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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 28, 2022 - Volume 869

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

A.) JAWS Power Tip: Using Speech on Demand (7.2% of all clicks.)
Courtesy of Freedom Scientific:
https://www.toptechtidbits.com/99.html

B.) My Experience Taking The Covid-19 Home Accessible Test | Scott Davert | Tech-VI List (6.4% of all clicks.)
I had to take a Covid test over the weekend and figured I would share my experience. Since I do not have any vision, I'm not able to provide feedback from that perspective. First, the box that arrives contained 2 tests:
https://groups.io/g/tech-vi/message/2356

C.) Fast Highlighting Using Two Keyboard Shortcuts In Word (6.2% of all clicks.)
There are two keyboard shortcuts to highlight text in Word, for some reason Microsoft has hidden the main one and the alternative has an annoying inconsistency:
https://office-watch.com/2022/fast-highlighting-two-shortcuts-word/

D.) Tips For Soup and Salad | Hadley Dining Out Series (4.6% of all clicks.)
Learn a few tips to enjoy soup and salad with skill, no matter what's on the menu - and no matter your level of vision:
https://hadley.edu/workshops/dining-out-series/tips-for-soup-and-salad

E.) What Are the Top 6 Problem Spots for Blind Testers in Accessibility Testing? (4.1% of all clicks.)
Here is an article on barriers blind testers may face when checking for accessibility issues on the web:
https://equalentry.com/accessibility-problems-blind-testers/

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3) Top Tech Tidbits Publisher Updates for July 28th 2022

Updates this week include: New Publisher Updates Section Now Available on the Top Tech Tidbits Website | Top Tech Tidbits Now Offers Submission Forms To Content Contributors For All Sections of the Newsletter | Calendar For Sponsors Updated To Include Usage Information:
https://www.toptechtidbits.com/103.html

4) JAWS with Microsoft Office Power Tip: Outlook 365 and the Focused Inbox

Courtesy of Freedom Scientific:
https://www.toptechtidbits.com/102.html

5) Dolphin SuperNova Power Tip: Adding A Permanent Place Marker To A Web Page

Courtesy of Dolphin Computer Access:
https://www.toptechtidbits.com/104.html

6) AccessWorld June 2022

Updates this month include: Editor's Notes: AccessWorld Premium Content and Accessible At-Home COVID-19 Tests | A Recap of Apple's 2022 WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) | Employment Matters: Nefertiti Matos Olivares, Audio Description Narrator And Writer | Creating "Inclusion at work" through an interactive Ideathon | An Introduction to Accessible Audio Editing with Reaper | Canute 360: The World's First Multi-line Braille Display:
https://www.afb.org/aw/full-issue?id=17968

7) Listserv for BlindShell Users or Potential Users

Christopher Gray runs this Listserv. To join please send a blank email to:
blindshell2+subscribe@groups.io

8) New Firmware for the BrailleSense 6 and Polaris Line of Notetakers

HIMS is pleased to announce this maintenance update for BrailleSense 6 and BrailleSense 6 mini notetakers. This firmware is available immediately as an online upgrade or you can find the firmware file on the resource page for offline installation:
https://mailchi.mp/hims-inc.com/the-new-braillesense-6-and-6-mini-firmware-is-here-11531479?e=30ab869171

9) Apple's New Dictation Feature Changes Everything For Writers

Favorite Features: Auto-punctuation, select and replace with voice, and a hybrid voice-keyboard experience:
https://medium.com/swlh/apples-new-dictation-feature-changes-everything-for-writers-a0bc06be50e5

10) Aira Version 5.2.1 for iOS Released

Aira version 5.2.1 for iOS has been released and is available for update in the App Store. This update fixes an issue with the public beta of iOS16 in which audio is lost once a call is connected:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/aira/id1071584352

11) Making Your Home Low Vision Friendly | Hadley | Ask The Experts

Imagine going from one room of your home to the next and the next without ever bumping into, knocking over, or breaking ... anything. Every room's well-lit and organized. There's a nice balance of color contrast. It all feels custom made just for you and your level of vision. Well, this doesn't have to live only in your imagination. Let's make things easier to see, prevent injuries and make your home fit your needs, by making some simple changes:
https://hadley.edu/workshops/low-vision-series/making-your-home-low-vision-friendly

12) What's New in JAWS 2022 Screen Reading Software | July 2022

https://support.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/JAWS/JAWSWhatsNew#Enhancements

13) NLS Promotes Braille on Demand to Patrons

Braille Books Patrons Can Keep. As part of its braille modernization initiative, NLS launched the Braille-on-Demand pilot project on Monday, June 20, 2022. This project allows active NLS patrons to request and receive one hard-copy braille title per month, which they can retain for their personal use. If an individual who is not registered as a patron submits an order, NLS will refer the individual to their local network library to begin the process of becoming a patron:
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MDLIBRARY/bulletins/31f77cb

14) JAWS Scripts for the Vocaster Hub | Hartgen Consultancy

For those people who have a FocusRite Vocaster one or two product, you will have noticed that you need to use the software management tool Vocaster Hub. This allows you to control many aspects of your device for hosts, guests and general settings:
https://www.hartgen.org/vocasterhub

15) How to Use Your Smartphone to Cope With Hearing Loss | Wired

From live transcriptions to sound filtering, here's how you can benefit from features on Android and Apple devices:
https://www.wired.com/story/smartphone-features-deaf-hard-of-hearing/

