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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 346
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) The Great Big List from the 2012 CSUN International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference contains links to Conference presentations, wrap-ups, podcasts, blog and news coverage, photos, and more.
http://curbcut.net/events/the-great-big-list-from-the-2012-csun-international-technology-persons-with-disabilities-conference/
And the collections of interviews conducted by Serotek while at the Conference can now be downloaded.
http://serotalk.com/
Finally, the latest edition of The Tech Doctor Podcast is entitled CSUN 2012 with Jessica Rathwell.
http://www.dr-carter.com/?p=104

2) Among Apple-related podcasts, from AppleVis, we have Enabling and Using the Emoticons Keyboard on Your iOS Device
http://www.applevis.com/podcasts/episodes/enabling-and-using-emoticons-keyboard-your-ios-device
iSamurai: Do You Have the Wit, Skill and Strategy to be a Samurai Warrior?
http://www.applevis.com/podcasts/episodes/isamurai-do-you-have-wit-skill-and-strategy-be-samurai-warrior
Sit Back and Let Voice Brief Tell You About Your Latest Emails, News, Weather, Upcoming Events and More
http://www.applevis.com/podcasts/episodes/sit-back-and-let-voice-brief-tell-you-about-your-latest-emails-news-weather
Questions and Answers With Evi
http://www.applevis.com/podcasts/episodes/questions-and-answers-evi
And from the Serotalk Podcast Network we have Triple Click Home, Episode 5
http://tripleclickhome.com/2012/03/26/triple-click-home-episode-5-how-we-envy-thee/

3) Here is another ambitious project to produce a low-cost braille display.
http://bristolbrailletechnology.com/#news.23-09-2011-prototype

4) This is a fascinating comparison between JAWS, NVDA and Window-Eyes on their handling of PDF documents.
http://accessibilitychatter.com/?p=18

5) Developers of apps for iOS can Increase Accessibility with Accessibility Hints from Yahoo! Accessibility.
http://ht.ly/9OzcU

6) Tech Access Weekly Democast 1 discusses The New iPad
http://techaccessweekly.com/democast/2012/03/26/ta-democast-1-the-new-ipad/

7) If you have an idea to improve accessibility at Google, they want to hear it!
https://services.google.com/fb/forms/accessibilityfeedback/

8) NVDA 2012.1 is officially released. Highlights include support for the Itunes store, improved support for better Braille performance and enhanced support for Microsoft Word.
http://www.nvda-project.org

9) Learn about .RAR files and how to open and create them, and how to use the free program 7Zip to open and create many types of archives, The Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 3 April at 00:00.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

10) Recent posts to the NFB Access Technology Blog give a variety of recent Apple-related news, such as a site for a keyboard shortcut list, a new Apple Accessibility phone number, the iPhone manual available in .BRF format, and more. You can also find the review of QRead, whose link was not accurate in the last tidbits.
http://nfb.org/access-technology-blog

11) The Hadley School offers offers three courses in its Family Education Program: You, Your Child and Your Community, Beginning the Special Education Journey and How to Be Your Child's Advocate. The courses are offered free to relatives and educators of the visually impaired, and course materials are now available in e-book formats.
http://www.hadley.edu

12) National Industries for the Blind is seeking applicants for the Joseph Roeder Assistive Technology Scholarship, a $2,500 scholarship 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. For information, write to:
kgallagher@nib.org

13) Read "A Personal Journey Through the iPhone 4S" from Matilda Ziegler
http://www.matildaziegler.com/2012/03/28/feature-writer-steve-famiglietti-a-personal-journey-through-the-iphone-4s/

14) From the HowToGeek site, we have The Best Articles for Playing, Customizing, and Organizing Your Media
http://www.howtogeek.com/109533/the-best-articles-for-playing-customizing-and-organizing-your-media/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=250312
What's the Difference Between Sleep and Hibernate in Windows?
http://www.howtogeek.com/102897/whats-the-difference-between-sleep-and-hibernate-in-windows/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=280312
How to Remotely Shut Down or Restart Windows PCs
http://www.howtogeek.com/109655/how-to-remotely-shut-down-or-restart-windows-pcs/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=260312
The Best Tips for Speeding Up Your Windows PC
http://www.howtogeek.com/107280/the-best-tips-for-speeding-up-your-windows-pc/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=040312

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