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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 15, 2016 - Volume 576
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) The September 2016 issue of AccessWorld includes, among other articles and features, "Choose the Right Electronic Magnifier, Part 3: Handheld Magnifiers," "The Fire TV with VoiceView from Amazon: An Accessibility Review," "The Aware Audible Proximity Solution Navigation App: An Interview with Rasha Said, App Creator and Founder of Sensible Innovations," and "Book Review: Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 9: Step-by-Step Instruction for Blind Users, by Anna Dresner:"
http://www.afb.org/aw/main.asp

2) This new, free iOS navigation app could be useful to many. OverThere lets you point the phone to find out what is nearby, and to mark your own points of interest so you can locate them again:
http://www.ski.org/project/overthere

3) Victor Reader Stream users in the US can subscribe to NFBNewsline content without using a computer, and can keep articles in permanent memory, once they upgrade to the new version 4.7. Meanwhile. version 2.2 of the Brailliant brings more effective connectivity:
http://www.humanware.com/

4A) The 2016 Blindfold Racer Challenge comes in a few weeks:
http://www.facebook.com/blindfoldracer

4B) Learn about this gala gaming event as one of the two features to be heard on Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 20 September at 01:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.aspid=rsc9613dc89eb2

Several news items concerning NVDA:

5A) NVAccess has released its second for-sale training course, Microsoft Word Training for NVDA. The tutorial costs $30 Australian, with some proceeds going toward further development of NVDA:
http://www.nvaccess.org/product/microsoft-word-training-for-nvda/

5B) The first ever NVDACon US will take place online over 16-17 September:
http://us-con.nvda-community.org/

5C) Aand NVAccess is surveying their users:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfrrLhC4K1gEd9QaFXBgg1SOWQOq1NoUFWarPbL8-NjDFmUA/viewform

6) At least one American organization of the blind, and many other organizations, use structured negotiation as a problem-solving process. Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits is a book available from the American Bar Association, and electronically from BookShare:
http://www.lflegal.com/book/

7) iOS 10 has been released, as have updates for the operating systems of the Apple Watch and Apple TV. There are many podcasts and articles related to each of those operating systems on AppleVis:
http://applevis.com

In podcasts:

8A) Maccessibility RoundTable 116 obviously focuses on all things new with Apple:
http://maccessibility.net/?p=2458

8B) So does the Tech Docgtor podcast:
http://www.dr-carter.com

8C) There are enough new AppleVis podcasts that they don't all fit on one screen:
http://www.applevis.com/podcasts

8D) Blind Bargains Qast 73 was released the day before iOS10 was:
http://www.blindbargains.com/b/15880

8E) And departing from the Apple theme, Eyes on Success episode #1638 consists of a discussion of Comcast Innovations in Accessible TV:
http//eyesonsuccess.net

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