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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Volume 457
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) The May, 2014 issue of AccessWorld includes articles on the HIMS BrailleSense U2 Mini, iOS apps for keeping up with news, Accessible QuickBooks, accessibility of Office for iPad, the iOS app My Fitness Tool, and eSight Eyewear and Smart Glasses from Assisted Vision:

2) The latest production from Mosen Consulting, for the aspiring broadcaster, is "Broadcast It" the Definitive Guide to StationPlaylist Studio and JAWS for Windows, a 13-hour tutorial available in MP3, DAISY, or both, for prices beginning at $60.00:

3) Read one user's thoughts on the new RNIB Navigator app:

4A) Join Seminars@Hadley on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 18:00 GMT for tips and training on: Using advanced Voiceover gestures, Using the notes app, Typing on your iDevice, and how to select, copy and paste text. To register for the seminar, visit:

4B) Find an instructional video on each of the seminar topics posted on Hadley's YouTube Channel at:

5) GW Micro offers a Free Online Training Webinar - Working with Word 2013 and Window-Eyes: Part 2, on Friday, 16 May at 18:00 GMT. To participate, sign in here with your first and last name as your username and leaving the password field blank:

6) The 9 May edition of Main Menu contained an interview about GW Micro and their merger with AI Squared. That recording, along with the rest of the program and older editions of Main Menu, can be found here:

7) CAVI's proposed short course on NVDA that we mentioned last week is a go. The first lecture will be on GMT Saturday, 21 June at 01:00. Registration by 14 June is required:

8) iMore brings us the article "How to create and customize vibration alerts on your iPhone":

9) From OS X Daily comes the article "Spring Cleaning iOS: Simple and Essential Maintenance Tips for iPhone & iPad":

10) CNET contributes a guide on "How to add more storage to an iOS device":

11) From Lifehacker Australia, we learn how to "Get A University Computer Science Education With These Free Courses":

12) Learn about recent activity of the Braille Authority for North America:

Turning to audio for the week:

13A) Dr. Carter has posted "New Dog, New Podcasting Equipment and New Bone Conduction Headphones":

13B) OurPlace Podcast from Computer Room Services is up to #385:

13C) Try your Hand at Being a DJ with Crossfader for iOS:

13D) Quick Tip: How to Use the Trim Audio Feature in the Audioboo iOS App:

13E) Introducing Perkinput for iOS; the Newest Text Entry Alternative to the Keyboard for Braille Users:

13F) Check out Serotalk Podcast 198:

13G) The recent CAVICast on Web Standards is now available for download:

13H) Finally, in Eyes on Success 1420, learn about the early history of screen readers and web accessibility:


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