[bct] Fw: Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 9, 2006

  • From: "beth" <fb-oe@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 11:02:31 -0500

I get this every Thursday, so may many of you, but there were some things
we've been discussing in this one, so I sent along the newsletter this time.

> Top Tech tidbits for Thursday, February 9, 2006
> 1) Shaun Everiss has started a mailing list, primarily but not
> exclusively for discussing old computer equipment.  to join, send a
> message to the address below, and put the word subscribe in the subject
> techrubbish-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 2) The American Foundation for the Blind will publish the
> first  AccessWorld Guide to Assistive Technology Products.  the book
> will appear in March on disk and in print and will cost $24.95.
> 3)  Independent Living Aids, in conjunction, I believe, with a Swiss
> organization, is marketing the Milestone mp3 player/recorder for
> $365.00.  the unit features accessible navigation and the ability to
> store audio files in its 256 megs of built-in memory or on a cf
> card.  You can listen to a presentation on the device and read more
> about it here:
> http://accessible-devices.com/milestonerecorder.html
> 4)  Top Speed2 is a car racing game with impressive sound effects and
> an enthusiastic community of players.  the game is free from
> http://playinginthedark.net/
> 5) Gw Micro, maker of window-Eyes,  and Libera, maker of the System
> 7, a case management application, have announced that they have
> collaborated to make this case management system accessible to blind
> social service employees.
> 6)  A new mailing list for those interested in learning to write
> scripts for JAWS has been created, called Scriptography.  Read about it
> http://lists.the-jdh.com/listinfo.cgi/scriptography-the-jdh.com
> 7)  OPAL and LibraryU present the Day of the Digital Audio Book on
> Ghursday, 16 February.  Presentations and self-paced modules will
> take place throughout the day.  Free, but registration requested:
> http://learning.libraryu.org/LULiveReg/LULiveReg.asp
> 8) window-Eyes users report that the menu system in the cd burning
> program Nero Burning Rom, which was formerly not accessible, now
> works wel in window-Eyes with version
> 9)   The February, 2006 issue of the Braille Monitor contains a
> review of the three accessible gps systems available for blind travelers:
> http://www.nfb.org/bm/bm06/bm0602/bm060206.htm
> 10)  If By Phone is a new interactive phone service trying to get
> started.  You can call the US toll-free number 866-350-9836 or visit
> http://www.ifbyphone.com/
> 11)  I got the month wrong for the AccessTechnologyInstitute
> presentation on the Audacity audio editor, but not the day.  You
> haven't missed it! It's coming up on Tuesday, 14 February at 01:00
> GMT. I always give times in  GmT, and this event takes place at the
> beginning of Tuesday even though North Americans will experience it
> on Monday.
> 12)  Jonathan Mosen shares a link to a site that contains the audio
> feeds for all the many BBC channels in one accessible place.
> http://dave.org.uk/streams/
> 13)  In the 30 January entry on his blog, Jonathan discussed software
> designed to turn gext into mp3 or other digital audio formats so one
> can listen to it in a portable player, burn it to cd, and such.
> http://www.mosenexplosion.com/
> Thanks to those who reported the problem with the web edition last
> time.  It was corrected during the week.
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> That's the news for this week.
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