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

  • From: "Maria" <malyn87@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 14:25:56 -0500

Hi Beth.  When I clicked on the link for the milestone recorder, it said
"page cannot be displayed, cannot find server".

Maria

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "beth" <fb-oe@xxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 11:02 AM
Subject: [bct] Fw: Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 9, 2006


> 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.
> Beth
>
> > 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
> field
> > 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
> here
> > 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 7.0.5.4.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Visit the Tidbits page at www.topdotenterprises.com/tidbits.htm where
> > you can subscribe to the rss feed and grab back issues.  All that
> > welcome information for future issues can come to me at
> > dean@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
> >
> >
> > That's the news for this week.
> >
> > Feel fre to forward intact copies of this newsletter, so others can
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> >
> > If you have a news item, handy web page or piece of software you want to
> recommend,  concerning adaptive technology, technology as it relates to
the
> blind, or Internet audio, send it to me for inclusion next time.
> >
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> >
> > Inclusion of information in tttt does not imply any endorsement of
> products or services mentioned, or even that the content of the
announcement
> is accurate.  (Often, I do not verify the accuracy of the announcements.)
> Having said this, most are accurate and useful.
> >
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> >
> > Dean Martineau
> > Top Dot Enterprises
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