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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 4, 2013 - Volume 399
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1.) #AccessChat is a monthly blindness-oriented Twitter chat, the first Tuesday of each month, with the goal of connecting the blindness community with those committed to accessibility. Archives will be made available, and demo recordings have been prepared to show how to use different Twitter clients to take part:
http://www.fedoraoutlier.com/accesschat/

2.) Axs-chrome-discuss is a Google group for discussing accessibility of the evolving ChromeVox operating system:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/axs-chrome-discuss

3.) This post is called "My top 10 accessible games for the Xbox 360":
http://www.6aming.com/my-top-10-accessible-games-for-the-xbox-360/

4.) A student researcher is looking for legally blind adults over the age of 18 who live in the United States and who are currently seeking employment, as well as high school and college seniors and graduate students who plan to graduate in May or August 2013, gift certificates to online merchants are provided to participants. Email:
arielle.silverman@colorado.edu

Or visit:
http://ucsas.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1OdonrYSXxrepfL

5.) Updated versions of the Access Technology Institute textbooks on Windows 8 are now available. If you bought the original, you can get a free replacement:
http://www.blindtraining.com/shop/

6.) Learn about GPS 2013 from Sendero Group for the BrailleNote and Sense products on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 9 April at 00:00.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

7.) This site is a collection of audio links designed to work with legacy mobile audio players.
http://www.tuned.mobi

8.) "Multitasking With Apple Devices; Realize the true potential of your BrailleNote Apex" will be a Webinar on Friday, 5 April at 19:00 GMT.
http://visit.humanware.com/e/3332/370264033-/33zgmx/619210781

9.) Learn how Bookshare just became easier to use during a webinar for teachers on Tuesday, 9 April at 19:30 GMT. To register, go to:
https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=qu6bv2rkyo33

10.) This is a website dedicated to puzzles that are accessible to the blind:
http://www.accessiblepuzzles.com/

11.) This PC World article is called, "How (and why) to set up a VPN Today":
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2030763/how-and-why-to-set-up-a-vpn-today.html#tk.rss_all

12.) The ultimate accessible HTML and CSS checklist for Developers: Part I from Access iQ links to their fee-based webinar and book, but provides useful information in its own right.
http://www.accessiq.org/create/content/the-ultimate-accessible-html-and-css-checklist-for-developers-part-i

13.) Read about "The Power of the RSS Reader":
http://www.marco.org/2013/03/26/power-of-rss

14.) The week's podcasts:

Starting with two from the Tech Doctor:

"What's New in iOS 6":
http://www.dr-carter.com

"Orbit Plus APH Equals Accessible Calculator":
http://www.dr-carter.com

From BlindGeekZone:

NVDA Tutorial #5 Part 2:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/?p=1065

NVDA Tutorial #6 Part 1: This podcast was submitted by Joseph Lee:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/?p=1067

From Applevis: How Many Correct Answers Can you Give in 94 Seconds?
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/how-many-correct-answers-can-you-give-94-seconds

Audiobook Maker: A Mac App that Turns Audio Files Into Audiobooks:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/audiobook-maker-mac-app-turns-audio-files-audiobooks

A Review and Demonstration of the Amtrak iOS App:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/review-and-demonstration-amtrak-ios-app

Get the News with Reuters:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/get-news-reuters

And from Elsewhere:

Eyes on Success: Developing Blind-Friendly Human-Computer Interfaces:
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/eos_1314_podcast.mp3

Triple-click Home Episode 16:
http://tripleclickhome.com/2013/03/30/triple-click-home-episode-16-dont-take-attachments-from-strangers/

The Budcast: Chromebook Accessibility:
http://buddy.brannan.name/blog/2013/03/the-budcast-chromebook-accessibility/

From Cool BlindTech: The Olympus LS14:
http://coolblindtech.com/podcast/olympus-ls-14-dm-620-ls-100-cbt-113282013

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