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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 8, 2015 - Volume 491
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Take part in a lecture and question period discussing the history, current and future possibilities of accessible games and why it matters that blind people are included, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 13 January at 01:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

2) In a big gain in accessibility, "CVS Health now Offers Talking, Braille and Large Print Prescription Labels Through its Mail Service Pharmacy for Individuals with Vision Impairments":
http://lflegal.com/2015/01/caremark/

3) Back to games, AbleGamers select the most accessible mainstream games of 2014:
http://www.mediaaccess.org.au/latest_news/digital-technology/ablegamers-select-most-accessible-games-of-2014

4) Lifehacker offers "The Best Tools For Finding Information Without Google":
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/01/the-best-tools-for-finding-information-when-google-isnt-enough/

5) Media Access Australia makes available "Android 5.0 Lollipop Accessibility Features Hands-On Initial Impressions and Tips":
http://www.mediaaccess.org.au/latest_news/digital-technology/android-50-lollipop-accessibility-features-%E2%80%93-hands-on-initial-impressions-and-tips

6) The book "Adaptive Web Design: Crafting Rich Experiences with Progressive Enhancement" is available free online:
http://adaptivewebdesign.info/1st-edition/

7) On the Serotek blog, we read the company's statement, "The Word on System Access":
http://www.serotek.com/blog_the_word_on_system_access

8) We turn to MacWorld UK to learn "How to Clean Up Your Mac: 17 Ways to Revamp and Refresh any Mac":
http://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac/how-clean-mac-revamp-refresh-apple-macbook-computer-3466729/

9) Here is a podcast on the iOS app, Voice Dream Reader:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/voice-dream-reader-powerful-and-award-winning-reading-tool-ios

10) Learn about Product Development at HumanWare in Eyes on Success #1502:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

11) And we close with the Siri dictation guide, listing nearly 60 commands you can use:
http://www.siriuserguide.com/siri-dictation-guide/

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