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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 2, 2015 - Volume 503
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

We just missed April Fool's Day, but here are some informational resources you can store up for next year:

1A) Mental Floss brings us, "6 of Ben Franklin's Greatest Hoaxes and Pranks:"
http://mentalfloss.com/article/62668/6-ben-franklins-greatest-hoaxes-and-pranks

1B) 7 Easy April Fools' Pranks You Can Pull Off At Work:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/62674/7-easy-april-fools-pranks-you-can-pull-work

1C) "11 of the Greatest Class Pranks in History:"
http://mentalfloss.com/article/61629/11-greatest-class-pranks-history

1D) And how can we pass up, "The Complete Lifehacker April Fools' IT Tricks Guide", courtesty of Lifehacker Australia:
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/03/the-complete-lifehacker-april-fools-it-tricks-guide/

1E) And finally, this page links to excerpts from the book, Prankopedia, as well as other potentially fun things:
http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/31/Prankopedia/

2) The Playstation 4 game system has a text-to-speech feature, and this blogger is enthusiastic about its possibilities:
http://www.brandoncole.net/?p=218

3) The handy AppleVis monthly summary of the most important posts, updates, apps and podcasts is up right at the beginning of the month:
http://www.applevis.com/blog/applevis-assistive-technology-braille-gaming-ios-apps-news/applevis-unlimited-whats-new

4A) This balanced VisionAware post offers what it claims to offer: "Insights about Using an iPhone: Pros and Cons for Blind and Visually Impaired Users:"
http://www.visionaware.org/blog/visually-impaired-now-what/insights-about-using-an-iphone-pros-and-cons-for-blind-and-visually-impaired-users/12

4B) And this one from Last Child offers, "The Low-Vision Experience with an iPad:"
http://www.last-child.com/the-low-vision-experience-with-an-ipad/

5) The Trekker Breeze GPS device is getting an upgrade, and you can hear about it on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 7 April at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

6) Visit Hadley's YouTube Channel to find the all new iFocus "Using Dropbox" Instructional Video. This video includes all of the latest updates to the Dropbox app and can be found at:
https://youtu.be/5s2_pjYzAU4

7) Freedom Scientific is hosting training in multiple cities. Classes include Webpage Testing with JAWS, Creating Accessible Documents and Writing Scripts. For more information and to find a location:
http://www2.freedomscientific.com/Training/JAWS-training-workshops.asp

8A) In conclusion, there is a new podcast, as well as a variety of blog posts, available on the Serotalk site:
http://serotalk.com/

8B) And a couple of new podcasts from the Blind Bargains team:
http://blindbargains.com/audio/

8C) Triple Click Home, Episode 37 is available:
http://tripleclickhome.com/2015/04/01/triple-click-home-episode-37-watch-for-aliens/

8D) And the latest Tech Doctor podcast is called, "Everything You Need to Know About Using the Mac :"
http://www.dr-carter.com

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