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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Volume 556
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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Greetings,

1) Although the BrailleNote Touch is currently not shipping, there will be a webinar about Humanware's new Android-based Braille device on Thursday, 21 April at 18:00 GMT:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5441882542315277059

2) A new, free card solitaire game, BG Golf Solitaire, is available to all who request it via email, as part of the Blind Gamers series. Request yours at:
games@spoonbillsoftware.com.au

3) Blind K-12 Students in the US should now have easier access to powerful access software like JAWS and MAGic than ever before, now that both programs can be purchased through APH quota funds:
http://www.aph.org/jaws-and-magic-student-edition/

4) Hear about Tandem Bicycle Racing on Eyes on Success Episode 1616:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

5) Featuring speakers from NV Access, Mozilla, Dictation Bridge and others, NVDA Users and Developers Conference 2016 (Tenth Anniversary Edition) shows great promise, and the nearly-completed schedule is now available, for the two-weekend-long event which starts on 22 April 2016:
http://www.nvda-kr.org/en/nvdacon.php

6) The Alliance for Braille Literacy has all the information you need to be able to learn NUBS, the Nemeth Uniform Braille System:
http://all4braille.org/

7) Holly has put together a page of, "Useful Resources For Blind And Visually Impaired People:"
https://lifeofablindgirl.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/useful-resources-for-blind-and-visually-impaired-people/

8A) Mystic Access has created an audio tutorial on Voice Dream Reader, and some of the $24.97 of the purchase price goes to the App's developer:
http://www.mysticaccess.com/index.php?crn=208&rn=571&action=show_detail

8B) The price of the App will be increasing, but you can still get it for $9.95 until 17 April 2016:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apple-store/id496177674?mt=8

9) The latest Tech Doctor podcast celebrates Apple's 40th Birthday and features an eminent cast:
http://dr-carter.com

10) From the Microsoft Accessibility Blog, read about "Seeing AI: New Technology Research to Support the Blind and Visually Impaired Community:"
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility/2016/04/07/seeing-ai/

11) From the same source comes information about improvements to Microsoft Narrator in Windows 10:
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility/2016/04/11/improvements-to-narrator-in-windows-10/

12) The Tech Demon from Ireland discusses technology from a low-vision perspective, and here describes his month on an Android device:
http://www.thetechdemon.com/monthonandroid.html

13) Check out various audio files courtesy of RNIB Connect Radio:
https://audioboom.com/RNIBConnectRadio

14) This article contends that "Advances in AI and Machine Learning are Making the Wworld a Whole Lot More Inclusive for the Visually Impaired:"
http://www.alphr.com/science/1003140/the-technology-helping-blind-people-to-see

15) Interweave Press is offering free eBooks on all kinds of beginning arts and crafts taken from Interweave's various publications:
http://www.interweave.com/free-ebooks-videos/

16) Hear in this podcast from Chris Maury, a founder of Conversant Labs, "Moving the Conversational User Interface Past the Abilities of Siri with a Voice Controlled iPhone App Allowing Users to Shop Target by Voice:
http://reidmymind.com/reid-my-mind-radio-in-the-lab-with-chris-maury/

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1.) 'iOS in the Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Students with Visual Impairments, iOS 9 Edition' Authored By Larry L. Lewis, Jr., President, Flying Blind LLC, and Published by AFB Press - AFB Online Store
Paperback: $29.95, Online: $17.95, ePUB: $20.95, Kindle: $20.95
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