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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Volume 402
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) This item links to a PowerPoint presentation, which should be usable in iOS, on creating a Virtual Private Network on an iPad:
http://www.fimcvi.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Using-VPN-On-An-iPad-2-MERI.ppsx

2) The Golden Age of Radio was a series of more than 80 interviews with producers and actors from radio's heyday. Here is information about each program and the link to listen to it.
http://www.goldenage-wtic.org/log.html

3) From Jeffrey's Soapbox comes a post, "The must have accessible apps for blind android users":
http://blog.blackspheretech.com/?p=178

4) This overview of the accessibility of Apple products comes from the RNIB:
http://www.rnib.org.uk/livingwithsightloss/computersphones/pc/accessibility/Pages/appleaccess.aspx?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social_media&utm_campaign=apple_access

5) The RefurbMe site is said to "Alert You to the Best Deals in Apple's Refurb Store". You can receive email or SMS alerts when the product you're looking for becomes available.
http://lifehacker.com/refurbme-alerts-you-to-the-best-deals-in-apples-refurb-476201684?utm_campaign=socialflow_lifehacker_twitter&utm_source=lifehacker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

6) This article, "How to install Open Office and Libre Office", concerns installation of these two free office suites, as well as Lotus Symphony, with NVDA, but should also apply to use with other screen readers as well:
http://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/~hurrikenny/how%20to%20make%20open%20office%20and%20libre%20office%20accessible.html

7) Learn about the Third Anniversary celebration of Mushroom FM, featuring a murder mystery weekend, prizes and surprises:
http://mushroomfm.com/birthday

8) Here is the AT Leadership edition of the ATIA Newsletter:
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs181/1101838000635/archive/1113054848705.html

9) From the AT Blog of the NFB, read "The Tactile Graphics Conference Wrap-Up":
https://nfb.org/blog/atblog/tactile-graphics-conference-wrap

10) Window-Eyes version 8.2 is out, fixing stability deficiencies found in version 8.1:
http://www.gwmicro.com/upgrade

11) NVDA 2013.1rc1 has just been released. This is a release candidate, which means that unless any critical issues are found, this will be almost identical to the final 2013.1 release:
http://community.nvda-project.org/blog/NVDA2013.1rc1Released

12) Participants are sought by 30 April to take a survey designed to make text easier to read. The target population is people with low vision, dyslexia, or any other condition that impacts reading, as well as professionals serving that population:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/text1304

13) The Matilda Ziegler article "Two Great Options to Get All Your News in One Place" discusses the Earl and NFB Newsline Apps:
http://www.matildaziegler.com/2013/04/15/feature-writer-alena-roberts-two-great-options-to-get-all-your-news-in-one-place/

14) There is now a Facebook page for "Visually Impaired and Blind iPhone/iPad Users":
https://www.facebook.com/BlindIphoneipadUsers

15) The AccessText Network lets you search for accessible textbooks from several sources:
http://www.accesstext.org/atf.php

16) This is a direct download link to Clipman, an early test version of a program that enables you to keep the last 100 textual clipboard entries in a list for easy retrieval. They're looking for feedback:
https://t.co/JYP2PZIKhk

17) This page discusses "Enabling and Testing Java Access Bridge":
http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/technotes/guides/access/enable_and_test.html

18) Turning our attention to podcasts:

From BlindGeekZone:

Blindsoftware.com Tutorials Part 1: Talking Clock:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/blindsoftware-com-tutorials-part-1-talking-clock/

Braille Graph
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/braille-graph/

From AppleVis:

GarageBand: Play, Record and Mix Music Like a Pro on your iOS Device:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/garageband-play-record-and-mix-music-pro-your-ios-device

Audioboo 2: Record and Share your Voice With the World from your iOS Device:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/audioboo-2-record-and-share-your-voice-world-your-ios-device

Always on the Go With The IRS2Go:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/always-go-irs2go

Managing playlists with VLC on the Mac:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/managing-playlists-vlc-mac

A Review of the Logitech Solar K760 Bluetooth Keyboard:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/review-logitech-solar-k760-bluetooth-keyboard

Talking Goggles... Use your phone to recognize stuff:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/talking-goggles-use-your-phone-recognize-stuff

The iRig Keys from IK Multimedia: A MIDI Controller Keyboard for iDevices and Mac/PC:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/irig-keys-ik-multimedia-midi-controller-keyboard-idevices-and-macpc

And from the Tech Doctor:

Hims Gets It Right With Braille Sense Version Eight:
http://www.dr-carter.com/?p=216

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