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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 7, 2014 - Volume 469
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) About fifteen months ago, Marco from Mozilla tried switching to Android for his mobile phone needs. He didn't like it. Now he's trying again with much more positive results:
http://bit.ly/XFQnd0

2) Marco also tells about how to use NVDA to test web pages for accessibility:
http://bit.ly/XFQoO8

3) Along those lines, this is a Social Security page, "Accessibility Help - Resources for Developers and Document Authors":
http://socialsecurity.gov/accessibility/developer_resources.html

4) This article from the Assistive Technology Blog is called, "The Blind Photographer: What Does He See?":
http://bit.ly/1qY6n2j

5) Fedora Outlier has launched the iOS Master Series for $19.95, offering resources for current users and plans to give quick and comprehensive instruction on iOS8 when it appears:
http://ios.fedoraoutlier.com/

6) Speaking of iOS 8, pre-orders are now open for Jonathan Mosen's book, "iOS 8 Without the Eye", which will be released on the same day Apple releases iOS 8. The book costs $19.95:
http://mosen.org/index.php/mosen-consulting-ebook-ios-8-without-the-eye/

7) iOS developers can learn to test accessibility on their apps using VoiceOver:
http://bit.ly/UZl3US

8) Jonathan Mosen and Bonnie Lannom are writing a book on challenges and techniques for blind people who wear hearing aids. They are asking blind people who wear hearing aids to complete a survey:
http://mosen.org/index.php/blog/

9) "Leasey: Learn, Enable, Advance - So Easy!" will be the subject of Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 12 August at 00:00. Leasey is a forthcoming product with considerable promise for both new and experienced users:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

10A) AFB wants to gather experiences from people with vision loss using communications technologies, such as cellphones, tablets or computers to access the web, email and text messages. We want to share that information with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which is preparing a report on the implementation of the Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. More information at:
http://bit.ly/1nuoCZU

10B) Or, you can send your comments directly to Heidi Walters at:
hwalters@afb.net

11) "Tips for Accommodation and Integration of Visually Impaired Students in Mainstream, K-12 and College Classrooms" is the next HIMS webinar, to be held on Tuesday, 12 August at 19:00 GMT:
http://hims-inc.com/webinar-registration/

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