Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 2, 2015 – Volume 515

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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 2, 2015 – Volume 515
The Week’s News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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To all of our US readers from all of us here at Flying Blind, LLC, we wish you a happy and safe 4th of July Holiday Weekend!

1A) Registration is open for the upcoming term at the Cisco Academy for the Visually Impaired, with a variety of courses available depending on registration count:

1B) Meanwhile, a short course on Microsoft Word starts very soon, so if you act quickly, you may be able to enroll:

2) As a counterpoint to last week’s article about the potential dangers of upgrading to Windows 10, our intrepid researcher suggests reasons why upgrading could be a good idea:

3A) A significant update to Leasey is available, with better searching, customized support for the Outlook 2013 calendar, a game module, and more:

3B) Leasey and JDictate will be available for half price during the first half of July:

3C) Brian Hartgen has written an explanation as to why Leasey does not work with NVDA:

4) The WebAIM project at Utah State University has conducted five surveys of screen reader users, and their results are considered useful. They are now conducting their sixth survey and hope for a wider esponse:

5A) The latest summary of what’s new on AppleVis for the month of June appeared right as July dawned:

5B) Meanwhile, with the release of Apple Music, this podcast gives an introduction to the service:

5C) And MacWorld gives us “Apple Music FAQ: The Ins and Outs of Apple’s New Streaming Music Service:”

6) If you are a sports fan, you are encouraged to visit your favorite team’s web site to experience its accessibility, or lack thereof, then take an accessibility survey at:|MQ|Accessible

7) American Foundation for the Blind has created a 75-minute, $49 webinar on Bioptic Driving for People with Low Vision:

8) Learn about HIMS multi-players on Eyes on Success #1527:

9) Free EASI webinars in July include the Adventure of Creating an Accessible iOS App, July 9, and Creating and Reading Accessible ePub documents, July 16:

10) I am asking all readers, especially Tidbits Contributors, to please note that my (Dean Martineau) email address is changing. The present one brings with it a lot of spam, so I’m closing it. Please write to me going forward at:
[email protected]

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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.

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