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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 23, 2012 - Volume 367
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Verizon wireless is making Mobile Accessibility Suite available to their visually impaired customers running at least version 2.2 of Android and who have a data plan. It bundles together ten apps to improve access to the touch screen.
http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=10979

2) Learn about the Accessible Digital TV Radio, VU Indicator and Auditory Oscilloscope Adaptation, available from Oehm electronics, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 28 August at 00:00. Oehm electronics also repairs vintage Blazie engineering and Telesensory products and entertains ideas for new products.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2
 
3) Twitter has produced what is said to be an excellent small business guide for using twitter. This site contains a link to it as well as a simplified version of the guide.
http://www.lifesocialmedia.com/twitters-small-business-guide-simplified/

4) NCH Software posts a guest article on its site, touting the fact that its transcription and business point of sale software are all fully accessible to the blind.
http://nchsoftware.blogspot.com/2012/08/nch-software-packages-fully-accessible.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nchsoftware+%28NCH+Software%29

5) This VisionAware post, "A Top Eight List of My Favorite Blog Posts by Joe Strechay" offers people researching or coping with vision loss a variety of resources.
http://www.visionaware.org/blog.aspx?BlogID=9&BlogEntryID=439

6) Ted, which offers "Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world."has compiled a list of its 20 most popular talks.
http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/21/ted-reveals-top-20-most-watched-talks-sir-ken-robinson-tops-the-list/

7) This PC World article is called "Three Ways Windows 8 Will Boost Accessibility":
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/250088/three_ways_windows_8_will_boost_accessibility.html

8) The latest Tech Doctor podcast features Tonya Engst, co-founder of TidBITS (not related to this newsletter,) and editor-in-chief of Take Control Books.
http://bit.ly/9Cf5W9

9) Podcasts from AppleVis include:

Quicknav and the rotor, Giving VoiceOver users ways to Navigate web Content Effectively with Safari:
http://www.applevis.com/applevis-podcast/braille/quicknav-and-rotor-giving-voiceover-users-ways-navigate-web-content

And Magic Guide, a brief demo of the Disneyland Resort App:
http://www.applevis.com/applevis-podcast/ios/magic-guide-brief-demo-disneyland-resort-app

10) From DansTips newsletter we learn about Bleeping Computer, a community based site for novice users to learn the basics about computers and technology.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/

And a tutorial on The Basics of Making Advanced Searches With Wildcards and Filters in Windows:
http://www.7tutorials.com/basics-making-advanced-searches-wildcards-and-filters

11) Sendero GPS version 2012.5 for the Braillenote and Sense lines of products now comes with an EZ mode which costs 1/3 of the full price, hence $498.
http://www.gosendero.com/

Here is a podcast demonstrating some of the new features:
http://www.mysticplace.info/audio/mp38sendero20125.mp3

12) Employment opportunities: The Society for the blind in Sacramento, CA, is seeking an adaptive technology instructor. Email resume and cover letter to:
kankeny@societyfortheblind.org

And Fidelity Investments seeks to contract a web Accessibility Specialist:
http://maximum.simplyhired.com/a/jbb/job-details/738739?trkap=Y2FtcGFpZ25faWQqKjAjI2FkdmVydGlzZXJfaWQqKjAjI3NpdGVfcHVibGlzaGVyX2lkKioxMDAyIyNwdWJsaXNoZXJfaWQqKjEwMDIjI3JlZmluZF9rZXkqKjYyNTYuNzM4Nzc3IyNvcmdfaWQqKjc1NDczNDU1NSMjc2VhcmNoX29uZXRfY29kZSoqIyNqb2Jfb25ldF9jb2RlKio0MS0zMDMxLjAxIyNqb2JfY2xhc3NpZmljYXRpb24qKiMjaXNfc3BvbnNvcmVkKio%3D%3Ba945bc010e861dba1250902951b49134

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