Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 12, 2012 - Volume 361
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
This Week's Featured Advertisement: Refurbished BrailleConnect 40 Cell Braille Displays Reduced To $1,795.00 USD!
Flying Blind, LLC is reducing its remaining inventory of refurbished but barely-used BrailleConnect 40 Cell Terminals to the astoundingly low price of $1,795.00 USD each, that's more than $3,200.00 USD off of their suggested list price! Who could have ever imagined a wireless 40 Cell Braille display for less than $1,800.00 USD? Flying Blind, LLC is pleased to pass along these additional savings in the interest of finding these remaining BrailleConnect units good homes! Each display is in perfect working order and has been thoroughly tested prior to delivery. This sleek yet rugged Braille terminal offers enough Braille for PC and Macintosh use while providing ergonomic portability for use with today's portables such as netbooks, iPads, and mobile phones! Each display comes with a 30 day warranty and all units will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Price also includes shipping within the 48 continental United States. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 (216) 381-8107. ACT NOW before it's too late to take advantage of this unbelievable deal! (PC not included. Mobile phone not included.)
Since the organizers of the AER Conference have seen fit to hold it near my home, I may drop in for a day or two. If you're coming and would like to meet or visit, drop me an email at: email@example.com.
1) Cisco Academy for the Vision Impaired is taking enrollments to their courses to improve computer skills. Enrollment deadline is July 21. These are high-level courses, and with scholarship, they cost $150.
2) Viewpoints has posted Part 1 of a two-part series on Android accessibility; the second part comes next week.
3) Learn about goings-on at Triumph Technology on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 17 July at 00:00.
4) Check out Sue Martin's book excerpt detailing her sight loss and rehabilitation, as well as her frequently-updated blog on the same range of topics.
5) The National Research & Training Center (NRTC) on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University maintains an online participant registry for those interested in participating in research that seeks to enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. If you would like to sign up or read more about it, please visit this link:
6) IRTI has produced three videos demonstrating their line of eClipseReader and eClipseWriter DAISY products.
7) Rick Harmon gave a thorough demonstration on Tek Talk on using an iPhone to scan barcodes and thereby gain much useful information. Here is the recording:
8) Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (x64) 4.10 has been released. This free program, available in a 32-bit version as well, removes some high-profile malware.
9) From Opinion by pen, here is a readable review of Dragon Nagturally Speaking.
10) The iPhone App for Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, which enables you to play and navigate books on your bookshelf, formerly cost $19.95, but now it is free.
11) Work continues on the JAWS scripts for Skype.
12) A recent AppleVis podcast discusses Using the Built-in Text Expander on Mac OS X
13) From the HowToGeek site, comes the answer to the question: Do You Really Need to Safely Remove USB Sticks?
14) The Finds of the Week from the Gizmo site are a collection of some interesting web sites, technical, reference and otherwise.
Are you on Facebook? Stop by and "Like" Flying Blind, LLC to begin receiving Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday as part of your Facebook News Feed at www.facebook.com/flyingblindllc. If you prefer an RSS Feed, you can access Flying Blind, LLC Publications as they become available using www.flying-blind.com/feed.xml. And finally, if audio / video is more your style then you can follow Flying Blind, LLC on YouTube at www.youtube.com/flyingblindllc.
Would you like to receive text-only versions of Flying Blind, LLC Publications? If so, find the link at the bottom of each Newsletter titled "Update Profile/E-Mail Address", and check this option.
Feel free to forward individual Tidbits, or the entire tidbits issue, to interested people (just make sure they don't already receive it; a lot do!) When doing this, please have the courtesy to cite your source, perhaps directing them to the Tidbits Archive (see below.)
Tidbits is intentionally concise, and we know a lot of people may not understand some items because little explanation is given. If a particular Tidbit brings up a question in your mind, feel free to ask, and we will try to answer as time and knowledge permit.
Visit the 2012 Tidbits Archive at http://www.flying-blind.com/tidbits2012.html where you can grab back issues. All that welcome information for future issues can be directed to our editor, Dean Martineau, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can subscribe to Flying Blind, LLC Publications on the Flying Blind, LLC Website at: http://www.flying-blind.com or by texting "FLYINGBLIND" to 22828. Either method will provide you with an accessibly friendly and secure medium through which you can subscribe to our mailing list. Just enter your email address, click send, and begin receiving Flying Blind, LLC Publications. It's that easy.***************************************