16) Everything New With Siri and Dictation in iOS 16

This guide outlines everything that's new with Siri, plus details on the updates to Dictation:
https://www.macrumors.com/guide/ios-16-siri/

17) Self-Directed Digital Accessibility Courses Now Available From Where It's AT — Assistive Technology Blog — Maryland Department of Disabilities

Two courses on digital accessibility are now live. These courses, provided through the AT3 Center, are FREE for you to take. The first course focuses on Accessible Web Page Design & Content. The second is Web Accessibility Testing: Basic Course. Additional courses are also in the works. Learn more about the courses, how to register and earning credentials at:
http://www.equipmentlink.org/blog/?p=5095

18) 9 Ways to Fix a Bluetooth Audio Delay in Windows 11

There is nothing worse than delayed audio, especially when it comes from Bluetooth hardware you've spent a fortune on. Typically, this issue lies with the operating system, not the hardware, and Windows 11 users are more prone to experiencing it:
https://www.makeuseof.com/windows-11-bluetooth-delay-fix/

19) For NVDA Users Who Use Add-ons: Release of Add-on Updater and Windows App Essentials 22.08

After weeks of hard work I'm delighted to announce the immediate release of Add-on Updater and Windows App Essentials 22.08. Add-on Updater 22.08 is a major update, while Windows App Essentials 22.08 is a minor release filled with bug fixes. For now you must download these releases manually (I have queued these add-ons for distribution on community add-ons website):
https://groups.io/g/tech-vi/message/2390

20) Review: The Joule Oven Air Fryer Pro by Breville | Wired

Breville's new countertop air fryer oven can be controlled by a mobile app. Unlike with many other connected appliances, that's a good thing:
https://www.wired.com/review/breville-joule-oven-air-fryer-pro/

21) Microsoft May Be Lowering Windows 11 22H2 Startup Sound Quality

A couple of months ago during a Computex 2022 talk, Microsoft's Panos Panay, the Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, reminded everyone that the main driving factor throughout the Windows 11 development process is ensuring the quality of the OS. However, contrary to that, it looks like Microsoft has lowered the bit rate of the Windows 11 Startup sound in the upcoming version 22H2 (Sun Valley 2). The reduction was spotted by Twitter user and prolific leakster Xeno who saw that the audio file for the Startup sound has a reduced bit rate of 1,536 Kbps, down from 2,304 Kbps in last year's build 22463. This change was noticed in Beta Channel build 22621 which has been confirmed to be the RTM release candidate for Windows 11 22H2:
https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-may-be-lowering-windows-11-22h2-startup-sound-quality/

22) This Finger Tape Device Helps The Visually Impaired Correct Braille Misprints

The Braille Correction Device is a hand-worn finger tape that, as its name suggests, addresses an issue that not many of us consider — writing in Braille. Publishing in Braille is far more challenging and rare than regular printing, and field tests have shown that it has a very high error rate, making it even more difficult to edit typos and misprints without risking paper damage. The Braille Correction Device tapes over simple, easy-to-fix mistakes, just as correction fluid fixes tiny errors (not entire phrases or paragraphs). The device has earned the Golden Pin Design Award in the Product Design category because it is straightforward, user-friendly, and created to be a totally analog instrument:
https://www.designboom.com/design/finger-tape-device-braille-correct-braille-typos-misprints-07-21-2022/

23) Talk Online Using a Mobile Glove — Communication Via Touch

A device, called the Mobile Lorm Glove, has been developed in a Berlin lab. A glove kitted out with fabric pressure-sensors that functions as a communication and translation device for the deaf-blind. The prototype translates the hand-touch alphabet "Lorm", a common form of communication used by people with both hearing and vision impairment in German speaking countries, into text and vice versa:
https://i-hls.com/archives/115182

24) Google Pixel 6A Released For Global Pre-Order

https://store.google.com/product/pixel_6a?hl=en-US

25) All the New Features Coming to Your Mac This Fall

Apple has given a guided tour of MacOS 13, which is nicknamed Ventura. Here's what to expect from Stage Manager, Messages, and more:
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-ventura-macos-13-preview/

26) National Braille Press: Designing Documents for Appearance: Using a Screen Reader to Create Eye-Catching Newsletters, Flyers, Certificates, and More | In Braille (1 vol.), BRF, DAISY, or Word: $14.00

Technology writer Judy Dixon explores how to make visually-appealing documents using Microsoft Word, JAWS, and NVDA. Coverage includes basic design considerations such as balance, contrast, consistency, and color; formatting options such as fonts, text alignment, tables, headings, columns, and borders; visual elements such as text boxes, shapes, SmartArt, and WordArt; creating and modifying styles and templates; checking your formatting; sharing your work online; and much more. Read the table of contents and order the book here:
https://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/DESIGN-DOCS.html


➜ Press Releases and Other News

✍ Submit your adaptive technology-related Press Release or Other News item for consideration within this section using this form: https://www.toptechtidbits.com/submit-tidbit or locate "Tidbit Submission Form" within the main menu of the Top Tech Tidbits website.


