Top Tech Tidbits Newsletter header image. Includes the Flying Blind, LLC Logo and reads, 'Top Tech Tidbits - The Week's News in Adaptive Technology. Below this text are the words, 'A Flying Blind, LLC Publication'.

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Volume 602

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
http://www.flying-blind.com/

This Week's Featured Advertisement: One Gently Used BraillePen12 Braille Display for $495.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

Photo of the One Gently Used BraillePen12 Braille Display for $495.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

Flying Blind, LLC is excited to offer One Gently Used BraillePen12 Braille Display this week for the unbelievable price of $495.00 USD!!! This predecessor to the BraillePen Touch is a great pocket-sized Bluetooth Braille solution for less than $500.00 USD! The BraillePen12 is a wonderful companion for the smartphone or tablet user who wants crisp and responsive Braille on the move. Navigate, read, and write Braille using your favorite mobile app with a device that can fit in your pocket.

The BraillePen12 lists for approximately $400.00 USD more than we are selling this unit here, providing one lucky mobile Braille buyer with an almost 50% discount. This price also includes shipping anywhere within the Continental United States. This is a single unit that will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. To be the first to secure this unit, please use the Buy Now link included below.

For more information, or to order offline, email featured@flying-blind.com or call +1 (216) 381-8107 today. We're standing by to assist.

Buy Now - One Gently Used BraillePen12 Braille Display for $495.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3SRPJUYCVEEBW

Greetings,

1) A new course from Hartgen Consultancy covers StationPlaylist, for those current and wannabe Internet broadcasters:

http://www.hartgen.org/splworkshop

2) This CNet post is called "Untangling The Mesh: Everything You Need to Know About Wi-Fi Systems:"

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/untangling-the-mesh-everything-you-need-to-know-about-wi-fi-systems/#ftag=CADf328eec

3A) We have a few recaps from CSUN to report. Here is a review:

http://www.webaxe.org/csun17-review/

3B) Here, we have the "CSUN 2017 Megalist of Presentation Resources for Digital Professionals," courtesy of Dennis Deacon:

http://www.dennisdeacon.com/web-design/accessibility/csun-2017-megalist-presentation-resources-digital-professionals/

3C) Next, "SUN 2017 Conference Recap" from the Microsoft Accessibility Blog:

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility/2017/03/10/csun-2017-conference-recap/

3D) And finally, Cool Blind Tech takes its turn at "Riding the Highlights of CSUN 2017:"

https://coolblindtech.com/riding-the-highlights-of-csun-2017/

4) Microsoft Introduces Project Torino, a way for kids to physically create code by connecting 'pods,' and it's accessible:

https://blogs.microsoft.com/next/2017/03/15/project-torino-microsoft-creates-physical-programming-language-inclusive-visually-impaired-children/#5PpTvPWwVkCrU3he.99

5) If you would like help producing high-quality podcasts or YouTube videos, Linson Productions might be a good resource for you to consider:

http://www.linsonproductions.com

6) The eSight 3 are high-tech glasses that claim to correct for a variety of visual impairments, allowing their wearers to see near and far without latency and to perform normal life tasks visually:

https://www.esighteyewear.com/

7) Its March Madness in the US, when 68 college basketball teams fight for supremacy. Again this year, we have an accessible tournament bracket form:

http://terrillthompson.com/ncaa/

8) This is a cause for some celebration: "Google Has Finally Killed the CAPTCHA:"

http://gizmodo.com/google-has-finally-killed-the-captcha-1793190374

9) Access Technology Institute will offer a free one-hour workshop, "How to Access Ribbons," on Saturday, 18 May 2017 at 23:00 GMT:

http://www.blind.training/free-training/how-to-use-ribbons-workshop/

10) Another experience/opinion piece: "Why I left Android And Came Back to iOS:"

http://www.applevis.com/forum/general-chat/why-i-left-android-and-came-back-ios

11) A new "WordPress Add-On for Google Docs Lets You Post Directly to WordPress From Google Docs:"

https://coolblindtech.com/wordpress-add-on-for-google-docs-lets-you-post-directly-to-wordpress-from-google-docs/

