Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 16, 2013 - Volume 405
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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1) Learn about Rich de Steno's free computer games on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 21 May at 00:00:
2) The May 2013 issue of AccessWorld features "A First Look at the Accessibility of the Google Chrome Operating System," reviews of two mobile phone apps, more about social networking, and more.
3) MacCessibility reports that the Prizmo OCR App for iOS now has enhanced VoiceOver Support:
4) According to Kim Komando, Onavo Extend automatically compresses the data that other apps use, making your mobile data plan go farther:
5) Some users have recommended the iOS App Pocket Time Bomb, which uses vibrations to let you time presentations, set reminders and organize your day:
6) Christopher Toth has updated both of his PC programs. Hope makes the otherwise inaccessible Pandora program accessible to PC users:
QRead offers many advantages for those reading electronic books:
7) Dolphin Computer Access claims that SuperNota 13.50 provides Windows 8 access via screen magnification, speech and Braille:
8) Here are some resources for making content accessible:
Accessible content: Scrub the decks:
Testing and debugging iOS accessibility for VoiceOver:
Using VoiceOver to Evaluate Web Accessibility:
And a page of resources and presentations from AccessU2013:
9) NVAccess, makers of NVDA, have a new better-organized web site:
10) Rumola can help users of Firefox, Safari and Chrome solve CAPTCHA's independently:
11) Microsoft OneNote was formerly inaccessible to the blind, but this can change for JAWS users with the purchase of OneNote Blind, a $49 script package that works for JAWS versions 11 and up. The site contains a podcast demonstrating the package's features:
12) David Woodbridge writes a cogent article, "20 Quick Tips to Get You Started with Your First iPhone":
13) The people behind LinkedIn are working to make the site more accessible:
14) The first tutorial available for purchase from Mystic Access is a Sense Navigation audio tutorial, now costing $19.95, soon costing $34.95:
15) Quite an array of podcasts this week:
First, from AppleVis:
A Preview of KoalaSAN; a New Icecast Broadcaster for iOS:
Clipboard Manager and History: Keep Track and Reuse What you Copy to your iOS Clipboard:
More Blender: Create the Perfect Virtual Smoothie on your iOS Device:
Read2Go: Now Supports Easier Importing of DAISY Books from Services other than Bookshare:
Siri Versus the Google Voice Search: Which is better?
YouTube Capture: Easy Video Recording and Sharing on your iOS Device:
Using Youtube with VoiceOver Part 1: YouPlayer:
Radium 3: An Internet Radio Player for the Mac:
The StandScan Portable Scanning Accessory: Unboxed and Tested with 5 Popular iOS OCR Apps:
Get Submerged with the Audio-3D Player HD:
The Eyes on Success Team interviews Larry Lewis about Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday and Flying Blind, LLC.
From BlindGeekZone: A demo of how to slipstream updates into all versions of MS Office from 2007 and higher:
Review of MS Office 2013 Part 1:
Episode #46 of The How to be Blind Roundtable Podcast covers lots of topics:
TA DemoCast 21 discusses Braille Edge 40 and iOS:
A demonstration of the new Vocalizer Voices for NVDA:
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