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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, December 24, 2015 - Volume 540
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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Greetings,

To those of our readership who celebrate we at Flying Blind, LLC wish you a very Merry and Blessed Christmas Holiday chock full of good will and good cheer. To all of our readership we wish you a joyous Holiday Season and a safe and happy close to 2015!

1) Until 4 January, 2016, the Android and iOS versions of the KNFBREADER App are on sale for 25% off, down to $74.99:
http://www.nfb.org/knfbreader

2) Here is a listing of the current offering of audio described video content available from Netflix:
http://acb.org/adp/netflixad.html

3) One of the disappointments for some with the Apple Watch has been that one could not tell the time silently using it. Now the TimeBuzz App lets users do so:
http://www.applevis.com/forum/apple-watch/introducing-timebuzz-apple-watch-app-allows-you-tell-time-using-taptic-engine

4) Window Eyes Version 9.3 has been released, with the ability to OCR and read text in otherwise inaccessible screens and files, improved read to end, and several stability and productivity improvements in Microsoft Office:
http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/Latest_Features/

5) Also from Ai Squared, the latest update to the Ai Squared Lync Enhance App provides Microsoft Lync users with automatic announcement of incoming messages and typing indicators, full support for the contact list, label for common keys (such as Control-1 to Control-4), the ability to repeat the most recently received instant message, and access to the share button with a hot key:
http://www.gwmicro.com/App_Central/Apps/App_Details/?scriptid=1371

6) Among other information, the December 2015 issue of AccessWorld contains evaluations of a new simple PC interface called Speak Easy Media System by New Designs Unlimited, and of Audio Tutorials from Mac for the Blind, as well as discussion of the present and future game offerings for iOS from Blindfold Games and an overview of the latest Mac operating system, OS X 10.11 El Capitan:
http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

7) For the many of us who like to keep up on the best deals in USB batteries to charge our devices, we offer "The Best USB Battery Packs" from Wirecutter. It's probably worth checking back periodically, as this page appears to receive frequent updates:
http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-usb-battery-packs/

8) In case you've been wondering about this, Mental Floss UK suggests "11 Smart Ways to Reuse Your Old iPhone or Android:"
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/72765/11-smart-ways-reuse-your-old-iphone-or-android

9) "UEB Ain't Hard to Do" is a little ditty listing the 9 contractions that go away at the end of 2015 when UEB becomes the standard Braille code:
http://www.pathstoliteracy.org/resources/farewell-song-9-;ebae-contractions

10) A consortium is conducting research designed to highlight existing accessibility barriers to online shopping. The official study starts on 14 January 2016, but they are conducting a soft launch until then:
http://www.clickawaypoundc.com

11) In episode 1552, the Eyes on Success creators celebrate five years of producing the weekly program, and discuss how you can access the information they offer:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

12) Insightful Publications is in the business of creating and selling resource guides for the visually impaired for a variety of locations. Now they have one for sale for New York State residents, whose contents could perhaps be useful even to those who do not live there:
http://in-sightful.com/orderpage.html

13) Don't fail to keep up with Blind Bargains Qast; Episode 45 awaits you as we write:
http://www.blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=13943

14) The city of Seattle seeks an ADA Coordinator; Apply by 29 December 2015:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1300920

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1.) One Hardly Used Brailliant BI 32 Cell New Generation Refreshable Braille Display with Executive Products Carrying Case
Price: $1,595.00 USD
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Description: This practically new, New Generation of Brailliant Refreshable Braille Displays gives you desktop USB/Bluetooth access in a form factor conducive to use with your favorite ...

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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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1.) Silver Indoor Outdoor Talking Thermometer for $16.95 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
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