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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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This democast demonstrates and discusses BARD, the Braille and Audio Reading Download Service available to patrons of the U.S. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Erin talks about many of the recent major changes and updates to the site. She also talked with Shannon Curry, a fellow BARD patron, about her impressions. For more about Shannon, visit her blog here and follow @bardsong on Twitter. Shannon and Erin also host a podcast called Book Hoarders Anonymous, dedicated to reading of all kinds. Visit BHAPodcast.com to download the latest episode. 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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This democast runs through the installation of Kurzweil 1000 version 13, the latest scanning and reading software for the visually impaired produced by target=new Kurzweil Educational Systems, a subsidiary of target=new Cambium Learning Technologies Cambium Learning Technologies. We also discuss some of the new features in this version. If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to

Visit the Kurzweil 1000 Version 13 for Windows Page

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This demonstration will look at the iOS 6 (version 1.5.6), web and Windows 7 interfaces of Dropbox (, a file-sharing and sync service. If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!

Sign-Up for a Free Dropbox Account here!

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This democast discusses various improvements and enhancements in iOS 6, Apple’s relatively new mobile operating system. We also take a look at the design of the new iPhone 5 and a customized case from Otterbox.

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For a list of the new features in iOS6, visit Apple’s software page

If you are interested in the various Voiceover improvements, visit The
Mac-cessibility Blog

Visit Otterbox.com for iPhone 5 accessories

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This demonstration is a very special presentation that we prepared for Spacial Audio, makers of SAM Broadcaster, to provide information about their new SAM Vibe product that is designed with the visually impaired in mind. SAM Vibe provides a friendly user interface for the novice to intermediate broadcaster to create their own Internet radio station in the cloud. Spacial provides a free account so that you can get started immediately. If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!

Visit SAMVibe.com

Visit Spacial.com

View the Official Press Release of SAM Vibe

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This democast discusses aids to navigate an iOS device. We discuss the screen protectors sold by Speed Dots as well as various basic commands for bluetooth keyboards. If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!

To find out more information about the products sold by Speed Dots for iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad, please visit SpeedDots.com, follow them on Twitter @SpeedDots, and “Like” them on Facebook by visiting Facebook.com/SpeedDots.

To find out about purchasing an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard, please visit Store.Apple.com and if you’d like a list of VoiceOver commands visit HLLF.com.

If you are looking for a case to carry your Apple Bluetooth keyboard, we like the InCase Origami Workstation that we reviewed in Tech Access Daily Tip #200.

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