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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 6, 2014 - Volume 443
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) This article describes how people in the US can follow the winter Olympics online:

2) This article from The Australian profiles the founders of NVDA:

3) Talking Flix is a new entertainment service that aims to provide lots of audio described video content online. This is the pre-launch phase, and they want lots of sign-ups. You can influence the look, feel and scope of the service. You get referral credit for signing people up, so following this link will give me (Dean Martineau) referral credit:

4) Version 4.3 of the Victor Reader Stream offers online radio streaming, access to online reference content, and more:

5) Learn about the arrangement between GW Micro and Microsoft as well as the upcoming development for Window-Eyes on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 11 February at 01:00:

6) And Window-Eyes is now localized for Spanish. For information or support on this version, write in spanish to:

7) Blind Bargains Reviews Chicken Nugget, An Accessible Twitter Interface for the Next Generation:

8A) AI Squared has released Sitecues, an assistive technology that builds magnification and reading capabilities right into websites. The press release is here:

8B) And the recording of the launch announcement is here:

9) Do you wish you could use the sounds from some of your iOS apps as alarms or other tones? This AppleVis guide shows you how to do it:

10) Two events took place last week. Seattle won American football's Super Bowl in very dominating fashion. (Had to slip that in!) On the opposite end of the public-importance continuum, I (Dean Martineau) am now on Facebook:

11) Jonathan Mosen has launched a new undertaking,, based on the premise that developers of mobile apps will be willing to pay him and hopefully other blind mobile phone users to help make their apps accessible:

12) Version 11.2 of the Duxbury Braille Translator features enhancements for many foreign languages:

13A) These items come to us from the "Go You Big Blog", which is primarily aimed at Android users with low vision, looking to use large print or magnification, but also tests and notes the talkback accessibility of any apps reviewed:

13B) Magnifier apps for Android:

13C) A Review of Email Apps for Large Print and Speech Accessibility:

And for all you Android users out there, the first two of a three part series on Android Housekeeping:

13D) Android Housekeeping Part 1: Staying Safe Using Android:

13E) Android Housekeeping Part 2: Advertising and Analytics:

14) People who can see often wonder how blind people can use an iPhone. This Youtube video shows how it's done:

15) The new AppCessible Project supplies all of our audio content listing for this week. The new AppCessible podcast features an interview with the developer of Fleksy:


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