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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Volume 477
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) There's a Wikipedia article on screen readers, and it has received positive reviews:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_reader

2) This is the story of the creation of Voice Dream Reader by its developer:
http://blog.ted.com/2014/07/08/how-a-ted-talk-inspired-me-to-take-a-mid-career-sabbatical/

3) From the AFB Bookstore, you can buy the $49.95 pre-recorded webinar with transcript and slides, "Teaching iPhone and iPad Basics to Seniors with Vision Loss":
http://bit.ly/1BANrv5

4) Here are resources and Information from a professional for Developing a Great Podcasting Voice
http://bit.ly/1vzc5fw

5) Sight Enhancement Systems has launched two New Scientific Calculators For The Visually Impaired:
http://www.sightenhancement.com

6) The next HIMS webinar will be entitled "Using EBot for Greater Independence at Home," and will take place on Tuesday, 14 October at 19:00 GMT. Register here:
http://hims-inc.com/webinar-registration/

7) Learn about "The Kyocera Verve Telephone For Blind Persons" from Sprint on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 7 October at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

8) Jonathan Mosen's book, iOS Without the Eye, is now available in many formats from National Braille Press for $19.95:
http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/IOS8-EYE.html

9) You can get phone training on ZoomText for $90/hour, except that until the end of the year it only costs $160 for two hours:
http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=46e107c7813eb905dfd2a6938&id=1770325982

10) An update is available for the Qube twitter client used by many:
http://theqube.2fh.co/

Please Note: We're not finishing with audio this week, so there's more to follow! But in the audio department:

11A) SeroTalk podcast 213 is out:
http://serotalk.com/2014/10/01/serotalk-podcast-213-year-of-the-poptart/

11B) Also from the SPN Network, we get That Android Show, Episode 32
http://thatandroidshow.com/2014/09/30/that-android-show-episode-32-nfc-for-you-and-me/

11C) And High Contrast Episode 25:
http://serotalk.com/2014/09/30/high-contrast-episode-25-its-all-about-byron/

11D) Elsewhere, learn about parenting a blind child on Eyes on Success #1440:
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/

11E) This downloadable recording concerns Kindle for PC:
http://bit.ly/1uCVNmW

11F) The latest Tech Doctor podcast features part of the team creating CrowdViz, which seeks to use FaceTime to link blind iPhone users to volunteers who can assist them with specific visual tasks:
http://www.dr-carter.com/

11G) Podcast 100 of Web Axe discusses Wordpress accessibility and includes a transcript:
http://www.webaxe.org/podcast-100-joe-joseph-wordpress-a11y/

And five podcasts from BGZ:

11H) YTD Video Downloader
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/ytd-video-downloader/

11I) iPhone 5c:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/i-phone-5-c/

11J) The Rode to Rage:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/the-rode-to-rage/

11K) Microsoft One Drive, Part One:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/microsoft-one-drive-part-one/

11L) KNFB Reader App for iPhone:
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/knfb-reader-app-for-iphone/

12) Among lots of other things, this site contains MP3 files designed to teach keyboarding to the blind:
http://bit.ly/YU7Tub

13) This is an online tutorial on the Nemeth Code:
http://tech.aph.org/nemeth/

14) A series of six beginner and intermediate online iPhone classes will start soon. Each class costs $50:
http://lisasalinger.com/links/iOS.html

15) Those seeking to use the new Braille input feature of iOS8 may want to study Apple's help page about the feature:
http://help.apple.com/iphone/8/en.lproj/iph10366cc30.html

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