Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 337
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
This Week's Featured Advertisement: Refurbished Brailliant 32's At Ridiculous Discounts!!!
Flying Blind, LLC is pleased to offer our subscribers a couple of gently used Brailliant 32-Cell Braille terminals, with 30 day warranties, for USD$1,995.00 each. Flying Blind, LLC also has an additional Brailliant 32 in excellent condition for USD$1,450.00. These Braille displays are the perfect size for either portable or desktop computer access for the Braille reader wishing to benefit from a sleek design that has been coupled with a powerful user interface. All prices include shipping within the 48 continental United States. For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 (216) 381-8107. Act now while supplies last!
1) A big news item during the past week has been Apple's new textbook initiative. The NF Access Technology Blog describes the experience of navigating textbooks:
2) Apple puts out a Support Page for authors to make their iBooks more accessible.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5073 #a11y #axs
3) This blogger discusses, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of The iBooks 2.0 format:
4) New tutorials have been added to the YouTube Channel regarding the Save as DAISY add-in for Microsoft Word:
5) This is a PDF by Mike Pacielo entitled Creating Accessible Adobe PDF's:
7) Learn How to add your favorite MLB teams schedule to your IOS device
8) From the SPN (Serotalk Podcast Network,) we have episode three of the triple Click Home podcast
And Serotalk Podcast #93
Assistive Technology Radio:
9) A recent podcast from Applevis is entitled, An Open Invitation To Get Involved:
The Accessible Devices podcast featured an interview with a member of the Applevis team:
10) The NFB Access Technology Blog discussed Skype Connect, the product formerly known as GW Skype:
11) A new article has just been posted to the GW Micro Knowledgebase: Adobe Audition:
12) The iPhone Tactile ScreenShot Quick Reference Guide is now available for $27 from National Braille Press. These tactile screen shots of various iPhone screens show you what appears where on your iPhone's status bar, home screen apps, keypad, contacts, calendar, Apps Store, iBooks, iTunes.
13) From the NVDA Blog, we learn that NV Access Offers Phone-based Support and Training to Australian Users:
14) Duxbury Systems announces Service Release 3 of DBT version 11. Improvements include support for more embossers, improved table-handling functions, improved import of .docx files, and more.
15) The Blio reader app is now accessible on Android phones.
16) Overview of the Accessibility of Mainstream e-readers is a free EASI webinar to take place on Thursday, 9 February at 19:00 GMT.
They also offer a four-part, fee-based workshop on barrier-free web design:
And a Four-part Webinar Series: Exploring CSS or Cascading Style Sheets: A Primer:
17) Here are a few interesting-looking items from the Gizmo site:
Free File Search Utility is the Best Yet:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/users/gizmorichards Understanding The Windows 7 UAC
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/understanding-windows-7-uac.htm Best Free Online Backup Sites
Would you like to receive text-only versions of the Top Tech Tidbits and Adaptech Insider Newsletters? If so, find the link at the bottom of each Newsletter titled "Update Profile/E-Mail Address", and check this option.
Feel free to forward individual Tidbits, or the entire tidbits issue, to interested people (just make sure they don't already receive it; a lot do!) When doing this, please have the courtesy to cite your source, perhaps directing them to the Tidbits Archive (see below.)
Tidbits is intentionally concise, and we know a lot of people may not understand some items because little explanation is given. If a particular Tidbit brings up a question in your mind, feel free to ask, and we will try to answer as time and knowledge permit.
Visit the 2011 Tidbits Archive at https://www.toptechtidbits.com/tidbits2011.html where you can grab back issues. All that welcome information for future issues can be directed to our editor, Dean Martineau, at email@example.com.
You can subscribe to Top Tech Tidbits on the Flying Blind, LLC Website at: http://www.flying-blind.com. Here you will find an accessibly friendly and secure form into which you can enter your email address, click submit, and begin receiving Tidbits weekly. It's that easy.***************************************