1) The Unexpected Star Of NASA's Webb Images — The Alt Text Descriptions

A team in Baltimore was responsible for the words that made the stunning photos accessible to everyone:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/07/20/nasa-images-accessible-text/

2) Accessibility in Astronomy

As a follow up to "Making Astronomy Accessible For Blind And Visually Impaired Astronomers", one of the people interviewed has written in explaining their involvement and giving some more detail about the interview:
https://museumsenses.org/accessibility-in-astronomy/

3) Am I an Idiot for Wanting a Dumber Phone?

Wired's spiritual advice columnist offers counsel to a reader overwhelmed by apps, dings, and beeps:
https://www.wired.com/story/am-i-an-idiot-for-wanting-a-dumber-phone/

4) Tactile Features Included In Currency For Visually Impaired Persons: Reserve Bank of India

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday told the Bombay High Court it has included several tactile features in currency notes for the visually impaired:
https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/tactile-features-included-in-currency-for-visually-impaired-persons-rbi-122072500822_1.html

5) Diving Into Android, A Journey Of Rediscovery | The Thoughts and Ramblings of Steve

As those of you who may have followed this blog for a while probably know, every few years or so, I generally switch my primary mobile operating system between iOS and Android:
https://steves.life/2022/07/24/diving-into-android-a-journey-of-rediscovery/

6) Creative Options To Help Your Website Be More Accessible To Disabled Individuals

In this fast-paced world we live in, people consume information in various ways. Whether it's by listening to the radio, watching YouTube videos or scrolling through pages online, there is one thing we know for sure — information must be made available to everybody regardless of where they are in life's journey:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2022/07/21/creative-options-to-help-your-website-be-more-accessible-to-disabled-individuals/?sh=45751ffa30cd

7) 'Endless Potential': Ireland's First Dedicated Radio Station Launches For Visually Impaired Listeners

Ireland's first radio station for blind and vision-impaired listeners has launched this week — finally addressing a gap in broadcasting services that's stood for over a century:
https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/people/arid-40922342.html

8) How a Transit App for the Blind Could Revolutionize How Everyone Rides

A groundbreaking new technology aimed at making every inch of the transit network accessible to people with visual impairments could also help dismantle one of the steepest barriers that many Americans face when they first try to use a shared mode: navigating the labyrinthine underground landscapes that GPS can't reach. And it's coming to U.S. transit networks:
https://usa.streetsblog.org/2022/07/21/how-a-transit-app-for-the-blind-could-revolutionize-how-everyone-rides/

9) She Fought On Behalf Of Her Blind Son. Now BUSD Will Make Online Learning Tools More Accessible

The National Federation of the Blind hopes a settlement the mother reached with BUSD will become a blueprint for other school districts:
https://www.berkeleyside.org/2022/07/21/busd-lawsuit-students-disabilities-accessibility-technology

10) VR Is Here to Stay. It's Time to Make It Accessible

The platform is relatively new — which means now is the opportunity to advocate for all players:
https://www.wired.com/story/virtual-reality-accessibility-disabilities/

11) Steps To Improve Digital Accessibility At Your Institution

Why is this relevant to education institutions? A recent report by the Central Digital & Data Office (CDDO) on compliance with the digital accessibility regulations for public sector websites and mobile apps identified accessibility issues on nearly all the websites tested:
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/campus/steps-improve-digital-accessibility-your-institution

12) How an Adaptive Game Controller Helps My Family Bond

Multiplayer gaming was something we thought my son would never be able to do, but a special Xbox controller changed everything:
https://www.wired.com/story/adaptive-game-controller-accessibility-family-bonding/

13) Morgan Stanley, Ally Financial Class Actions Claim Websites Not Accessible To Blind, Visually Impaired

Who: Alexandra Hobbs filed separate class action lawsuits against Ally Financial Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC. Why: Hobbs claims Ally Financial and Morgan Stanley have failed to design, construct and maintain their websites in a way that would make them fully accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired:
https://topclassactions.com/disability-class-action-lawsuit/morgan-stanley-ally-financial-class-actions-claim-websites-not-accessible-to-blind-visually-impaired/


➜ Surveys

✍ Submit your adaptive technology-related survey for consideration within this section using this form: https://www.toptechtidbits.com/submit-survey or locate "Survey Submission Form" within the main menu of the Top Tech Tidbits website.


1) Survey Research On Data Sonification | Converting Quantitative Ocean Data Into Sounds To Improve Accessibility To Non-Visual Learners

Close Date: August 4th 2022 | We are a group of researchers working to make authentic scientific data accessible to blind and visually impaired learners through sonification. In this pilot & feasibility study funded by the National Science Foundation Advancing Informal STEM Learning program (NSF AISL #2115751) we will leverage existing curated ocean datasets, known as "Data Nuggets", from the NSF-funded Ocean Observatories Initiative to produce and evaluate the feasibility of using integrated auditory displays to communicate tiered learning objectives of oceanographic principles in informal learning environments (ILEs). We are seeking feedback on the sonic foundations we have identified for each of the Data Nuggets being explored in this project:
https://gatech.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_baec3AHB49Ct7BY

2) 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:
https://www.aph.org/rd/get-involved/surveys/

3) Audible Vision Baseline Survey

This baseline survey aims to understand how assistive technology users conduct certain activities:
https://bit.ly/Audiblevision

4) Audible Vision App Survey

This survey aims to understand how assistive technology users use the Audible Vision app:
https://bit.ly/AudibleVisionForm2

5) NVDA Satisfaction Survey 2022

Nonvisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is asking users to complete a short satisfaction survey. It is at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-nr8XMipBx8jrXBTK7M_pxsw7GQR11Vt9E8VG52fK7op15Q/viewform


➜ Featured Podcast Episodes

✍ Submit your adaptive technology-related Podcast Episode for consideration within this section using this form: https://www.toptechtidbits.com/submit-podcast-episode or locate "Podcast Episode Submission Form" within the main menu of the Top Tech Tidbits website.


