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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, December 17, 2015 - Volume 539
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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This Week's Featured Advertisement: One Gently Used Perkins Mini 16 Cell Braille Display for $995.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

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This week Flying Blind, LLC is pleased to offer One Gently Used Perkins Mini 16 Cell Braille Display that has had very little use, and is in excellent condition.

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Our reduced price, offered here only, provides an approximate $600.00 USD savings on this unit for one lucky buyer who might get it delivered just in time to slip inside their Holiday Stocking!

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Greetings,

1) With the free upgrade to version 4.6 of the Victor Reader Stream, users can record internet audio streams. They can also search Wikipedia more effectively, benefit from some new voices, and use Online DAISY if their country's library service uses that protocol:
http://www.humanware.com/Stream_Support

2) FSCast #118 features an interview with the JAWS user who has advanced far on the TV series The Voice, as well as information about what is new in Leasey Version 3 including a new game:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/About/FSCast

3) The latest upgrade to the Ai Squared Office Enhance App for Window-Eyes brings improved support for spell check in all major Office 2010, Office 2013, and Office 2016 applications, including support for the spell check pane in Word:
https://www.gwmicro.com/App_Central/Apps/App_Details/?scriptid=1366

4) Apple announces The Best Apps of 2015 for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Apple Watch:
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheBoyGeniusReport/~3/54_weoo83EY/

5) You can find all the disability-related stories from the BBC on one page:
http://www.bbc.com/news/disability

6) Here is an audio tutorial, "Getting Started with the Google Now Launcher," said to be a powerful app launcher and organizer for Android provided you use the latest Android version:
http://www.inclusiveandroid.com/content/getting-started-google-now-launcher

7) Project Starfish conducted a 12-hour Accessibility Day session:
https://soundcloud.com/project-starfish

8) This is a direct link to a PDF download for the new Accessibility Guide for Windows 10 and Office 2016:
http://aka.ms/accessibilityguideforeducators

9) Attention all aspiring vision impaired business owners! The Hadley School for the Blind wants to assist by inviting you to participate in the following small business competition:
http://www.hadley.edu/FCE-NVC.asp

10) Eyes on Success #1551 is all about careers in STEM:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

11) As you can discern from this page, CAVI will be running a course for those with the requisite knowledge on PHP starting in February, 2016. You can see which other courses they will run if they get enough enrollments:
http://wiki.cucat.org/index.php?n=Main.EnrollmentNumbers

12) The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute has entered into a Research Collaboration involving a navigation aid and object locator called the Sunu Band, which sounds quite interesting:
https://nfb.org/blog/atblog/national-federation-blind-jernigan-institute-research-collaboration-sunu-band

13) From the Life Unscripted blog comes the post, "So ... what does that do?" - On Assistive Technology:
https://blindbeader.wordpress.com/2015/12/13/so-what-does-that-do-on-assistive-technology/

14A) While we're talking about blogs, a couple people requested that their blog be included in Tidbits, so please explore this one, which includes technology reviews:
http://MarkusBoettner.net

14B) And this one, which covers a variety of topics:
https://kathiecomments.wordpress.com/

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1.) One Gently Used Perkins Mini 16 Cell Braille Display
Price: $995.00 USD
Savings: Offered here at approximately $600.00 USD off of its suggested list price.
Contact: http://bit.ly/1lR89q1.
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-in notepad ...

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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 ...

8.) One Gently Used HandyTech Easy Braille Refreshable Braille Terminal
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Savings: Offered here at approximately $2,700.00 USD off of its suggested list price.
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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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Flying Blind, LLC Online Store Highlights:
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1.) Silver Indoor Outdoor Talking Thermometer for $16.95 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
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Indoor and outdoor temperature spoken at the touch of a button, Fahrenheit or Celsius, volume control and on/off switch. LCD visual display can show either indoor or outdoor temperature ...

2.) Perkins Mini Braille Display 16 Cell for $1,495.00 USD Each and 24 Cell for $2,295.00 USD Each - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
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A portable Braille display with more to offer for less money. The Mini provides Braille input and output for PCs, tablets, mobile phones, and gives you that internal notetaking functionality ...

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Spiral bound book. Holds up to 500 address listings. Three address listings per page. Includes 20/20 pen. Durable covers with inside front and back pockets. Alphabetical tabs and ample room ...

4.) Smart Beetle 14 Cell Refreshable Braille Display with Executive Products Carrying Case for $1,275.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
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A Pocket-sized Power Pack That Fits Your Lifestyle and Your Budget! Ultra-Portable 14-Cell Braille Display with 5 Simultaneous Bluetooth Connections! Smart Beetle is a 14 Cell Braille ...

5.) Large Print Check Register for $8.75 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
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Spiral bound register helps keep better control of check recording. Contains spaces for 14 entries per full page. Size: 5" x 9" ...

6.) Braille Edge 40 Braille Display with Executive Products Carrying Case for $2,695.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
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The most powerful and versatile Braille display, with the features of a basic Notetaker! Manage Your Daily Life! Braille EDGE 40 is not only a most reliable, high-performance refreshable Braille ...

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