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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 306
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Cisco Academy for the Visually Impaired is now accepting enrollments for their second semester starting in July. The cost is $500 but as always scholarships are granted to those who are paying for their own courses bringing the cost down to $150 with the option of a payment plan if needed. For more information listen to the podcast at:
http://cucat.org/podcast/CAVI%20Potential%20new%20students2011.mp3
Visit their website at:
http://www.ciscovision.org
Or Email:
caviinfo@cucat.org

2) For some time, Chip Orange has been offering free weekly classes on developing apps for window-Eyes. Now, Gw Micro will maintain the archive of classes and an RSS feed. Past classes can be found at
https://www.gwmicro.com/App_Central/Developers/Interactive_Classes/
and find out about how to take part in the weekly classes by writing to Chip at:
acorange@comcast.net

3) HIMS has released version 6 of the firmware for the Braille Sense and Voice Sense, including much better connectivity options, access to Google Talk for voice and text chat, and more.
http://hims-inc.com/news/v60-firmware-upgrade-release-braille-and-voice-sense

4) National Industries for the Blind offers the Joseph Roeder Assistive Technology (AT) Scholarship, which is a $2,500 grant to an individual who is blind, interested in pursuing education in computer science, information systems or a related field and pursuing a career in access technology. Applications for the $2,500 grant are due by July 8.
http://www.nib.org/content/scholarship-application

5) The iBlink app is now available for Android phones. This free app from Serotek gives access to blindness-related podcasts, radio stations, and radio reading services.
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.serotek.iblink

6) HumanWare is giving away a Trekker Breeze or a $300 gift certificate to people who write success stories regarding their products which they can use for marketing on the web site. Stories are due by June 8.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/humanware_yourstory

7) ABiSee offers a Refer a Friend program. If a person you refer buys a product, you earn $100. Fill out the form located at
http://www.abisee.co

8) Finally in the giveaway department, HIMS is taking entries for a SenseView Lite magnifier through the end of May. On the first business day of each month, a new free or discounted product will be offered.
http://www.hims-inc.com/enter-chance-win-free-senseview-light

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