Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 7, 2013 - Volume 395
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1.) Thanks to three organized and devoted laborers, this issue of Tidbits will be both shorter and more informative than it would otherwise have been, and you can have one-stop links to peruse most of the available material from the recent CSUN conference. First, Slides & notes from over 30 presentations can be found on "The Great Big List from the 2013 CSUN International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference" Page at:
2.) Second, courtesy of WebAble TV, watch videos of the keynote address, several interviews, and several full Conference presentations.
3.) And as for audio content, interviews and podcasts, the most prolific producer is BlindBargains.com, so look through the "Audio Content Index" to see the still-growing list of interviews.
4.) CSUN isn't the only recent conference, or anywhere near the largest. Mike May is a veteran of the vast Consumer Electronics Show. He will talk about some of the new products he found there on Tek Talk on GMT 12 March at 00:00
5.) On Main Menu for GMT Saturday, 8 March at 01:00, hear demos of the Victor Reader Stream, using the the iOS notification center to post to Twitter and Facebook, the iRead Program, and ATIA interviews with Duxbury Systems and Enabling Technologies.
6.) Read a text transcript of a video tutorial demonstrating how to complete a Google Search using Window-Eyes 8.1 and Internet Explorer 10 on a Windows 7 computer:
Or download the video with accessible audio:
7.) From Microsoft comes "Accessibility: A guide for Organizations":
8.) The new Optelec Magnifier App for iOS devices is free:
9.) Some free university courses are available to all. Let's hope the content is accessible: Nine Free College Level Writing & Literature Classes at Coursera:
And Justice, said to be Harvard's most popular course:
10.) BookBub claims to offer Free and Bargain Kindle Books, Nook Books, and more. Membership is free.
11.) Here is information about Microsoft's support desk for people with disabilities:
12.) This site is a bare-bones, accessible interface to YouTube:
13.) This is a pretty thorough "Quick reference guide for voiceover on iOS, from SAS Institute":
14.) If you are an audiophile, you might not want to use the new Victor Reader Stream for recording. Listen to this Audioboo:
15.) This post to the Fred's Head blog is called "Sacred Texts: Where to Get Them in Alternate Media":
16.) Fleksy is becoming a very popular writing alternative for iOS users. This post explains that "The Fleksy Full Version is now Free - and here's why:"
17.) From iMore.com comes "Everything you need to know about setting up and using calendars on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad":
18.) Here is an AudioBoo entitled "Using JAWS with the Audible Website":
19.) Kathy Ann Murtha has launched the ATI Trainers Forum, where for between $15 and $25 per month, members receive four lessons per month on a variety of topics.
20.) Now, the podcasts for the week:
"It Won't be Hard to Access BARD with the Upcoming iOS App from NLS":
LookTel VoiceOver Tutorial: Learn and Practice the Basic Gestures used with VoiceOver and iOS:
An Update on the Seeing Eye App being developed by the Sendero Group:
@AccessTalk: Podcast 13: Victor Stream, Surface Pro, Jaws 15 & More news from CSUN13:
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