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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 23, 2014 - Volume 441
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) You can now pay $99 for the chance to take a certification test in Window-Eyes:
http://www.gwmicro.com/WECertified

2) VICT Consultancy's two applications for NVDA, vTurbo and vMouse, are now available as free downloads:
http://www.vict-consultancy.co.uk/

3) EASI will present a Free Webinar: Opportunities in Computing and IT Fields for People with Disabilities, on GMT Thursday 13 February at 19:00:
http://easi.cc/clinic.htm#february

4) The out-of-the-box experience for deaf-blind Android users is apparently not too good:
http://chrishofstader.com/testing-android-a-deaf-blind-perspective/

5) The Serotek CEO offers A Toast to GW Micro:
http://www.serotek.com/blog_a_toast_to_gw_micro

6) In case you're curious or pondering making the pilgrimage to the annual CSUN conference 19-21 March, 2014, here is the schedule of sessions:
http://www.csun.edu/cod/conference/2014/sessions/index.php/public/conf_sessions/

7) Microsoft has published in PDF format a new expert guide to mastering Windows 8.1:
http://betanews.com/2014/01/21/microsoft-publishes-a-new-expert-guide-to-mastering-windows-8-1/

8) MacWorld UK answers the question: "Which iPad should you buy: What's the difference between an iPad mini and a full sized iPad?":
http://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/ipad/difference-between-ipad-mini-full-size-ipad-3484325/

9) Find out what apps and device were voted the the AppleVis Golden Apples of 2013:
http://www.applevis.com/blog/accessories/announcing-applevis-golden-apples-2013#comment-20750

10) GW Micro is offering two free webinars to introduce new users to Window-Eyes, on GMT Wednesday, 22 January, at 16:30 and 19:00. Enter your first and last name as the user, and newcustomer2014 as the password in this meeting room to attend:
http://www.gwmicro.com/meeting

11) Listen to experiences gleaned at the recent Consumer Electronics show on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 28 January at 01:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

12) Visit the IRS Accessibility Page for accessible tax forms and information:
http://www.irs.gov/accessibility/index.html?portlet=113

13) And in a light week for audio content:

A) I'm producing this late enough to direct you to Serotalk Podcast 184:
http://serotalk.com/2014/01/21/serotalk-podcast-184-jumping-at-shadows/

B) Eyes on Success #1404 discusses life as the partner of a blind person:
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/

C) And learn about changing keyboards in Android from Blind Podcaster:
http://blindpodcaster.com/tech-bits-how-to-switch-android-keyboards/

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