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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 12, 2012 - Volume 361
The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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Since the organizers of the AER Conference have seen fit to hold it near my home, I may drop in for a day or two. If you're coming and would like to meet or visit, drop me an email at:

1) Cisco Academy for the Vision Impaired is taking enrollments to their courses to improve computer skills. Enrollment deadline is July 21. These are high-level courses, and with scholarship, they cost $150.

2) Viewpoints has posted Part 1 of a two-part series on Android accessibility; the second part comes next week.

3) Learn about goings-on at Triumph Technology on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 17 July at 00:00.

4) Check out Sue Martin's book excerpt detailing her sight loss and rehabilitation, as well as her frequently-updated blog on the same range of topics.

5) The National Research & Training Center (NRTC) on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University maintains an online participant registry for those interested in participating in research that seeks to enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. If you would like to sign up or read more about it, please visit this link:

6) IRTI has produced three videos demonstrating their line of eClipseReader and eClipseWriter DAISY products.

7) Rick Harmon gave a thorough demonstration on Tek Talk on using an iPhone to scan barcodes and thereby gain much useful information. Here is the recording:

8) Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (x64) 4.10 has been released. This free program, available in a 32-bit version as well, removes some high-profile malware.

9) From Opinion by pen, here is a readable review of Dragon Nagturally Speaking.

10) The iPhone App for Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, which enables you to play and navigate books on your bookshelf, formerly cost $19.95, but now it is free.

11) Work continues on the JAWS scripts for Skype.

12) A recent AppleVis podcast discusses Using the Built-in Text Expander on Mac OS X

13) From the HowToGeek site, comes the answer to the question: Do You Really Need to Safely Remove USB Sticks?

14) The Finds of the Week from the Gizmo site are a collection of some interesting web sites, technical, reference and otherwise.


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