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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 17, 2012 - Volume 353
The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) We held a successful iPhone training Marathon Day a week ago, despite technical glitches and some operator ineptitude. This is not a comprehensive or organized training, rather, it is the recording of responses, by a variety of competent iPhone users, to many questions. We'll probably do this again soon. Here are two links to download the recording; one of them at least should work:

2) This author will appear on Tek Talk, explaining the use of Replay A/V, a now-free windows program to record virtually any streaming radio station. The program airs on GMT Tuesday, 22 May at 00:00.

3) NV Access announces the release of NVDA 2012.2 beta1. It is intended for those who are interested in testing and evaluating the upcoming NVDA 2012.2 release, but is not recommended for production use. New features include Announcement of graphics in Word, support for windows 8 Metro style apps, a portable creation feature, and more.

4) From OS X Daily, we get "Navigate the Dock in Mac OS X with These 8 Keyboard Shortcuts"

5) The University of Minnesota has compiled a database of peer-reviewed, open-source textbooks, now including 90 books.

6) HumanWare has released version 3.5 of the software for the Victor Reader Stream. It allows for pitch adjustment and improves the ability to navigate by time.

7) The Dolphin Access group has produced a video touting their multi-faceted screen reader SuperNova.

8) Recent AppleVis podcasts include:
Comparing the Relative Merits of AudioLabels, Digit-Eyes Audio Scanner and Labeler, and LookTel Recognizer:
Item Chooser: an iOS Feature that Offers Fast and Easy Searching of your iDevice Screen:
A Walk-Through and Demonstration of AudioLabels:

9) For explanations of the differences between the Unified English Braille Code and the current English Braille American Code, check this out:

10) Episode 31 of the Mystic Place Podcast gives the host's experience and impressions of the Taxi Magic service, usable by a free iPhone app. There is no monthly fee, however they add an additional charge of $1.50 to your ride.

11) A recent edition of the Viewpoints podcast featured an interview and demonstration of watching television, movies and home video independently using Apple TV.

12) From the HowTo Geek site, we have:
How To Launch any Program in Windows with a Hotkey:
How to Use CCleaner Like a Pro: 9 Tips & Tricks:


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