1) National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina Podcast: Clusiv

July 12th 2022 | Luke Simianer and I (Steve Cook) recorded a podcast about his company Clusiv! This podcast can now be found using your favorite podcast platform by searching for the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina podcast. Be sure and listen and contact Luke if you have any further questions. "Clusiv is the world's first accessible e-learning platform built for & by people who are blind or visually impaired. We solve the global problem of blind inclusion in the workforce and society as a whole by empowering the blind learner through accessible education and up-skilling."
https://anchor.fm/national-federation-of-the-blind-of-south-carolina/episodes/Clusive-e1lga6g

2) Creating a Braille Sefer Torah | Hadley Presents: A Conversation with the Experts

July 22nd 2022 | Rabbi Lenny Sarko joins us to talk about how his vision loss journey led him to create a first-of-its-kind braille Sefer Torah that people around the country can access:
https://hadley.edu/podcasts/hadley-presents-conversation-experts/creating-braille-sefer-torah

3) Mosen at Large Episode 189: Giving Public Evidence On School For The Blind Abuse, More On Ableist Language, And A Comprehensive Demonstration Of The Vocaster Two Audio Interface From Focusrite

July 23rd 2022https://mosenatlarge.pinecast.co/episode/2a02a9e8/giving-public-evidence-on-school-for-the-blind-abuse-more-on-ableist-language-and-a-comprehensive-demonstration-of-the-vocaster-two-audio-interface-fromfocusrite

4) Blind Android Users Podcast Episode 85: Security, Screen-Lock, Find My Device, Etc.

July 24th 2022 | In this podcast, we talk about: Google Pixel being released for order. In the "Android Basic" segment, we discussed the "Security, Smart Lock, Google Protect, Find My Device," as found in the "System Settings" of the Pixel and "Stock Android" phones and compared it to what it is like on a Samsung phone. This podcast can be found at:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5iI0uwraRqqtLrWPkI6YGC_P_Z1ARR5C

5) Blind Abilities Podcast Episode 871: Tech Abilities: Bunnies, Elephants and Rabbits, BATA Bada Bing Bada Boom. Clusiv, PC/Mac, Twitter Alt Text, Back Tap, Zoom Invites and more Tech Tidbits and News

July 25th 2022 | Serina, Callie and Jeff cool down in the Blind Abilities Studio and dive into Clusiv, PC/Mac, Google Workspace, Fruit Freshness and expiration dates. Twitter's Alt Text reminder launched and a lot more Tech Tidbits and news from around the scorching planet Earth. Hopefully, you are staying cool and enjoying this latest episode of Tech Abilities. Here is a list of some of the topics and links mentioned in the show: Is Clusiv the answer to Vocational Rehab? | A Twitter test will remind you to add alt text to images. | Braille Berries and freshness and Expiration in your home. | Bringing on the PC for Microsoft and Google Suites. | Sharing Zoom Links through the Calendar. | Back Tap Double Tap | Job Insights is Back! | Bose SoundLink Revolve 2 Speaker | Sony Bluetooth Headphones WH-1000XM4 | TV mount or not?
https://blindabilities.com/?p=7475

6) Eyes on Success Episode 2230: Encore of 1907 Prosthetic Eyes and Anaplastology

July 27th 2022 | Barbara Spohn-Lillo is the owner and founder of Prosthetic Illusions which develops custom prostheses for various body parts including eyes. Both she and her daughter Chelsea Lillo, with whom she works, are anaplastologists and ocularists. Join hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey as they discuss how these prostheses are made and cared for.
https://www.eyesonsuccess.net/show%20notes/show%20notes%202230.htm


➜ Featured Webinars and Training Courses

✍ Submit your adaptive technology-related Webinar or Training Course for consideration within this section using this form: https://www.toptechtidbits.com/submit-webinar-training-course or locate "Webinar / Training Course Submission Form" within the main menu of the Top Tech Tidbits website.


1) ACB Community Event: Ten JAWS Power Tips to Increase Productivity | Freedom Scientific

July 28th 2022 | 12PM PT, 1PM MT, 2PM CT, 3PM ET, 7PM GMT | Discover ten JAWS power tips for increasing productivity when navigating apps and completing tasks. American Council of the Blind. To request an invitation, email community@acb.org ✉.

