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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Volume 471
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Register soon to attend this HumanWare webinar: "Optimizing your iPad Experience with Braille," featuring the Brailliant display, on GMT Wednesday, 27 August at 15:00 GMT:
http://www.humanware.com/en-usa/subscribe/humanware_event_registration

2A) In another upcoming event, you can learn about the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distributoion Program, also known as ICanConnect, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 26 August at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

2B) The presenter, Jerry Berrier, administers the program for part of the Northeast United States. If you can't listen to the webinar and want to find out about this equipment program, you can write to him for contact people in your area and with other questions at:
jerry.Berrier@perkins.org

3) I (Dean Martineau) don't agree with a lot of this two-page post, "5 Shocking Ways the Modern World Screws Blind People," but it makes for interesting food for thought:
http://www.cracked.com/article_21295_5-shocking-ways-modern-world-screws-blind-people.html

4) Computers for the Blind will provide working Windows 7 computers with usable speech and magnification software for $150, $20 if you are on SSI:
http://www.computersfortheblind.net/index-2.html

5) Here is an "Accessibility Head-To-Head: Android vs Apple":
http://takesugar.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/accessibility-head-to-head-android-vs-apple/

6) Here is some basic documentation for the screen reader provided with the FireFox mobile OS:
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Accessibility/Mobile/ScreenReader

7) Learn about the difference between screen resolution and DPI (Dots Per Inch) and how to adjust each for low-vision Microsoft Windows users:
https://qchristensen.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/resolution-vs-dpi/

8) Archives and worksheets for the recent webinar on using Skype with Window-Eyes are available:
http://www.gwmicro.com/Training/Webinar_Training/

This week's short collection of audio files begins with two from AppleVis:

9A) A Demonstration of iBlink Radio for Mac:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/demonstration-iblink-radio-mac

9B) Revisiting Dice World: A Fun and Addictive Collection of Dice Games for Family and Friends:
http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/revisiting-dice-world-fun-and-addictive-collection-dice-games-family-and-friends

9C) And from Eyes on Success, 1433 Services and Conditions for the Blind in Malaysia and 1434 Using VoiceOver on the Mac:
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/

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