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Technology News for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
From the American Foundation for the Blind
 September 2015 Issue  Volume 16  Number 9
Office for Mac logo Office for Mac 2016: A First Look at Accessibility
My sense is that Microsoft is committed to providing VoiceOver support for Office for Mac 2016, and I look forward to receiving and testing accessibility updates. As for right now, if you have a current Office 365 subscription and have an available install I would definitely give it a try.
Bill Holton


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Office for Mac 2016: A First Look at Accessibility
by Bill Holton My sense is that Microsoft is committed to providing VoiceOver support for Office for Mac 2016, and I look forward to receiving and testing accessibility updates. As for right now, if you have a current Office 365 subscription and have an available install, I would definitely give it a try. If you prefer to work on a Mac but need to submit documents in Office format you might also consider installing Office for Mac 2016.

Apple Music: A First Look with Access in Mind
by Janet Ingber Apple Music is an excellent service with a tremendous amount of content. It works beautifully on iOS devices. Everything is labeled and easy to navigate. Although most of Apple Music is accessible on the Mac, it is more complicated to use and VoiceOver does not work as well.

Using the NightOwl (YoruFukurou) OSX Twitter Client: Create and Manage your Twitter Account on a Mac
by Janet Ingber Whether you're thinking of joining the TwitterVerse or already are a seasoned Twitter member on your iOS or other device, your Mac can be used to create and manage a Twitter account. This article describes creating a Twitter account through the Twitter website and managing Twitter with an app called NightOwl, also called YoruFukurou.

An evaluation of the Mystic Access Audio Tutorial for the Humanware Victor Reader Stream New Generation
by Jamie Pauls After having worked through all eight hours of the Mystic Access Humanware Victor Reader Stream New Generation Audio Tutorial, I would be willing to recommend this reference to anyone who wishes to learn how to use their Victor Reader Stream for the first time, anyone who is an experienced Stream user but wants to make sure they have gotten all that they can from the product, and anyone who might need to teach someone else how to use the Victor Reader Stream.

AccessWorld Article Follow-Up

AT&T NYU Connect Ability Challenge: Announcing the Winning Ideas
by Bill Holton In the June 2015 issue of AccessWorld, we described the AT&T NYU Connect Ability Challenge, where individuals and teams were competing to develop technologies that offer new and creative solutions that can improve the lives of New Yorkers and others around the world. A total of $100,000 in prize money was awarded. The winners have been announced, and as promised, we'll tell you about the Challenge winners and describe their prize-winning entries.

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