2) SuperNova Everyday Essential Webinar: Excel at Excel - Making And Presenting PowerPoints — Creation Tips And Using Connect & View For Presentations

August 3rd 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | Watch the recordings at your leisure or participate live every Tuesday at:
https://info.yourdolphin.com/en-us/supernova-everyday-essentials

3) Supporting the Next Billion Users: Personalization & the Web

August 9th 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | Presenter: Matthew Atkinson, Senior Accessibility Engineer at TPGi, and co-chair of the W3C's Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) working group. Content must be understandable to be accessible. The W3C is working on standards that will help you empower people who may struggle to understand your content and interfaces. In the future, the web will adapt to users' needs. Learn how to use (with technical examples) and shape these exciting emerging developments. Register today:
https://www.tpgi.com/webinar-august-9-at-12pm-et-supporting-the-next-billion-users-personalization-the-web/

4) 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:
https://www.marylandlibraries.org/Pages/Technology%20User%20Group.aspx

5) Create Inclusive Customer Experiences: The Basics of Kiosk Accessibility

August 17th 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | Presenters: Laura Boniello Miller and Traci Murray, Kiosk Accessibility Experts. Creating inclusive and usable experiences does not only apply to your company website or application but also includes digital interfaces one may encounter at a restaurant, healthcare facility, airport, or movie theater, to name a few. More organizations are adopting self-service kiosk technologies to improve their customers' experience in areas such as self-check-in kiosks, self-service lockers, and escape rooms. However, as recent lawsuits suggest, many of these "out of the box" kiosks are not inclusive or usable by people with disabilities. This webinar is focused on helping teams think about creating more accessible and inclusive customer experiences from website to in-person self-serve kiosk engagements. Join Laura Boniello Miller & Traci Murray for this introduction to kiosk accessibility as they discuss the basics of what kiosk deployers should consider before launching their kiosks into the field:
https://www.tpgi.com/webinar-august-17-at-12pm-et-create-inclusive-customer-experiences-the-basics-of-kiosk-accessibility/

6) 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:
https://www.marylandlibraries.org/Pages/Technology%20User%20Group.aspx

7) Blindness & Diabetes Webinar: Dexcom vs Freestyle Libre | Accessible Pharmacy Services For The Blind

September 23rd 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | Blindness and Diabetes Webinar: Dexcom vs Freestyle Libre. Please join Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind and University of Pennsylvania's Diabetes Education Center as we compare Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) devices available to our blind, deafblind, and low vision patients living with diabetes. We will be discussing differences between Dexcom and Freestyle Libre as well as their accessibility features. This webinar will have captioning and a live ASL interpreter. If you are unable to attend, please register to receive the webinar audio and video via email:
https://www.accessiblepharmacy.com/blindness-diabetes-webinar-dexcom-vs-freestyle-libre/

8) 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:
https://www.marylandlibraries.org/Pages/Technology%20User%20Group.aspx

9) 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:
https://www.marylandlibraries.org/Pages/Technology%20User%20Group.aspx

10) 20 Websites to Bookmark for 2023 | Technology User Group, Maryland State Library

December 10th 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:
https://www.marylandlibraries.org/Pages/Technology%20User%20Group.aspx


➜ Directories


1) Top Tech Tidbits Blind And Visually Impaired App Directory

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2) Top Tech Tidbits Blind And Visually Impaired Game Directory

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3) Top Tech Tidbits Blind And Visually Impaired Listserv Directory

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4) Top Tech Tidbits Blind And Visually Impaired Podcast Directory

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➜ Buy, Sell or Trade

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1) FOR SALE: One Focus 40, 5th Generation Braille Display

Listing Date: 7/21/2022 | Price: $1,825.00 USD | Condition: New. | Description: Selling a Brand New Freedom Scientific Vispero Focus 40 Blue 5th Generation Braille display and notetaker in retail box with all its new accessories including all software and cords and new premium leather carrying case. Text me anytime. | Contact: Chris via email at: cs567eml@gmail.com ✉ or by text at: (225) 307-0008 ☎. |

2) FOR SALE: One Focus 40, 5th Generation

Listing Date: 7/21/2022 | Price: $1,500.00 USD | Condition: Gently used. | Description: In excellent condition. Works perfectly. Includes leather carrying case and strap, adapter and cord, and user's manual in braille. Asking $1500 or best offer. I will ship to U.S. or Canada. I accept PayPal. Thanks. | Contact: Roger via email at: roger@roger.ca ✉ or by phone at: (519) 280-1643 ☎. |

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➜ VisionAware Resources Including the Information and Referral Line?

APH ConnectCenter has resources to help blind and low vision people thrive. In addition to the Reader's Digest Getting Started with Vision Loss Guide You can also call the Information and Referral Line with your questions about resources and living with blindness and low vision.
https://visionaware.org/

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Website: https://aphconnectcenter.org/ 🌐

Email: connectcenter@aph.org

APH ConnectCenter Information and Referral Line:
(800) 232-5463

Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET

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About: The APH ConnectCenter offers curated advice and resources to assist children, parents, adults, and job seekers who are blind or visually impaired, and their associated professionals, leading to greater independence and success in their lives.


➜ 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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Phone (Asia): +61 2 9686 2600
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About: HumanWare is the global leader in assistive technology for people who are blind or have low vision. HumanWare offers a wide range of innovative products, including the BrailleNote Touch, first Google certified braille tablet, the iOS compatible Brailliant braille displays, Victor Reader®, the world's leading family of digital audiobook players, the unique Prodigi® family of desktop and portable vision and reading systems, and the ultra-portable explore line of electronic handheld magnifier.


➜ 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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Sponsor Since: October 1, 2020 Calendar icon.

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.


➜ Combine Learning And Gaming For A Fun Braille Adventure With Polly!

APH and Thinkerbell Labs are excited to introduce Polly, complete with customizable UEB lessons, songs, games, and stories! Join our waiting list to know when Polly is available:
https://www.aph.org/polly-wait-list/

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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.


