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Blind Bargains Qast 143: Now Playin the Part of Shelly Brisbin, it's Shelly Brisbin


Joe is off teaching some unsuspecting students about technology in Mississippi so Shelly Brisbin, who this week is actually playing the part of herself, steps in. And since
J.J. thought it would be a good week to talk all about the latest updates to Narrator. We've got iOS fans covered with a handy tip, and talk about food in both the Last Word and Sound Off.

In the News

Microsoft: What's New In Narrator for the Windows 10 Spring Update
Pinterest Just redesigned its app for blind people
You missed it now, but Aira Horizon Registration was Live for 24 Hours
Teach Access Offering $100K in Grants for Faculty to Include Accessibility Principles in their Courses
Build an Accessible Multimeter and Learn Arduino with a Series of Two Free Workshops

Feature: Narrator Improvements in the Windows Spring Update

Narrator is quickly acquiring many of the features that one would expect from a well-rounded screen reader. In the latest update, you can now move Narator to a sound device of your choice, hear phonetic letters as you navigate, and experience more organized settings screens. We throw in a bonus dictation demonstration as well. All of this and more is waiting for you in the Spring Creators Update which you can download now.

Tip: Rotor Reorder

The iOS VoiceOver Rotor feature can make navigation a breeze, and some simple settings can increase its power.
Many more iPhone tips like this one can be found in Shelly's Book, iOS Access for All

Sound Off

Some recent tweets for us this week:

mehgcap: I'm going to a larger city in my state Saturday. While there, I'm getting lunch. I just realized this will be the first time in my life I'll be at a sit-down restaurant alone. How do other blind people handle paying the check? Exiting the building? @BlindBargains, any thoughts?
We give a lot of ideas here including sitting at the counter, reading the menu ahead of time, and just not overthinking the situation. Servers want your business and tips so they'll generally do what they can to assist where needed.

On FlickType,

angelgirl1976: Oh, it's so much better than the regular qwerty keyboard! I mean, that's what it uses, but in just about every case, the list of words to select from when you get a word wrong almost always has the word you intend to type.

Last Word

Just one, and yes it's food.
This Kevin O'Leary backed 28-year-old brings in 6 figures a year selling potatoes through the mail

Thanks Shelly for coming on this week. J.J. is off to Mountain View for Google IO so Joe will man the ship while he is away. But if we're lucky, or unlucky, he may have a report from the left coast. We'll see you next week with episode 12 squared.

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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.


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