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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 7, 2015 - Volume 508
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Here is a great blog post about how one deaf-blind person benefits from the Apple Watch:
http://www.mollywatt.com/blog/entry/my-apple-watch-after-5-days

2) Tim Noonan is updating his "Apple Watch Accessibility with Voiceover Review" as he has new experiences or learns of new resources:
http://timnoonan.com.au/tim-noonans-apple-watch-access-chronology/

3) The new, free accessible video player from AFB can be used both as an imbedded YouTube player or as a standard player:
http://www.afb.org/info/programs-and-services/technology-evaluation/creating-accessible-websites/download-afbs-accessible-html5-video-player/1235

4) NVDA developer Joseph Lee has written a post, "NVDA: In preparation for a milestone in April 2016: What is happening, what needs to be done, now and for years to come:"
http://joslee22590.blogspot.com/2015/05/nvda-in-preparation-for-milestone-in.html?spref=tw

5A) Hadley offers a series of free audio recordings available on CD that provide seniors with the tips and tricks needed to continue living well with low vision. It appears these cannot be downloaded or streamed, though:
http://lowvisionfocus.org/lvf.asp

5B) And visit Hadley’s YouTube Channel to find their new iFocus “Creating a Folder in iOS" Instructional Video at:
https://youtu.be/xnNsJwXTWdw

6) United In Stride is a tool for uniting visually impaired runners and sighted guides. Both, from anywhere in the US, should register on the site, so that those wishing to run can find guides to assist:
http://unitedinstride.com/

7) A recent Tweet reminded me that the Odin VI, a cell phone designed for the blind, is still alive and in use:
http://odinmobile.com/phones/odin-vi-unlocked/

8) Replay Radio, from Applian Technology, records radio stations, shows and downloads podcasts, and works with JAWS and NVDA. To obtain your $14.95 one year subscription blind discount link, $15 off the regular price, email:
petrogia@gmail.com

9) Recent entries on the NFB AT Blog include "Drafts – Flexible, Accessible, and Fun Text Editor for iOS:"
https://nfb.org/blog/atblog/drafts-%E2%80%93-flexible-accessible-and-fun-text-editor-ios

9B) And "The Sighted Guide to VoiceOver:"
https://nfb.org/blog/atblog/sighted-guide-voiceover

10) It's always advisable to check this month's AppleVis Unlimited: What's New in Accessible Apps for April 2015:
http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-apple-watch-applevis-braille-ios-ios-apps-mac-apps-mac-os-x-news/applevis-unlimited-whats

11) The Blind Bargains team has brought out a podcast special, "BBQ Special: CSUN AT 30:"
http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=1281

12) From Touch Arcade, we read the post, "Blind Gamers Are Embracing Developers Who Have an Eye for Accessibility"
http://toucharcade.com/2015/05/06/blind-gamers-are-embracing-developers-who-have-an-eye-for-accessibility/

13) This gent successfully reads Braille tactually while driving, and therein may be a lesson for some of the people who lose their vision later in life:
https://nationalbraillepress.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/intoxicated-by-braille/

14) RS Games seeks input via a short survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FPW8BM5

15A) This week's podcast from 22-Point concerns the unboxing process on a new Android device, and also covers the steps to factory reset a device prior to handing it on:
http://www.22point.com.au/podcasts/Unboxing.mp3

15B) And here is the blog post on the same topics:
https://22point.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/unboxing-a-new-device/

16) Eyes on Success #1519 concerns informal advocacy:
http://eyesonsucc.net

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