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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 29, 2015 - Volume 494
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1A) The J-Say package for hands-free computer use with JAWS is about to get a major update next week, with lower prices and considerable improvement. Read about it here:
http://www.hartgen.org/node/285

1B) A podcast discussing the new features is here:
http://www.hartgen.org/laircastfiles/laircast04.mp3

2) The Window-Eyes Certification Program, which lets you demonstrate your competence in the program is now available for version 9. It still costs $99 to obtain this certification, but as of 27 February, this price will soar to $149:
http://www.mailing-sender.net/3d1n3e5kd8at654/40b/1124ta19.html

HowToGeek weighs in with two enticing articles:

3A) "Go Wireless and Never Connect a Cable to Your iPhone Again"
http://www.howtogeek.com/207752/go-wireless-and-never-connect-a-cable-to-your-iphone-again/

3B) And "How to Quickly Batch Rename Files on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux":
http://www.howtogeek.com/207503/how-to-quickly-batch-rename-files-on-windows-mac-os-x-or-linux/

4) Online Convert purports to allow us to convert audio, images, videos and documents to many formats for free:
http://www.online-convert.com/

5) The enrollment deadline for the interesting assortment of courses from CAVI is 1 February:
http://wiki.cucat.org/index.php?n=Main.CaviSchedule

6A) Two new mailing lists could interest some. Both are on Freelists, so you write to the indicated address and put subscribe into the subject field. The first is for discussion, sale or purchase of notetakers new or old:
notetakerinfo-request@freelists.org

6B) The other is for the deaf-blind:
bhi-l-request@freelists.org

7) Eyes on Success starts a two-part series on working from home and tele-communiting with program 1505:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

8) The University of Michigan seeks an experienced screen reader specialist:
http://umjobs.org/job_detail/105673/screen_reader_specialist_intermediate

9) SPN is rebuilding its podcast network, planning to do more blogging, and restructuring and updating content on the SAMNet network:
http://serotalk.com/2015/01/28/the-return-of-spn/

10) Feedly has Introduced a Power Search To Help its Pro Users Better Find Stories On The Web:
http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/01/27/feedly-introduces-power-search-help-pro-users-better-find-stories-web/

11) This List Has 100 Places To Find Trustworthy Health Information:
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/01/this-list-has-100-places-to-find-trustworthy-health-information/

12) Find and download user manuals for any device out there at Central Manuals. All for free:
http://lifehacker.com/central-manuals-lets-you-find-and-download-user-manuals-1681233160

13) The people that bring us the wealth of TED Talks have done us the service of grouping some of their material into thematic playlists:
http://www.ted.com/playlists#

14A) Here are two posts concerning the accessibility of WordPress. How easy is it to create an accessible Wordpress site?
https://www.accessiq.org/news/news/2015/01/wordpress-cms-accessibility-guide

14B) And here are some packages for easier maintenance of a Wordpress site:
http://www.customerservant.com/wordpress-maintenance-packages/

15) Here are updated instructions for checking spelling and grammar in Office 2013, including keyboard shortcuts:
http://bit.ly/1LjxEZk

Moving on to some Apple-related material in conclusion:

16) The KNFBReader app is at half price, $49.99, for an unspecified time:
http://www.applevis.com/apps/deals/ios-apps-dropped-price/knfbreader-currently-reduced-9999-4999

17) MacWorld UK says that if your iPhone is slow, here are 14 Top tips to speed up iOS 6, iOS 7 & iOS 8:
http://bit.ly/1tvnjnb

18) Thanks to the CNIB blog, we learn about using the iPhone as a telescope:
http://bit.ly/1Bz0MGk

19) Get a perspective on the three most important changes for blind persons found in iOS 8 on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 3 February at 01:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

20) This is a podcast with the creator of the Be My Eyes App:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23152298/Insights%202015-01-22.mp3

21) The latest Tech Doctor podcast is called "Mac For The Blind Apple Certified":
http://www.dr-carter.com

And finally, we have some AppleVis podcasts:

22A) Fixed In Yosemite 10.10.2: Playback Of Audio Messages When Using VoiceOver:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/fixed-yosemite-10102-playback-audio-messages-when-using-voiceover

22B) Audio Hijack: Record Any Audio On Mac:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/audio-hijack-record-any-audio-mac

22C) Using The Apple Remote App To Control Your Apple TV From An iOS Device:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/using-apple-remote-app-control-your-apple-tv-ios-device

22D) Quick Tip: Using The PP Jailbreak Tool For Mac:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/quick-tip-using-pp-jailbreak-tool-mac

22E) AppleVis Extra 27: Winston Chen, Developer of Voice Dream Writer:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/applevis-extra-27-winston-chen-developer-voice-dream-writer

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