley offers Invaluable Help for Visually Impaired Travelers to Make the Most of Vacation
Many of us are looking forward to traveling again this summer. For the millions of older Americans with visual impairments, however, traveling may seem like more of a challenge, especially if their eye condition is new to them. But with a little preparation and proper resources, those with low vision or blindness can continue to enjoy traveling:
6) Expand Your Definition Of Inclusivity: How Employers Can Support Blind Talent
In today's competitive labor market, many employers are working to expand who and where they recruit from, going as far as to remove location or college degree requirements. And yet, disabled populations, like those who are blind or visually impaired, are still vastly underemployed:
1) APH Surveys Page
Surveys help inform APH of the greatest needs in the community so they can gear their efforts toward making sure those needs are met. Ongoing APH surveys can be found here:
➜ Featured Podcast Episodes
1) Finding the Funny After Vision Loss | Hadley Presents: A Conversation with the Experts
May 13th 2022 | IT professional and stand-up comedian Todd Blenkhorn talks about his personal journey with vision loss and how his passion for stand-up helped him find and share the humor in daily interactions.
2) Blind Android Users Podcast Episode 75, A Time To Celebrate With Our Readers And Listeners And Thoughts On Google IO 2022
May 14th 2022 | We celebrated our 75th episode with some of our listeners that joined us. We discussed our thoughts on the just occurred Google IO 2022. The playlist of Google with presentations on accessibility can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOU2XLYxmsILw2VmhxUWyd_imCrJef_iz. Our podcast can be found on all popular podcatchers, on Spotify, on smart speakers and on this YouTube playlist:
3) Mosen At Large Episode 178: Some Braille Users May Be Locked Out Of The New Talkback Braille Support, The Revision Fitness App, And Farewell To The Ipod Touch
4) Eyes on Success 2220 Encore of 2102 Access Technology Reminiscences
May 18th 2022 | David Bradburn, Vice-President Global Sales at Humanware, has been involved in the access technology field for over 35 years. A lot has changed over that time. Listen in on a conversation between David as a salesman and host Peter Torpey as a user as they reminisce about the evolution of access technology equipment since the early days:
5) Blind Abilites Podcast: QuickByte: Hiding Screen Pages on Your Apple Device and Still Accessing Everything
May 18th 2022 | In this QuickByte demo, previously published in the Tech Abilities episode, Jeff takes us through the process of hiding and unhiding a Screen page on the iPhone. When you have a lot of apps and widgets filling screen pages and want to clean up the experience, you can hide the pages and still be able to access the apps through the Library, the Library search and with the Siri assistant. Just double tap and hold on the page number and then select the page you want to hide or unhide and single finger double tap. And lastly, Tap on Done and there you go!
➜ Featured Webinars and Training Courses
1) The National Transition Conversation 2022: APH Transition Hub & Pre ETS Program Field Updates
May 19th 2022 | 11AM PT, 12PM MT, 1PM CT, 2PM ET, 6PM GMT | The National Transition Conversation 2022: APH Transition Hub & Pre ETS Program field updates Lisamaria Martinez, Richard Rueda. ACVREP credits available. Wondering how can APH Transition Hub support and increase the number of families that are directed to your summer residential program? Learn the latest innovations from APH CareerConnect. Join the National Transition Conversation as the APH ConnectCenter unveils the latest features of the Transition Hub project, and shares updates on CareerConnect. Just in time for summer programming across the United States, the National Transition Conversation will provide three mini forums spotlighting some of our partner transition programs and services. The second hour will provide a forum for practitioners, rehabilitation personnel, transition specialists and program administrators to share their own program successes and learn from other programs. Register here:
2) Navigating the Web Today, Tips on Accessing Common Web Page Elements with JAWS | Freedom Scientific
May 19th 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | Do you find navigating certain web elements challenging? Want to clear the clutter when accessing information? Join us Thursday, May 19, 2022, at noon Eastern Time for a live webinar, "Navigating the Web Today, Tips on Accessing Common Web Page Elements with JAWS." We'll provide an overview of several web page elements you may encounter when surfing the web, and show you how to: Access expandable menus. Navigate modals. Customize websites using Flexible Web so web page content is easier to read. ACVREP credits will be available for those who attend the live webinar:
3) Creating Inclusive Customer Experiences Through Digital Accessibility | TPGi GAAD 2022 Agenda
May 19th 2022 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 3PM GMT | In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), TPGi is connecting with and highlighting individuals that are passionate about advancing digital accessibility programs at their organizations and are focused on creating inclusive customer experiences. Join host TPGi's Mark Miller, Director — Emerging Accounts & Platform, with special guests. This conversation will help you learn about how these individuals started their accessibility program, the challenges they encountered, what maturity stage their accessibility program is currently, and helpful tips they can share to help your digital accessibility operate more efficiently. Save your seat for this conversation; you won't want to miss it! Register today!
