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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 19, 2012 - Volume 349
The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) This Guardian article discusses accessibility problems with UK price-comparison sites.

2) Here are YouTube videos describing the use of the Victor Reader Stream.
In Spanish
And in English

3) Screen Reader Demos, Research and Resources is a well-researched article by Alistair Duggin in which he lists a wealth of articles discussing aspects of screen reader use, most related to creating accessible content.

4) This Accessible YouTube Guide from Fred's Head offers resources that will be new to many for making the experience of uploading and watching YouTube videos better with a screen reader.

5) And this Fred's Head post provides many resources for Braille Writer Repair

6) Learn about the Braille Pen on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 24 April at 00:00.

7) Students and faculty at North Carolina State University hope you will take their Diagram accessibility survey.

8) This is a collection of 2012 and 2011 IBM accessibility feature articles.

9) From the TechKnowMore blog of RNIB comes a post entitled Useful iOS Music Applications for Blind and Partially Sighted Musicians

10) Free videos for a new iPad apps programming course at Carnegie Mellon University are now available.

11) Recent AppleVis podcasts include:

TWiT Live: An iOS App For Fans of This Week in Tech
Vokul Revisited: Bigger and Better than Before
Exploring the Advanced Features of List Recorder: Part 1 - Recording Items
Exploring the Advanced Features of List Recorder: Part 2 - Exporting and Importing Lists and Their Data
Exploring the Advanced Features of List Recorder: Part 3 - Using Tilt Gestures to Operate the App

12) This post from OS X Daily Flash is called 11 Tips to Get the Absolute Best Battery Life on a Mac Laptop

13) Recent info from the Gizmo site includes:

How to Report Spam.
How to Tell if a File is Malicious
How To Avoid Spam
A New Routine to Read News Using this Great App
How to Protect Your Online Privacyv
How to Tell If A Website Is Dangerous
How to Stay Safe While Online
How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected
How to Clean An Infected Computer
This Beta Online Organizer/Planner Shows Great Promise
Best Free PC Tune-up Utility

14) EASI will offer a free webinar on Saturday, 21 April at 18:00 GMT on Adaptech's Ongoing research, Knowledge transfer and Free and Inexpensive Adaptive Information and Communication technologies.


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