➜ GuideLights And Gadgets: Who Says Sales End After Conventions?

3 item Talking Medical Bundle: $120. Evo 12 Stereo Daisy Book Player and Entertainment Center; 6 voices; $289. Evo 10 Player; also with Internet radio and Ivona voices; sale, $199. New Titanium Telescopic Locking Canes with Glide and Roller Tips; 50 and 54 inches; $50, 60 inch for pre-order; $70. Several new hands free phone pouches, and cases for the Lyriq scanner and the Mantis. New Self Cleaning Dog Brushes, too. For more information, contact Barry Scheur at (617) 969-7500 ☎ / bscheur.gadgetsandtech@gmail.com ✉ or Kae at (781) 286-1696 ☎ / guidelightdogs@gmail.com ✉. We Will Help You Buy What You Can Use — Not What They Try To Sell You!

Director, http://www.GuideLightsAndGadgets.us

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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, affordable, 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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Sponsor Since: June 11th 2020 Calendar icon.

Website: https://www.atguys.com/ 🌐

Phone: (269) 216-4798

Email: support@atguys.com

Skype: atguys ✆

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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 ☎.


➜ Blind in Mind, The Braille Superstore: Touch Tomorrow in Today's Products

Serving blind people since 1999, we're a family-owned, forward-thinking company offering both tried-and-true and exciting new products for blind and low vision consumers. We design and carry self-voicing educational software, Braille supplies, talking gadgets, adapted household items, tactile card and board games, audible toys and gift ideas. Passionate about innovation, we've also created dozens of products from scratch when a suitable solution did not exist. Shop online at http://www.braillebookstore.com/ and enjoy fast, free shipping.

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Sponsor Since: June 30th 2022 Calendar icon.

Website: http://www.braillebookstore.com/ 🌐

Phone (Toll Free): (800) 987-1231

Fax (Toll Free): (800) 985-1231

Email: Sales@BrailleBookstore.com

Hours: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, Pacific Standard Time.

About: Welcome to Blind in Mind, The Braille Superstore. We have been supplying products to blind people and their families since 1999. We offer thousands of Braille books, toys, games, kitchen aids, and talking products. We have unbeatable prices, fast, free shipping, and great customer service! We have tons of Braille books and cool products to choose from; so grab a cup of coffee, relax, and we'll give you a quick tour:

Products:

Timekeeping
Housewares
On The Go
Low Vision Products
Toys and Games
Gift Shop
Braille Workshop
Braille Bookstore
Greeting Cards
Copy Center
Computer Lab
Popular Products
New Products

If you need some fresh ideas or have questions, you can also check out our Shopping Guides.


➜ Advance Your Career With Fable Pathways' Free, Accessible Online Learning

Fable Pathways helps you gain the skills that you need to work in the tech sector with a free, accessible, and on-demand program. Learn from industry leaders with disabilities to take your career to the next level, like Kelly Ford, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, who introduces GitHub and VS Code using a screen reader. Spend less time and energy trying to access courses with your assistive technology and focus on the content that matters to you, with Fable Pathways' accessible platform. Sign up today!
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Sponsor Since: June 30th 2022 Calendar icon.

Website: https://fablepathways.com/ 🌐

Email: community@makeitfable.com

Phone: (888) 212-3532 ☎ Extension 810

About: Just like curb cuts help everyone get on and off sidewalks, designing digital products with accessibility in mind helps make the internet more accessible for everyone. Fable is an accessibility platform powered by people with disabilities. Fable connects people with disabilities to accessibility managers, user researchers, designers, and developers to build incredible and accessible user experiences.

Opportunities:

Fable Pathways: Fable Pathways is a free skill development program for people with disabilities interested in working in the tech sector. Sign up to take your career to the next level. Courses include "Getting started in web development" taught by Kelly Ford, a screen reader user, and Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, and "Becoming a manager" taught by Fable's Head of Accessibility Innovation, Kate Kalcevich. Instructors are subject matter experts in their fields and have lived experience with disability. Pathways courses are free, self-paced and assistive-technology-friendly. Sign up now at https://fablepathways.com/.

Fable's Community of Accessibility Testers: Work from home to contribute to real changes in digital accessibility and make the internet a more accessible place for everyone. Ever leave a website because it was too hard to navigate? Because it was missing button labels? Because it didn't respond to voice commands? Us too. Our community of testers who use assistive technologies work from home and contribute to real changes in digital accessibility with recognizable brands. Earn money to share your feedback on websites and apps of your favorite brands and work with companies that care. No experience required and no resume required. Fable is looking for assistive technology users in the USA and Canada to work the hours that they want, from the comfort of their own homes. Learn more at https://fablepathways.com/community/.


➜ Join the Dolphin Friends Program

Dolphin Friends supports, recognizes, and rewards the great work that charities and sight loss societies do to support the people in their community who are visually impaired. Members receive free Dolphin software, staff training on GuideConnect and SuperNova, computing accessories and a useful resource pack to help you advise your service users on Dolphin assistive technology. Join Dolphin Friends:
https://info.yourdolphin.com/join-dolphin-friends-us

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Sponsor Since: June 9th 2022 Calendar icon.

