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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 19, 2012 - Volume 362
The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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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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