Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, December 13, 2012 - Volume 383
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) Window-Eyes version 8 is now officially released, featuring much-improved web navigation, the ability to boot into safe mode, support for Windows 8, and much more:
2) You can now buy Vocalizer voices for Window-Eyes. Sample them here:
3) CAVI is finishing up its first audio editing course, with another one due to start in February. Students completed final editing projects. One student put together a production at once insightful, hilarious and technically competent, depicting different screen readers courting her favor. This is the direct link:
4) Speaking of CAVI, they will offer a free "CAVI Cast" entitled "Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind in the United States", GMT Monday, 17 December at 00:00. For these events, they use Team Talk, in the room:
A guide for setting up Team Talk for use in CAVI activities can be found at:
5)Amazon has claimed it is adding accessibility features to its Kindle Fire. The NFT AT blog offers cogent reasons to dispute this assertion:
6) Apple has released iTunes version 11, which seems to work well with most adaptive technology, especially the Mac. Here we have "21 Useful iTunes 11 Keyboard Shortcuts":
7) The WGBH / National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) has produced a free e-book, "Creating Accessible iBooks Textbooks with iBooks Author":
8) Braille Sonar is a new iOS app that serves as a reference guide to contracted Braille and Nemeth code symbols. This is the iTunes link:
9) Code Factory announces Mobile Accessibility version 2.0 for Android, offering access to Jelly Bean on tablets, two new apps for increased productivity and some improvement in Braille support:
10) EASI offers a free webinar, "IMS Access for All version 3: Accessibility Through Personalization" on Monday, 17 December at 19:00 GMT. To register, go to:
To learn what they'll be talking about, go to:
11) Learn about the new features and structure of the NLS BARD website in the US on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 18 December at 00:00 in the Pat Price Training Room. Archives of this and earlier presentations are also available here:
12) Here's a rundown of the latest podcasts:
From Ireland, the November Technology Podcast from NICB:
Web Axe Podcast #96 is entitled WordPress, Events. You can read a transcript or listen to it.
Viewpoints, planning to have its name changed to Eyes on Success once the new year rolls around, gives us an episode on the present and future of NVDA.
Two new episodes of the Tech Doctor Blog and Podcast are on the site, one, a talk Robert Carter gave entitled "An Accessible Life for the Visually Impaired," and the other on Accessible Books.
Finally, an AppleVis podcast on a promising Twitter app for iOS, Twitterrific 5 for Twitter
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