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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 14, 2013 - Volume 396
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) Here are "Top take-aways from CSUN 2013" from Media Access Australia:

2) If you complete the "Serotek Consumer Tech Survey" by 31 March, they will get some information they're seeking, and you'll be entered to win an iPad Mini:

3) This item from is called "How to quickly change or move a meeting time in the Calendar app for iPhone and iPad":

4) Learn about the new Victor Reader Stream on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 19 March at 00:00:

5) Speaking of the Stream, Executive Products has a case for it:

6) A lot of blind people will relate favorably to this individual's listing of "Pet Peeves of the Blind and Visually Impaired":

7) US taxpayers can find "Accessible Forms & Publications" from the IRS:

8) The Sendero GPS 2013 release for the BrailleNote and Sense products is Sendero's seventeenth version since the laptop GPS version was first released in 2000. GPS functionality has been added for Windows PC's:

9) This Cheat Sheet, from Lifehacker, Makes Learning Your Way Around Linux Easy:

10) Learn "How to Use Call Forwarding on the iPhone" from OS X Daily:

11) Read a FAQ about the ATI Trainer Forum mentioned in last week's Tidbits:

12) EASI offers a free webinar on "Balabolka the flexible E-reader", on Tuesday, 26 March at 18:00 GMT:

13) The Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) is conducting a survey to understand how to better serve readers of talking books and braille:

14) Use the search tool from AFB to find out what video-described shows will be airing soon:

15) This older post from the Blind Crawler blog is called "NVDA's Object and Review Cursor Navigation Explained":

16) On to the week's podcasts:

Use heading navigation on the SeroTalk page to find the latest SeroTalk podcast, the SeroSpectives for February, and five recordings from CSUN:

From BlindGeekZone:

Earl. An introduction to this innovative, fully accessible newspaper reading app for iOS mobile devices:

Searching the iTunes podcast directory with QCast:

QCast an accessible podcatcher client:

ABB Text Grabber review with a comparison of scanthing:

From David Woodbridge:

Creating web location links on your Mac desktop:

From AppleVis:

How Siri can Make your Life Easier and More Productive:

Type2phone: Turning your Mac in to a bluetooth keyboard for your iDevice:

Using Fission for Fast Audio File Conversion on the Mac:

17) The Visually Impaired iOS App from Braille Institute, ViA, aggregates & sorts apps by category, price and iTunes ratings:


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