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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, December 5, 2013 - Volume 434
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) Check out the November 2013 DAISY Planet Newsletter:

2) Learn about the new Braille Sense U2 Mini, which is due to start shipping in late December, on Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 10 December at 01:00:

3A) Meanwhile, Executive Products has begun to sell customized cases for the Braille Sense U2:

3B) And U2 Mini:

4) This schedule of audio-described TV programs in the US is updated weekly:

5) Audiobooks HQ is reputed to be the most popular audiobook app for iOS, with a collection of 7,500 books from several sources. Now this $1.95 App has been made VoiceOver accessible. The creator, Inkstone Mobile, says it is adding VoiceOver support to its other apps, which include one for French audiobooks, one for audio bibles, and one for eBook searching:

6) This LifeHacker article is called 'Navigate Files Like a Pro with These Windows Explorer Tips and Tricks':

7) GW Micro has added several Microsoft Office-related articles to its Knowledgebase:

7A) Accessing Attachments in Outlook:

7B) Window-Eyes Does Not Read A Microsoft Word Document:

7C) Exit Protected View In Microsoft Office:

7D) And if you missed Part Two of using iTunes with Window-Eyes, you can now stream or download the audio from this episode of the free monthly training webinar, as well as access the study guides from:

8A) Astec has released SayMagic, which brings advanced support for using Dragon Naturally Speaking Pro with MAGic. The program costs 275 pounds. Readers in the UK and elsewhere can contact Astec:

8B) And users in the US can contact Next Generation Technology:

9) From the HowToGeek comes 'Wireless Printing Explained: AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, iPrint, ePrint, and More':

10) The American Thermoform Corporation (ATC) has established the 3D Tactile Graphics Products Division. This newly created division will focus on 3D printers and milling machines for creating tactile materials. More information is available at:

11) If you buy the SenderoMaps and Sense Navigation audio tutorial bundle, it will cost you $44 instead of $59 for the individual tutorials:

12) Read a transcript of an interview with Sina Bahram about his life and about creating accessible web sites:

13) NV Access Announces the release of NVDASR 2013.3, with its improvements to touch screen access and Microsoft Office functionality:

14) QRead 2.31 has been released, including Removal of bookshare page numbers during read-all and more reading improvements:

15) I had some trouble getting this to play, but maybe you won't, and it's worth the listen: Have you been iritated lately by the repeated 'Screen locked' messages in iOS 7? Well, you aren't alone, and here's a song about it:

16) In audio content:

16A) AppleVis Brings Us LaunchBar for OS X: Quickly Start Applications, Open Documents, Play Music, Compose Emails, Navigate the Web, and Much More:

16B) UK Bus Checker for iOS: Real-Time Arrival and Route Information:

16C) Using Siri to Set More Specific Times in the iOS Clock and Reminders Apps:

16D) Cribbage Pro: Play this Classic Card Game on your iOS Device:

16E) Radium: Perfect Internet Radio for your iOS Device:

16F) And the latest shows from Eyes on Success include one on the MBraille App and one on overcoming challenges:


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