12) Amy Bovaird has written a Book, "Cane Confessions: The Lighter Side to Mobility," and it is available through Amazon, the author's site and elsewhere:

http://www.visionaware.org/blog/visually-impaired-now-what/amy-bovaird-interviewed-about-her-book-cane-confessions-the-lighter-side-to-mobility/12

13) As Blind Bargains approaches their 500th audio post, check out one of the first, with Larry Lewis in 2008 on Bluetooth Braille displays:

http://www.blindbargains.com/b/2615

14) The SAS Graphics Accelerator makes graphical data accessible to the visually impaired by dynamically producing alternative presentations in the form of verbal description, sonification, and tabular data. Ed Summers, a blind engineer and head of the accessibility team at SAS, demos the tools and discusses their use in Eyes on Success Episode #1712:

http://eyesonsuccess.net

******************************************************

Flying Blind, LLC Classified Ads:

******************************************************

1.) One Gently Used BraillePen12 Braille Display for $495.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

Price: $495.00 USD
Savings: Offered here at approximately $400.00 off of its suggested list price.
Contact: http://bit.ly/2mNqzIn.
Description: The BraillePen12 is a wonderful companion for the smartphone or tablet user who wants crisp and responsive Braille on the move. Navigate, read, and write Braille using your favorite mobile app ...

2.) Brand New BrailleNote Apex 32 Cell Notetaker with Perkins Style Braille Keyboard and Executive Products Carrying Case for $2,995.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

Price: $2,995.00 USD
Savings: Offered here at approximately $2,000.00 off of its suggested list price.
Contact: http://bit.ly/2ltLbFV.
Description: Not only do these prices include shipping within the 48 Continental United states, but we're also offering each of our customers a complimentary Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus as well as an ...

3.) Brand New BrailleNote Apex 18 Cell Notetaker with Perkins Style Braille Keyboard and Executive Products Carrying Case for $1,995.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

Price: $1,995.00 USD
Savings: Offered here at approximately $2,000.00 off of its suggested list price.
Contact: http://bit.ly/2lmWYJl.
Description: Not only do these prices include shipping within the 48 Continental United states, but we're also offering each of our customers a complimentary Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus as well as an ...

4.) One MagniLink S Premium Video Magnification System for $1,995.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

Price: $1,995.00 USD
Savings: Offered here at approximately $2,000.00 USD off its suggested list price.
Contact: http://bit.ly/2beNzxK.
Description: The MagniLink S Premium with Full HD (1080p) offers exceptional image quality. With Full HD, even more detail can be viewed in texts and images, giving the sharpest possible image in both ...

******************************************************

Flying Blind, LLC Online Store Highlights:

******************************************************

1.) Beginning Yoga for the Blind and Visually Impaired 5 CD Set - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

Digital Download: $19.95. | 5 CD Set: 31.95 + Shipping
http://blindyoga.net/flying-blind
Flying Blind, LLC is pleased to marry its passion for physical, mental, and spiritual wellness with adaptive technology by partnering with BlindYoga.net, your source for Accessible Yoga Instruction for persons who are blind or vision impaired ...

2.) Welcome to OWAC! Operating Within A Cloud! 'OWAC: Where The Sky's The Limit!' - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

OWAC Onsite = $1,000.00 USD + Pre-approved travel expenses. | OWAC Remote = $500.00 USD
http://bit.ly/OWAC-HTML
The OWAC Professional Development Workshop marries decades of assistive technology know-how with the fast-paced expectations of a predominantly sighted world. Are you serving students ...

3.) '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
http://bit.ly/iOS9-ITC-AFB-FBLLC
This book represents a 'must have' for any direct service provider working with vision impaired consumers who are using iOS technology within their educational or pre-vocational settings ...

