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A New Settings Screen and More in Latest NVDA



The 2nd quarter of 2018 brings the second release of NVDA for the year, with a new settings dialog and much more.

AIRA Prepares for 24/7 Operation; Posts Job Listing for Overnight Agents



AIRA is preparing to launch 24/7 service as it expands internationally, according to a posting on their careers page.

Huge Sale on Voice Dream Apps through Saturday



Voice Dream LLC has their reading and writing apps on sale for huge discounts this week.

Writing, Editing, and Reading: Do It All With Voice Dream Writer for iOS



Welcome back to the next installment of writing with iOS. Joining the articles on Mindnode, Story Planner, and Scrivener, today we'll be looking at voice dream writer for iOS.

Breaking: Baum's Assets Potentially in New Hands in Germany; May Restart Operations



There may be a future for Baum's braille products after all.

May JAWS Update Gives Firefox 60, Office More Love



More improvements to Firefox support are among the inclusions for the May 2018 update to JAWS 2018.

Say Goodbye to Klango, a One-of-a-kind Audio Social Network



Another popular social network for the blind is closing its doors.

Blindfold Games Looking to Expand to Educational Content; Seeking Feedback with a Quick Survey



Marty's Blindfold Games is looking to bring their accessible games to the education arena and is seeking feedback from teachers and parents to help determine the direction for the company.

Accessible mindmapping application soon to enter beta, seeking testers



The makers of Hiarchy, a mindmapping app soon to enter beta in July, have made their app accessible to blind and visually impaired individuals and are seeking testers when the app officially enters beta in the next few months.

APH Color Star Color Identifier can Identify 1,000 Shades, Speak Colors of LED Lights, Identify Patterns



The American Printing House for the Blind has refreshed their talking color identifier with some modern features.

Alexa Can Now Protect Your Home



Amazon is now offering Alexa-centric home security packages to customers in select areas, complete with professional installation. Costs start at $575, with no monthly fees. Most include an Echo Dot smart speaker to control everything using voice commands, as well as Alexa-friendly gadgets like the Wink Hub 2 and the Ring Video Doorbell. There are currently five packages available to customers in select states. Some focus on security, while others focus on smart outdoor lighting or renter-friendly devices. Click the provided link to learn more or to see if this service is right for you!

Teach Access Offering $100K in Grants for Faculty to Include Accessibility Principles in their Courses



$100,000 in grants are available to faculty who wish to incorporate accessible design principles into their college courses.

Build an Accessible Multimeter and Learn Arduino with a Series of Two Free Workshops



Arduino is a platform which enables people to create DIY projects that are both fun and useful, and now you can learn to build things yourself using Arduino.

Aira Horizon Registration Live for 24 Hours



If you want to be one of the first users of AIRA's new Horizon glasses, then it's time to register for your glasses.

Now there's an Amazon Echo Just for Kids



Amazon has launched the Echo Dot Kids Edition. Now Alexa is a kid-friendly DJ, comedian, and storyteller and she s always getting smarter. Just ask and Alexa will play music, answer questions, read stories, tell jokes, and more, all with younger ears in mind. It includes 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, a kid-friendly case, plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee, if they break it, return it and Amazon will replace it for free. The included 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited gives your kids access to hundreds of hours of fun and educational content, including ad-free radio stations and playlists, Audible books, and a growing list of premium kids skills. After one year, your subscription will automatically renew antibiotics online every month starting at just $2.99/month plus applicable tax. Easy-to-use parental controls in the online Amazon Parent Dashboard let you set daily time limits, review activity, or pause Alexa on the device. You can automatically filter explicit songs from Amazon Music and even call kids to dinner or tell them it s bedtime from compatible Echo devices anywhere in the house. Click the provided link to learn more or to purchase a 2-pack of Echo Dot Kids Editions for $129.98 shipped. (Separately, two would normally cost around $160).

Be My Eyes, Audio Game Hub among Google Play Award Nominees for 2018



Google has released their 2018 Google Play award nominees, and once again there is a category which includes accessibility-related apps.

Free FlickType Keyboard App is Now Available on the App Store



After a very public beta, Kpaw has released version 1.0 of FlickType, their free alternative keyboard app for iOS devices.

Great Deals in the Seeing Eye's Online Auction



The 10th Seeing Eye online auction is currently taking place and offers a great way to support a cause while also scoring some potentially great deals on items.

Consumer Alert: Kidde Recalls Defected Smoke Detectors in the United States and Canada



Kidde has issued a recall of nearly 500,000 smoke detectors in the United States and Canada due to a failure to detect smoke. Affected models include PI2010 and PI9010 dual-sensor units purchased between September 2016 and January 2018 and are considered defective if a yellow cap is present on the side of the unit. Consumers should contact Kidde for a replacement and remove and discard the recalled alarm only after their replacement arrives. Click the provided link to learn more and if necessary, have someone examine your units to insure they are not part of the recall.

Review: Your Writer's toolbox - Scrivener for iOS



You've planned your story, you know who all the characters are, what they're going to do, and how that works out for them. Or maybe you've never been down for all this pre-planning stuff, and just want to get right to the business of actually writing your story. Either way, it's time to explore the best accessible apps for writing, beginning with Scrivener for iOS.

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