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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.

Mosen Consulting Offers Free Audiobook about the Zoom Meeting Platform



Mosen Consulting is offering a free audiobook for those who use or are interested in the remote meeting capabilities of Zoom.

#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.

Aira drops support for Horizon glasses, looks for new solutions.



As of April 1 2020, Aira will be dropping support for the Horizon glasses.

New setting in iOS 13.4 introduces always-on Hey Siri option



Want to have Hey Siri available, even if your phone is face down or covered? Now you can.

American Printing House for the Blind announces new 2020 line of products



Aph is announcing a new line of braille displays, embossers and tactile graphics designers for the productivity and education markets.

NLS bard for iOS introduces new features including simultaneous downloads, airplay, braille display autoscroll



On Feb 13, The National Library Service released a new iOS version of Bard, its popular braille and talking books app. The new version introduces many new features for users of the service.

Hindsight Is #CSUNATC20: Or, How The Top Stories Of The Past Can Shape The Future



Long time readers, and listeners of the podcast, know that the staff are now deep in the process of planning out our event and convention coverage for the year. CSUN, Google i/o, WWDC and the summer Blindness conventions are some of the annual happenings that capture our attention as we follow the yearly migratory pattern of possible A.T. related topics on their unpredictable flight plans. While a Farmer s Almanac for tech would help, we do consult our articles and interviews from the past to help us guess what might make good content during these planning stages.

Accessible calendar app Fantastical switches to a subscription model



Fantastical has long been a popular alternative to Apple's native Calendar app for many users. Its accessibility also made it very popular for blind and visually impaired people. Now, it has shifted from a one-time purchase model to one based on a monthly or yearly subscription.

Nvda Version 2019.3.1 released, bringing support for new braille displays, screen curtain, more



Version 2019.3 of the popular free screen reader Nvda has been released, bringing built in screen curtain, highlighting, and support for new braille displays.

Breaking: Aira Tech Corp Acquired by Southern California Investment Group



A majority stake of Aira Tech Corp has been acquired by the Blue Diego Investment Group in a deal announced Friday. Terms of the deal between the two privately-held companies were not disclosed.

5 things that aren't writing apps that are still useful for productivity



I've talked a lot about the best writing apps for iOS. Whether you're writing a blog, a novel, or just some notes for class, iOS offers a wide range of apps that can make writing--and organizing-- your work a lot easier.

But writing is more than just finding the right app. Its also finding a routine that works for you, tools that you enjoy using, and, possibly, doing a lot more self reflection than you ever expected. Today's article is all about those little things that help you write, before, and after, you start putting words on the page.

Department of Transportation Outlines New regulations for Service Animals



The department of Transportation is attempting to formalise the conditions under which passengers may fly with service animals. The rules outlined below are under review, and open to comment.

2020 Holman Prize now taking applications



The Holman Prize is accepting applications for its 4th year until March 2020.

Breaking: Flicktype Keyboard for iOS Changes Pricing, Pivots from Subscription Model



As of January 11, Flicktype is no longer a subscription-based app. The app can now be purchased in the App Store for $2.99

Join Us Monday for a Canute Multiline E-Reader Live Demo and Q&A



This Monday, join J.J. from A. T. Guys for an informal demonstration and Q&A with the Canute, the world's first multiline E-reader and 360 cell braille display. We will discuss the features of the unit, let you hear how it sounds, and leave plenty of time for questions. The Canute is coming to the U.S. and will be shipping to customers within weeks.

Little Known Features of VoiceOver: remapping your gestures



As a follow-up to my review of screen time, I will be looking at another little known feature of voiceover: remapping your gestures.

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