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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 15, 2015 - Volume 492
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Window-Eyes Version 9 has now been released, with its improved web support, QuickBooks support, and other improvements. Here is a listing of new features:
http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/Version_History/index.php?details=9.0.0.0

2) Join Seminars@Hadley on Wednesday, January 21 at 19:00 GMT as Hadley's technology teachers share their favorite iDevice apps that are accessible when using Apple's Voiceover screen reading software. Also, come prepared to share an app or two of your own. Register here:
http://hadley.edu/SeminarDetails.asp?sid=262

3) Project Starfish purports to be a unique business model that enables blind and disabled professionals to learn, earn, augment their resumes, gain contemporary work experience, become employable and gain economic independence. You can learn about it on Tek Talk on Tuesday, January 20 at 01:00 GMT:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

4) Program 1503 of Eyes on Success discusses Cochlear Implants for Blind Persons:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

5) Josh's motto is "Long Live MS-DOS," and he has a procedure that lets you experience MS-DOS on today's equipment. Write to him at:
joshknnd1982@gmail.com

6) Thanks to iBlindTech Democast 60, we learn about the Shortcuts Keyboard App for iOS:
http://www.iblindtech.com/

7) The January 2015 issue of AccessWorld contains articles "Comparing the Accessibility and Screen Enhancement Features of Google Android Lollipop 5.0 and Apple iOS 8.1.1 for People with Low Vision", "Reviewing the Odin VI: An Accessible Feature Phone from Odin Mobile", and "Discussing the Future of Serotek and Television Accessibility":
http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

8) You would do well to peruse the BlindBargains page. Recent additions include the Annual Top Ten list of Aadaptive Technology Stories for 2014, both in text and podcast form by the former Serotalk Podcast crew, information about Be My Eyes, a service said to be launching on this very day that will seek to link blind iPhone users with volunteers wiling to lend assistance with blindness-related challenges via video, and other stories:
http://blindbargains.com/

9) We learn from Office Blogs about "New Accessibility Enhancements for Office Online":
http://blogs.office.com/2015/01/09/new-accessibility-enhancements-office-online/#.VLAmR_n386M.twitter

10) Listen to "Hello Ivee, A Demonstration of the Ivee Flex and Ivee Sleek Voice Interactive Clocks":
http://www.mysticaccesspodcast.com/2015/01/07/hello-ivee/

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Price: $1,999.00 USD Each
Contact: http://bit.ly/1xYeEpk
Description: These units are brand new and come with a one year manufacturer's warranty. The BrailleNote mPower's mature hardware and intuitive software ...

3.) Brand New BrailleNote MPower 32 Cell Refreshable Braille Displays with Braille Keyboards
Price: $2,599.00 USD Each
Contact: http://bit.ly/1v5WiFG
Description: These units are brand new and come with a one year manufacturer's warranty. The BrailleNote mPower's mature hardware and intuitive software ...

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