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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, December 13, 2012 - Volume 383
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

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:
http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/Latest_Features/

2) You can now buy Vocalizer voices for Window-Eyes. Sample them here:
http://www.gwmicro.com/voices/

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:
http://t.co/TY54gzxo

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:
http://tt.cucat.org

A guide for setting up Team Talk for use in CAVI activities can be found at:
http://www.cucat.org/wiki/index.php?n=Main.SettingUpTeamtalk

5)Amazon has claimed it is adding accessibility features to its Kindle Fire. The NFT AT blog offers cogent reasons to dispute this assertion:
https://nfb.org/blog/atblog/amazon-why-do-you-keep-burning-blind-readers

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":
http://osxdaily.com/2012/12/07/useful-itunes-keyboard-shortcuts/

7) The WGBH / National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) has produced a free e-book, "Creating Accessible iBooks Textbooks with iBooks Author":
http://ncam.wgbh.org/about/news/creating-accessible-ibooks

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:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/braille-sonar/id577954633?mt=8

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:
http://www.codefactory.es/MA/en/MA_manual_en.html

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:
http://easi.cc/clinic.htm

To learn what they'll be talking about, go to:
http://www.imsglobal.org/accessibility/

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:
http://www.accessibleworld.org/

12) Here's a rundown of the latest podcasts:

From Ireland, the November Technology Podcast from NICB:
http://www.ncbi.ie/news/technology-podcast-november-2012

Web Axe Podcast #96 is entitled WordPress, Events. You can read a transcript or listen to it.
http://www.webaxe.org/podcast-96-wordpress-events/

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.
http://ViewPointsPlus.net/vp_1250_podcast.mp3

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.
http://www.dr-carter.com/

Finally, an AppleVis podcast on a promising Twitter app for iOS, Twitterrific 5 for Twitter
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/applevis-extra-4-twitterrific-5-twitter#comment-7976

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