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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 8, 2013 - Volume 417
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) From Fedora Outlier LLC comes a guide entitled "Managing Your Wireless Settings On Windows & Mac". Links to similar how-to articles can be found on the page as well:
http://www.fedoraoutlier.com/managing-your-wireless-settings-on-windows-mac/

2) This article by Polygon is called "Blind Games: The Next Battleground in Accessibility":
http://www.polygon.com/features/2013/8/6/4550490/blind-games-rock-vibe

3) While we're talking about games, Dicey Rolls is a new, free computer dice game for Windows that works well with speech from Rich De Steno. You may request it by sending an email to:
ironrock@verizon.net

4) Learn how Philipp Meyer developed "Life - A Tactile Comic for the Blind":
http://www.hallo.pm/life/

5) Holly Nielsen, US Social Media Leader for IBM Global Technology Service, writes "Hooked on Social Networking: The Latest in Accessibility News from TED":
http://hookedonsocialnetworking.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-latest-in-accessibility-news-from.html

6) Jonathan Mosen has written "Now Hear This! Musings of a Blind Hearing Aid Wearer," and some discussion has ensued as a result:
http://mosen.org/index.php/now-hear-this-musings-of-a-blind-hearing-aid-wearer/

7) Here is an interview about the Accessible Netflix campaign:
http://www.mediaaccess.org.au/latest_news/general/campaign-for-a-more-accessible-netflix

8) The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 requires companies who make electronic devices to make them accessible to people with disabilities. At this time, none of the e-book readers that are on the market meet this requirement. Amazon, Kobo, and Sony have submitted a petition to the FCC asking for a waiver claiming it would be too expensive to make their e-book readers accessible:
http://www.blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=9286

9) The Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness at Louisiana Tech University has launched a Blog on Blindness:
http://www.pdrib.com/blog/

10) Main Menu at 01:00 on GMT Saturday, 10 August will feature an interview with GW Micro about SocialEyes, and then an extensive demo of its most popular features:
http://www.acbradio.org/mainstream

11) The i-devices mailing list now hosts a monthly conference call for learning about iOS and about aapp. The first call, held on 4 August, was an introductory presentation about VoiceOver. This is a link to the recording.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/136682579/IDevices/IDevice%20Conference%20%231%2C%20Basics%20Of%20the%20IDevice.mp3

12) The Hadley School offers some new independent living modules for free enrollment:
http://www.hadley.edu/

13) Here are Tech Tips from the Matilda Ziegler Magazine:
http://www.matildaziegler.com/2013/08/07/feature-writer-lynne-tatum-tech-tips/

14) Turning to podcasts:

Episode 3 of the Delivering Access Podcast features an interview with Chris Hofstader:
http://www.fedoraoutlier.com/delivering-access-podcast-episode-3-with-chris-hofstader/

From AppleVis:

Quick Tip: Managing U.S. Government Push Alerts on Your iPhone:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/quick-tip-managing-us-government-push-alerts-your-iphone

An Overview of Running Windows on a Mac Using Boot Camp:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/overview-running-windows-mac-using-boot-camp

Using Braille Displays on iDevices: A very bumpy subject:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/using-braille-displays-idevices-very-bumpy-subject

From the SPN Network:

SeroSpectives: This Month in Tech for July, 2013
http://serotalk.com/2013/08/01/serospectives-this-month-in-tech-for-july-2013/

And finally, the BGZ page contains several podcasts on using talking MP3 players using Rockbox:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/bgz-audio-postings/

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