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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 19, 2015 - Volume 497
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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    1) The February 2015 issue of AccessWorld includes a review of the Be My Eyes App, an evaluation of the HIMS E-Bot Pro Remote Controlled Video Magnifier, articles about mobile phone accessibility tech support and accessibility of some hotel reservation sites, as well as a retrospective on the ATIA conference:
    http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

    2) The Go You Big Blog focuses on Large print accessibility, particularly Android. Among the recent posts are a series on rooting Android and installing a custom ROM, a post entitled "Adjusting Android Resolution, Pixel Density and Font Size for Large Print," and one called "Setting up Windows for Low Vision on a PC: Screen Resolution vs DPI":
    https://qchristensen.wordpress.com/

    3) AI Squared will hold a one-hour free webinar, "Explore the New Features of Window-Eyes 9," on Thursday, 12 March at 18:00 GMT. (Note that most of North America will have begun observing daylight savings time by then.) Pre-registration is not required, but early arrival is recommended to secure a spot. A recording will also be available:
    http://www.aisquared.com/meeting

    4A) Learn about the transition to Unified English Braille in the U.S. on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 24 February at 01:00:
    http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

    4B) Yet another presentation on Unified English Braille will headline the Main Menu program on GMT Saturday, 21 February at 01:00, repeated throughout the rest of that day. The program will also include other features:
    http://www.acbradio.org/mainstream

    5) WebAIM has provided a guide on Using VoiceOver to Evaluate Web Accessibility:
    http://webaim.org/articles/voiceover/

    6A) In NVDA news, the release candidate for the first new update for 2015 is now out:
    http://community.nvda-project.org/blog/NVDA2015.1rc1Released

    6B) A recording about the new features in this release is also available:
    http://www.nvda-kr.org/files/NVDA%202015.1.mp3

    6C) And you can get an NVDA add-on for reading emoticons:
    http://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/emoticons.en.html

    6D) And save the dates for the next virtual gathering of NVDA users and developers, NVDACon 2015.1, March 14 and 21:
    http://www.nvda-kr.org/en/nvdacon.php

    7A) The revived SeroTalk podcast is back with edition 223:
    http://serotalk.com/2015/02/16/serotalk-podcast-223-autonomous-wheels-bat-men-and-the-mesh-in-between/

    7B) Brian Hartgen took issue with the coverage given to J-Say, and will have the opportunity to refute what was said. Here is his open letter:
    http://www.hartgen.org/node/296

    7C) SAMNet members can hear from the new content team for the SeroTalk and Triple Click Home podcasts in the SAMNet Socializer Lobby soon, GMT Friday, 20 February at 00:00.

    8) This is a six-minute explanation about the JAWS OSM, video drivers, and why portable JAWS is limited by the lack of them:
    http://www.dlee.org/osm1.mp3

    9) Jonathan Mosen gives his perspective on the health information available on the Internet and how he has used it:
    http://mosen.org/index.php/grass-roots-health-hacking-i-havent-felt-this-good-in-20-years/

    10) The Blind Sport Podcast, Episode 32, consists of an interview with Mike May:
    http://theblindsportpodcast.com/

    11) And the theme for Eyes on Success Podcast 1508 is Blind Parenting of Sighted Children:
    http://eyesonsuccess.net

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