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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 17, 2016 - Volume 552
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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Flying Blind, LLC is pleased and excited to have One Gently Used BrailleNote Apex BT 32 Cell Notetaker with onboard GPS for sale this week for only $2,695.00 USD!

This unit includes a BrailleNote GPS Receiver and Application valued at $1,500.00 USD. This unit with accessories retails for approximately $6,695.00 USD. But, purchase them this week, and you'll take advantage of a 60% discount - that's right - an approximate savings of $4,000.00 USD!!!

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Greetings,

Happy Naw-Ruz to those who will be celebrating this week.

1) The Amazon Echo is becoming quite a useful device. This link leads to a (already slightly out of date) "Complete List of Echo/ Alexa Skills:"
http://blindbargains.com/b/14933

2) It seems that if you have a question about the accessibility of a Google product, you can email:
accessible@googlegroups.com

3) For those who follow college basketball, here is a very accessible NCAA tournament bracket:
http://terrillthompson.com/ncaa/

4) Leasey Version 3.1 brings two new games and a number of other enhancements to the program. And Leasey is on sale through the end of March:
http://www.hartgen.org/node/359

5) The latest version of JAWS 17, available now, may work significantly better with Adobe and PDF documents:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/downloads/JAWS/JAWSWhatsNew

6) This is a thorough summary of the numerous accessibility features built into Facebook for users of different screen readers:
http://www.afb.org/info/living-with-vision-loss/using-technology/using-social-media-with-a-visual-impairment-or-blindness-facebook-twitter-and-linkedin/accessibility-and-facebook/1235

7) The Raspberry VI site provides lots of information, some quite technical, for using the tiny Raspberry Pie Linux computer with adaptive technology:
http://www.raspberryvi.org/stories/index.html

8) Start.me offers customisable start pages you can use in any browser, on any computer:
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2016/03/startme-offers-customizable-start-pages-you-can-use-in-any-browser-on-any-computer/

9) In case you weren't already familiar with them, this Fred's Head post tells us about "Blindfold Games: iOS Games for the Visually Impaired:"
http://www.fredshead.info/2016/03/es-for-visually-impaired.html

10) Visit Hadley's YouTube Channel to find the new iFocus Instructional Video "Searching in Safari" to learn the latest tips for using the accessibility features on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch at:
https://youtu.be/c_wML4u95G4?list=PLcIupCht58IcZ8m3fS4fScuB8phKEcdSi

11) This page contains 627 alphabetized blindness-related links. The majority are still relevant:
http://www.samobile.net/users/happytrails/bookmarks/6313

12) Accessibility improvements can be tested if you preview the forthcoming Android N OS:
http://m.androidcentral.com/android-n-developer-preview-brings-accessibility-improvements

13) If you aren't attending CSUN, (or even if you are,) you are encouraged to take the Design Pattern Usability Study, and if you will be at CSUN, you can take part in a Uxathon:
https://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/2016/03/design-pattern-usability-study-and-csun-2016-uxathon/

14) Here is the so-called "Ultimate Guide to Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts:"
http://reviews.gizmodo.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-windows-10-keyboard-shortcuts-1720656591

15) This podcast gives "An Overview of the Accessibility Enhancements in Netflix for iOS:"
http://blind-planet.com/quick-tip-an-overview-of-the-accessibility-enhancements-in-netflix-for-ios/

16) Plumb the depths of the Do Not Disturb feature of iOS in this Blind Abilities podcast:
http://blindabilities.com/petelane/1816/

17) And there's always Blind Bargains Qast 55:
http://blindbargains.com/b/14934

18) Here is information about a mobility device for the blind under development by Toyota:
http://www.toyota.com/usa/story/effect/projectblaid.html

19) Eyes on Success starts a two-part series interviewing a blind active-duty police officer:
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net

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Flying Blind, LLC Classified Ads:
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1.) One Gently Used BrailleNote Apex BT 32 Cell Notetaker with GPS
Price: $2,695.00 USD
Savings: Offered here at approximately $4,000.00 USD off of its suggested list price with accessories.
Contact: http://bit.ly/1RQ6lpy.
Description: This single unit includes a BrailleNote GPS Receiver and Application. The BrailleNote name is synonymous with excellence and innovation and the Apex continues ...

2.) Gently Used ViewPlus EmBraille Embossers (With 7 units available for purchase at release on 02/18/2016 at 3:30 AM EST.)
Price: $1,500.00 USD Each
Savings: Offered here at approximately $600.00 USD off of their suggested list price each.
Contact: http://bit.ly/1Xzjxnv.
Description: This is a perfect embosser for personal use, or for any student that is on the go and in need of an embosser that is capable of producing graphics at an affordable price ...

3.) One Refurbished Alva Satellite 544 44-Cell Braille Display with 90 Day Warranty
Price: $995.00 USD
Contact: http://bit.ly/21QJXVd.
Description: Synonymous with global excellence and an intuitive, market-driven design, for the past seventeen years the ALVA Satellite Series of Braille displays has been the benchmark ...

4.) 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 ...

5.) 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 ...

6.) 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 ...

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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
http://bit.ly/1HHaM7I
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
http://bit.ly/1l9TSEw
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 ...

3.) Large Print Address Book for $16.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
http://bit.ly/1Q1LZxC
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
http://bit.ly/1OHltXe
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
http://bit.ly/1TmcA6r
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
http://bit.ly/1O5ircy
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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