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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 30, 2015 - Volume 519
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Apple has updated their list of accessible iOS Apps:
https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewFeature?id=1018438149&mt=8&ls=1&app=itunes

Here are two loosely-related posts about hacking and scripting, to improve our lives:

2A) First, "An Open Letter On the Economics and Morals of Scripting:"
http://www.dlee.org/script_econ.htm

2B) And second, Chris Hofstader's latest, "The Greatest Living Blind Hacker:"
http://chrishofstader.com/the-greatest-living-blind-hacker/

3) This post suggests that "The Inverting Feature On iOS & Android Doesn't Meet The Needs Of Low Vision Users:"
http://blog.blackspheretech.com/?p=282

4) This tech-savvy blind youth figured out that he needed to improve his Braille competency in order to be truly effective:
https://nfb.org/blog/atblog/braille-literacy-through-technology

5A) Windows 10 makes its appearance this week, and looking ahead a little, Tek Talk will feature a discussion of Windows 10 on GMT Tuesday, 11 August at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

5B) And here is the Freedom Scientific page about upgrading to Windows 10:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/About/News/Article/141

5C) And here is news about Window-Eyes 9.2, which includes Windows 10 compatibility, as well as preliminary support for Office 16, other enhancements in web navigation, and enhancements in the auto-recovery feature:
http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/Upgrades/

And here is a variety of additional general interest Windows 10 information:

5D) I Installed Windows 10 and Now I'm Talking to My Computer:
http://reviews.gizmodo.com/i-installed-windows-10-and-now-im-talking-to-my-compute-1719786498?rev=1437683400760

5E) Stepping over the Threshold: Windows 10 in 10000 words, thoroughly reviewed:
http://www.coolblindtech.com/stepping-over-the-threshold-windows-10-in-10000-words-thoroughly-reviewed/

5F) All The Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts You'll Need (And a Few More):
http://betanews.com/2015/07/29/all-the-windows-10-keyboard-shortcuts-youll-need-and-a-few-more/

5G) Walt Mossberg Reviews Microsoft Windows 10:
http://recode.net/2015/07/28/windows-10-review-microsoft-takes-a-step-back-to-move-forward/

5H) 9 Reasons Not to Upgrade to Windows 10 - Yet:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2950649/windows/9-reasons-not-to-upgrade-to-windows-10-yet.html#tk.rss_all

6) Visit Hadley's YouTube Channel to find the new iFocus "Reminders with Siri" Instructional Video at:
https://youtu.be/V03_GaSpRt0

7) Eyes on Success Episode 1531 gives a glimpse into LearningAlly:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

8) This article talks about what is new in the iPod 6:
http://www.blindbargains.com/b/13188

9) And finally, read about the collaboration between Freedom Scientific and IBM to provide enterprise accessibility training:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/About/News/Article/140

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