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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 8, 2015 - Volume 529
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Here is an excellent post by Leonie Watson about her experience losing her sight:
http://tink.uk/losing-sight/

2) Another blindness-related thought provoker is called "On Advocacy: When to Fight Back and When to Let Go:"
https://blindbeader.wordpress.com/2015/10/03/on-advocacy-when-to-fight-back-and-when-to-let-go/

3) The next gathering of NVDA users and developers, another NVDACon, will take place on 14 November 2015:
http://www.nvda-kr.org/en/nvdacon.php

4) Seminars@Hadley presents "iOS for Deaf-Blind Users," on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 at 18:00 GMT:
http://hadley.edu/SeminarDetails.asp?sid=294

5) A team of MIT Alumni has a possible technology in mind to assist the blind in interacting with mobile devices and services, but first they want first-hand knowledge about how things are now and what is needed. They would like responses to this survey:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aU271iF0_gS3Mh8n1--F1ldzfwAZNywdw11NowYf3mc/viewform

6) The presentation from HIMS about the latest upgrades to the Sense Notetaker family, and other developments, had to be put off a week. It will air on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 13 October 2015 at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

7) Hear experiences and advice on living and working abroad in Episode 1541 of Eyes on Success:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

8) This is a conversation held by CAVI staff with a successful blind chemist:
http://www.cucat.org/cc/2015/

9) Here is a podcast, "Hey Siri, What's New with you in iOS 9:"
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/hey-siri-what-s-new-you-ios-9

10) That podcast in #9 above came from Applevis, and to find the highlights from the last month on the site, have a look at the September 2015 issue of AppleVis Unlimited:
http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-apple-watch-braille-ios-ipad-iphone-mac-os-x-news/applevis-unlimited-whats-new-accessible

11) You can now listen to the presentation by RS_Games at the summer's NFB Convention:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2784871/rs_games_nfb15_accesible_gaming_seminar_presentation.mp3

12) Claria Zoom is an Android app that purports to make smartphones convenient and easy-to-see for elderly and partially sighted people. It provides a modified home screen for easy visibility. You can learn about the app and see the list of features here:
http://www.claria-zoom.com/en/features

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1.) One Brand New Classic Focus 40 Braille Display
Price: $895.00 USD
Contact: http://bit.ly/1jap5Ww
Description: This is a fantastic bargain for the desktop/laptop PC user looking for a 40-Cell USB Braille display for less than 1K! This unit has never been used, comes with all ...

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Price: $1,195.00 USD
Savings: Offered here at approximately 60% off of its suggested list price.
Contact: http://bit.ly/1L59Rx1.
Description: 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Contact: http://bit.ly/1VceHLU.
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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 ...

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