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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Volume 506
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Mac|Life offers us "22 Super-Useful System Tips for Mac OS X Yosemite:"
http://www.maclife.com/article/features/22-super-useful-system-tips-mac-os-x-yosemite

2A) Here is a blog post about using Google Now:
https://22point.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/using-google-now-in-2015-part-1/

2B) And two podcasts about using it with TalkBack:
http://inclusiveandroid.com/?q=content/using-google-now-or-ok-google-warren
http://inclusiveandroid.com/?q=content/using-google-now-ok-google-quentin

3A) Visit Hadley's YouTube Channel to find the new iFocus video, "Using the Safari Reader:"
https://youtu.be/OQL1EwNnte4

3B) Hadley is also offering a series of e-seminars on using Twitter. The first one, on using Twitter as a blind person, has already passed and will be archived. One on using Twitter with magnification technology is coming up:
http://hadley.edu/SeminarUpcomings.asp

4) We mentioned the Easy Table Navigation add-on for NVDA previously. It has now been officially released:
http://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/easyTableNavigator.en.html

5) Last week, we shared information about a customer service problem with Humanware. We're pleased to see that they have successfully resolved the issue and outlined strategies for avoiding such problems in the future:
http://buddy.brannan.name/blog/2015/04/humanware-final-resolution/

6) Brian Hartgen is looking to offer a 12-hour, $450 course on JAWS scripting if interest is sufficient. Write with questions or expressions of interest to:
jaws@hartgen.org

7) This PC World article, of course without reference to accessibility issues, encourages us to "Stop typing and start dictating documents in Windows:"
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2834835/stop-typing-and-start-dictating-documents-in-windows.html

8) Read more about Verizon Wireless's commitment to accessibility here, along with info about their accessibility line:
http://www.verizonwireless.com/aboutus/accessibility/index.html

9A) the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library offers a free "Intro to Facebook Workshop", aimed at beginners, on Saturday, April 25 from 17:00-19:00 GMT. Remote participation via Skype is available on a first come, first serve basis. Register ASAP to reserve your spot by emailing:
chanceyfleet@mypl.org

9B) For a list of upcoming programs, follow:
http://www.nypl.org/locations/heiskell

10) Hear what's new from Dancing Dots, purveyors of accessible music software and other related services, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 28 April at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

11) EASI offers a free webinar on Adobe Connect meetings, web conferencing, on Tuesday, 28 April at 18:00 GMT:
http://easi.cc/clinic.htm#april

12) You might want to investigate the "Resource Guide for the Physically Blind:"
http://www.physicaltherapists.com/articles/resource-guide-for-the-physically-blind.html

13) The discussion in Serotalk podcast 27 has led to a blog post and good discussion, with a title with which I tend to agree, "No Braille? No Literacy!"
http://serotalk.com/2015/04/22/no-braille-no-literacy/

In conclusion, here are some podcasts of interest for the week:

14A) Eyes on Success #1517 consists of an interview with OCR promoter, entrepreneur and philanthropoist Jim Fruchterman:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

14B) The newest Tech Doctor podcast is called "Keeping Up in the Information Age:"
http://www.dr-carter.com

14C) Aaron Linson discusses how he uses the KNFBReader app:
https://soundcloud.com/aaronlinson/knfb-reader-how-do-you-use-it

14D) A Walk-Through And Demonstration Of Voice Dream Writer For iOS:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/walk-through-and-demonstration-voice-dream-writer-ios

14E) A Walk-Through And Demonstration Of Voice Recorder HD For iOS:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/walk-through-and-demonstration-voice-recorder-hd-ios

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