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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 27, 2013 - Volume 411
The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) We'll start a rather slow news week with the rundown of available podcasts.

Serotalk Podcast #160:

From BlindGeekZone, Auto-TuneStar Demonstration:

Star Conquest Part One Industry for Cadets:

Eyes on Success 1326 MathTrax Graphing Tools for the Blind:

From Cool Blind tech, WWDC Hardware, Software and Thunder Wear:

And from Applevis, AUVIO Expandable Bluetooth Speaker: Unboxing and Demonstration:

Infinite Relaxation: Reduce Stress, Increase Energy and Improve your Sleep with this iOS App:

A Look at Pro Tools for the Mac: Part 3:

A Look at Pro Tools for the Mac: Part 4:

2) There appears to be good news on the copyright treaty front, which would allow blind people all over the world to have access to copyrighted books from any country.

3) MBraille is an intriguing new iOS app. The $30 version allows you to write in contracted English Braille, send a variety of communications, and edit. The free version lets you learn the app and send tweets.

4) Learn about Net Echo, a handy way to surf the web over the phone, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 2 July at 00:00.

5) Research at Google sat down with Research Scientist T.V. Raman to discuss his work on accessibility and empowering blind and low vision users with eyes-free access through ChromeOS and Android.

6) This article is entitled "Disabled Workforce Grows as High-Tech Breakthroughs Open Doors":

7) The June 2013 Braille Monitor contains an articled entitled "ALT: A Very Helpful Software Package":

8) Both the Apple Accessibility Page at:

And the Apple Special Education Page at:

Have been completely redone to bring them up to date and more in line with the rest of the larger Apple site.

In addition, the resource page at:
has also been updated.


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