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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 10, 2013 - Volume 387
The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) This post is entitled "5 Apps: The Best Camera Aapps for Blind and Visually Impaired iPhone Users":

2) SixthSense is a new 3D sound horror shooting game for iOS which is reported to be quite accessible.

3) CAVI is offering the "Building Websites With HTML 5", "Audio Editing Fundamentals", "Computers 101 with Mac or PC", and other courses starting in February. Individuals generally pay $150.00 USD per course.

4) Fleksy is quite a popular iOS app among the blind. Here is a mainstream review of the App from the Consumer Electronics Show.

5) "Adventures In Android" is a budding blog chronicling one blind user's experiences exploring this operating system.

6) Learn how to burn CD's and DVD's with Express Burn on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 15 January at 01:00.

7) National Braille Press has launched its own blog.

8) This fun article, focusing on the experience of browsing the web, carries the title "Things I learned by Pretending to be Blind for a Week":

9) The entire hour of Main Menu this week is devoted to the new BARD web site from NLS.

10) LevelUp, a mobile payment platform for Android and IOS, has been made accessible to blind users. With LevelUp, a customer receives a discount upon initial use at a participating merchant, can earn loyalty discounts, can independently enter in a tip percentage, and can receive a digital receipt in app and by email. LevelUp is accepted at over 4,000 US merchant locations, and has 500,000 users. You can sign up for LevelUp and receive an extra $5 off at:

Read the official LevelUp Accessibility Press Release:

11) Ian Humphreys of Spoonbill Software has outdone himself and produced six new free self-voicing games for the PC: BG Poker Solitaire, BG Cribbage Solitaire, BG Spider Solitaire, BG Pyramid Solitaire, BG Nomination Whist, BG Mine Sweeper. Read about these and the other 20 accessible games and see how to email your order at:

12) Turning to podcasts:

In episode 46 of the Mystic Place Podcast, Chris demonstrates, on the Nexus 7 and the iPad, and discusses Shiprack, a Package Tracking App for both Android and iOS:

Robert Carter was part of a National Geographic expedition to Antarctica, and he gives us Sounds of Antarctica:

From AppleVis, we have "A Guide for VoiceOver Users on Enabling and Using Multitasking Gestures on the iPad":

And "A Guide for VoiceOver Users on Finding and Downloading Books from the iBook Store":


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