Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Volume 454
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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1) On May 1 and 2 Freedom Scientific will conduct a free, two-part webinar on PDF reading and strategies using JAWS and MAGic.
2) Window-Eyes is now available in Japanese, both the free version for Office users and the retail version:
3) GW Micro has upgraded the JAWS Quick Key App to version 1.2:
4) Learn about the Odin cell phone for the blind, produced by Perkins Products, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 29 April at 00:00:
5) From an Australian viewpoint, this post is entitled "A How-To Guide to Navigating Geo-Blocking - Circumventing Geo-Blocking and Online Price Discrimination":
6) For JAWS Scripters: How to Compile Against JAWS 11 Etc. Under Windows 8.1:
7) Apple Has Opened Up OS X Beta Testing to All Users:
8) From the MSDN blog, this new story explores "Braille's Role and Use in Accessible Technology and the Digital Age":
9) Learn about "How To Supercharge Siri On iPhone - No Jailbreak Required" [VIDEO]:
10) From CNET, get one columnist's view on the "Long-Term Take: Surface Pro 2 vs. iPad Air":
11) The Human Resources Social Network offers us the article "Hiring Blind: The Misconceptions Facing America's Visually Impaired Workforce":
12) A third-party snapshot for NVDA which improves usage of Microsoft Outlook Calendar is now available for testing:
There are a couple new Guide articles on the AppleVis site:
13A) Getting Started with OS X Safari:
13B) And Understanding and Using VoiceOver's Commanders:
14) Legendary British News Agency Path's 85,000-Video Archive, with news items from 1896-1976, Is Now on YouTube:
15) Read about the iOS weight-loss app MyFitnessPal thanks to Horizons for the Blind:
15) You may well want to check out "7-128 Software - Top 25 Sites for Gamers Who Are Blind - 2014":
And turning to audio for the week:
16A) We start with a SoundCloud posting, Six iPhone microphones, and a look at iOS noise reduction:
16B) Tips on working with your Blindness Rehab Councelor:
16C) The latest Tech Doctor podcast is called Global Perspective:
16D) Eyes On Success #1417 is called "Services from the National Federation of the Blind":
Finally, from BgZ, come:
16E) Olympus DM620 Demonstration:
16F) An Overview of Scottevest Clothing:
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