Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 12, 2013 - Volume 422
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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1) Version 6.0 of the Plextalk Pocket offers a better voice and text searching capability:
2) Introduction to Web Accessibility is an online course from Google that introduces tools and techniques for web developers to easily ensure that websites are more accessible. It runs from September 17-30:
3) AndreasHead is a Wiki on Android accessibility:
4) The September 2013 issue of AccessWorld offers reviews of the I.D. Mate Quest Talking Bar Code Scanner from Envision America, CDesk from Adaptive Voice, and the ScanJig Portable Document Scanner, as well as information about Four Emerging Vision-Enhancing Technologies and more about the Smith-Kettlewell Institute:
5) Sprint has launched the Kyocera Kona, a flip Phone with Verbal Translation of Internet Browsing and other accessibility features for the blind:
6) If you really want to, you can Watch the iPhone Event Videos for iPhone 5s & iPhone 5c:
7) GW Micro has announced the release of Window-Eyes 8.3, a maintenance update that includes support for Windows 8.1, better support for Windows 8 modern apps, provides numerous speed improvements, and enhances the Window-Eyes 8 feature set.
8) You can Pre-Order The Old Hat Guide To iPhone Accessibility, iOS7 Edition for $4.95 until 15 October:
9) It's time again for a public beta cycle for the upcoming version of JAWS. JAWS 15 will feature touch navigation in Windows 8, new Vocalizer Expressive synthesizers for many languages, and other fixes and enhancements:
10) In audio, we'll have lots of podcasts about iOS 7 to report on when it is released next week. For now:
Robert Carter tells us about his favorite podcasts:
Eyes on Success #1337, Jamming with Other Musicians over the Internet:
NCBI Podcast #16 Features Sendero GPS, the Serotek Socialiser, and more:
And good collections of podcasts on Blind Geek Zone:
And a few on AppleVis:
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