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Multi-Finger Gestures May Be Coming to Android's Accessibility Services



Android is poised to get a whole new set of accessibility commands, if the developer documentation for Android R is any indication. Over 20 new multi-tap gestures are listed, more than doubling the current offerings which largely involved one finger.

Making the most of your Zoom audio, How to sound  close and personal



Join Mike May and Kim Casey of Access Explorer, Erin Lauridsen of the San Francisco Lighthouse and J.J. Meddaugh of A. T. Guys on a Zoom session to compare various audio configurations among the participants. Have you heard others on calls and wondered why they sound so good? Let s find out by comparing audio online. We will edit the recording and provide it after this session so you can hear what you sound like. Kim will provide feedback to those who wish on your video presence.

Gameworld App Pirate Poker Gets standalone version, marking shift in app A11y's model



Pirate Poker, one of the apps in the iOS app Game world, has now been ported into its own app. App A11y, the company behind the original edition, has indicated that this is the first of several apps that are to receive standalone versions in the coming months.

5 Considerations for Running a Virtual National Convention during COVID-19



Today, the National Federation of the Blind announced that this year's national convention, originally held in Houston, will now be held in a virtual format. The American Council of the Blind made a similar decision last week. But what exactly will this mean?

Flattening the Accessibility Curve, a Large-scale Survey Seeking your Input



A coalition of blindness organizations and companies seek your feedback to determine the effects of COVID19 on people who are blind and visually impaired.

Timecrest version 2.9.1 introduces new soundtrack, VoiceOver fixes, new UI, and more



In preparation for Timecrest 3, Sneaky Crabs has released a new version of popular iOS game Timecrest.

GeeksModo: New blog for everything apple



Readers interested in learning more about their Apple devices should take note of GeeksModo an emerging blog covering all things apple.

Find out more about GeeksModo, and its founder Moses Gitari, below.

Aira updates policies after Corona Virus outbreak



Due to the recent physical isolation orders across various countries, Aira has detailed its new policies in the wake of COVID-19.

Let's Go Shopping, an All Day Event Featuring your Favorite Vendors and Lots of Prizes, is Saturday (expired)



A. T. Guys is excited to join a variety of amazing small businesses for an all-day, virtual shopping experience.

Tyler Littlefield creates accessible Covid-19 statistics tracker



In the rapidly changing landscape of the Covid-19 outbreak, staying informed is more crucial than ever.

iOS 13.4 adds support for iCloud-based folder sharing



iOS 13.4, released earlier this week, introduces iCloud folder sharing to anyone with an Apple ID.

Freedom Scientific offers home licences for Jaws, ZoomText, and Fusion through June 2020; Dolphin Follows Suit



Freedom scientific is offering some of its blind and low vision products to households in the U.S. for free to help minimize the impact of work from home requirements on blind and visually impaired individuals.

It's Time to be Counted: How to Take the 2020 U.S. Census Now



The 2020 Census is happening now in the United States, and the forms can be filled out online with a screen reader or other tools. Here's what you need to do.

Voice Dream Scanner enters Android Beta, costs $5.99



Popular iOS scanning app Voice Dream Scanner is porting to Android, and is entering public beta.

Firefox version 73 introduces several low vision improvements



The latest version of Mazilla's Firefox browser introduces new global zoom options and a new backplate option for those using Windows high contrast mode.

Use Audio to Understand the Meaning of Flattening the Curve, Thanks to Desmos



You may have recently heard the phrase "Flattening the Curve" but the visual reference to controlling the spread of COVID-19 may make more sense when presented in audio form. Thanks to the Desmos Graphing Calculator, this is now possible.

#CSUNATC20: Orbit Research Announces a Trio of New Braille Products, Relaunches Graphiti



Orbit Research has several new products being added to their lineup in the coming weeks including new braille displays, a Bluetooth braille keyboard, and the release of the long-awaited Graphiti tactile graphics display.

#CSUNATC20: Over 130 Sessions Canceled, Many Major Sponsors Dropping Out while Organizers Deny Refunds



Over a quarter of sessions for the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference have now been canceled with more on the way, but organizers insist the event is still going on as planned and no refunds are being offered, according to some participants.

Growing List of Sponsors including Google, Microsoft, Deque Bail on #CSUNATC20, Organizers Remaining Silent



As numerous sponsors bail on the 35th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, organizers have remained silent on social media and are not offering refunds, according to some participants.

#CSUNATC20 is Still a Go for Now, though Coronavirus Concerns are Causing Many to Reconsider



As of this moment, the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference is still happening as planned, though heightened safety policies have been put in place due to the coronavirus or COVID-19, and some participants have opted not to attend.

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