4.) Silver Indoor Outdoor Talking Thermometer for $16.95 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

http://bit.ly/1HHaM7I
Indoor and outdoor temperature spoken at the touch of a button, Fahrenheit or Celsius, volume control and on/off switch. LCD visual display can show either indoor or outdoor temperature ...

5.) Perkins Mini Braille Display 16 Cell for $1,495.00 USD Each and 24 Cell for $2,295.00 USD Each - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

http://bit.ly/1l9TSEw
A portable Braille display with more to offer for less money. The Mini provides Braille input and output for PCs, tablets, mobile phones, and gives you that internal notetaking functionality ...

6.) Large Print Address Book for $16.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

http://bit.ly/1Q1LZxC
Spiral bound book. Holds up to 500 address listings. Three address listings per page. Includes 20/20 pen. Durable covers with inside front and back pockets. Alphabetical tabs and ample room ...

7.) Smart Beetle 14 Cell Refreshable Braille Display with Executive Products Carrying Case for $1,275.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

http://bit.ly/1OHltXe
A Pocket-sized Power Pack That Fits Your Lifestyle and Your Budget! Ultra-Portable 14-Cell Braille Display with 5 Simultaneous Bluetooth Connections! Smart Beetle is a 14 Cell Braille ...

8.) Large Print Check Register for $8.75 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

http://bit.ly/1TmcA6r
Spiral bound register helps keep better control of check recording. Contains spaces for 14 entries per full page. Size: 5" x 9" ...

9.) Braille Edge 40 Braille Display with Executive Products Carrying Case for $2,795.00 USD - Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

http://bit.ly/1O5ircy
The most powerful and versatile Braille display, with the features of a basic Notetaker! Manage Your Daily Life! Braille EDGE 40 is not only a most reliable, high-performance refreshable Braille ...

******************************************************

Flying Blind, LLC Subscription Information:
******************************************************

SUBSCRIBE:
Do you, a friend, or colleague wish to receive Flying Blind, LLC Publications? If so, please use or pass along our CAPTCHA-free sign-up link, which is: http://bit.ly/1irUr9E. You can also subscribe to Flying Blind, LLC Publications on the Flying Blind, LLC Website at: http://www.flying-blind.com or by (SMS) texting "FLYINGBLIND" to 22828. Any of these methods will provide you with an accessibly friendly and secure medium through which you can subscribe to our mailing list. Just enter your name and email address, click send, and begin receiving Flying Blind, LLC Publications. It's that easy.

WEBSITE:
Visit Flying Blind, LLC online at http://www.flying-blind.com.

FACEBOOK:
Are you on Facebook? Stop by and "Like" Flying Blind, LLC to begin receiving Flying Blind, LLC Publications as part of your Facebook News Feed: http://www.facebook.com/flyingblindllc.

YOUTUBE:
If audio / video is more your style, you can follow Flying Blind, LLC on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/flyingblindllc.

RSS FEED:
If you prefer an RSS Feed, you can access Flying Blind, LLC Publications as they become available using: http://www.flying-blind.com/feed.xml.

ONLINE STORE:
Shopping for accessible technology? Check out the Flying Blind, LLC Online Store at: http://www.flying-blind.com/store.html. All products offered in the Flying Blind, LLC Online Store are products that Larry L. Lewis, Jr. either personally uses, or publicly endorses. Flying Blind, LLC is proud to offer free Shipping & Handling on all orders over $100.00 USD within the 48 continental United States.

QUESTIONS:
Tidbits are intentionally concise, and we know a lot of people may not understand some items because little explanation is given. If a particular Tidbit brings up a question in your mind, feel free to ask, and we will try to answer as time and knowledge permit.

ARCHIVE
Visit the Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday Archive at: http://bit.ly/tidbitsarchive where you can grab back issues.

CONTENT CONTRIBUTORS:
Any information for future issues of Top Tech Tidbits may be directed to our editor, Dean Martineau, at: topdot@gmail.com.

******************************************************