Website: https://yourdolphin.com/ 🌐

Sales: https://yourdolphin.com/contact

Support: https://yourdolphin.com/contact/support

Locate a Dolphin Dealer: https://yourdolphin.com/contact/dealer/locate

About: Dolphin designs and builds software that empowers people who are blind or partially sighted to read, work and communicate.

We are committed to creating assistive technology that makes workplaces, classrooms and the home accessible and usable for people with visual impairments.

Dolphin assistive technology products are designed to improve accessibility and independence on computers, for people with a wide range of vision impairments. This includes screen readers for people who are blind, magnification and audio products for people who have partial sight and low vision.

Dolphin also develops technology to assist a neurodiverse range of readers. Accessible reading technology from Dolphin is used by book lovers and students with dyslexia, ADHD and autism, in addition to other print impairments. It provides a way to access books from accessible libraries around the world.

Dolphin Products

Dolphin Computer Access designs and develops software that enables users to read and access information at home, at work and throughout their education.

Dolphin assistive technology products include: SuperNova | GuideConnect | EasyReader | EasyConverter Express | Publisher | ScreenReader.

Each Dolphin product empowers users with visual impairments to use computers independently, in ways that suit their sight and experience with technology.


➜ Looking For Blind Job-Seekers Wanting To Advance Their Salaries, Careers And Digital Accessibility For The Blind

Are you interested in learning new tech skills and working remotely while earning a competitive salary? At Clusiv.io we have created the world's first digitally accessible e-Learning platform built by the blind, and built for the blind. Visit the link provided and request Clusiv through your Vocational Rehab counselor for lifetime access to our e-Learning platform with courses such as Business Applications, JAWS, and more:
https://clusiv.io/

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Sponsor Since: June 9th 2022 Calendar icon.

Website: https://clusiv.io/ 🌐

About: We are Clusiv. We are the world's first e-learning platform built for and by blind and partially sighted people. We are a resource to vocational rehabilitation organizations. We are a training platform for individuals with visual impairments who have faced barriers to access and equity in the modern workforce. We are engineering the future of work for accessibility. Learn more by selecting the user path that best describes you:

Discover. I want to learn more about Clusiv.
Potential Student. I want to train with Clusiv.
VR Agency / Counselor. I want to help the people I serve with Clusiv.
Inclusive Employer. I want to hire Clusiv graduates.


➜ Subscribe to the Double Tap TV YouTube Channel

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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Sponsor Since: December 23rd 2021 Calendar icon.

Email: feedback@doubletap.online

YouTube: https://bit.ly/321OUEy

About: 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.


➜ Order Now! Get The Most Powerful Android Notetaker Available, the BrailleSense 6 From HIMS. It's Simply The Best.

The time is now to get your all-new BrailleSense 6 notetaker, the most powerful and user-friendly notetaker on the market. Running Android 10, with 128 GB of Storage, 6 GB of Memory, and an 8-Core CPU, the BrailleSense 6 is the ultimate braille notetaker. Learn more today at:
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Sponsor Since: September 30th 2021 Calendar icon.

Website: https://hims-inc.com/ 🌐

Shop All Products: https://hims-inc.com/shop-all-products/ 🛒

Phone: (512) 837-2000

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Sales Email: sales@hims-inc.com
Support Email: support@hims-inc.com

About: HIMS, Inc. is a global manufacturer and distributor that has provided braille, magnification and accessible healthcare devices since 1999.


➜ VIP-3000 Talking Thermostat Now $199.99 from BlindMiceMegaMall.com

Control the climate of your home independently! The VIP 3000 is a universal heating — cooling talking thermostat This accessible digital thermostat is specifically designed to offer audio playback of indoor temperature, temperature settings and programming instructions so blind and visually impaired users can independently & precisely manage their indoor comfort. Don't over pay. Read more at:
https://www.blindmicemegamall.com/bmm/shop/Item_Detail?itemid=3196066

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Sponsor Since: September 23rd 2021 Calendar icon.

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

Blind Mice Order Center Phone: (866) 922-8877

Blind Mice Order Center Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM CST/CDT (GMT-5) Monday through Friday

Mall Directory of Stores: https://www.blindmicemegamall.com/bmm/shop/Directory 🛒

Join The Today's Cheese Newsletter: Join the Today's Cheese newsletter to get Members' Only sales & Unadvertised Specials from the merchants at Blind Mice Mega Mall. You can save money with these unadvertised specials! Send an email to: TodaysCheese+Subscribe@Groups.io

Blind Mice Swap Shop: Sell, Swap, and Buy. The Mice receive calls everyday asking if we buy or sell used or unwanted items. The Mice don't sell used products but to help our members, we created the Blind Mice Swap Shop! The Blind Mice Swap Shop is the place for Sellers, Traders, & Buyers to find each other! Do you ... have something you don't want anymore... Post it for sale on the Blind Mice Swap Shop. Got something you just don't use... Post it for sale on the Blind Mice Swap Shop. Got something new to sell... Post it for sale on the Blind Mice Swap Shop. Provide a service that might be helpful to other Blind and Visually Impaired folks... Post it to the Blind Mice Swap Shop. Have an announcement about an upcoming event beneficial to the Blind & Visually Impaired Community... Post it to the Blind Mice Swap Shop. Joining the Blind Mice Swap Shop is free and as easy as sending an email to: BlindMiceSwapShop+Subscribe@Groups.io

About: Welcome to Blind Mice Mega Mall! The Mall with the Blind In Mind! Blind Mice Mega Mall is designed for use with a screen reader and low vision software for visually impaired shoppers. Each store is an independent business owned / managed by a member of the Blind / Low Vision Community. Please browse & shop the merchants at Blind Mice Mega Mall. You will find great items and unique offerings from our merchants. You help the Blind Community every time you make a purchase from any of the merchants at Blind Mice Mega Mall. Every purchase made at Blind Mice Mega Mall gives back to the Blind and Visually Impaired Community. Proceeds from sales fund the MouseHole Scholarship Program, the Cooking In The Dark Show and The Movie Vault. Blind Mice Mega Mall accepts American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, PayPal, Checks, and Money Orders. Purchase Orders From State Agencies are also welcome.


