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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 9, 2017 - Volume 601

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) This is the main week for telling you all about the content from CSUN. Luckily, we can take advantage of some sites that already bring us a great deal of this information, making this Volume of Tidbits just a little bit shorter. To begin, there are quite a lot of audio interviews from CSUN on the Blind Bargains Audio site:
http://blindbargains.com/audio/

2) This site contains a lot of Tweets, web pages and slides from CSUN:
http://www.microassist.com/digital-accessibility/csun-2017-backchannel/

3) Here is a YouTube video with one CSUN attendee's recollections:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO8ue5EUHac

4A) An exciting CSUN announcement was the forthcoming Braillesense Polaris from HIMS, a powerful Braille tablet running Android. Here is the link to the Blind Bargains audio interview:
http://www.blindbargains.com/b/16785

4B) The Polaris will be featured on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 14 March 2017 at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

4C) Speaking of Tek Talk, all episodes are archived, and we haven't been notified soon enough to announce recent episodes beforehand, so you might want to have a look through the archive:
http://accessibleworld.org/archives/tek-talk-archives

5) Seminars Hadley is a continuing source of information on technology, low vision, independent living, and other topics. They have reorganized their archive:
http://www.hadley.edu/PastSeminars.asp

6) The National Federation of the Blind is offering a free seminar, and one-on-one tutoring at its Orlando Convention starting on 10 July 2017, on topics including accessing math in electronic materials directly or through conversion to Braille, writing math in formats directly accessible to sighted people, reading STEM graphs, charts, and diagrams, creating simple graphics, and participating in chemistry, biology, physics, and engineering labs. For more information, email:
john.gardner@oregonstate.edu

7) The Tech Talk team, that's the team from RNIB in England, where "Tech" is spelled with a "ch," has a new, "Geek Out" podcast to go along with their other excellent ones:
https://audioboom.com/playlists/4602443-tech-talk-geekout.rss

8) Learn about teaching the blind in the U.S. and in Uganda on Eyes on Success Episode 1711:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

9) You can trade in your legacy Braille embosser for a $400 discount on a new enabling Romeo or Juliet embosser with modern connectivity and direct Braille (no need for a translator in some cases):
http://store.humanware.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=romeo+juliet+

10) The Voice is an Android app that seeks to turn pictures into sounds. Here is its manual:
https://www.seeingwithsound.com/manual/The_vOICe_Training_Manual.htm

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