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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 9, 2014 - Volume 478
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Learn about the new MathML support in JAWS16, which will enable proper reading of some math documents, in a free webinar on Wednesday, 5 November at 16:00 GMT:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/Services/TrainingAndCertification/WebinarDetail/F0104

2) The AT History site seeks to preserve the history of adaptive technology for the blind:
http://www.athistory.org/

3) Here is a list of twelve free programs one author always installs on his Windows computers:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/dandy-dozen-free-windows-programs-i-install-every-new-pc.htm

4) This post is called "Thoughts from a Blind Traveller - Staying Connected When Overseas"
http://mosen.org/index.php/thoughts-from-a-blind-traveller-staying-connected-when-overseas/

The October 2014 issue of the Braille Monitor has three technology related articles:

5A) iCanConnect: National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program:
https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm14/bm1409/bm140905.htm

5B) Deaf-Blind Communication Technology:
https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm14/bm1409/bm140906.htm

5C) And Free Global Access for the Blind to the Computer
https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm14/bm1409/bm140909.htm

6) Here is a thorough review of the iPhone 6:
http://mobilizer.instapaper.com/m?u=http://feeds.betanews.com/~r/bn/~3/KvVTATsYXPY/

You have two chances to learn about the new Victor Reader Stream upgrade if you aren't already familiar with it:

7A) One is Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 14 October at 00:00.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

7B) And the other is Eyes on Success podcast 1441:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

8) The article "Reading System Accessibility Testing: Moderators & Testers Needed" was recently published in the DAISY Consortium newsletter:
http://www.daisy.org/planet-2014-09#a3

9) Catch a webinar on the "Top 20 Features of ZoomText" on Wednesday 15 October at 16:00 GMT:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/630070366

10: HumanWare announces the immediate availability of Prodigi version 1.2, a free software update to the personal vision assistant. Prodigi now reads the menu items out loud, provides new video support on USB, integrated traning videos, more visual and audio status information and many other enhancements:
http://visit.humanware.com/e/3332/en-canada-support-prodigi/36bf6n/691022029

11) For monthly podcasts from Ireland, visit the NCBI podcast page:
http://www.ncbi.ie/technologypodcast/

12) Want to know how #VDA works with the Win10 Tech Preview? Hop over to NVDA Korea site to listen to a podcast about it:
http://www.nvda-kr.org/en/

13) Here is an MP3 file with a favorable demonstration of the KNFB Reader app:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/coolblindtech/CBT_-_088_-_In_Depth_Test_Of_knfbReader.mp3

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