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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 21, 2015 - Volume 510
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1A) We continue the discussion about the Apple Watch with another post from Molly, the deaf-blind user who finds it to be quite an asset:
http://www.mollywatt.com/blog/entry/awareness-accessibility-and-technology-independence-1

1B) Meanwhile, another user vacillates about buying the watch and finally decides not to keep it:
http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-watch-opinion/revisiting-reasons-why-i-wasn-t-going-buy-apple-watch-still-did

1C) And an upcoming Seminar Hadley, on Wednesday, 27 May at 18:00 GMT will explore the accessibility features that are built into the Apple Watch. The seminar will be recorded, as all are, but you can register to take part in person:
http://bit.ly/1R5gKPW

2) Part One of a free webinar series on navigating and interacting with complex web pages using Window-Eyes will be offered on Thursday, 28 May at 18:00 GMT. Attendance is first-come, first-serve, and the session will be recorded. Here is the link to attend:
http://www.aisquared.com/meeting

3) Some users say that the easiest way to find Braille and recorded materials from NLS is by using the new search built-in to Leasey. Of course, you can't play the recordings on the PC, but you can find them:
http://www.leaseycentral.com/node/17

4) Chris Hofstader is back, this time expatiating on "The Irony Of Inaccessible Music Technologies". The post and resulting discussion provide lots of information:
http://chrishofstader.com/the-irony-of-inaccessible-music-technologies/

5) Here is a page with tutorials for using Replay Media Capture 6 to record various content from the Internet:
http://blindreplay.blogspot.com/2015/05/jaws-nvda-what-is-this-replay-media.html

6A) In the Android realm, "There’s Another Screen Reader, and it Wants to Shine on Your Android Device:"
http://www.coolblindtech.com/?p=6550

6B) Meanwhile, Talkback Version 4.2 has been officially released with a Suspend Shortcut, Customized Gestures, and No More Circle Menus:
http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=12870

7) Here is a radio story on a product named Lechal from Ducere Technologies, which uses a haptic interface to enable a user to receive information such as GPS navigational updates via shoe inserts:
http://reidmymind.com/reid-my-mind-radio-walk-on-the-wild-side/Regards

8) "Out and About: Our Favorite Travel Apps" is a new $9 book from National Braille Press detailing over 24 iOS apps that enhance travel by the blind:
http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/APPSOUT.html

9) Besides containing a review of the aforementioned book, the May 2015 issue of AccessWorld contains reviews of the New ScanJig Pro Scanning Stand of Audio Hijack 3, among other content:
http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

10) Hear about blind golf in Eyes on Success Program #1521:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

11) "Apple TV 3rd Generation with VoiceOver” is Jonathan Mosen's latest $19.95 e-book. Learn about the book, and an available package deal, here:
http://mosen.org/index.php/mosen-consulting-ebook-apple-tv-3rd-generation-with-voiceover/

12) Talking Dosbox has a lot of free games, and efforts are underway to add other vintage programs:
https://www.sendspace.com/file/nkdyz7

13) "Wearability: Wearable Computers and Accessibility" is an EASI free webinar to take place on Thursday, 18 June at 18:00 GMT:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CVOHh7PngcvrVX6iBQWD7bddqDt4GzkzS11n-rp3KWQ/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

14) EASI has 2 online fee-based courses in June. Online and month-long both are asynchronous, meaning you access the lessons any time from anywhere and have a month to cover the content:

A) Barrier-Rree Information Technology:
http://easi.cc/workshops/adaptit.htm

B) And Creating and Repurposing More Accessible Content:
http://easi.cc/workshops/text.htm

15) The latest Tech Doctor podcast bears the intriguing title, "Tell me When:"
http://www.dr-carter.com

16) AppleVis has posted three "Guides," text articles, for new iPhone users:

A) Visualizing the Home Screen through VoiceOver, for First Timers:
http://www.applevis.com/guides/ios-ipad-iphone/visualizing-home-screen-through-voiceover-first-timers

B) Visualizing the Control Center through VoiceOver, for First Timers:
http://www.applevis.com/guides/ios-ipad-iphone-voiceover/visualizing-control-center-through-voiceover-first-timers

C) Visualizing the Notification Center through VoiceOver, for First Timers:
http://www.applevis.com/guides/ios-ipad-iphone-voiceover/visualizing-notification-center-through-voiceover-first-timers

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