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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 342
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

This Week's Featured Advertisement: Join Larry Lewis of Flying Blind, LLC and Steve Barclay of Aroga Technologies at CSUN in San Diego Today and Tomorrow!!!
27th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference Logo
When: Today (3/1) and Tomorrow (3/2) from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM in the Aroga Suite. Lewis, Founder of Flying Blind, LLC and Barclay, Vice President of Sales for Aroga Technologies (, will be hosting two more sessions within the Aroga Suite titled: "Is 12 Cells Enough?". Each session will begin at 4:00 PM and conclude around 5:30 PM and will run Thursday (3/1) and Friday (3/2). These two sessions are face to face, hands-on workshops based on the recent webinars hosted by Lewis and Barclay that illustrate the power and mobility of portable, refreshable Braille access to iOS devices in a variety of settings. These sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please email or call (216) 381-8107 to reserve your space today!


1) Here are some tantalizing items from the How-To Geek Newsletter:
How to Search Google Like a Pro: 11 Tricks You Have to Know
How To Access Your Ebook Library on Your iPad via Dropbox
How To Combine All Your Email Addresses into One Gmail Inbox

2) The JAWS-users page has alot of useful information and tutorials, much of which is useful for users of other screen readers. Items have recently been added to the Tips and Tricks and Audio sections.

3) The next quarter's schedule of free and paid webinars has been posted to the Freedom Scientific page.

4) Learn about BrailleTouch, a forthcoming Android and iOS app that will let users write on their smartphone using a simulated braille keyboard, on Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 6 March at 01:00.

5) Here is a guide to Android Accessibility for a prospective user of android phones.

6) The latest tech doctor podcast is entitled Screenless Audio Editing With Sound Studio.

7) Listen to episode 4 of Triple Click Home, the iDevices-related podcast from the Serotek Podcast Network.

8) This page is entitled Web Accessibility and Older People: Meeting the Needs of Aging Web Users.

9) The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults (AAF) is making its free Braille books for blind children available online as downloadable BRF files.

10) A partnership between Sprint and Code Factory now brings a free version of the Mobile Accessibility suite for Android devices, called Wireless Accessibility, to the Android Market. This is the complete version of Mobile Accessibility including the screen reader component and is compatible with Sprint, Boost, and Virgin Mobile handsets.

11) The shortcut world site lists keyboard shortcuts for Linux, Mac OS, Windows, web applications and an extensive list of other software applications. This wiki-style reference database for keyboard shortcuts is constantly under development.

12) HIMS announces the release of BookSense Master, free, downloadable companion software for the PC, created to assist with the location and transfer of files to BookSense.

13) Here are some of the latest additions to the Gizmo site:
All The Figures You'll Need To Prune Your Hard Drive
How to Manage Your USB Devices Better
Improve Your Privacy On Twitter
Windows 8 Consumer Preview: A Fresh Start for Microsoft, by Ed Bott

14) Gerardo Corripio has started a blog in Spanish, Tuimagina, related to adaptive technology, podcasting, social networking, and the like.

15) Check the BlindBargains site for podcasts coming from the CSUN conference which is currently under way.


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