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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 20, 2012 - Volume 371
The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) AppleVis will host an internationally-available conference call to discuss the new iOS6 and its features. The event will take place on GMT Friday, 21 September at 01:00. There are phone numbers you can use to call in from a great number of countries.

2) This post from TUAW, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, answers the burning question: "What can you say to Siri in iOS 6?"

3) Back to AppleVis, they will be posting several podcasts about iOS6 after it is released on the 19th, after this newsletter will have been sent off for mailing, so check the site. And they offer a well-considered post, "Comparison - Mac or PC? DSA and advice and buying guide."

4) More about the iOS6 upgrade: To find out if specific features of Maps, Siri, iTunes, Dictation, and the App Store are available in your country, check out:

5) The Accessibility Consultant Engagement Program, ACE, is a no-cost program offered by Deque for accessibility consultants. It claims to offer a newsletter and webinars, surveys, and other virtual gatherings and resources that provide a deep look at a current topic in the field of accessibility.

6) The Indata Project offers a Free Webinar on making your website and content more accessible to people with disabilities, Wednesday, September 24 from 13:00-19:00 GMT.

7) Supernova V. 13 from Dolphin Systems brings modern web access to this screen reader, with quick access keys and initial support for ARIA Internet applications. It is available in fifteen languages.

8) This week's Main Menu is focused on, what else, iPhone 5 and iOS6, with David woodbridge, the maker of all the many iOS podcasts from Australia. It airs at 01:00 GMT on Saturday, 22 September, then throughout much of the rest of the day.

9) Learn about the Book Port DT, the desktop player-recorder from APH, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 25 September at 01:00.

10) MushroomFM is holding a 12-hour virtual concert, Mushroomstock, on GMT Saturday, 22 September at 15:00. Enjoy the virtual hot dog stands and beer tents, and get your virtual seat by emailing:

11) Kathy Ann Murtha is selling an $80 textbook, An Immersion into System Access.

12) The article Useful Accessibility Tools from Access IQ reviews free tools for checking websites for accessibility.

13) Let's come back to iOS6 and iPhone 5. Here are three reviews of the phone:

Review 1:

Review 2:

Review 3:

14) The Internet Archive is launching a service allowing you to watch 30-second excerpts, or pay to borrow DVD's of hundreds of thousands of news broadcasts over the last three years and beyond.

15) You can now create e-books from your choice of articles and entire categories from wikipedia.

15) This post from AirfareWatchDog is called "How 9 Airlines Work with Twitter and How we'd Grade Them"

16) We'll end with some tips from the HowToGeek:

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do In Windows 7's Task Manager

5 Ways To Quickly Launch Programs On Windows

How To Create Your Own Custom Google Search Engine

Why You Shouldn't Disable UAC

How to Get Pro Features in Windows Home Versions with Third Party Tools


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