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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 14, 2015 - Volume 509
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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Photo of the Brailliant BI 32-Cell Refreshable Braille Display connecting via Bluetooth to an Apple iPad

This Week's Featured Advertisement: More Cells For Less Money! Brand New Brailliant BI 32-Cell Refreshable Braille Displays with Executive Products Carrying Cases for $1,995.00 USD Each!

We at Flying Blind, LLC are ecstatic to announce our 'More Cells For Less Money' promotion on the Brailliant BI 32-Cell Refreshable Braille Display, manufactured by our partner, HumanWare. This deal offers you an over $600.00 USD savings! It is our goal to get your fingertips on MORE Braille through MORE cells while keeping MORE dollars in your pocket! With its lightweight aluminum casing, high quality Braille, ergonomic thumb key navigation, and state-of-the-art Braille input keyboard, the Brailliant BI 32-Cell Refreshable Braille Display is not only functional with numerous devices it delivers a more optimal reading experience than its bulkier competitors!

1.) More Braille cells at an approximate 25% price reduction!
2.) Interact with your favorite content by connecting your Brailliant to a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
3.) Efficiently use the Brailliant's thumb keys to navigate and read web pages, emails, and documents.
4.) Effortlessly enter text with Brailliant's Braille input keys to an iOS or android device without having to use complex touch gestures.
5.) With its recently released firmware, Brailliant offers a tremendous amount of stability and optimized performance when connecting and entering text to devices via Bluetooth.

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Greetings,

1) Learn about a new audio tutorial for the Victor Reader Stream on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 19 May at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

2A) Learn about the Android magnifier, and how it compares to iOS and Windows offerings, on this week's 22 Point Podcast:
http://www.22point.com.au/podcasts/Magnifier.mp3

2B) And blog:
https://22point.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/using-android-magnification-gestures/

3A) This post from Medium bears the compelling title: "How the Apple Watch Cured My iPhone Addiction:"
https://medium.com/@grinblo/how-the-apple-watch-cured-by-iphone-addiction-e57cd7217039

3B) Robert Carter talks to David Woodbridge about the Apple Watch on the latest Tech Doctor podcast:
http://drcarter.com/

4) Here is a well-considered article from OpenSource.com entitled "How Linux Accessibility Tools Need Improvement:"
https://opensource.com/life/15/5/accessibility-linux

5) Facebook apparently provides monthly accessibility updates. Here is the one from April:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-accessibility/april-2015-monthly-update/907890739254652

6) Eyes on Success podcast 1520 addresses, "Creating Accessible Graphs and Charts:"
http://eyesonsuccess.net

7) Starting on GMT 4 June, CAVI will hold a three-week, $60 short course on using NVDA:
http://wiki.cucat.org/index.php?n=Main.NVDA

We'll close out a fairly quiet news week with information about a couple AppleVis podcasts:

8A) The Blind Swordsman, A Self-Voicing Audio Game for Mac OS X:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/blind-swordsman-self-voicing-audio-game-mac-os-x

8B) Universalis for iOS: Psalms, Prayers and Readings for Roman Catholics:
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/universalis-ios-psalms-prayers-and-readings-roman-catholics

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1.) One Refurbished Alva 640 Braille Controller + Feature Pack with 90 Day Warranty
Price: $1,295.00 USD
Contact: http://bit.ly/1FEDlwE
Description: The 640 series of Braille displays offers seamless Bluetooth and USB connectivity with a variety of today's most popular desktop and mobile screen ...

2.) One Gently Used HandyTech Easy Braille Refreshable Braille Terminal
Price: $1,795.00 USD
Contact: http://bit.ly/1wYTm0Z
Description: This display is in pristine condition, and offers the user both USB and Bluetooth connectivity to their favorite laptops, tablets, and Smartphones. It's ...

3.) Refurbished Classic Focus 40 Braille Terminals
Price: $995.00 USD Each
Contact: http://bit.ly/1GmbqF2
Description: This is a fantastic bargain for the desktop/laptop PC user looking for a 40-Cell USB Braille display for less than 1K! These units are in pristine condition ...

4.) Brand New BrailleNote MPower 18 Cell Refreshable Braille Displays with Braille Keyboards
Price: $1,999.00 USD Each
Contact: http://bit.ly/1xYeEpk
Description: These units are brand new and come with a one year manufacturer's warranty. The BrailleNote mPower's mature hardware and intuitive software ...

5.) Brand New BrailleNote MPower 32 Cell Refreshable Braille Displays with Braille Keyboards
Price: $2,599.00 USD Each
Contact: http://bit.ly/1v5WiFG
Description: These units are brand new and come with a one year manufacturer's warranty. The BrailleNote mPower's mature hardware and intuitive software ...

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