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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 11, 2015 - Volume 513
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) It can be handy to know, "How to map your Mac's CapsLock key to an NVDA or JAWS key in a Windows Virtual Machine:"
https://www.marcozehe.de/2015/06/07/how-to-map-your-macs-capslock-key-to-a-nvda-or-jaws-key-in-a-windows-virtual-machine/

2) Hear about the ride-share service UBER on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 16 June at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

3A) Here's a little ditty extolling the joys of Braille:
https://m.soundcloud.com/osbjazz/all-about-that-braille

3B) And in another musical endeavor of sorts, listen to the EloQuence synthesizer singing the Double Rainbow song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByexaQRThK0

4 The low-cost Braille display from National Braille Press isn't available yet, but they have created a web site to show its progress, and there is some to show:
https://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/technology/braillepda.html

5) And while we're talking about Braille, this blog post bears the title "Braille Is Not Dead (So Stop Trying To Kill It):"
https://wheresyourdog.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/braille-is-not-dead-so-stop-trying-to-kill-it/

6) CAVI will offer a $100, six-week thorough course on Microsoft Word starting on GMT 3 July:
http://wiki.cucat.org/index.php?n=Main.Word

7) Listen to a Spanish-language podcast regarding the efforts to ratify the Marrakech Treaty, aimed at eliminating barriers to the production and circulation of books so that blind people worldwide can benefit from them:
http://lovemospod.es/lovemos-pod-002-el-tratado-de-marrakech-con-pabloltfl/

8) Looking toward future changes, with the release of Windows 10 coming soon, here is a HowToGeek article delineating the differences Windows 7 users will see:
http://www.howtogeek.com/219034/here%E2%80%99s-what%E2%80%99s-different-about-windows-10-for-windows-7-users/

9) And Apple held its highly-publicized WWDC keynote address, so here is an AppleVis blog post summarizing what is to come:
http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-apple-watch-ios-ios-apps-ipad-iphone-mac-os-x-news/recap-wwdc-2015

10) The VisionAware blog offers "Father's Day Gifts for Dads Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired:"
http://www.visionaware.org/community/announcements/fathers-day-gifts-for-dads-who-are-blind-or-visually-impaired/12

11) Purchasers of the 90-day trial copy of JAWS will now receive MAGic to evaluate as well:
http://sales.freedomscientific.com/Product/340624-001/JAWS_and_MAGic_Timed_License_%2890-Days%29.aspx

12) Waowtech.com gives us its list of 12 Best iOS Apps For The Blind And Visually Impaired:
http://waowtech.com/12-best-ios-apps-for-the-blind-and-visually-impaired/

13) If you want to take a more detailed look at the comparison of Android camera apps for the blind and visually impaired, here is the data that was used:
https://22point.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/comparison-of-different-camera-apps-for-low-vision-blind-users-with-data/

14) Dolphin Guide now includes the ability to search for and transfer NLS-BARD books through its easy menu system:
http://www.dolphinguide.com/

15) Computers for the Blind has another grant, in addition to the one mentioned last week, allowing SSI recipients to obtain refurbished desktop computers with adaptive software for $40:
http://www.computersfortheblind.net

16A) In news from Winston Chen of Voice Dream fame, he has now released Voice Dream Mail, which has received positive reviews:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/voice-dream-mail/id981232971

16B) And, if you want to test Voice Dream Reader on Android, write to:
michael@voicedream.com

17) Hear about Sonar GNU Linux, another Linux distribution accessible out of the box, in Episode 1524 of Eyes on Success:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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