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In this episode, Erin demonstrates the versatility of a text-to-speech application called Voice Dream Reader for iOS. To find out more information about the product please visit the developer’s website at VoiceDream.com and purchase the iOS application by visiting iTunes, click here. If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!

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iOS Without the Eye Cover

In this DemoCast, Erin demonstrates iBooks version 3.1.3 for iOS 7.0.3. She also interviews Jonathan Mosen about his new book iOS 7 Without the Eye. You can purchase this book in Braille and Daisy formats from The National Braille Press. You can learn more about Jonathan and his various ventures at Mosen.org, follow him on Twitter @JonathanMosen, and check out MushroomFM.com for the world’s widest variety of music.

By the way, check out Erin’s show, The Melting Pot, on MushroomFM.com, Sundays from 7PM to 10PM Eastern.

If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!

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In episode 26 Erin demonstrates the new BARD Mobile app for iOS, developed by the National Library Service (NLS) in the United States. This app allows you to download specially-produced NLS books to your iDevice of choice. You can download the app on iTunes by clicking here. For further information on using the BARD Mobile app, please read the BARD Mobile Application User Guide. Erin also discusses how to share BARD books via Dropbox.

Sign-up for a free Dropbox account here.

To download Dropbox for iOS on iTunes, click here.

Visit the BARD Catalog by clicking here.

For BARD Mobile Support, click here.

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In this democast, Erin discusses the new updates to the Braille Edge 40 Braille Display manufactured by HIMS Inc. You can find out more information about the update by visiting The HIMS Website Additionally, Erin also introduces the new custom case for the Braille Edge sold by Executive ProductsExecutive Products Inc. If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!

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In this DemoCast, Erin discusses the “StandScan Portascanr”, a portable stand for scanning with your mobile phone, i.e. any phone with a camera and scanning application. She also gives quick demonstrations of several scanning applications for Apple iOS devices, including SayText, Prizmo, and ZoomReader. For more information about the Standscan, including pricing and availability, visit them on the web or follow Standscan Portascanr on Twitter.

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This democast discusses the Amazon Kindle app for iOS. Erin also introduces the Kindle Cloud Reader and discusses various device management options. To keep up-to-date concerning Kindle developments, you can follow The Amazon Kindle Team on Twitter (@AmazonKindle). You should also check out many places on the web to find other book bargains (click here).

Get the Kindle App via iTunes

If you are an avid reader, please check out our other podcast, Book Hoarders Anonymous and follow @BookHoarders on Twitter.

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In this DemoCast, Erin discusses some of the ways in which to use an iDevice with a Braille Display. She uses a Braille Edge 40 from HIMS International to give the demonstration. For a list of some of the most common Braille commands for iOS, visit Apple’s VoiceOver Support Page. For another Tech Access DemoCast detailing other functions of the Braille Edge, listen to Tech Access DemoCast 7.

Visit the HIMS Braille EDGE 40 Page for more Information

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In this democast, Erin demonstrates some of the online tools and external applications available in version 13 of the Kurzweil 1000 scanning and reading software. for more information, visit Kurzweil Educational Systems. If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!

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In this democast, Erin reviews and describes the Lenovo Thinkpad X230. A written review of this durable and lightweight laptop can be found on the Engadget website.

Visit Lenovo.com for X230 Specifications

If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!

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Please join Erin and Rodney for the 3rd Annual Melting Pot Show New Year’s Eve Extravaganza 2012 as they countdown to 2013! They’ll be playing current hits as well as your all-time party favorites. Grab a red solo cup and head on over to the Home of the Fun Guys, MushroomFM.com, on Monday, December 31st at 11PM as the party begins!

When: December 31, 2012
Time: 11PM to 1AM Eastern
Where: MushroomFM.com

Follow the show on Twitter @MeltingPotShow and visit the show page at MushroomFM.com/MeltingPot.

Please excuse the feed cross-postings!

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