[bct] Fw: top tech tidbits for Thursday, October 13, 2005

  • From: "Lynnette" <superlynne@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 22:30:36 -0400

Thought folks on the list might be interested in this list.  If so, there's
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> We grieve for the suffering in South Asia from the recent earthquake.
> Gada.be is an innovative web search tool conceived by Chris Perillo.  It
> returns its results as both rss feeds and links, and is ideal both for
> users of portable devices and desktops.  I have done a demonstration of
> the
> service for Sound Computing.  Subscribers, enjoy!  Others, subscribe any
> time!
> Window-Eyes 5.5 Beta 2 is now available with bug fixes and some new
> features, including  Support for Outlook 2003 Auto Complete  Multiple
> Soundcards Supported with DECtalk Access 32 and Support for Windows XP
> Media Edition Media Center Application. http://www.gwmicro.com/beta
> Yahoo now has a podcast directory and search service.
> http://podcasts.yahoo.com/
> If you haven't looked at lately, Larry Skutchan's BlindCoolTech podcast
> has
> grown considerably and now receives submissions from many users
> reviewing
> equipment, giving sound-seeing tours, and discussing their careers.  You
> can subscribe to the podcast or download individual programs.
> www.blindcooltech.com
> Goalball One on One is a new game from the Audio Network which costs $25
> US, 21.55 Euros or 14.99 pounds.  An audio demonstration is available at
>   http://www.yrguk.com/disk/welcome.htm
> For more information write to Bill at
> bill@xxxxxxxxx
> Accessible and Usable PDF Documents: Techniques for Document Authors is
> a
> $150 four-part clinic provided by EASI.  There is also a free overview
> on
> Thursday 20 October at 19:00 UTC, 14:00 Eastern. To learn more,
> http://easi.cc/forms/pdf-series.htm
> WBView is a $59.95 program designed for searching and reading books on
> the US NLS WebBraille system.  version 2.0 of the program is out and it
> offers
> many features for users of the service.  A fifteen-day trial version is
> available.
> http://www.wb-view.com/
> Radio communication enthusiasts will want to know about The Radio
> Reference http://www.radioreference.com/index.php
> iZoomMouse is a magnification program that lets low vision users use a
> mouse effectively by magnifying a portion of the screen to the desired
> size.  The web site for the program is
> http://www.sitex.com.ua/en/products/iZoomMouse
> SoundsGood.com is a new source for audio books, newspapers and
> broadcasts.  Buyers can purchase individual items or an annual
> subscription
> for $19.95 which allows two downloads per month plus two free books, and
> some free titles are available.
> http://www.soundsgood.com/
> John Wilson will be auctioning his line of From the Keyboard tutorials,
> so
> that the winner will have the full rights to sell the packages.  the
> auction will be held on BlindTreasures
> http://www.blindtreasures.com/auction
> One of many programs designed to remove pops and crackles from vinyl
> records that you have converted to digital is depopper, available for
> $18
> US with a free 30-day trial
> www.depopoer.com
> Australian readers will appreciate a visit to the Online Books Page,
> which,
> among many other digital books, contains some which are only available
> for
> download in Australia.
> http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/
> If you want to extract the sound from a dvd movie, a free choice to
> achieve
> this is Dvd Decoder, from
> http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/dvd_decrypt
> er.cfm
> The National Braille Press reference card for Word 2003 mentioned last
> week
> is actually for Word 2002.
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