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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 9, 2013 - Volume 404
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) Needless to say, reactions and tutorials on the new iOS Kindle app are plentiful. The reactions are not all in agreement.

Here is the NFB assessment:

Here is another review, from Justin Romack:

And one more, from Shelly Brisbin:

Here's a David Woodbridge podcast:

And for those enjoying their newfound access to Kindle books, here is a post on "25 Places To Get Free Kindle Books:"

2) Jonathan Mosen is now an independent consultant, so I expect we'll be seeing plenty of material from his site:

Here he has written a thoughtful article on Android accessibility, and the article has stimulated lots of discussion:

3) Jonathan also tells us about the improved iOS version of a program called Viber:

4) The 2013.1rc2 version of NVDA has been released:

The article "My Constant Search for Accessibility" in the May, 2013 issue of The Braille Monitor is a praise of NVDA, focusing largely on excitement over its free price tag:

5) This Macworld Australia article is called "The computer in the living room: Setting up a Mac Mini Media Centre":

6) GW Micro's free webinar in May will have as its theme "Accessing the BARD website with Window-Eyes". It will take place Wednesday, 15 May at 19:00 GMT:

7) In DAISY-production news, OBI version 2.60 offers context-sensitive help and the ability to convert older DAISY books to DAISY 3:

EASI will offer a free webinar, "Use Tobi to Create EPUB3 Talking Books" on Thursday, 30 May at 15:30 GMT. To register, go here:

8) Speaking of EASI, they will offer a free webinar, "AzzCardfile, The Easy to Use Personal Information Manager," on Thursday, 23 May at 18:00 GMT. AzzCardfile is shareware and costs $29.95. More information about the webinar is on the EASI page at:

And to register, visit:

9) "HIMS Braille Sense and Braille Edge: Power-Packed Products for Productivity or Play" will be the title for the Tek Talk presentation on GMT Tuesday, 14 May at 00:00:

10) A tidbits reader has a well-developed concept for "A digital drawing tablet for the blind". With support, it can apparently become a reality:

11) The LookTel Money Reader iOS App now supports 21 currencies:

12) This review says that the iOS fitness game, Zombies, Run! 2.1 is fully accessible:

13) From PC Mag comes "How to Run Windows on a Mac, Tips, Solutions & How To's":,2817,2344661,00.asp

14) A few podcasts:

SeroTalk offers a couple unreported weekly podcasts, the SeroSpective for March, and High Contrast Episode #10:

AppleVis brings us BlindSquare: A Feature-Packed Navigational Tool for Blind iOS Users

Forecast Now: Is it better than other weather apps?

Exploring Some of the New Features Added to the Lire RSS Reader in Recent Updates

Reflector: AirPlay Mirroring from your iOS Device to Your Mac or PC

In what will presumably be the last FSCast presented by Jonathan Mosen, he speaks with Debee Armstrong about Tips and Tricks with JAWS, and also with Katie Crocker, a JAWS user who now has a career in radio:

15) This blog post is entitled "The Human Error with Humanware":


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