Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, November 1, 2012 - Volume 377
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
This Week's Featured Advertisement: 3 BrailleSense Notetakers for $1,695.00 USD each!!!
Flying Blind, LLC is currently offering 3 BrailleSense notetakers manufactured by Hims for the unbeatable price of $1,695.00 USD each! Each device comes with a 90-day manufacturer warranty. We currently have 1 (One) BrailleSense Classic with Braille Keyboard, 1 (One) BrailleSense Classic with a QWERTY keyboard, and 1 (One) BrailleSense Plus with a QWERTY keyboard. These gently-used robust solutions are the perfect companion for the Braille user wishing to organize their life at a most affordable price, which also includes shipping within the Continental United States. For more information, email email@example.com or call +1 (216) 381-8107 today. All units will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, so act now while supplies last!
1) Tek Talk offers the first of its annual two-part series it calls Stocking Stuffers, with organizations coming to speak of various lower-tech, lower-cost holiday gift items.
2) The Cisco Academy for the Vision Impaired [CAVI] will be offering a new Computer 101 course next term. It will cover computer fundamentals ranging from how to set up and use your screen reader efficiently to how to surf the internet safely. The course will be offered in both Windows and Mac versions. If you're interested in the course or have any questions, please send an email to:
Specify Mac or Windows version. Deadline for enrollment is January 7th. To read about the course, go to:
3) Freedom Scientific announces the release of Magic Version 12, with customizable speech verbosity, new mouse, cursor, and color schemes, Navigation Quick Keys for web navigation, and more.
4) GW Micro has produced a number of knowledge base articles instructing how to use the new features in Version 8 Beta: Using Window-Eyes in Safe Mode:
Can I use Window-Eyes on my Mac?
Using Windows 8 with Window-Eyes:
Window-Eyes and Blackboard:
5) JAWS Scripts For TeamTalk: 4.1 through 4.4 have been released:
6) The Hadley school has released a new business module, "Selling on Ebay":
7) All manner of podcast this week:
iBlindTech Democast Episode 28 - Pages Intro and episode 27: Ariadne GPS:
That Android Show Episode 12: This One Matches My Outfit
A review and walkthrough of the U-verse Easy Remote App:
Are you on Facebook? Stop by and "Like" Flying Blind, LLC to begin receiving Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday as part of your Facebook News Feed at www.facebook.com/flyingblindllc. If you prefer an RSS Feed, you can access Flying Blind, LLC Publications as they become available using https://toptechtidbits.com/rss. And finally, if audio / video is more your style then you can follow Flying Blind, LLC on YouTube at www.youtube.com/flyingblindllc.
Shopping for accessible technology? Be sure to check out www.flying-blind.com/store.html. All products offered in the Flying Blind, LLC Online Store are products that Larry L. Lewis, Jr. either personally uses, or publicly endorses. Flying Blind, LLC is proud to offer free shipping & handling on all of our products, within the 48 continental United States.
Would you like to receive text-only versions of Flying Blind, LLC Publications? If so, find the link at the bottom of each Newsletter titled "Update Profile/E-Mail Address", and check this option.
Feel free to forward individual Tidbits, or the entire tidbits issue, to interested people (just make sure they don't already receive it; a lot do!) When doing this, please have the courtesy to cite your source, perhaps directing them to the Tidbits Archive (see below.)
Tidbits is intentionally concise, and we know a lot of people may not understand some items because little explanation is given. If a particular Tidbit brings up a question in your mind, feel free to ask, and we will try to answer as time and knowledge permit.
Visit the 2012 Tidbits Archive at https://www.toptechtidbits.com/tidbits2012.html where you can grab back issues. All that welcome information for future issues can be directed to our editor, Dean Martineau, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can subscribe to Flying Blind, LLC Publications on the Flying Blind, LLC Website at: http://www.flying-blind.com. This method will provide you with an accessibly friendly and secure medium through which you can subscribe to our mailing list. Just enter your email address, click send, and begin receiving Flying Blind, LLC Publications. It's that easy.***************************************