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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 5, 2013 - Volume 421
The Week's News in Access Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) This page, from the How to be Blind site, offers a listing of accessible apps for iOS and Android with brief descriptions:

2) This is a pretty clear review by Walt Mossberg of Wall Street Journal of the Jitterbug Touch 2, a smartphone intended for the senior market:

3) Accessibility.TV seems to strive to be a one-stop site to view adaptive technology demonstration and training videos made by different companies.

4) The BTBL Computer Club in Michigan will be holding a demo of the soon-to-be-released BARD App for iOS, and you can listen in via computer using the Talking Commmunities program. The session will run from GMT 14:30-16:30 on Saturday 21 September. To connect, use this link:

5) Learn about Prodigi: The groundbreaking, touch-controlled 2-in-1 Personal Vision Assistant from Humanware on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 10 September at 00:00:

6) Courtesy of the NFB AT blog comes "The Braille Edge: New firmware, new case, almost like having a new device."

7) SBB BART Group will present a three-part webinar series on electronic document accessibility, Accessible Documents in the Enterprise - PDF, Office and Beyond. The 45-minute sessions will take place on Thursdays 12 and 19 September and 3 October starting at 18:00 GMT:

8) The International Academy Of Low Vision Specialists has launched a New Website for Patients and Caregivers:

9) Here are some articles of potential interest from HowToGeek:

RAM Disks Explained: What They Are and Why You Probably Shouldn't Use One:

How to Send Large Files Over Email:

How to Install Microsoft Office on Linux:

10) BookShare offers free webinars for parents and special education personnel:

11) Accessibility reviews of LevTec Speaking Clock version 6.05, Replay Music 5 version 5.55 and Video Padlock version 1.2 have been added to theAccessWatch Review System:


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