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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 19, 2012 - Volume 362
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) The July 2012 AccessWorld features articles about alternatives to Siri, the Insignia Narrator HD Radio, haptic technology, the transformer, a computer-compatible electronic magnifier, and the forthcoming AFB iPhone notetaking app.
http://www.afb.org/accessworld

2) Lisa Snider, an archival student and web-accessibility expert, is looking for volunteers for a website usability study.
lsnider@interchange.ubc.ca

3) SpeedDots Announces New Tactile Screen protectors for the iPad:
http://speeddots.com

4) Georgie is a rather expensive Android app that provides lots of accessibility including OCR and perhaps GPS capability, and one can buy phones with the app pre-installed.
http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/georgie-first-smart-phone-for-the-blind-on-sale-today-50008641/

5) Let's assemble all the podcasts for the week here:

From AppleVis, Introducing TextDetective: A New OCR App for the Vision-Impaired:
http://www.applevis.com/podcasts/episodes/introducing-textdetective-new-ocr-app-vision-impaired

DropVox: Quickly and Easily Record Voice Memos to Dropbox
http://www.applevis.com/podcasts/episodes/dropvox-quickly-and-easily-record-voice-memos-dropbox

Also Apple-related: A podcast all about Looktel BreadCrumbs GPS:
http://www.looktel.com/downloads/podcasts/LookTelBreadcrumbsGPS_Podcast.mp3

And the new Fleksy App:
http://tffp.marrie.org/486

Next, Nexus 7 Accessibility: Where Are We?
http://www.victortsaran.net/content/nexus-7-accessibility-where-are-we

And Switching Map Folders with Sendero GPS 2012:
http://t.co/YKngjXNl

Next, High Contrast Episode 2: Me Likey Chrome:
http://t.co/zaiP7Ztd

The SeroTalk crew received so much feedback, they produced a Feedback Special:
http://serotalk.com/2012/07/18/serotalk-podcast-feedback-special-1/

Access Wizard Episode 4 deals with Linux. Ubuntu 12.04. Accessibility bugs & UI quirks.
http://www.voiceoveron.com/2012/07/11/access-wizard-episode-4-linux-ubuntu-12-04-accessibility-bugs-ui-quirks/

A detailed review and demonstration of the Braille Sense U2:
http://bit.ly/9Cf5W9

6) Some potentially useful guides have appeared on the AppleVis site:

VoiceOver Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac OS X:
http://www.applevis.com/guides/voiceover-keyboard-shortcuts-mac-os-x

VoiceOver Gestures for use with a Multi-Touch Trackpad on Mac OS X:
http://www.applevis.com/guides/voiceover-gestures-use-multi-touch-trackpad-mac-os-x

A Guide to Making the Switch from Using a Windows Screen Reader to VoiceOver on a Mac:
http://www.applevis.com/guides/guide-making-switch-using-windows-screen-reader-voiceover-mac

7) Many people have been intrigued by Fleksy, the innovative $15 iPhone app to facilitate faster typing by the blind on the screen. The developers will be answering questions on GMT Tuesday, 31 July at 01:15.
http://happytyping.tk/

8) The latest $75 textbook from Kathy Ann Murtha is Internet Explorer 9 with System Access:
http://www.blindtraining.com/shop/msie-sa.htm

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