Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 28, 2013 - Volume 394
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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1.) In Tidbits, we don't usually announce software or devices until they are actually available to the consumer. But a lot of people will be interested in this, and you can follow development or sign up for a preview: Sendero Group is preparing its Seeing Eye GPS App for the iPhone. You can request to preview it when this opportunity becomes available by emailing:
And you can read more about it here:
2.) Here is a link to an AccessWorld review of Flick, purporting to be the first and only fully motorized camera for students with low vision:
3.) Learn about Talkler, a mainstream email app that allows the user to read email by using voice commands, on Tek Talk on GMT 5 March at 01:00:
4.) Think Beyond the Label offers online career fairs, with the next one happening on GMT Tuesday, 5 March from 18:00-21:00. They claim employers are registering for these events.
5.) If you like to collect recipes, you might want to join the Mamas-Corner email list. You receive a daily recipe, and these are accumulated in collections which you are able to download. Existing collections apparently include "Best Recipes: From The Backs Of Boxes, Bottles, Cans And Jars" and "Great American Recipe Card Collection." To join, send a blank message to:
6.) This article is called "Promising Developments in Online and Technological Accessibility":
7.) This item from OS X Daily is called "Record System Audio Output in Mac OS X with Soundflower":
8) This article from the Telegraph about the promises of voice recognition technology is called "Voice recognition will smash its way into the Black Mirror.":
9.) Experimenters and adventuresome types may enjoy listening to this demonstration of an Android and iOS app that turns your phone into a Windows 8 Touch Screen.
10.) Here is an "AudioBoo", short audio posting housed on that service, by Brian Hartgen, giving his thoughts on the relative merits and uses of the sound editors Sound Forge and Studio Recorder:
11.) Another one from Brian is a demonstration of the QCast podcatching client:
12.) It's a bit too late to take advantage of some of this information for this year, but as the CSUN Conference, among the largest conferences on technology for the disabled, goes forward this week, The "Blind Bargains Guide to Attending CSUN13 on a Budget" will be informative and might help with planning for next year.
13.) Again this year, a few organizations will be providing audio coverage of CSUN. To learn how to follow BlindBargains coverage, visit:
14.) From VisionAware, read "Gil's Guide to Home Repairs":
15.) And from the same blog, an article about doing car repairs with limited vision:
16.) And finally, the week's assortment of pertinent podcasts:
A Review of Clever Clues:
A Walk-Through and Demonstration of Reading Plan:
Earl: An App Providing Access to Over 300 Newspapers Through Speech:
A Demonstration of the Re Universal Infrared Remote Control Accessory for iPhone, iPad and iPd Touch:
Changing the Root Password on your Jailbroken iDevice (Windows):
From the Tech Doctor, a "HodgepodgeCast discussing several software and hardware applications and products:
Episode 14 of That Android Show
FSCast #75, concerning the latest version of J-Say and also JAWS scripts for several music services including Spotify and Rhapsody:
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