4) OrCam Free Demo Day | AdaptiVision
May 20th 2022 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 2PM GMT | AdaptiVision is delighted to offer a free OrCam Demo Day on Friday, May 20th 2022. Attendees will have the chance to try out the latest OrCam assistive devices for low vision and blindness, including the OrCam MyEye and the OrCam Read Smart. These high-tech devices use artificial intelligence to convert visual information into audio, helping the user read text, recognize faces, distinguish colors and currency, and identify products. They are small, discreet, and easy to use. Notably, the Read Smart, a handheld reader designed for people with low vision, dyslexia, or other reading challenges, was named one of TIME Magazine's 100 Best Inventions of 2021. The demo day will be held at The Carroll Center for the Blind, one of the nation's preeminent vision rehabilitation centers. Event details: Date: Friday, May 20, 2022. Location: The Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458. Time: 10:00 AM. Cost: Free. Pre-registration is required. Visit the link below to learn more and register:
5) Computer Magnification Made Easy | From IRIE-AT: SuperNova 10-Minute Trainings
May 24th 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | Join Miranda McPherson, AT Trainer, Professor and SuperNova user each week as she delivers practical, 10-minute training webinars that will help you build core computing skills using SuperNova Magnifier, Speech and Screen Reader:
6) A Webinar Of Anxiety: Developments In Accessibility For People With Anxiety And Panic Disorders | TPGi
May 24th 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, XXX GMT | Presenter: Dr. David Swallow, Lead UX Consultant and Senior Accessibility Engineer. Awareness of the impact of online accessibility for people with anxiety and panic disorders has grown in recent years. High-pressure sales tactics and deceptive patterns have caught the attention of lawmakers. Banks have introduced new measures to support vulnerable customers. Social media companies have recognized the impact of their services on users' mental health. But has this made any difference? In this webinar, TPGi's Dr. David Swallow, Lead UX Consultant and Senior Accessibility Engineer will provide an update on developments in understanding this often-overlooked aspect of web accessibility. He'll explore aspects of user interface and user experience design that contribute to feelings of anxiety and panic. He'll also examine whether the web is still as anxiety-inducing as ever, highlight recent initiatives aimed at addressing anxiety-related issues, and share recommendations on what organizations can do to improve the user experience for people with anxiety and panic disorders:
7) Brailliant BI X and Mantis Q40 — What's new in Version 2.0.0? | The Braillists Foundation
May 24th 2022 | 5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 12AM, 5/25 GMT | Version 2.0.0 is coming soon and will contain some significant new enhancements for the Brailliant BI X and Mantis Q40 braille displays. If you want to be more productive and efficient using your Braille display, join Andrew and Peter to find out what's new in the most updated software version. We are sure there will be some tremendous good reasons you should update to the latest software. Don't worry, and we will make sure to have time for your questions at the end:
8) Basics of PowerPoint Remediation | Access Ingenuity
May 25th 2022 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 5PM GMT | Join Rachel Reeves from Access Ingenuity to learn how to make your PowerPoint file as accessible as possible for screen readers. Learning Outcomes: Highlight the use of Office formatting features and how to leverage them to create the most accessible end product possible. Explore the accessibility tools in PowerPoint such as the Reading Order pane and how to add alternative text. Go through the steps in creating a clean PowerPoint Accessibility Check. Meeting ID: 819 7420 5040 | Passcode: 255996 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,81974205040#,,,,*255996# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Join Zoom Meeting:
9) Reading and Typing Anywhere | From IRIE-AT: SuperNova 10-Minute Trainings
May 31st 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | Join Miranda McPherson, AT Trainer, Professor and SuperNova user each week as she delivers practical, 10-minute training webinars that will help you build core computing skills using SuperNova Magnifier, Speech and Screen Reader:
10) 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:
11) 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:
12) 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:
13) Gadgets and Apps for Safe Navigation | Technology User Group, Maryland State Library
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?
14) 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.
15) 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:
16) 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 email@example.com ✉. To read about the speakers and to register, click the link below:
17) Accessible Book Apps | Technology User Group, Maryland State Library
July 9th 2022 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 2PM GMT | Accessibility can mean smartphone, computer, e-reader, or smart device. 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:
18) NaviLens and Apple air Tags | Technology User Group, Maryland State Library
August 13th 2022 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 2PM GMT | Labeling and tracking just got a whole lot easier! Learn how to use these exciting new products. 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:
19) Pixel Phone | Technology User Group, Maryland State Library
September 10th 2022 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 2PM GMT | Has Android bridged the gap with Apple with this remarkable new device? 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:
20) iOS 16 Review And Editing Voice Memos | Technology User Group, Maryland State Library
October 1st 2022 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 2PM GMT | Every year we look for accessibility improvements in our i-devices. See what is new in this latest version of the Apple operating system. 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:
21) AT Gifts for the Holidays | Technology User Group, Maryland State Library
November 5th 2022 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 2PM GMT | Our annual look at gadgets and gizmos that will make your holiday season a successful one. 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:
22) 20 Websites to Bookmark for 2023 | Technology User Group, Maryland State Library
November 5th 2022 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 2PM GMT | Technology keeps changing and so do the websites that are useful in our everyday lives. Find out why these 20 websites are so important for 2023. 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:
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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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➜ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ✉.
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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!
➜ Pluggable 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 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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About: ATGuys.com. Your access technology experts, home for cool gadgets, accessories, and more. Our products are all tested to work great for blind and visually impaired users but also work just as well for anyone. If there's an item you're looking for, or if you have a question, please don't hesitate to send us a message or call (269) 216-4798 ☎.
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Double Tap TV is a weekly tech show on AMI-tv, (also available on CBC Gem in Canada and YouTube). Each week join hosts Steven Scott (@blindguytech) and Marc Aflalo (@marcaflalo) as they help viewers better understand how technology can assist in everyday life. Its tech from an accessible point of view! The show features interviews with some of the biggest names in consumer tech and features up and coming companies and services. Subscribe to the Double Tap TV YouTube Channel today at:
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