Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 20, 2012 - Volume 371
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
This Week's Featured Advertisement: One Remaining BrailleConnect 40 Cell Braille Display For $2,375.00 USD!
Flying Blind, LLC has received yet one more of these fantastic, refreshable Braille displays, and is selling it to one lucky user for $2,375.00 USD, that's more than $2,700.00 USD off of its suggested list price! This single remaining unit is in fantastic condition, has seen little to no use, and is waiting to serve one fortunate user with limitless refreshable Braille access when connected to a variety of devices!!! Flying Blind, LLC is committed to finding this one remaining BrailleConnect unit a good home! This 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 also providing ergonomic portability for use with today's portables such as netbooks, iPads, and mobile phones! This display comes with a 30 day warranty and 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.)
1) AppleVis will host an internationally-available conference call to discuss the new iOS6 and its features. The event will take place on GMT Friday, 21 September at 01:00. There are phone numbers you can use to call in from a great number of countries.
2) This post from TUAW, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, answers the burning question: "What can you say to Siri in iOS 6?"
3) Back to AppleVis, they will be posting several podcasts about iOS6 after it is released on the 19th, after this newsletter will have been sent off for mailing, so check the site. And they offer a well-considered post, "Comparison - Mac or PC? DSA and advice and buying guide."
4) More about the iOS6 upgrade: To find out if specific features of Maps, Siri, iTunes, Dictation, and the App Store are available in your country, check out:
5) The Accessibility Consultant Engagement Program, ACE, is a no-cost program offered by Deque for accessibility consultants. It claims to offer a newsletter and webinars, surveys, and other virtual gatherings and resources that provide a deep look at a current topic in the field of accessibility.
6) The Indata Project offers a Free Webinar on making your website and content more accessible to people with disabilities, Wednesday, September 24 from 13:00-19:00 GMT.
7) Supernova V. 13 from Dolphin Systems brings modern web access to this screen reader, with quick access keys and initial support for ARIA Internet applications. It is available in fifteen languages.
8) This week's Main Menu is focused on, what else, iPhone 5 and iOS6, with David woodbridge, the maker of all the many iOS podcasts from Australia. It airs at 01:00 GMT on Saturday, 22 September, then throughout much of the rest of the day.
9) Learn about the Book Port DT, the desktop player-recorder from APH, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 25 September at 01:00.
10) MushroomFM is holding a 12-hour virtual concert, Mushroomstock, on GMT Saturday, 22 September at 15:00. Enjoy the virtual hot dog stands and beer tents, and get your virtual seat by emailing:
11) Kathy Ann Murtha is selling an $80 textbook, An Immersion into System Access.
12) The article Useful Accessibility Tools from Access IQ reviews free tools for checking websites for accessibility.
13) Let's come back to iOS6 and iPhone 5. Here are three reviews of the phone:
14) The Internet Archive is launching a service allowing you to watch 30-second excerpts, or pay to borrow DVD's of hundreds of thousands of news broadcasts over the last three years and beyond.
15) You can now create e-books from your choice of articles and entire categories from wikipedia.
15) This post from AirfareWatchDog is called "How 9 Airlines Work with Twitter and How we'd Grade Them"
16) We'll end with some tips from the HowToGeek:
8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do In Windows 7's Task Manager
5 Ways To Quickly Launch Programs On Windows
How To Create Your Own Custom Google Search Engine
Why You Shouldn't Disable UAC
How to Get Pro Features in Windows Home Versions with Third Party Tools
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.
Shopping for accessible technology? Be sure to check out www.flying-blind.com/store.html. All products offered in the Flying Blind, LLC Online Store are products that Larry L. Lewis, Jr. either personally uses, or publicly endorses. Flying Blind, LLC is proud to offer free shipping & handling on all of our products, within the 48 continental United States.
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 email@example.com.
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.***************************************