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Scan documents with Voice Dream Scanner, available now on the Itunes App Store



The newest offering from Winston Chen, creator of the popular Voice Dream suite of apps, including Voice Dream Reader, Writer, and Mail, now includes Voice Dream Scanner, an OCR app which integrates with Voice Dream Reader for a seamless experience.

Android Accessibility Suite 7.3 Adds Screen Search, More Continuous Reading Options



Android Accessibility Suite, the app which now includes TalkBack and other accessibility services, has reached version 7.3 with several improvements aimed at easier navigation and reading.

Victor Reader Trek 1.3 Improves GPS Connection Time; Update before March 31



HumanWare has released version 1.3 of the software for the Victor Reader Trek, and current users will want to update before March 31.

NVDA 2019.1 Features Improved Microsoft Word Support, Dozens of Other Changes



The release candidate for the first version of the NVDA screen reader for 2019 has been posted.

Smart Guitar aims to help musicians with disabilities learn to play



Joe Birch has created a smart guitar which aims to aid people with a range of disabilities in learning and playing guitar.

The guitar is used in conjunction with a device running google assistant and is controlled by an internal Raspberry Pie to allow users who are blind, deaf, and or mute to interact with the device.

#CSUNATC19: Seeing AI 3.0 Lets you Explore Photos by Touch, Adds iPad Support



Popular OCR and recognition app Seeing AI has received a major update, just in time for the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference.

#CSUNATC19: The 10 Year Challenge For Product Diversity In A.T.



This article is something I ve spoken about with J.J. a few times before we boarded our respective jets westward for the yearly pilgrimage to CSUN. But it wasn't until the beginning of this year, when that 10 Year Challenge thing blew up on social media, did I feel I had a good framing reference for this story.

I.D. Mate Galaxy Brings Battery Status Fixes And More In The Latest Update



We haven t seen a firmware update for the EnVision I.D. Mate Galaxy in a long time. However, with CSUN right around the corner, some bits and bytes have emerged from the ether for Galaxy owners looking for some much anticipated fixes. Here s a rundown of what the latest update contains.

Check Your Mailbox, Your Inbox And Even Your Spam Folder Because The Library of Congress Wants to Hear from You



The following email was sent out to patrons of the Talking Book Library of Texas on March 1st. Those in other States may want to check in with their own local libraries if they have not seen a message, like the one listed below, if they are interested in participating in the survey. We ll update this story with more information as it comes along, but for now, here is the text of the email sent to Texans. Note that contact information for the NLS program in your state will be different than that listed here.

Audio Described Avengers Assemble! Catch Up On Your Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies Before Avengers: End Game



A monumental moment of pop culture will arrive in theaters on April 26th. 11 years in the making, and spanning more than 20 movies, Marvel will cross a milestone as it wraps up the 4th phase in their lucrative cinematic universe. And the best part is that almost all of it is audio described. We say almost because 2008 s The Incredible Hulk does not offer an audio description track at the time of this writing. However, the rest of the comic tales are described, and we have your guide to catch up on all of them in their official Marvel chronological timeline.

Microsoft helps Blind/VI children to develop an interest in coding from a young age with Code jumper



Code Jumper, a new offering developed by Microsoft by Microsoft enables children to learn coding skills through Project Torino, a physical programming language. It will soon be available from the American Printing House for the Blind.

QRead Version 3.21 Released, including improved heading navigation, improved goodreads search, and more  



Last weekend, Accessible Apps released QRead version 3.21.
This release includes improved heading navigation, improved Goodreads support, improvements to the document progress slider, and more.

New Cane and Guide Dog Emojis Coming in 2019, We Asked Aira to Describe what They Look Like



Another set of new emoji is being added for you to use on your mobile devices, including some characters related to blind and visually impaired people.

#ATIA19: Humanware Refreshes the BrailleNote Touch with Faster Hardware, Android 8.1



Less than three years after its original release, the BrailleNote Touch is getting a makeover.

Resources for accessing and using Google Suite with a screen reader



Do you or your students struggle to use Google Suite with a screen reader? National Braille Press has recently released a beginner's guide to using all google products, mail, drive, docks, sheets, slides, Chrome, Hangouts, and Calendar, on a pc, along with some notes about Mac and iOS usage as well.

AppA11y is attempting to port dice world to Alexa, and they need your help



Dice World, the incredibly popular iOS and Android app containing 6 free dice games, is attempting to offer its players a hands-free experience by porting the app to Alexa.

NVDA user Survey attempts to find most pressing issues



NvAccess is offering a user survey to attempt to narrow down and locate the most pressing issues for the majority of NVDA users.

Heathrow airport becomes the first Aira access location outside the United States



Europe's largest airport now also has the distinction of being the first Aira access location outside the United States. Blind and visually impaired passengers traveling through Heathrow can now download the free aira app and receive real-time assistance from a trained agent to go through security, find gates, restaurants, rest rooms, and receive real-time updates on changes to their flights.

Accessible Reddit app Dystopia enters Beta, looking for testers



Dystopia, an accessible Reddit app created by a 17-year old high schooler from Colorado, has recently entered beta and is looking for testers.

Instagram adds AI image analysis and alt-text to its site



Instagram has recently become more accessible for the visually impaired with the addition of two new types of caption for its image service.

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