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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 31, 2016 - Volume 554
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Quite a lot of material is available from the recent CSUN conference. Fortunately, one site contains almost all of the links to audio interviews and presentation slides and extracts:
http://curbcut.net/events/csun16-disabilities-technology/

2A) Several presentations did not make that page yet. One is the presentation on Leasey:
http://www.hartgen.org/audio/LeaseyCSUN2016.mp3

2B) Another concerns the revolutionary Canute, Braille e-book reader from the UK:
http://bristolbraille.co.uk/

2C) Presentations from SSB Group:
http://info.ssbbartgroup.com/csun2016

2D) And a PowerPoint presentation from:
http://www.rsgames.org/RSCSUN16.pptx

3) KNFBReader is on sale for $84.99 April 1-5, 2016:
https://t.co/UDQuqmh3Fg

4) Communicating Computers For The Blind will give a free laptop and lessons to any blind person in the US who cannot see the screen to read it, thus needing to use speech only. Email:
acalesso@cox.net

5) Hear from the President of the International Community for Auditory Display about his research in sonification techniques, which can enable blind people to understand diagrams and other media, in Episode 1614 of Eyes on Success:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

6) Amazon has expanded accessibility for its Fire Tablets with Fire OS version 5, with a screen reader and access to Braille support:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000632481

7) This guide is called "Switching from iOS to Android for the busy professional:"
http://inclusiveandroid.tk/content/switching-ios-android-busy-professional

8) This article is called "iPad, A Better Option for Your Old Eyes:"
http://www.buffalobreeze.com/index.php/sid/242467629

9) VTS Label Printer is a program that enables a visually impaired person to consistently and reliably print address labels independently without sighted help. The program can print addresses on pre-printed "Articles for the Blind" labels, such as those sold by the RNIB, and on blank labels with an "Articles for the Blind" or "Free Matter for the Blind." It has an address book, and this link offers a 25% discount:
https://vits.org.uk/products/vtslp/

10) Blind and Beyond is a weekly radio show about various aspects of blindness, to premier GMT Monday, 4 April at 00:00:
http://wokbradio.com

11) Hear about Hadley Institute's Low Vision Focus program on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 4 April at 01:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

12) Courtesy of the In Touch Program from the BBC, three people discuss their experiences losing sight as adults:
http://rnib.in/1MAQYVE

13) If two NVDA users are connecting using the NVDA Remote add-in, you might have better results using one of the servers in this unofficial server list:
http://nvra.me/

14) Perkins ELearning has launched the "Paths to Technology" site for parents, students and educators:
http://www.perkinselearning.org/technology

15) Watch this video to learn how the "Tell Me" feature in Microsoft Office can make it easier to find Office Features and Office-related information. Alt+Q is the Windows keystroke:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LbB9r4HmX0&feature=youtu.be

16) This USA Today article is called "The web's best kept secret? Free classic radio dramas:"
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/saltzman/2016/03/25/webs-best-kept-secret-thousands-free-classic-radio-dramas/82204502/

17) Version 2.1.1 of the various Sendero iPhone GPS Apps offers a one month trial option, a completely redesigned interface for low-vision users, and a variety of other additions and fixes:
http://senderogroup.com/products/shop.htm#GPS

18) Freedom Scientific announces the RUBY 7 HD,a magnifier that has a larger screen, high-definition image, and enhanced functionality:
http://www.FreedomScientific.com/

19) The latest Tech Doctor podcast focuses on Apple's March product announcements:
http://dr-carter.com

20) Win10+Jaws is a discussion group for users of these systems:
https://groups.io/g/win10+jaws

21) Read about the National Federation of the Blind Indoor Navigation Challenge:
https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm16/bm1603/bm160308.htm

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