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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Volume 379
The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) This is a Microsoft page documenting Narrator under Windows 8, with links to other Windows 8 information.

2) The Braille Plus 18 is now actually out. It is the first Android device designed specifically for students and adults who are Braille users. Learn about it on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 20 November at 01:00.

3) Belarc Advisor is a well-respected, fully accessible program that does a Free Personal PC Audit, for software, hardware, and security configuration information on your computer. A new version is out giving information about missing Adobe and Java security updates among other information.

4) Text Browser is a Google Script powered way to browse the web with only text.

5) Here are several posts on web accessibility from the Humanising Technology Blog.

6) NVDASR 2012.3 is here, with 30 new features and 50 fixes.

7) This article is entitled "A Guide to Making the Switch from Using a Windows Screen Reader to VoiceOver on a Mac".

8) Amazon Prime users can borrow one book per month for free reading. The Kindle is generally inaccessible, but Lisa Salinger outlines a way screen reader users can take advantage of this feature.

9) IDEAL Reader is a fully accessible eBook Reader for Android. The app is in beta now, and supports books in Epub2 and Epub3 format, with support for Daisy2 and Daisy3 coming.

10) The webinar "Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: Advances in Vision Rehabilitation - A Multidisciplinary View" is available for $25 from the AFB E-Learning Center. It discusses the most recent information available about the causes and treatment of AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration), concise and informational overviews of the effects of aging on vision, the emotional and psychological components of vision loss, and the integration of the individual's psychological recovery into low vision services delivery.


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