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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 18, 2012 - Volume 375
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Techvision offers low-cost and free lessons for various adaptive technologies online:
http://www.yourtechvision.com/

2) MacForTheBlind is a site offering documentation, audio demonstrations, and information on the Mac and VoiceOver for iOS:
http://macfortheblind.com/

3) Cecimac is a French-language site for all things Mac accessibility:
http://cecimac.org/

In addition to the wealth of French material, there is an English page, and both pages link to Mac-related information in several other languages:
http://cecimac.org/english.htm

4) While on the French theme, Cecitek offers frequent French-language podcasts on adaptive technology:
http://www.cecitek.fr/

5) The AT Blog from the NFB offers a positive story about the accessibility of in-flight WiFi:
http://nfb.org/blog/atblog/flight-wi-fi

6) GW Micro is gearing up to release Window-Eyes version 8, which will begin with a public beta version. They send out teaser emails and videos with information about its features, and this will be the page to check as release time draws nigh:
http://www.gwmicro.com/beta

7) Learn about the latest the new accessibility features in Android 4.1, Jellybean, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 23 October at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

8) Dotris is a computer game designed to work with braille displays. It is screen-reader independent and works with many displays. It is being offered as donationware:
http://www.ndadamson.com

9) Following up on an item from last week, there is an iOS app for the Blue Letter Bible, and it is apparently quite accessible:
http://www.blueletterbible.org/iphone/

10) Natalie Shaheenn from the NFB is looking for blind people who play, have played, or have some knowledge of video games. They say they are working on a project where they could use some input. These people need not be hardcore gamers to be helpful. Email:
nshaheen@nfb.org

11) Home Readers is an organization that has been around since 1996, recording mail-order catalogs, cookbooks and magazines. Their catalog readings complement and enhance web shopping, providing thorough product descriptions, and materials are now available as .MP3 files.
http://homereaders.com/

12) A new version of the Nokia Screen Reader, still free, supports many more devices and languages.
http://codefactory.es/en/products.asp?id=425

13) The Humble eBook Bundle site lets you pay what you want for a set of books and choose to what charities the money goes:
http://www.humblebundle.com/

14) In podcasts:

NV Access Podcast: Episode 4 fills us in on new developments with NVDA:
http://www.nvaccess.org/blog/PodcastEpisode4

For iOS: YouTube App for iOS 6: Signing-In and Controlling Playback with VoiceOver:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/youtube-app-ios-6-signing-and-controlling-playback-voiceover

And for the Mac, Jaksta: An App Allowing Stream Ripping From the Mac:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/jaksta-app-allowing-stream-ripping-mac#comment-6781

15) From the HowToGeek:

The Difference Between .com, .net, .org and Why We're About To See Many More Top-Level Domains:
http://www.howtogeek.com/126670/the-difference-between-.com-.net-.org-and-why-were-about-to-see-many-more-top-level-domains/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=151012

And, What is the Windows Page File and Should You Disable It?
http://www.howtogeek.com/126430/htg-explains-what-is-the-windows-page-file-and-should-you-disable-it/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=111012

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