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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 30, 2014 - Volume 442
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Learn about the new simplified web interface in Dolphin Guide 8 on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 4, February at 01:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

2) David Bales has written some guides for using Windows 8.1. They can be found in the Windows 8.1 section of this page, which contains lots of other useful guides.
http://vip.chowo.co.uk/jaws-guides/

3) Calc 12E RPN Financial Calculator is a $5.95 iOS app whose developer, Stone Meadow, has made the commitment to make the app VoiceOver compatible. Read a review of the app from Horizons for the Blind:
http://www.horizons-blind.org/?p=2080

4) Web developers who use the Bootstrap 3 web development framework may well want to use the free Bootstrap Accessibility Plugin to make their sites or applications much more accessible:
https://www.paypal-engineering.com/2014/01/28/bootstrap-accessibility-plugin-making-the-popular-web-development-framework-better/#author

5) The application deadline is 7 February for the next semester of CAVI courses. Here is information about their Raspberry Pie (Linux) course:
http://www.wiki.cucat.org/index.php?n=Main.IntroductionToTheLinuxPi

6) The Swype keyboard for Android offers new accessibility features:
http://whatsnext.nuance.com/swype-keyboard-accessibility-features/

7) Tap Tap See is Fedora Outlier's Number One App Of 2013, and this post contains a couple of brief stories outlining ways the app has been beneficial:
http://www.fedoraoutlier.com/fedora-outliers-number-one-app-of-2013-brought-to-you-by-how-to-be-blind-coming-in-at-number-2-is/

8) From Audiobook History comes a sizeable listing of audiobooks which the readers of the blog considered to give better experiences than physically reading the books:
http://audiobookhistory.wordpress.com/

9) Microsoft is pleased to announce the launch of the Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship for college-bound high school students:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/microsoftdisabilityscholarship.aspx

10) Here are some informative posts from HowToGeek:

A) How to Avoid Junkware Offers with Unchecky:
http://www.howtogeek.com/179758/how-to-avoid-junkware-offers-with-unchecky/

B) What is the Malicious Software Removal Tool and Do I Need It?
http://www.howtogeek.com/180773/what-is-the-malicious-software-removal-tool-and-do-i-need-it/

C) Should I Store My Batteries in the Fridge?
http://www.howtogeek.com/179486/ask-htg-should-i-store-my-batteries-in-the-fridge/

D) How to Troubleshoot Wireless Router Problems:
http://www.howtogeek.com/180235/how-to-troubleshoot-wireless-router-problems/

11A) Tipa PDF is a $2.95 iOS app that purports to offer accessible acess to PDF documents with powerful features. This is the iTunes link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tipa-pdf/id794488998

11B) Tipa Reader for Android allows you to read files in various formats:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tiflotecnia.tipa.reader

12) Turning to audio, podcasts, and the like:

AppleVis offers us:

A) Ear Monsters: Kill As Many Monsters As You Can, As Fast As You Can In This Audio Game For iOS:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/ear-monsters-kill-many-monsters-you-can-fast-you-can-audio-game-ios

B) AppleVis Extra #19: Kwasi Mensah, Developer of Stem Stumper & SpellStack:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/applevis-extra-19-kwasi-mensah-developer-stem-stumper-spellstack

C) LibriVox Audio Books: Free Access to Thousands of Audiobooks and Radio Dramas on your iOS Device:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/librivox-audio-books-free-access-thousands-audiobooks-and-radio-dramas-your-ios

From BGZ come:

D) Roland TRI-CAPTURE Part1:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/rolandtri-capture-part1/

E) Playing the Wii From a Blind Person's Point of View:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/playing-the-wii-from-a-blind-persons-point-of-view/

F) Create MP3 File using iTunes and Jaws:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/create-mp3-file-using-itunes-and-jaws/

G) Roland TRI-CAPTURE Part 2:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/roland-tri-capture-part2/

H) AccessTalk Podcast 22 Covers Window Eyes, Google contact lenses, connected toothbrushes & the Fitbit Flex:
http://accesstalk.co.uk/podcast-22/

I) Episode 26 of Triple Click Home is out:
http://tripleclickhome.com/2014/01/23/triple-click-home-episode-26-the-icoffee/

J) Here is a Screencast Demo Video of VoiceOver Accessibility Settings iOS 7, Rotor & VoiceOver Practice:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orjgUb3bTug&feature=youtu.be

K) Eyes on Success #1405 deals with Windows 8 Smartphone Accessibility:
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/

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