Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 21, 2013 - Volume 397
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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1) ZoomText ImageReader is a new PC / Camera-Based OCR system from Ai Squared. The cost is $749.00 or $849.00 depending on which camera you buy, and owners of ZoomText get a discount.
2) RNIB offers Getting Interested in Technology videos, covering a variety of topics, and each with written transcript and subtitled edition.
3) National Braille Press offers iPhone iOS6 Updates to Getting Started with the iPhone for Blind Users By Anna Dresner, In Braille, eBraille, Word, ASCII text, DAISY: for $9:
4) "Handling Erratic Behavior with AT" is an article that gives systematic ideas for dealing with JAWS quirks:
5) The March, 2013 issue of AccessWorld contains "Series: Mac, PC, or Both: Choices for Blind and Visually Impaired Computer Users, Part I," "CSUN 2013 Wrap-up: What's New from The 28th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference", "A Collection of Accessible Apps for Your Android Device", and more:
6) An accessibility evaluation of the MFJ 1786 Magnetic Loop antenna for Ham Radio operators has been posted on the Active Elements website.
7) Learn about the newest features of Bookshare, and some familiar ones, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 26 March at 00:00.
8) This article is called "Exploring Accessible Publishing for the Print Disabled":
9) From Marco's Accessibility Blog comes "Review: Dell Latitude 10 inch tablet with Windows 8":
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