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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 17, 2013 - Volume 388
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) The January 2013 issue of AccessWorld has information about the future of Braille, a book review, a review of a forthcoming talking email app, and more.
http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

2) BlindTunes Version 4, JAWS scripts for iTunes Version 11, is now available for around $6 to enhance the usability of iTunes.
http://www.blindtunes.net/

The author also has low-priced accessibility solutions for Rhapsody:
http://www.rhapsodyblind.com/

And for Spotify:
http://www.spotifyblind.com/

3) Learn about courses and opportunities available through CAVI on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 22 January at 01:00.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

4) J-Say version 11, working with Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional 12 and JFW 14, is now available.
http://www.ngtvoice.com/products/software/astec/j-say/pronew.htm

Learn about J-Say in general via the Eyes on Success podcast at:
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/show%20notes/show%20notes%201302.htm

5) Find out which software and hardware earned the 2012 Golden Apples from AppleVis.
http://www.applevis.com/blog/accessories/announcing-applevis-golden-apples-2012

6) Getting Started, iPads for Special Needs is a 338-page book, available for purchase in print, free online reading, or $9.95 purchase through Kindle, iBooks and Nook.
http://ipads4specialneedsbook.com/

7) This article is entitled "4 Ways to Make Your WordPress Site More Accessible"
http://www.sitepoint.com/4-ways-to-make-your-wordpress-site-more-accessible/

8.) Here is a direct link to a YouTube video on using the free Amis DAISY player to read. One learns that Amis is pronounced like the French word for "friends."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx0xsKaWeXU

9) Working to improve accessibility for radio amateurs with disabilities, Active Elements is a new website publishing accessibility evaluations of amateur radio equipment, spoken word manuals and audio demonstrations.
http://www.active-elements.org

10) In podcasts this week:

A podcast and transcript is available from Web Axe, Responsive Design and Accessibility:
http://www.webaxe.org/podcast-97-responsive-design-and-accessibility/

The Maccessibility Round Table Podcast #28 bears the title, The Case of the iPad Mini and Other Mysteries:
http://maccessibility.net/2013/01/12/the-maccessibility-round-table-podcast-28-the-case-of-the-ipad-mini-and-other-mysteries/

There is a new Tech Doctor podcast called "Android Accessibility Part One":
http://t.co/1OdNHQRk

And four from AppleVis:

SilverDollar: Engage in Some Western Fun With this Audio Game for the Mac:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/silverdollar-engage-some-western-fun-audio-game-mac

ChangeReaction: A Classic Audio Puzzle Game Comes to the Mac:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/changereaction-classic-audio-puzzle-game-comes-mac

TapTapSee: An iOS App to Help the Blind Identify Objects they Encounter in Their Daily Lives:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/taptapsee-ios-app-help-blind-identify-objects-they-encounter-their-daily-lives

AppleVis SiriusXM Internet Radio on your iOS Device:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/siriusxm-internet-radio-your-ios-device

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