Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Volume 479
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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1) We start with a request. Are you involved with a community, informal group or organization that strives to assist blind computer users? This could be a local or regional computer club, a telephone chat group, an Internet chat site, or a mailing list that strives to welcome inexperienced or novice members. Services can be free, or some services might be limited to paying members. If so, Tek Talk would like you to say a few words about your group during its November 17 Internet broadcast. Please write with questions or suggestions of such resources to:
2) The Windows 10 Technical Preview is out, and the system has 32 new keyboard shortcuts:
3) The Rough Guide: Browsers, Operating Systems and Screen Reader Support has been updated:
4) Have a look at "A List of all the Google Now Voice Commands" from Access News Daisy:
5) This article from The Observer is entitled "Video Games Which Open the Door for the Blind to Play":
6) While we're talking about gaming, a group seeking to develop an accessible game would like those who might be interested to complete a short survey:
7) AtMac brings us "Accessibility for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus":
8) We failed to mention the "SPN Special: 100 Years of Amateur Radio" the week it came out:
9) The Tek Talk program scheduled for GMT Tuesday, 21 October at 00:00 will be an interactive one around the theme "The Accessible Gadgets Around My Home". The presenter and attendees will share ideas of applying low and high-tech solutions to this challenge:
Finally, here are some recent podcasts:
10A) SeroTalk Podcast 215:
10B) A Demonstration of the Social Links Feature in the Safari Browser for iOS:
10C) Quick Tip: A Workaround For The Back Button Bug In Safari On iOS 8:
10D) How Long Can You Keep Your Cute, Squishy Green CataGugl In The Air?
10E) Extend the Usability of the Mountbatten Brailler With the Bluetooth Extension Module and Companion iOS App:
10F) Microsoft One Drive Part 2: Deleting Files
10G) Samsung Galaxy S5 Unboxing and Setup:
10H) Park Bos
And from Eyes on Success:
10I) Long-Time Partner of One Who Loses Vision:
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