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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Volume 454
The Week's News in Access Technology

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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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