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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 10, 2014 - Volume 465
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) The July 2014 issue of AccessWorld Contains reviews of the BlindSquare and Agogo apps, the ScanSnap SV600 scanner, and the Perkins SmartBrailler as well as the book iOS Access for All:
http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

While many of the Google Apps and initiatives remain inaccessible to blind users, some progress has been made.

2A) Here is information about the accessibility of Google Docs:
https://support.google.com/docs/answer/1632201

2B) And this helps with Google Drive:
https://support.google.com/drive/topic/1631585

3) Here is the text of a speech given by one of the developers of NVDA at the recent NFB convention:
http://www.nvaccess.org/post/an-address-to-the-national-federation-of-the-blind-convention-2014/

4) Ai Squared announces a free ZoomText Mac update (1.1.3) which includes a new smooth panning feature, improvements for tracking, and several bug fixes including some issues with Safari!
http://www.aisquared.com/news/more/zoomtext_mac_113_is_released/?utm_content=buffer34f5b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

5) American Printing House for the Blind (APH) has created Visual Brailler, a simple and free Braille editor, which allows you to turn your iPad into a virtual Braillewriter:
http://www.pathstoliteracy.org/technology/visual-brailler-app-aph

6) QuickBooks 2014 is now largely accessible to users of JAWS and NVDA:
http://myblindspot.org/quickbooks/quickbooks_jaws_scripts.php

In a couple of significant app update news items:

7A) Serotek has updated the iOS and Android iBlink Radio app so that you can download content from your SamNet account for offline listening:
http://www.serotek.com/iblink

7B) And the unique AccessNote app from AFB, a notetaker with search capabilities and Braille support, is now free:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/accessnote/id591287188?mt=8

8) CAVI offers a number of affordable courses starting in August. Enrollment deadline is 15 July:
http://wiki.cucat.org/index.php

9) This posts claims to list the "Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever."
http://bit.ly/VN1n7t

Our usual survey of audio content should return next week. This week we'll close with two useful AppleVis posts:

10A) A Guide Explaining the Myriad Models of Macs:
http://www.applevis.com/guides/miscellaneous/explaining-myriad-models-macs

10B) And a Forum Topic: 2 Mac Questions: Want to come over from PC to Mac?
http://www.applevis.com/forum/os-x-mac-app-discussion/2-mac-questions-want-come-over-pc-mac

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