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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 8, 2013 - Volume 417
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) From Fedora Outlier LLC comes a guide entitled "Managing Your Wireless Settings On Windows & Mac". Links to similar how-to articles can be found on the page as well:

2) This article by Polygon is called "Blind Games: The Next Battleground in Accessibility":

3) While we're talking about games, Dicey Rolls is a new, free computer dice game for Windows that works well with speech from Rich De Steno. You may request it by sending an email to:

4) Learn how Philipp Meyer developed "Life - A Tactile Comic for the Blind":

5) Holly Nielsen, US Social Media Leader for IBM Global Technology Service, writes "Hooked on Social Networking: The Latest in Accessibility News from TED":

6) Jonathan Mosen has written "Now Hear This! Musings of a Blind Hearing Aid Wearer," and some discussion has ensued as a result:

7) Here is an interview about the Accessible Netflix campaign:

8) The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 requires companies who make electronic devices to make them accessible to people with disabilities. At this time, none of the e-book readers that are on the market meet this requirement. Amazon, Kobo, and Sony have submitted a petition to the FCC asking for a waiver claiming it would be too expensive to make their e-book readers accessible:

9) The Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness at Louisiana Tech University has launched a Blog on Blindness:

10) Main Menu at 01:00 on GMT Saturday, 10 August will feature an interview with GW Micro about SocialEyes, and then an extensive demo of its most popular features:

11) The i-devices mailing list now hosts a monthly conference call for learning about iOS and about aapp. The first call, held on 4 August, was an introductory presentation about VoiceOver. This is a link to the recording.

12) The Hadley School offers some new independent living modules for free enrollment:

13) Here are Tech Tips from the Matilda Ziegler Magazine:

14) Turning to podcasts:

Episode 3 of the Delivering Access Podcast features an interview with Chris Hofstader:

From AppleVis:

Quick Tip: Managing U.S. Government Push Alerts on Your iPhone:

An Overview of Running Windows on a Mac Using Boot Camp:

Using Braille Displays on iDevices: A very bumpy subject:

From the SPN Network:

SeroSpectives: This Month in Tech for July, 2013

And finally, the BGZ page contains several podcasts on using talking MP3 players using Rockbox:


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