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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Volume 582
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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This Week's Featured Advertisement: New Webinar Alert!

The words 'iOS in the Classroom' and 'The Why, When, and How for Reading eBooks' in white on a dark gray background, next to a photo of a teenaged girl sitting in a classroom, reading a book on a tablet computer. At the bottom are the words 'AFB Press' and 'American Foundation for the Blind' next to the eLearning logo.

Presenting "The Why, When, and How for Reading eBooks", the 2nd Webinar in the series based on the recently published book "iOS in the Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Students with Visual Impairments" by Larry L. Lewis, Jr. Price = $49.00 USD!

Learn about the 4 different types of tools available for readers who are blind or visually impaired to access books using Braille and/or speech, and how to develop a game plan for students to effectively read eBooks using the appropriate combination of these four tools. Get the "Why", "When", and "How" by visiting the link below! Select the checkbox and receive a 15% discount off the purchase of the book, "iOS In The Classroom"!

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Greetings,

1) Bearing the subtitle "Your Comprehensive Guide to Accessibility for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch," the iOS 10 Edition of "iOS Access for All" is now available in EPUB format for $20, with a PDF edition to follow:
http://bit.ly/2dKmWmy

2) A Twitter poster announces that "Microsoft's mandatory internal training on unconscious bias is now public. It is full of good content:"
https://www.mslearning.microsoft.com/course/72169/launch

3) "iOS in the Classroom: The Why, When, and How for Reading eBooks" is the 2nd webinar in the series based on the recently published book iOS in the Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Students with Visual Impairments by Larry L. Lewis, Jr. The webinar costs $49:
http://bit.ly/2dYEGsR

4) This is a fun watch: "Google Assistant vs Siri! (2016):"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFiu5rfnhzo&feature=share

5A) This could be a good week to research high-end Braille standalone devices. You'll be able to learn about what is new with the BrailleNote Touch on Tek Talk on GMT 1 November at 01:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

5B) Meanwhile, HIMS offers a webinar on transitioning from the BrailleNote to the Braille Sense on Tuesday, 8 November, where you'll learn the similarities between the two devices and, obviously, the advantages HIMS sees in its product. On their webinar registration page, you can sign up for this and other upcoming free webinars, and those who register receive recordings:
https://hims-inc.com/webinar-registration/

6) Some believe the C programming language is a good one to start with when learning to program, and some don't. If you want to learn it, here's a free PDF:
http://bit.ly/2dKmfK5

7) Flo Tools, a set of open-source scripts for Pro Tools on the Mac has been released this past week. It greatly improves efficiency and automates certain tasks:
http://flotools.github.io

8) Freedom Scientific recently held a free webinar, "Google Docs and Sheets with JAWS and MAGic:"
http://www.freedomscientific.com/Services/TrainingAndCertification/WebinarDetail/F0120

9) "Catching Up With JAWS" is a 4-hour, approximately $50 course whose archive you can purchase from Hartgen Consultancy. It covers many of the recently-added screen features with which users may be less familiar:
http://www.hartgen.org/catchup

10) "Klatt's Last Tapes - History of Speech Synthesis" goes back much farther than many might have suspected. It is a BBC Radio 4 documentary:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=097K1uMIPyQ

11) We hear from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing about present and future provisions for currency recognition in Eyes of Success #1644:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

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