Top Tech Tidbits

This Week’s Featured Advertisement: Gently Used ViewPlus EmBraille Embossers for $1,500.00 USD Each – Flying Blind, LLC Online Store

This is a perfect embosser for personal use, or for any student that is on the go and in need of an embosser that is capable of producing graphics at an affordable price. These units (with 7 units available for purchase at release on 02/18/2016 at 3:30 AM EST) have been used primarily for sales demonstrations only, are all in excellent condition, and our price includes shipping within the 48 Continental United States. This means that you save close to $600.00 USD each, while purchasing an embosser that will meet all of your Braille hard copy needs including high-quality single sided Braille, tractor-fed, quality tactile graphics. These 7 units will be sold on a first come, first serve basis, so please act now while supplies last! To be the first to secure one or all of these units please use the Buy Now link included below. For more information, or to order this product offline, email featured@flying-blind.com or call +1 (216) 381-8107 today!

Buy Now – Gently Used ViewPlus EmBraille Embossers for $1,500.00 USD Each – Flying Blind, LLC Online Store
http://bit.ly/1Xzjxnv

1) The February 2016 issue of AccessWorld hit the web today. The articles within it include: “A Day in the Life: Technology that Assists a Visually Impaired Person Throughout the Day,” “An Overview Survey of Home Appliance Accessibility,” “Reading Remains Fundamental with the Help of NFB-Newsline,” “The AFB Center on Vision Loss: A Showcase of Accessibility and Independence in Daily Living,” “Accessible Personal Finance: ‘Dollars and Sense’ for Blind and Low-Vision Seniors,” “Out of Sight or Out of Sound: There Is Always a Way. Living with a Secondary Hearing Impairment,” “Best Android Apps for People with Low Vision,” “Cruising as a Senior with a Visual Impairment: How to Get the Most Out of Your Adventure,” and “Wrap-up Report from CES 2016.”
http://afb.org/aw

2) Chris Hofstader has written an expose about organizations that may be unethically suing businesses in the name of web site accessibility.
(Disclaimer: Flying Blind, LLC neither endorses nor disputes the opinions expressed in this article.)
http://chrishofstader.com/stop-the-ada-trolls/

3) We have a new “Tech Doctor Podcast,” “Apple Accessories Error 53 and New Mac Software:”
http://drcarter.com

4) MAGic version 13.1 offers better localization, support for Microsoft Office 2016, enhanced web browsing and more:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/Magic/MagicWhatsNew#Enhancements

5) BGR brings us “Secret OS X Keyboard Shortcuts That Will Turn Anyone into a Power User:”
http://bgr.com/2016/02/14/secret-os-x-keyboard-shortcuts/

6) The release of the first new version of NVDA for 2016 is nearly upon us. The ‘Release Candidate’ is out, demonstrating the new features, such as audio ducking, improvements to Braille output and Braille display support, several significant fixes to Microsoft Office support, and fixes to browse mode in iTunes:
http://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2016-1rc1-released/

7) Joseph Lee demonstrates the new features (of the ‘Release Candidate’ for the first new version of NVDA for 2016) in version 2016.1, especially audio ducking:
http://www.nvda-kr.org/files/NVDA%202016.1.mp3

8) AMC, Regal, and Cinemark offer audio description technology at their theaters for first-run movies. Check out ACB’s Audio Description Project for info on audio description at movie theaters and contact your local theater to see if they offer this service:
http://www.acb.org/adp/movies.html

9) Here you can find listings of DVDs and Blu-ray Discs With Audio Description in 2016:
http://www.acb.org/adp/dvds.html

10) This message from Apple Support explains how to find audio-described content in the iTunes store:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205742

11) Don’t miss Blind Bargains Qast #51:
http://blindbargains.com/bargains.php?m=14804

12) Here’s a list of emoticons and their meaning:
http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-figure-out-what-an-emoticon-means/

13) Episode 1508 of Eyes on Success introduces us to The Blind Cook:
http://eyesonsuccess.net

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s