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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 18, 2012 - Volume 375
The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) Techvision offers low-cost and free lessons for various adaptive technologies online:

2) MacForTheBlind is a site offering documentation, audio demonstrations, and information on the Mac and VoiceOver for iOS:

3) Cecimac is a French-language site for all things Mac accessibility:

In addition to the wealth of French material, there is an English page, and both pages link to Mac-related information in several other languages:

4) While on the French theme, Cecitek offers frequent French-language podcasts on adaptive technology:

5) The AT Blog from the NFB offers a positive story about the accessibility of in-flight WiFi:

6) GW Micro is gearing up to release Window-Eyes version 8, which will begin with a public beta version. They send out teaser emails and videos with information about its features, and this will be the page to check as release time draws nigh:

7) Learn about the latest the new accessibility features in Android 4.1, Jellybean, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 23 October at 00:00:

8) Dotris is a computer game designed to work with braille displays. It is screen-reader independent and works with many displays. It is being offered as donationware:

9) Following up on an item from last week, there is an iOS app for the Blue Letter Bible, and it is apparently quite accessible:

10) Natalie Shaheenn from the NFB is looking for blind people who play, have played, or have some knowledge of video games. They say they are working on a project where they could use some input. These people need not be hardcore gamers to be helpful. Email:

11) Home Readers is an organization that has been around since 1996, recording mail-order catalogs, cookbooks and magazines. Their catalog readings complement and enhance web shopping, providing thorough product descriptions, and materials are now available as .MP3 files.

12) A new version of the Nokia Screen Reader, still free, supports many more devices and languages.

13) The Humble eBook Bundle site lets you pay what you want for a set of books and choose to what charities the money goes:

14) In podcasts:

NV Access Podcast: Episode 4 fills us in on new developments with NVDA:

For iOS: YouTube App for iOS 6: Signing-In and Controlling Playback with VoiceOver:

And for the Mac, Jaksta: An App Allowing Stream Ripping From the Mac:

15) From the HowToGeek:

The Difference Between .com, .net, .org and Why We're About To See Many More Top-Level Domains:

And, What is the Windows Page File and Should You Disable It?


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