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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 1, 2015 - Volume 528
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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This Week's Featured Advertisement: Two Gently Used Focus 40 Blue 1st Generation 40-Cell Braille Displays for $1,195.00 USD Each !!!

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And the Braille Display deals just keep on coming as we kick off October! Flying Blind, LLC is pleased to make available Two Focus 40 Blue 1st Generation 40-Cell Braille Displays at a price approximately 60% off of their suggested retail price! This Braille display is a perfect fit for the individual who prefers the globally acclaimed JAWS for Windows screen reading software for their desktop needs and Voiceover for Braille access using mobile devices. This Braille display offers ergonomic input / output capabilities bundled with both USB and Bluetooth connectivity options. Both units have been used responsibly and are in search of new homes where they can continue to serve you, the Braille reader, in both desktop and mobile capacities. This is a truly unbeatable price for a 40-Cell Braille display that can do it all! Price includes shipping within the 48 Continental United States. There are only two of these units available and each will be sold on a first come, first serve basis, so please be sure to make your purchase while supplies last. To be the first to secure one or both of these units please use the Buy Now link included below. For more information, or to purchase these Braille displays offline, email featured@flying-blind.com or call +1 (216) 381-8107 today!

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Greetings,

1A) EASI is offering a significant deal in order to showcase their paid webinars and encourage people to subscribe to their webinar package. The October four-part webinar on advanced features in Microsoft Word is being offered free, a $225 value. Sessions take place on Tuesdays, 6-27 October, starting at 18:00 GMT. Read about the content of the workshop in the September section of this page:
http://easi.cc/clinic.htm

1B) Sign up for the webinar here:
http://bit.ly/1KFX6Y8

1C) And read about the subscription plan here:
http://easi.cc/sub.htm

2) Eyes on Success continues its look at accessible e-book formats with episode 1540, "1540 Today’s ePub and Accessible Books:"
http://eyesonsuccess.net

3) Learn about Version 8.5 of the Sense Notetaker line from HIMS, allowing for full text search in documents, display of PowerPoint files, Internet Radio, and other features, on Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 5 October at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

4) Here, Jonathan Josen and daughter Heidi demonstrate the iPhone 6s/Plus Live Photos feature as an accessibility tool:
https://soundcloud.com/jmosen/livephotos

5) Explore The Voiceover User's Guide to 3D Touch on the iPhone 6S:
http://www.applevis.com/guides/ios-iphone-voiceover/voiceover-users-guide-3d-touch-iphone-6s

6A) The American Printing House for the Blind has released a free version of its Nearby Explorer GPS App for Android, versions 2.3 and above. Nearby Explorer Online includes some of the features of its $99 counterpart but uses online maps rather than on-board ones, so it will work worldwide but requires a data connection. It includes transit stop info for many cities in the United States and Canada, the ability to create favorites, and a virtual exploration mode. Download from Google Play at:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.aph.nearbyonline&hl=en

6B) And read the documentation at:
http://tech.aph.org/neo_info.htm

7) It's good to know "How to Enable and Use iCloud Drive on Your iPhone or iPad:"
http://www.howtogeek.com/229086/how-to-enable-and-use-icloud-drive-on-your-iphone-or-ipad/

8) Voice Braille Reader is an iOS App that will read .brf and .brl files, such as those from NLS:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1026634631?mt=8

9) I'm sure Blind Bargains Cast #34 will hit shortly after we release this, but number 33 is available now:
http://www.blindbargains.com/b/13515

10) Freedom Scientific offers several free training webinars during the last quarter of the year: "New in JAWS 17," October 14, "Windows 10 Basics with JAWS and MAGic", October 28, "Introduction to Office 2016 with JAWS and MAGic", November 11, "Domain-specific Scripts for Web Pages with JAWS", November 24, and "Voice Profiles with JAWS and MAGic", December 9:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/Services/TrainingAndCertification

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1.) Two Gently Used Focus 40 Blue 1st Generation 40-Cell Braille Displays
Price: $1,195.00 USD Each
Savings: Offered here at approximately 60% off of its suggested list price.
Contact: http://bit.ly/1L59Rx1.
Description: 2 units available. This Braille display is a perfect fit for the individual who prefers the globally acclaimed JAWS for Windows screen reading software for their ...

2.) Brand New Alva Satellite 544 44-Cell Braille Displays
Price: $2,295.00 USD Each
Contact: http://bit.ly/1iNcMQD.
Description: 5 units available. Synonymous with global excellence and an intuitive, market-driven design, for the past fifteen years the ALVA Satellite Series of Braille displays ...

3.) Brand New Alva Satellite 584 84-Cell Braille Displays
Price: $3,695.00 USD Each
Contact: http://bit.ly/1G41tIs.
Description: 2 units available. Synonymous with global excellence and an intuitive, market-driven design, for the past fifteen years the ALVA Satellite Series of Braille displays ...

4.) 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 ...

5.) 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 ...

6.) 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 ...

7) 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 ...

8.) 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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