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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 5, 2014 - Volume 460
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) Learn about the ODIN VI, a cell phone for those who may not want or need all the features of a smart phone, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 10 June at 00:00:

Two useful books have recently become available:

2A) The first, iOS Access for All: Your Comprehensive Guide to Accessibility for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch is now available for $20 in unprotected Epub format at:

2B) Second, Learn to Use the Mac with VoiceOver, is available in many formats, electronic and paper, for $20 from National Braille Press:

3) Here is the page where you can read about the Courses the Cisco academy is offering next semester starting in august:

4) A lot of exciting features appear to be coming to the iOS operating system in the fall. Here's a summary:

Here are a couple of potentially informative items from HowToGeek:

5A) 8 Backup Tools Explained for Windows 7 and 8:

5B) Network Security: Windows Defender and a Malware-Free System:

6) EASI offers two free webinars in June: Using Mathematics eText in the Classroom, Tuesday, 17 June at 18:00 GMT, and Audacity: The Free Open Source Tool to Create Quality Audio, Friday 27 June at 19:00 GMT:

7) The San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, in conjunction with an outside research organization, is interested in asking people who are blind or visually impaired to complete a short online survey about assistive technology. Participants can enter to receive one of three Amazon gift cards:

8) Walgreens Now Offers Free Talking Prescription Labels in retail and mail order pharmacies:

9A) A free class on the GoldWave Audio Editor has been made available. These links all worked when I tested them, I hope they continue to do so. Here is the link to the MP3 file:

9B) Here is the outline:

9C) And here is a listof GoldWave Keystrokes:

10) Jonathan Mosen writes about a great back/cloud storage system with major accessibility challenges: "My new Synology NAS. Great Product, NASty Accessibility":

Turning to available audio for the week:

11A) Here is a Sound Cloud recording entitled "Use a free Digital Talking Book Machine and a Flash Drive as Study Aids with Assistive Tech Beginners":

11B) From the Serotalk Team comes High Contrast Episode 21:

11C) That Android Show Episode 28:

11D) And Triple-Click Home Episode 29:

11E) From the UK, AccessTalk Podcast 25 covers MotoE, BBC iPlayer, Developer Conferences & The Surface Pro 3:

11F) Here's a VipAdvisor Interview with Ilkka Pirttimaa, Developer of BlindSquare: How it started; What's new in 2.0; plus future plans!

11G) AppleVis gives us TextSync: Turns Your Laptop or Desktop Computer into a Wireless Keyboard for Your iOS Device:

11H) And Eyes on Success 1423 is titled "Becoming a Blind Physician":


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