Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, December 19, 2013 - Volume 436
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) From Jeffrey's Soapbox, read "The quest for a high contrasting black mobile phone experience for low vision users - Part 2." There's a link to Part 1 within the article:
2) The DAISY Consortium has Released Obi 3.0, the free audio production program, with speed improvements, language packs, Project Merge, and other features:
3) LifeHacker offers us "Five Things Bing Does Better Than Google":
4) NeoWin has posted the "I got a Windows 8.1 machine for Christmas, now what do I do?" guide, which contains some text and several useful links:
5) Microsoft Will Help Launch a New Association for Accessibility Professionals:
6) Freedom Scientific has made a number of enhancements and bug fixes in JAWS 15.0.5056:
7) Learn How to use VoiceOver (on the Mac) with a Mixer courtesy of The Cast Podcast and Blog:
8) IMore suggests answers to the burning question: "iTunes Radio vs Spotify free: Which free mobile music service is best?"
9) As long as we're in the mood for competition, thanks to CNET, "Siri battles Google Now in New Contest":
10) CAVI has decided that they need to raise the prices for all their courses. They also invite you to check out their brand new MS Office course, to be offered for the first time in February, 2014:
11) Safeway has announced a plan to make its main delivery shopping web site accessible:
12) AFB has created new advocacy materials on strengthening specialized services. You can find an overview of specialized services as well as specific documents on education services, employment services, and services for adults with age-related vision loss.
13) The Fleksy keyboard, quite popular among blind users, is now available for optional use within four other iOS apps.
14) Through the courtesy of OS X Daily, we learn how to "Get Walking Directions in Maps for iPhone"
15) National Braille Press wants to hire a Grants Manager, and encourages Braille enthusiasts to apply.
16) We mentioned the Audio Books HQ app last week. Now, J.J. has written a review of it:
17) Wrapping up with the week's audio additions:
A) From AppleVis we can grab "Description and Initial Setup of the iPad Air and iPad Mini With Retina Display":
B) And Grab Some Free Downloads This Christmas Courtesy of Apple:
C) The title of CBT 73 is "Dell Venue, First Touch, Configure with Narrator Jesters and Keyboard Commands":
D) Learn about the new Keysoft 9.4 in Episode 10 of The Cast:
E) AccessTalk: Podcast 21 has to do with Typo keyboards, MotoG, wearable tech & the Pocket PC
F) Have a listen to This Month in Tech for November, 2013 from the Serotalk Team and guests:
G) Not to mention their 2013 Christmas concert:
H) Eyes on Success #135 discusses the Seeing Eye GPS app for the iPhone, and #1351 follows up with Mike May about his experience regaining vision:
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