Top Tech Tidbits E-News Header. Includes Top Tech Tidbits Logo with Tagline that reads The Weeks News in Adaptive Technology. Beside it are the words Distributed by Flying Blind, LLC, and the Flying Blind, LLC Logo.

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 19, 2013 - Volume 423
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
http://www.flying-blind.com/

This Week's Featured Advertisement: One Refurbished BrailleNote PK For $1,545.00 USD !!!

Photo of the BrailleNote PK Flying Blind, LLC is looking for a good home for one refurbished BrailleNote PK in fantastic condition for $1,545.00 USD, approximately $3,500.00 USD off of its initial list price! Unbelievable, unheard of, but true! This ultra-small yet ergonomic notetaker also ships with a wireless internet card making it a fantastic notetaker that can instantaneously download books, send and receive email, and effortlessly manage appointments, contacts, and documents. Unfortunately, we only have one of these units available, so please act while supplies last. This unit will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. To be the first to secure this unit please use the Buy Now link included below. For more information or to order this product offline, email featured@flying-blind.com or call +1 (216) 381-8107 today.

Buy Now - One Refurbished BrailleNote PK For $1,545.00 USD:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=CXC5A4APHU39W

Greetings,

1) We'll start out this short but packed issue with a service I've used to great advantage. Microsoft has a new free program in which technicians fix computers for people with disabilities. You give permission for them to remote into your computer and they are able to make adjustments to settings. Hours of operation are 8:00 AM - Midnight Eastern time on weekdays and 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM on weekends. (I'm not sure if the service is intended for worldwide availability.) The toll-free number to seek assistance is:
(800) 936-5900

2) Hear about the very popular reading app Voice Dream Reader on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 24 September at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

3) With the advent of iOS7 for recent iPhones and iPads, there is a great deal of information about new features, accessibility enhancements, and possible accessibility bugs. New material is being added as I write. Much of interest is to be found on the AppleVis site. Rather than providing a large collection of links which would probably not be complete by the time you get this, I suggest you look in the Guides section:
http://www.applevis.com/guides

The podcasts section:
http://www.applevis.com/podcasts

And scroll down to the heading called "The most recent additions and updates to the AppleVis site:" on the main site:
http://www.applevis.com/

Meanwhile, the AT blog of the NFB has a great article, "What's new in iOS 7 accessibility for individuals who are blind, deaf-blind, or who have low vision.":
https://nfb.org/blog/atblog/what%E2%80%99s-new-ios-7-accessibility-individuals-who-are-blind-deaf-blind-or-who-have-low

A podcast from David Woodbridge can be found at:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9856676/iOS%207%20and%20VoiceOver.mp3

A concise blog post covering the scope of accessibility features is at:
http://luisperezonline.com/blog-2/

If you haven't already upgraded your device before you read this, you might want to read "Prepare for iOS 7 the Right Way: What To Do Before Upgrading an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to iOS 7) from OS X Daily:
http://osxdaily.com/2013/09/13/prepare-for-ios-7-before-upgrading/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+osxdaily+%28OS+X+Daily%29

Explore the Maccessibility Review of iOS 7 and VoiceOver:
http://maccessibility.net/2013/09/18/review-ios-7-and-voiceover/

Here is a mainstream review of the new OS:
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/09/ios-7-thoroughly-reviewed/

Finally, some material has been posted to the Blind Bargains site with more promised:
http://www.blindbargains.com/audio/

***************************************

Are you on Facebook? Stop by and "Like" Flying Blind, LLC to begin receiving Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday as part of your Facebook News Feed at www.facebook.com/flyingblindllc. If you prefer an RSS Feed, you can access Flying Blind, LLC Publications as they become available using www.flying-blind.com/feed.xml. And finally, if audio / video is more your style then you can follow Flying Blind, LLC on YouTube at www.youtube.com/flyingblindllc.

Shopping for accessible technology? Check out the Flying Blind, LLC Online Store at www.flying-blind.com/store.html. All products offered in the Flying Blind, LLC Online Store are products that Larry L. Lewis, Jr. either personally uses, or publicly endorses. Flying Blind, LLC is proud to offer free shipping & handling on all orders over $100.00 USD within the 48 continental United States.

Would you like to receive text-only versions of Flying Blind, LLC Publications? If so, find the link at the bottom of each Newsletter titled "Update Profile/E-Mail Address", and check this option.

Feel free to forward individual Tidbits, or the entire tidbits issue, to interested people (just make sure they don't already receive it; a lot do!) When doing this, please have the courtesy to cite your source, perhaps directing them to the Tidbits Archive (see below.)

Tidbits is intentionally concise, and we know a lot of people may not understand some items because little explanation is given. If a particular Tidbit brings up a question in your mind, feel free to ask, and we will try to answer as time and knowledge permit.

Visit the 2013 Tidbits Archive at http://www.flying-blind.com/tidbits2013.html where you can grab back issues. All that welcome information for future issues can be directed to our editor, Dean Martineau, at dean@topdotenterprises.com.

You can subscribe to Flying Blind, LLC Publications on the Flying Blind, LLC Website at: http://www.flying-blind.com or by texting "FLYINGBLIND" to 22828. Either method will provide you with an accessibly friendly and secure medium through which you can subscribe to our mailing list. Just enter your email address, click send, and begin receiving Flying Blind, LLC Publications. It's that easy.

***************************************