News · Tips

Tech Briefing 15: Free, paid webinars; tips and news for the week May 1-7, 2017

Welcome to episode 15 of Tech Briefing. It’s a rap up of major developments in assistive and mainstream technology for the weekMay 1-7, 2017.

I’m Ayoola Efunkoya, your guide.

OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage application that comes preinstalled on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 on PC and mobile, allows you access your files online and offline and backs up the files.

A set of guidelines for using a screen reader with OneDrive by beginners is available at

Also from Microsoft comes Office 365 which offers access to the Office suite of Word, Excel, Note and Powerpoint both online and offline.

V. F. O., the parent company of Freedom Scientific,  is offering a free webinar on May 31, to teach using Office 365 with JAWS. The webinar titled “Office 365 / 2016 – An Introduction” can be registered for at

Other webinars on Word 365, Excel 365, Outlook 365 and PowerPoint 365 to be paid for will take place from August through October this year. Further information is available at

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced user of iOS, you may want to check out this “iOS & VoiceOver Mobile Accessibility Cheat Sheet:”

From Commtech Academy comes a 12-minute lesson on using the Uber iOS App:

Also available from the company is  a Windows 10 Desktop Navigation Introduction:

In other news:

A phishing scam on Thursday May 4 affected about 1 million Google Docs users. The scam claimed to have come from Google Docs.

Users who clicked a link and followed instructions, risked giving the hackers access to their email accounts.

The BBC later reported Google to have said it had stopped the attack “within approximately one hour”, including through “removing fake pages and applications”.

Facebook is almost hitting a 2-billion global monthly user mark.

The company said on Thursday May 4 that the number of people using Facebook each month increased to 1.94 billion, of which nearly 1.3 billion use it daily.

Company founderMark  Zuckerberg said the size of its user base gave Facebook an opportunity to expand the site’s role, moving into TV, health care and politics.

Thank you for your attention. Have a blessed week.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s