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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Volume 505
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) The April 2015 issue of AccessWorld contains the following articles:

A) "Facebook Accessibility for Users with Visual Impairments: What Facebook Wants You to Know"
B) "The Nexus 5 Claria Vox from Odin Mobile: A Talking Smartphone with a Keypad"
C) "An Evaluation of the iBrailler Notes Braille Notetaking App from iBrailler LLC"
D) "Spring Cleaning for your Mac: Apps to Help You Clean Out the Virtual Cobwebs"
E) "Banking on a Plan for Inclusion at JP Morgan Chase."

Simply head on over to the AccessWorld link below and use heading navigation to find the desired article:

2) Read "Magnification Items for Visually Impaired, a Guide:"

3) Read one person's take on the present and future of GPS for the blind in "Navigating Blind:"

4) SeroTalk podcast #227 is out, and this podcast seems to generate a lot of thought-provoking email responses:

5) This blogger takes issue with the way Humanware provided customer service to him:

Now that people can order Apple watches, here are some articles that should help you decide whether or not you want to own one:

6A) An In-Depth Look at Apple Watch Accessibility Features:

6B) 13 Reasons Why I Want an Apple Watch:

6C) Hands-On with the Apple Watch:

6D) Inconvenient Truths About The Apple Watch:

6E) The Apple Watch Official Accessibility Page:

7) The other new development in Apple land is the The new Macbook, here you can read, "New MacBook - First Impressions:"

8) The ever-popular Guideposts Magazine is now available on NFB Newsline. To learn more or to comment write to them at:

9A) With the release of an audio-described version of Marvel's Daredevil, Netflix announced that it will begin providing movies with audio description:

9B) Learn "How to Enable Audio Description on Netflix for iPhone, Android, and Apple TV: "

9C) And this podcast is called "Netflix On Apple TV: How To Access The Audio Description Now Available On Select Titles:"

10A) Several new $90 downloadable textbooks are available from Access Technology Institute: "An Immersion into Word 2013 with JFW 16:"

10B) "An Immersion into Word 2013 with Window-Eyes 9:"

10C) "An Immersion into JAWS for Windows 16:"

10D) "An Immersion into Window-Eyes 9:"

11) The latest thoughts from Chris Hofstader take the form of "The Foggy Third Party Screen Reader Issue:"

12) Joseph Lee continues to bring his NVDA tutorial up to date, and the next two chapters are now up:

13A) For those wishing to track the development of Windows 10, this blog post discusses its low-vision features:

13B) This podcast focuses on the many voices available in Windows 10:

13C) And here are some easy-to-see Windows cursors:

14) Learn about the Phonak Compilot, a remote control device for the hearing-impaired, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 21 April at 00:00:

And finally, some podcasts for your informative pleasure:

15A) Learn about J-Say, J-Dictate and Leasey on Eyes on Success #1516:

15B) New podcasts on Core Recovery for Windows are available at:

15C) Here's a Victor Stream demo:

15D) Blind Bargains Cast 11:

15E) And the New Tech Doctor Podcast: Amadeus Pro Maestro with Jonathan Mosen:

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