➜ Attend the 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:
https://carroll.org/screen-reader-user-tester-training-program/

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Sponsor Since: August 5th 2021 Calendar icon.

Website: https://carroll.org/ 🌐

Phone: (617) 969-6200

Fax: (617) 969-6204

Shop: https://carroll.org/store/ 🛒

Donate: https://carroll.org/donate

Social: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Instagram

About: The Carroll Center for the Blind is the foremost leader in vision rehabilitation services for individuals confronted by the challenges of vision loss. Our mission is to empower those who are blind or visually impaired to achieve independence and to lead a fulfilling life. Established in 1936, the renowned Carroll Center for the Blind has been serving those with vision impairment for over eight decades; we are known nationally as a premier Vision Rehabilitation Center. Located just outside of Boston on a sprawling campus in Newton, Massachusetts, we proudly serve ALL ages and ALL stages of vision loss. With the ongoing promise of improving the lives of people with vision-related problems, The Carroll Center for the Blind has pioneered many innovative services allowing people who are blind or have low vision to learn the skills to be independent in their homes, in class settings, and in their work places. Our services include vision rehabilitation, vocational and transition programs, assistive technology training, educational support, and recreation opportunities for individuals who are visually impaired of all ages. For over 80 years, the expertise of Carroll Center staff has provided help for thousands of blind and visually impaired persons with diverse opportunities for success and independent living.


➜ Give the Gift of Equal Access!

This holiday season, give the gift of access to the world's most fundamental right, the right to information. Scribe for Personal Documents is a cloud based service that takes previously inaccessible digital material and renders it into accessible formats in seconds. Help out someone in your life whom you know could use the access, or secure the access for yourself here:
https://scribeit.io/

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Sponsor Since: June 3rd 2021 Calendar icon.

Website: https://pneumasolutions.com/ 🌐

Email Newsletter: Click here to receive periodic news via email concerning Pneuma Solutions products for business, consumers and education.

Sales: (866) 202-0520

Support: (650) 249-1000

About: Backed by two decades of creating award-winning accessible cloud technologies for people with visual impairments, Pneuma Solutions is the global leader in accessible cloud-based solutions. Pneuma Solutions was founded by long-time accessibility developers Mike Calvo and Matt Campbell. For more information on their individual profiles, click on their respective bio pages. We're proud to be the first company to develop cloud-based accessibility at the network level. Our tools provide organizations, like yours, a way to deliver secure, accessible information right from your network or from our secure servers. You can provide your print disabled consumers, students, employees, and citizens with a multitude of accessible options. Additionally, we offer a suite of cloud-based applications to blind and print disabled consumers directly from our website. Our consumer products are designed to make the day-to-day lives of blind and print disabled individuals more accessible and simpler to manage. Access to information is not a privilege, it's a right. It's also your right to obtain affordable, accessible cloud solutions to serve your end user. When organizations like yours implement our tools, together we help make it a more inclusive world for people with disabilities. Want to know more about how we can help you become more inclusive?

Contact us here. We'll be happy to discuss how our tools can help with your accessibility needs.


➜ Freedom Scientific Focus Blue 5th Generation Refreshable Braille Displays

Our world-class refreshable Braille displays deliver efficient Braille input and outstanding output for your PC or mobile device. The robust Bluetooth® connectivity provides seamless use with Windows®, Mac®, iPhones®, iPads®, and Android TM smartphones and tablets. Ergonomic navigation features allow quick, natural hand movements for greater productivity. When used with JAWS® screen reading software, they support our popular Braille Study Mode, an interactive tool for teaching and learning Braille. Learn more today:
https://www.freedomscientific.com/products/blindness/focus-blue-family/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=Top%20Tech%20Tidbit

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Sponsor Since: April 15th 2021 Calendar icon.

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

Email: info@vispero.com

Phone: (800) 444-4443

Facebook | Twitter | YouTube (Training)

About: Freedom Scientific, a Vispero brand, is a leading worldwide brand of assistive technology products for those with vision impairments. We offer products designed to promote independence, allowing blind and low vision individuals the same access to information as their sighted peers. World-renowned JAWS (Job Access With Speech) screen reading software and ZoomText screen magnification software provide users the independence and ability to seek education and obtain or maintain a career after vision loss. Our expansive product line includes both low vision and blindness technology for all aspects of daily living. The wide range of RUBY, TOPAZ, and ONYX desktop and portable video magnifiers are designed for their ease of use and assist with daily activities. Our impressive line of blindness hardware products include refreshable Braille displays and scanning and reading devices, offering many options tailored to fit individual needs.


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