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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 24, 2013 - Volume 389
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1.) A new short WebAim survey poses the question: How do screen reader users navigate within websites?

2.) A survey on mobile accessibility also seeks respondents to help advise designers of websites concerning the topic.

3.) CAVI has a new Quick Start web page where you can learn about their range of courses open for enrollment by 10 February.

4.) On Main Menu for GMT Saturday, 25 January, learn about changes to Windows Explorer in Windows 8 and the ClamX AV anti-virus software for Mac.

5.) Learn about a range of useful topics as Dan Thompson presents Dan's Most Popular Tips of 2012 on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 29 January at 01:00.

6.) You can now listen to described versions of popular television shows on your computer or mobile device. Taking the vision out of television, a new project called Blindy.TV has just launched a free audio-only virtual television network that offers several channels of described television shows.

7.) An accessibility evaluation of the Yaesu G-1000DXC rotator control box for Ham Radio antennas has been posted on the Active Elements website.

8.) The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology houses a scientific archive of biodiversity audio and video recordings. Previously in analog format, the recordings, "which go back to 1929" are now completely digitized, and can be heard at:

9.) Here are five easy ways to speed up your pc.

10.) The January, 2013 issue of The Braille Monitor contains an article discussing the Google Books project and is implications: "Ten Million Books and Counting"

11.) Access Technology Institute now has two additional $80 textbooks on Windows 8, focusing on Window-Eyes and NVDA.

12.) Now for the week in podcasts:

A lot of podcasts on NVDA can be found at:

The Blind Geek Zone continuallly adds new podcasts. Recent additions include a review of Core Temp, comparisons of the large and small Jambox speakers, and the second in a comprehensive series on NVDA.

From the Mystic Place Blog and Podcast, "iCatcher, a Podcatcher App for Ipad, iPhone and iPod Touch."

Podcast 12 of @AccessTalk features Facebook Search, Messenger on Skype, TV iPhone Apps & the Amazon Cloud Player.

And fromAppleVis:

Aftershokz Open-Ear Headphones

Alarmed ~ Reminders + Timers for iOS: Review and Demonstration:

iVoice Reminder: Quick and Easy Voice Reminders on your iOS Device

13.) Hadley seeks a web developer.


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