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Code Jumper wins CES award for best app inovation



Code Jumper is one of four recipients of the CES awards for best accessibility inovations for 2019.

According to their website, "The CES Innovation Awards program is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. The program recognizes honorees in a multitude of consumer technology product categories and distinguishes the highest rated in each."

Orbit research introduces a chat app for the deaf-blind



Orbit Research, creators of the Orbit Reader 20 have released a chat app to facilitate communication between the deaf-blind and users of android devices.

Add Vimeo to the Growing List of Large Websites Taking Accessibility Seriously



More and more mainstream websites are making their components accessible, and a popular video service is one of the latest.

We Found uno Braille at a Local Target, and it's Exactly What you would Expect it to Be



We were just as excited as anyone else to get our hands on the new version of Uno in Braille, produced by Matell Games in collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind. And it was just as cool to actually find it sitting on a store shelf next to other popular card games.

At Long Last, ScripTalk Mobile Now Available on iOS



After announcing it over a year and a half ago the ScripTalk Mobile prescription labeling app from En-Vision America is now available for iOS.

A New Feature makes the Amazon Echo Show More Useful for Blind Users



If you have an Amazon Echo Show, it now comes with a new trick that can help you identify products.

First Public Beta of JAWS 2020 Posted with Improved OCR, Form Control Handling, More



The first public beta of JAWS version 2020 has been posted. It's free for JAWS 2019users.

Latest Braille Blaster includes Graphics Support, LaTeX Math Features



The American Printing House for the Blind has released an update for its free Braille Blaster translation software which includes experimental support for braille graphics for some ViewPlus embossers.

#CSUNATC20 Opens It's Call For General Session Papers



The Center on Disabilities at California State University Northridge has opened the call for general session papers for the 2020 edition of its conference.

It's Back: WebAIM's Screen Reader Survey Number 8 Can Help Shape Industry Best Practices



Perhaps the most important access technology survey is back for another round, allowing screen reader users from across the world to sound off.

Google Pixel Users can Now Toggle TalkBack by Voice



Google has added an additional way to turn on TalkBack, at least for Pixel devices.

Two August JAWS Updates Fix Slack, Skype, Windows 10 Start Menu Bugs



Two JAWS updates have been released this month by Freedom Scientific, fixing a variety of bugs with Skype, Slack, Outlook and other applications.

Lego Providing Accessible Instructions for Some of its Sets



A new pilot experience has been launched to offer accessible versions of instructions for Lego bricks and sets.

Breaking: AIRA now free for calls of Five Minutes or Less



AIRA has announced that calls of five minutes or less on its service will now be free.

The Updated Guide to Getting Free Food, Rides, Groceries, and More at #NFB19



If you're headed to the NFB convention in Las Vegas, there are a growing number of services which can help make your busy convention just a bit less busy and more affordable. From rides and food to groceries and massages, one or many of the below services may help you.

TapTapSee Creators Announce Next Generation of On-device Image Recognition; Detailed Descriptions in a Quarter



A new image recognition service from the Makers of TapTapSee may be coming to your smartphone soon, but this one is a bit different.

Ready to roll Version 2.0 released, bringing app redesign, new sound customisation options, fate dice



Ready to Roll, an app by Blind Sparrow Interactive, which allows blind and visually impaired people to roll dice quickly and ifficiently, has just received its first major update.

Complete WebAim’s ebook survey and receive a free ebook



WebAim, popularly known for collecting and distributing data on screen reader trends over time, has recently released a new survey seeking to collect information on eBooks as used by those with visual impairments. Participants are also optionally eligible to receive a free eBook by providing their email address at the end of the survey.

Short NVDA Customer Satisfaction Survey 2019



NVAccess is attempting to gather information about the satisfaction of current NVDA users. To this end, they have created a short survey attempting to determine whether current NVDA users would recommend the screen reader and their primary use cases when using NVDA.

You can Take the survey here.

Receive Apple Support help right in the messages app



Apple has recently added a new feature to their Apple Support App enabling customers in the United States to receive expert assistance directly from the messages app.

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