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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 18, 2013 - Volume 414
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) If you read this early enough, you can take a free Windows 7 workshop by Melissa Powell, who claims to be a "Certified Adaptive Technology Trainer," GMT Friday, 19 July at 01:00. Of course, that's Thursday stateside, and if you're one who has trouble understanding the conversion to GMT and can't find a web resource to do the conversion to your time zone, feel free to ask for an explanation. Meanwhile, to take this workshop, email:
mel@ubtanet.com

2) Here is a blog for those looking to use an Android phone with large print (or why you might consider Android as a large print user):
http://qchristensen.wordpress.com/

3) We'll dedicate an entry to various items related to the new Seeing Eye GPS iPhone App from Sendero:

Here are two AppleVis podcasts:

AppleVis Extra #14: Seeing Eye GPS with Mike May:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/applevis-extra-14-seeing-eye-gps-mike-may

And Seeing Eye GPS: A Turn-by-Turn GPS application for the iPhone Developed Specifically for the Blind:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/seeing-eye-gps-turn-turn-gps-application-iphone-developed-specifically-blind

And from Blind Geek Zone:

Seeing Eye GPS:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/seeing-eye-gps/

And Comparing Nearby Explorer and Sendero Seeing Eye GPS:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/comparing-nearby-explorer-and-sendero-seeing-eye-gps/

I don't know if Mike May used this app or not, but Read about his adventures on his flight to the UK using GPS:
http://www.facebook.com-/senderogps Sendero Group

4) On the GPS topic Chris Grabowski has produced "SenderoMaps, More than a Map Manager, Comprehensive Audio Tutorial" from Mystic Access. This is over 2 hours in length and goes through the features of the program. The introductory price is $19.95.
http://www.mysticaccess.com

5) AI Squared has just launched a ZoomText Certification Program. There are two tiers of certification: Essentials and Professional. Here's a link with more information:
http://www.aisquared.com/news/more/zoomtext_certification_program_launched/

6) American Foundation for the Blind has produced a $29.95 webinar, "Creating Tactile Overlays for the iPad and Tablet Devices":
http://www.afb.org/store/Pages/ShoppingCart/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=Etactileoverlays&ruling=No

7) Learn about the Zamzar File Conversion Website on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 23 July at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

8) We haven't tested this or had any feedback about it, but SeeingAssistant-Home LITE is a free iOS App developed by Transition Technologies S.A. that performs color recognition, light detection, magnification, scanning, and generating barcodes and QR codes. SeeingAssistant-Home has been developed in close cooperation with visually impaired people in order to address their needs as accuractely as possible.
http://applevis.com/apps/ios/utilities/seeingassistant-home-lite

9) The 2.0 version of the iOS Google Maps App is said to have considerable improvements for VoiceOver users:
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/navigation/google-maps#comment-14805

10) If you want to test leading edge features of NVDA, here is where to get the downloads:
http://community.nvda-project.org/wiki/Snapshots

11) Read "Talking Tech for July 16 2013" from David Woodbridge:
http://davidwoodbridge.blogspot.com/2013/07/talking-tech-for-july-16-2013.html?spref=tw

12) Perhaps more so than in previous years, comprehensive audio pages exist for both US consumer conventions. For recordings from the American Council of the Blind convention, go to:
http://www.acbradio.org/node/43

And for lots of material from the 2013 convention of the National Federation of the Blind, go to:
http://www.insightradio.co.uk/podcast-feed.html?category=special_features/nfb_convention_2013

The SPN network gives us the audio from the NFB Technology Trainers meeting:
http://serotalk.com/2013/07/15/spn-special-a-t-trainers/

And since HIMS sponsored their convention coverage, two sessions describing new features in the Sense line of notetakers:
http://serotalk.com/2013/07/12/spn-special-hims-nfb-workshop-part-1/
http://serotalk.com/2013/07/13/spn-special-hims-nfb-workshop-part-2/

13) The SPN Network also offers a tutorial on using the SAMNet Socializer:
http://serotalk.com/2013/07/14/spn-special-using-the-samnet-socializer/

14) IBUG, the iOS Blind Users Group, offers weekly training conference, calls, podcasts and other events. The two-hour conference calls take place GMT Tuesdays from 00:30-2:30:
http://www.ibugtoday.com/

15) If you're in the UK and Europe, CAVI is launching a second Intro to HTML class held on Monday evenings:
http://www.cavitraining.com/

16) The accessible Netflix campaign now has a fully functional website. You can view it by going to:
http://netflixproject.wordpress.com/

17) GW Micro announces a free webinar, Introduction to SocialEyes, on GMT Wednesday, 24 July at 18:00 GMT:
http://www.gwmicro.com/Training/Webinar_Training/

18) An accessibility evaluation of the new flagship Kenwood TS-990S base station, for Ham Radio operators, has been posted on the Active Elements website:
http://active-elements.org/2013/07/14/kenwood-ts-990-accessibility-review-3/

19) "Talking Through Identity Theft: A program for the Blind and Visually Impaired", will be a free teleconference and webinar from the Federal Trade Commission to take place on GMT Wednesday, 31 July at 19:00. For more information, email:
cthomas@ftc.gov

20) Finishing with the week's podcasts:

From BGZ:

Windows 8.1 First Looks:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/windows-8-1-first-looks/

From AppleVis:

Airplane Setting: A Mac App that Adds a One-Click Power Saving Mode to your MacBook Pro or Air:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/airplane-setting-mac-app-adds-one-click-power-saving-mode-your-macbook-pro-or-air

Using Skype and TextEdit on the Mac to be Productive with Voice Mail:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/using-skype-and-textedit-mac-be-productive-voice-mail

How to Play Windows Audio Streams on the Mac:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/how-play-windows-audio-streams-mac

Using gestures on the Trackpad for the Mac: Making Navigation on the Mac Similar to iOS:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/using-gestures-trackpad-mac-making-navigation-mac-similar-ios

From Eyes on Success:

Horseback Riding:
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/eos_1329_podcast.mp3

I. D. Mate Quest & ScripTalk from En-Vision America (July 10, 2013):
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/eos_1328_podcast.mp3

From Tech Access Weekly:

StandScan:
http://techaccessweekly.com/democast/2013/07/17/ta-democast-23-standscan/

From the Tech Doctor, App Camp For Girls: Dreams Become Reality:
http://www.dr-carter.com/?p=243

And AccessTalk Podcast 16: Apple iOS7, Sendero Seeing Eye, Bluetooth Speakers & Goodies from the BBC:
http://accesstalk.co.uk/podcast-16/

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