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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 17, 2015 - Volume 526
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) The Blind Bargains site has updated its Windows 10 Resource Page, and you'll find a good variety of information there:
http://www.blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=13417

2) Brian Hartgen has had success with his online classes, so he is now offering "Looking Out for Outlook", a $150 course on Outlook for JAWS:
http://www.hartgen.org/outlook

3) Learn about the NFB Performing Arts Division in Eyes on Success #1538:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

4) The public Beta of JAWS 17 will come out about the time this newsletter does, and you can hear about the rest of the new features, as well as what is coming in MAGic version 13, on FSCast #114:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast114-JAWS_17,MAGIC_13.mp3

5A) iOS version 9 comes out as I write this, and you can hear about its Pros and Cons from Jonathan Mosen, author of "iOS 9 Without the Eye", on Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 22 September at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

5B) You can find user guides for the iPhone, iPad and iPod for iOS9 here:
http://www.idownloadblog.com/2015/09/16/apple-releases-ios-9-user-guides-for-iphone-ipod-touch-and-ipad/

5C) Have a look at the AppleVis site, as undoubtedly new iOS9 material will be added. Among the material already there is a podcast, "BlindMind What's New in iOS 9 for Braille Display Users:"
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/what-s-new-ios-9-braille-display-users

5D) "What's New and Changed in iOS 9 Accessibility for Blind and Deaf-Blind Users:"
http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-assistive-technology-braille-ios-news-opinion/what-s-new-and-changed-ios-9-accessibility

5E "iOS 9's Mainstream Features from a VoiceOver User's Perspective:"
http://www.applevis.com/blog/ios-ios-apps-ipad-iphone-ipod-touch-news/ios-9s-mainstream-features-voiceover-users-perspective

5F) "Apple Releases iOS 9, Bringing a Range of Enhancements and New Features:"
http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-ios-ios-apps-news/apple-releases-ios-9-bringing-range-enhancements-and-new-features

6) The article "Accessibility - Beyond the Screen Reader," gives concrete suggestions for taking the needs of the large population of low vision users into consideration when designing web pages. Incidentally, I read this article using a handy Firefox feature, Reader View, located off the view menu on pages where it can be invoked:
http://www.creativebloq.com/web-design/accessibility-beyond-screen-reader-91516540

7) The Life Unscripted blog remains a thought provoking place to think about blindness related issues. The post is called "I'm a bad _____, But It's Not Because I'm Blind!"
https://blindbeader.wordpress.com/2015/09/13/im-a-bad-_____-but-its-not-because-im-blind/

8) Back to Apple, they have already created an accessibility related page for their new tvOS, the operating system for the forthcoming newly-revamped Apple TV:
http://www.apple.com/accessibility/tvos/

9A) CrowdVis is a new iOS app and service where you can get in-depth assistance solving blindness problems from one of a pool of hand-picked paid assistants, using Facetime. Here is the AppleVis coverage of the app:
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/utilities/crowdviz

9B) And here is a podcast from SeroTalk:
http://serotalk.com/2015/09/14/serotalk-extra-crowdviz/

10) And finally, Optelec has announced the availability of the new Optelec Traveller HD, a less than 4.5-pound desktop magnifier that also folds for easy portability. It purports to offer very smooth reading and high image quality. Here is a video demonstration:
https://youtu.be/XgP6sJFknls

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1.) One Gently Used Perkins Mini 16 Cell Braille Display
Price: $1,150.00 USD
Savings: Offered here at approximately $400.00 USD off of its suggested list price.
Contact: http://bit.ly/1QpDg5t.
Description: This portable 16 Cell Braille solution provides both USB and Bluetooth connectivity to all of today's major desktop and mobile screen readers. Coupled with a built ...

2.) One Gently Used Ruby XL HD Handheld Video Magnifier
Price: $795.00 USD
Savings: Offered here at approximately $200.00 USD off of its suggested list price.
Contact: http://bit.ly/1VceHLU.
Description: The Ruby HD sets new high definition standards for handheld magnification that other less portable alternatives simply cannot meet. The crystal clear images ...

3.) One Gently Used Optelec Clearview Plus HD with 22 Inch Monitor
Price: $2,195.00 USD
Savings: Offered here at approximately $1,100.00 USD off of its suggested list price.
Contact: http://bit.ly/1UUa5dq.
Description: Optelec's Clearview line of video magnifiers is Flying Blind, LLC's preferred desktop solution for the low-vision user seeking comfort, simplicity, ergonomics, and ...

4.) One Refurbished BrailleSense U2 32-Cell Notetaker with QWERTY Keyboard
Price: $3,295.00 USD
Savings: Offered here at approximately $2,300.00 USD off of its suggested list price.
Contact: http://bit.ly/1MQEUx9.
Description: The U2 provides unparalleled Braille access to PowerPoint and Excel files, connects you to the Cloud via Dropbox, and puts the wide world of social networking at your ...

5.) One Refurbished BrailleNote Apex 32 Cell Notetaker with Perkins Style Braille Keyboard
Price: $2,895.00 USD
Savings: Offered here at approximately $2,650.00 USD off of its suggested list price.
Contact: http://bit.ly/1TDzGGV.
Description: This unit is in pristine condition and is begging for a new home with a responsible user. The BrailleNote name has been synonymous with excellence and innovation ...

6) One Gently Used HandyTech Easy Braille Refreshable Braille Terminal
Price: $1,795.00 USD
Savings: Offered here at approximately $2,700.00 USD off of its suggested list price.
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 ...

7.) 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 ...

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