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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, December 11, 2014 - Volume 487
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Window-Eyes users can now play a Star Trek game!
https://www.gwmicro.com/App_Central/Apps/App_Details/?scriptid=1418

2) Elsewhere in Ai Squared land, Beta 2 of Window-Eyes 9 is ready for testing:
http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/Beta

3) In the wake of Jonathan Mosen's free e-book on the founding and early years of ACB Radio, he will discuss his experiences on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 16 December at 01:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

4) In other Tek Talk news, the archive of last week's program about computer learning and networking resources is here. It is not all-inclusive, but focuses on what are perhaps some lesser-used resources:
http://www.accessibleworld.org/content/compendium-networking-and-learning-resources-blind-computer-users-0

5) This article is called "My Experience Designing for the Blind"
https://medium.com/@timo.loescher/my-experience-designing-for-the-blind-22e3df46dcad

6) A New "Facebook For The Blind" mailing list has been created, subscribe at:
blind-facebook-users+subscribe@groups.io

7) Here is a PC World post called "What you need to know about the cloud:"
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2847324/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-cloud.html

8) Sight Enhancement Systems, Ottawa, Canada, has launched its next generation SciPlus scientific calculators for the visually impaired:
http://www.sightenhancement.com

9) The latest version of the Google Docs iOS app apparently contains significant accessibility improvements:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-docs/id842842640?mt=8

10) Here is a news story, "How A Deaf-Blind Lawyer Uses Technology To Represent Her Disabled Clients":
http://abovethelaw.com/2014/12/todays-tech-how-a-deaf-blind-lawyer-uses-technology-to-represent-her-disabled-clients/

Turning to audio:

11A) Here is a demonstration of the aforementioned improvements in the iOS Google Docs App:
https://soundcloud.com/chancey-fleet/google-docs-for-ios-new-release-navigation-and-editing-with-voiceoer-and-braille

11B) From Cool Blind Tech, we can hear about Google's Nexus Player - An Accessible Streaming Media Device:
http://coolblindtech.com/podcast/googles-nexus-player-an-accessible-streaming-media-device

11C) Hear from an architect who lost his vision talk about "Blind Friendly Architecture" on Eyes on Success:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

11D) "Burning Questions: The Tech Doctor Perspective" is the newest Tech Doctor podcast:
http://www.dr-carter.com

11E) Listen to a Demo of the 3G Daisy Desktop Player for Vision Australia Library:
http://bit.ly/1De8BFf

New recordings from AppleVis include:

11F) Can You Beat The House With Bored-At-Work Blackjack For iOS:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/can-you-beat-house-bored-work-blackjack-ios

11G) An Introduction To Using The Finder on Mac OS X: Part 4:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/introduction-using-finder-mac-os-x-part-4

11H) Easy iTunes 12 on Mac OS X Yosemite: Part 1:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/easy-itunes-12-mac-os-x-yosemite-part-1

11I) Finally, hear from the creator of Voice Dream Reader about "How a One Year Sabbatical Turned Into a Dream Business":
http://bizthatmatters.com/btm003-how-a-one-year-sabbatical-turned-into-a-dream-business-with-winston-chen/

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