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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 26, 2015 - Volume 502
The Week's News in Access Technology

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We presented a wealth of resources covering this year's CSUN conference in Volume 500, available at We'll conclude that coverage this week by opening with a few CSUN retrospectives.

1A) Chris Hofstader offers his usual thought-provoking look at the Conference proceedings and participants:

1B) This recap contains links to many presentation slides in addition to experiential musings:

1C) One of the topics in Chris Hofstater's post was math accessibility, and you can get the latest MathPlayer updates and news here:

2A) The $25 "iFeelaGrams: Tactile Screenshots for iPad and iOS8 (IFEEL-IPAD-8)" Book has been released by National Braille Press for people to use to supplement other iOS8 learning materials:

2B) You can learn more about National Braille Press in Episode 1513 of Eyes on Success:

3) Here is the transcript of another interview with the developers of "Be My Eyes:"

4) Learn about the new innovations in Window-Eyes Version 9.1, as well as some notion of what the company plans to incorporate into the program in the future, on Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 31 March at 00:00:

5) NFB Connect, the NFB App for iOS, is now available:

6) A mailing list for the purpose of discussing accessibility issues with Internet-based TV services has been created. To join, send a message with the subject "Subscribe" to:

7) This "Life Unscripted" post, entitled "You'll burn the House Down! This Blind Girl's Guide to Cooking," offers useful tips and perspectives:

8) This page explains how you can turn on the TalkBack screen reading application on your Android tablet or mobile device:

9) The first three chapters of the updated tutorial on NVDA, for use with NVDA 2015.1, are now available, with the rest to follow:

10) With revision 893 of the JAWS scripts for Skype, typing indicators and chat focus work better in Skype 7.2:

11) The Winter 2015 issue of 508 Express includes tips on how to hide screen content; tips on making sure lists are structured properly; information about the growing field of mobile apps; and the upcoming refresh to Section 508:

12) This HowToGeek article is called "Web Apps Have Keyboard Shortcuts, Too - And Many Work Almost Everywhere:"

In conclusion, this week's crop of AppleVis podcasts include:

13A) Introducing Blackjack Free For iOS:

13B) Glide For iOS: Live Video Messaging, Chat & Text:

13C) Quick Tip: How to Print to a PDF File on Mac OS X Using VoiceOver:

13D) And Google Translate For iOS: Translate With Your Voice, Camera, Keyboard Or Handwriting:

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