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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Volume 505
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) The April 2015 issue of AccessWorld contains the following articles:

A) "Facebook Accessibility for Users with Visual Impairments: What Facebook Wants You to Know"
B) "The Nexus 5 Claria Vox from Odin Mobile: A Talking Smartphone with a Keypad"
C) "An Evaluation of the iBrailler Notes Braille Notetaking App from iBrailler LLC"
D) "Spring Cleaning for your Mac: Apps to Help You Clean Out the Virtual Cobwebs"
E) "Banking on a Plan for Inclusion at JP Morgan Chase."

Simply head on over to the AccessWorld link below and use heading navigation to find the desired article:
http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

2) Read "Magnification Items for Visually Impaired, a Guide:"
http://www.project-ray.com/blog/visualy-impaired/magnification-items-visually-impaired-guide

3) Read one person's take on the present and future of GPS for the blind in "Navigating Blind:"
http://www.equipmentlink.org/blog/?p=2905

4) SeroTalk podcast #227 is out, and this podcast seems to generate a lot of thought-provoking email responses:
http://serotalk.com/2015/04/13/serotalk-227-these-raised-dots-spell-controversy/

5) This blogger takes issue with the way Humanware provided customer service to him:
http://buddy.brannan.name/blog/2015/04/what-to-do-about-humanware/

Now that people can order Apple watches, here are some articles that should help you decide whether or not you want to own one:

6A) An In-Depth Look at Apple Watch Accessibility Features:
http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-watch-assistive-technology-news/depth-look-apple-watch-accessibility-features

6B) 13 Reasons Why I Want an Apple Watch:
http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-watch-opinion/13-reasons-why-i-want-apple-watch

6C) Hands-On with the Apple Watch:
http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-watch-assistive-technology-news-opinion-reviews/hands-apple-watch

6D) Inconvenient Truths About The Apple Watch:
https://medium.com/@flyosity/inconvenient-truths-about-the-apple-watch-11bafa44551b

6E) The Apple Watch Official Accessibility Page:
http://www.apple.com/accessibility/watch/

7) The other new development in Apple land is the The new Macbook, here you can read, "New MacBook - First Impressions:"
http://www.iaccessibility.net/report/the-new-macbook-first-impressions

8) The ever-popular Guideposts Magazine is now available on NFB Newsline. To learn more or to comment write to them at:
NFBNewsline@nfb.org

9A) With the release of an audio-described version of Marvel's Daredevil, Netflix announced that it will begin providing movies with audio description:
http://blog.netflix.com/

9B) Learn "How to Enable Audio Description on Netflix for iPhone, Android, and Apple TV: "
http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=12652

9C) And this podcast is called "Netflix On Apple TV: How To Access The Audio Description Now Available On Select Titles:"
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/netflix-apple-tv-how-access-audio-description-now-available-select-titles

10A) Several new $90 downloadable textbooks are available from Access Technology Institute: "An Immersion into Word 2013 with JFW 16:"
http://www.blindtraining.com/shop/word13-jfw16.htm

10B) "An Immersion into Word 2013 with Window-Eyes 9:"
http://www.blindtraining.com/shop/word13-we9.htm

10C) "An Immersion into JAWS for Windows 16:"
http://www.blindtraining.com/shop/jfw16.htm

10D) "An Immersion into Window-Eyes 9:"
http://www.blindtraining.com/shop/Window-Eyes9.htm

11) The latest thoughts from Chris Hofstader take the form of "The Foggy Third Party Screen Reader Issue:"
http://chrishofstader.com/the-foggy-third-party-screen-reader-issue-2/

12) Joseph Lee continues to bring his NVDA tutorial up to date, and the next two chapters are now up:
http://www.nvda-kr.org/en

13A) For those wishing to track the development of Windows 10, this blog post discusses its low-vision features:
https://22point.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/initial_look_at_windows_10/

13B) This podcast focuses on the many voices available in Windows 10:
http://www.22point.com.au/podcasts/windows_10_podcast.mp3

13C) And here are some easy-to-see Windows cursors:
http://www.22point.com.au/cursors.html

14) Learn about the Phonak Compilot, a remote control device for the hearing-impaired, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 21 April at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

And finally, some podcasts for your informative pleasure:

15A) Learn about J-Say, J-Dictate and Leasey on Eyes on Success #1516:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

15B) New podcasts on Core Recovery for Windows are available at:
http://levtec.linkpc.net/files/corecpc/

15C) Here's a Victor Stream demo:
https://soundcloud.com/aaronlinson/victor-reader-stream-demo

15D) Blind Bargains Cast 11:
http://blindbargains.com/b/12633

15E) And the New Tech Doctor Podcast: Amadeus Pro Maestro with Jonathan Mosen:
http://www.dr-carter.com

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