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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, November 8, 2012 - Volume 378
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) We'll put the listing of recent podcasts first this time around:

An Introduction to the New Apple Maps App in iOS

Demonstration of the iPad Mini

Pandora Radio: Create Your Own Personalized Radio Station

iTunes Tutorial #6: Manually Transferring a Podcast File to your iDevice

iTunes Tutorial #7: Connecting Your iDevice and Synchronize for the First Time

iTunes Tutorial #8: Updating to the Latest Version of iOS Via your Computer

iTunes Tutorial #9: Transferring iOS Apps Between Libraries

FSCast #71, Interview with a Blind Travel Agent

New Tech Doctor podcast "Amazon Kindle Accessibility"

SeroTalk Podcast #131

2) The November, 2012 issue of AccessWorld includes reviews of the Plextalk PTN2 and the Fleksy App, an article on Navigating Online Shopping Websites with a Screen Reader, The AccessWorld Holiday Gift Guide 2012, Tips for navigating airports as a blind person, Results of a survey on the accessibility of travel sites, and more.

3) If you were planning to buy a BrailleNote or BrailleSense product, and you buy it through Sendero by the end of the year, you get their GPS free.

4) The American Foundation for the Blind has been offering the free online course, Bridging the Gap: Best Practices for Instructing Adults Who Are Visually Impaired and Have Low Literacy Skills, for the past eight years. They will discontinue it for revision at the end of the year. If you want to take it before this happens, you need to register by December 1.

5) AFB offers a four-part series of low-vision technology webinars. They can be purchased for $25 each or $65 for the series.

6) A textbook on JAWS 14 and Internet Explorer 9 is now available for $80.

7) Those living in Europe, India, Australia or New Zealand who meet the qualifications may be able to become a certified trainer for Kathy Ann Murtha's organization. She is expanding into offering training in those regions. Send a resume to:

And fill out the application located at:

8) The second installment of Stocking Stuffers, holiday gift-giving ideas, will air on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 13 November at 01:00.

9) Here is a series of webinars on web accessibility from the University of Hawaii:

10) Blogs of Joe Orozco and the NFB Technology Center contain reviews of the Microsoft Surface RT running Narrator, and both come to very similar conclusions. Here is Joe's review:

And the AT Blog:

11) The AT Blog also offers a brief dismissal of the Kindle Paper White:
And a more lengthy dismissal of the Nook HD:


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