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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 7, 2012 - Volume 356
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Thanks to the new free NFB Newsline iPhone app, all that content is now easily available on i-devices. Here's the BlindBargains description with links.
http://www.blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=6977
And here is a podcast about the app.
http://www.applevis.com/podcasts/episodes/what%E2%80%99s-latest-stay-current-nfb-newsline

2) Here is a cogent letter explaining why individuals would do well to support the development of the NVDA screen reader.
http://srinivasu.org/blog/2012/05/appeal-to-my-twitter-followers-support-nvda/
NVDA 2012.2RC is available, meaning that while it is still being tested, version 2012.2 is almost ready for official release.
http://www.nvda-project.org/blog/NVDA2012.2rc2Released

3) "Another Visit With The Kindle" will be the topic for Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 12 June at 00:00.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

4) Here are papers presented by IBM at the 2012 CSUN conference.
http://www-03.ibm.com/able/education/csun12papers.html

5) The VisionAware blog is the fruit of a partnership between American Foundation for the Blind and Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation, aiming to provide information and support to people undergoing vision loss.
http://www.visionaware.org/blog.aspx?BlogEntryID=348

6) The Hadley School for the Blind is now offering the following five new courses as part of its Forsythe Center for Entrepreneurship Program - Using PowerPoint 2010, Networking with LinkedIn, Networking Skills, Obtaining Financing and Federal Government Benefits. Courses are offered free of charge and are open to anyone who is blind or visually impaired, over age 14 and serious about starting or growing a business. For more information on the FCE program and to enroll in the new courses, please visit:
http://www.hadley.edu/fce

7) HIMS is pleased to announce the long-anticipated 7.0 firmware release for all Braille Sense and Voice Sense Notetakers! This release features a new Google Maps application, a new Bookshare download application, support for IMAP email, support for saving password protected files in the Word Processor, and support for Nemeth Braille and fractional arithmetic in the calculator, as well as several other features and fixes.
http://www.hims-inc.com/products/braille-sense-notetakers

8) EASI will present two Free Webinars: The Cutting Edge of e-book Accessibility, Friday, 15 June at 18:00 GMT
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEFRVmhpOGFlTVN5T09ScWREeDdsVWc6MQ
Accessibility and Usability: Working Together at MIT, Tuesday, 26 June at 18:00 GMT.
http://bit.ly/JiIYW8

9) I periodically get this question, so here is an article that might answer it, from the HowTo Geek: What Is RSS and How Can I Benefit From Using It?
http://www.howtogeek.com/115317/htg-explains-what-is-rss-and-how-can-i-benefit-from-using-it/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=060612

10) This post offers strategies for obtaining accessible textbooks.
http://assistivetechnology.about.com/od/ATCAT3/a/Make-College-Textbooks-Accessible.htm

11) The June 2012 Braille Monitor contains an article entitled Braille Notetakers' Determining Your Perfect Fit.
http://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm12/bm1206/bm120604.html

12) From Tech Access Weekly, here is a 30-minute podcast on recording and editing with goldwave.
http://techaccessweekly.com/democast/2012/06/04/ta-democast-6-recording-and-editing-with-goldwave/

13) A New Audio Demonstration of the Quantum Bar Code Scanner has been Posted.
http://blindbargains.com/b/6978 BlindBargains.com

14) This article describes the new BlindSquare iPhone Navigation App:
http://mashable.com/2012/06/01/blindsquare-app/

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