Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 19, 2012 - Volume 362
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) The July 2012 AccessWorld features articles about alternatives to Siri, the Insignia Narrator HD Radio, haptic technology, the transformer, a computer-compatible electronic magnifier, and the forthcoming AFB iPhone notetaking app.
2) Lisa Snider, an archival student and web-accessibility expert, is looking for volunteers for a website usability study.
3) SpeedDots Announces New Tactile Screen protectors for the iPad:
4) Georgie is a rather expensive Android app that provides lots of accessibility including OCR and perhaps GPS capability, and one can buy phones with the app pre-installed.
5) Let's assemble all the podcasts for the week here:
From AppleVis, Introducing TextDetective: A New OCR App for the Vision-Impaired:
DropVox: Quickly and Easily Record Voice Memos to Dropbox
Also Apple-related: A podcast all about Looktel BreadCrumbs GPS:
And the new Fleksy App:
Next, Nexus 7 Accessibility: Where Are We?
And Switching Map Folders with Sendero GPS 2012:
Next, High Contrast Episode 2: Me Likey Chrome:
The SeroTalk crew received so much feedback, they produced a Feedback Special:
Access Wizard Episode 4 deals with Linux. Ubuntu 12.04. Accessibility bugs & UI quirks.
A detailed review and demonstration of the Braille Sense U2:
6) Some potentially useful guides have appeared on the AppleVis site:
VoiceOver Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac OS X:
VoiceOver Gestures for use with a Multi-Touch Trackpad on Mac OS X:
A Guide to Making the Switch from Using a Windows Screen Reader to VoiceOver on a Mac:
7) Many people have been intrigued by Fleksy, the innovative $15 iPhone app to facilitate faster typing by the blind on the screen. The developers will be answering questions on GMT Tuesday, 31 July at 01:15.
8) The latest $75 textbook from Kathy Ann Murtha is Internet Explorer 9 with System Access:
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