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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, November 5, 2015 - Volume 533
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) The RNIB talking book program hits its 80th Anniversary this year, (the books never did talk, but both in the US and UK they always called them "Talking Books," and here is a glimpse of the British Talking Book Programme, past and present:
http://www.rnib.org.uk/80-years-talking-books?

2) Here are the most recent guides written by volunteers on the AppleVis site:

2A) "How to Slow Down the Double Tap Speed on Devices Running iOS 9.1:"
http://applevis.com/guides/ios-ipad-iphone-ipod-touch-voiceover/how-slow-down-double-tap-speed-devices-running-ios-91

2B) "Double Tap the Status Bar to Scroll to the Top:"
http://applevis.com/guides/ios-ipad-iphone-ipod-touch-voiceover/double-tap-status-bar-scroll-top

2C) And "Look Ma, No Wires! How to Transfer Files to and from Your iOS Device Using Wi-Fi:"
http://applevis.com/guides/ios-ios-apps-ipad-iphone-ipod-touch-mac-apps-mac-os-x-voiceover-wireless-network/look-ma-no

3) And of course, all the new information from AppleVis for October is neatly summarised in the monthly newsletter:
http://applevis.com/blog/apple-apple-watch-ios-ios-apps-iphone-mac-os-x-news/applevis-unlimited-whats-new-accessible

4) Version 5.0 of the Virtual View App for Window-Eyes adds some powerful capabilities to the program. With it, you can turn pictures of many file formats into readable text, and settings within the App allow you to improve the OCT. You can use it to skim PowerPoint presentations without opening PowerPoint, or to easily read Word documents that are filled with word art and text boxes:
http://www.aisquared.com

5) JAWS version 17 was officially released just a couple hours after the Tidbits deadline last week. Its Smart Navigation, which offers more efficient interaction with complex web pages and applications, may well set a standard others will want to emulate:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/About/News/Article/147

6) Here is a thought-provoker from a blog we haven't cited before: The Blind Way Forward:
https://theblindwayforward.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/the-bucket-list/

7) CAVI is already taking enrollments for semester 1 of 2016. Look at their full list of courses, which will run if enough people sign up for them:
http://wiki.cucat.org

8) Two new mailing lists have been formed:

8A) To join Technical Support for Screen Readers, send a blank message to:
technical-support-for-screen-readers+subscribe@groups.io

8B) And to join Audio-Central, send a blink message to
audio-central+subscribe@groups.io

9) Ai Squared is releasing ZoomText Fusion, billed as a full-feature screen magnification program and a full-feature screen reader all in one. Two webinars will take place to unveil the product on:

9A) Tuesday, 10 November, at 17:00:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4537811301546686210

9B) And Tuesday, 10 November, at 20:00 GMT:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4342439080125292546

10) Stocking Stuffers, Part 2, will be the offering from Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 10 November at 01:00. You'll hear from American Printing House, Mystic Access, Marquez Products for Independent Living and Blind Alive:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

11) Episode 1545 of Eyes on Success discusses Transitioning to Blindness:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

12) Code Factory has released the Eloquence and Vocalizer Expressive add-on for NVDA, making those two synthesizers available in multiple language versions for the otherwise-free screen reader:
http://codefactoryglobal.com/app-store/voices-for-nvda/

13A) Kathy Anne Murtha offers a seminar onWindows 10 on GMT Sunday, 15 November at 00:00:
http://www.blind.training/windows-10-seminar

13B) And her book on Windows 10 with JAWS is now available.
http://www.blind.training/ati-textbooks/windows-textbooks-2/an-immersion-into-windows-10-with-jaws-for-windows

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1.) One Gently Used Braille Note Apex 32-Cell Note Taker with QWERTY Style Keyboard
Price: $2,695.00 USD
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Description: This unit has been used for approximately two hours, is in brand new condition, and is begging to be used a whole lot more by someone in the market for a note ...

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Price: $895.00 USD
Contact: http://bit.ly/1jap5Ww.
Description: This unit has never been used, comes with all of its accessories in it's original box, and works seamlessly with the globally acclaimed JAWS for Windows Screen Reader ...

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Price: $2,295.00 USD Each
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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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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 ...

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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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