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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 10, 2013 - Volume 426
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) Learn about the current capabilities of the increasingly-popular free screen reader NVDA, as well as the add-ons that add to its feature set, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday 15 October:

2) This new AppleVis Guide is entitled "Importing BRF files to the BARD Mobile App using Dropbox":

3) The VHA Section 508 training team has developed a series of innovative tutorials that explain accessibility barriers of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and provide solutions that address them:

4) Microsoft has publicly stated that its Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus program is not as robust as it was once claimed to be:

5) This is a tutorial on YouTube, walking you through the various functionalities of the service:

6. From Digital Trends, we learn "How to Record Calls on an iPhone":

7) Here are "7 Skype Tips for Power Users":

A recording of the recent CAVICast on Skype is now available here:

And development continues on the JAWS scripts for Skype with the release of scripts for Skype 6.9 and some ongoing troubleshooting:

8) Progress continues on development of JFW version 15, with some enhancements in web and Braille access and considerable access to Windows 8:

9) Mailing lists concerning two popular Twitter clients are now hosted on the Freelists site.

The list for discussing The Qube:

And Chicken Nugget

10) Ever wondered, "How Can I Download an Entire Web Site?":

11) A free Webinar on ZoomText Mac's WebReader will take place, with sessions on Wednesday 16 and 30 October at 16:00 GMT. A video demonstration is also available:

12) The October 2013 issue of AccessWorld gives us more information about Smith-Kettlewell Institute, reviews of some newly updated OCR programs, an article about employment resources for people with vision loss, and more:

13) Moving to audio content, there are a lot of podcasts this week on the AppleVis site. Use heading navigation in most browsers to peruse the list at:

Jonathan Mosen appears on Eyes on Success

AccessTalk Podcast 19 Addresses the Surface Pro 2, Kindle HDX, Google, And the Digital Divide:


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