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Top Tech tidbits for Thursday, May 11, 2006
1) If you use an Optacon, you may not know that it is still possible to get Optacons repaired. If you have need for a repair, send e-mail to oehmelec@xxxxxxx and describe your situation including your geographic whereabouts, so that you can be referred to the most appropriate repair situation.
2) Mp3 Clip is a program designed to split and join mp3 files and to digitize analog recordings. the full version used to cost money; now it is freeware. http://www.oxrud.com/mp3clip/
3) If you live in the UK, you can listen to a book-reading radio station called Oneword: http://www.oneword.co.uk/
4) Jamal Mazrui has upgraded his text and programming editor Textpal, fixing bugs and adding features. http://www.empowermentzone.com/palsetup.exe
5) Here is a web site for blind radio enthusiasts: http://www.radioenthusiast.com/visually_impaired_radio_enthusiasts.htm
6) Here is an article describing the transition of a Cold War technology laboratory into a lab seeking ways to make everybody items accessible to the disabled: http://www.wired.com/news/wireservice/%200,70835-0.html?tw=rss.technology
7) Here is a web site devoted to accessing the popular Firefox browser: http://www.accessfirefox.com/
8) For years, US citizens have been able to access braille books and magazines electronically through the National Library Service for the Blind's Web Braille service. Now, NLS has abruptly discontinued the service for an unannounced length of time. One librarian has recommended that those who are concerned about this situation should address e-mail to Judith dixon jdix@xxxxxxx and NLS director Frank Kurt Cylke, fcyl@xxxxxxx)
9) Here is an article about Future Web Access and Current Problems: http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=111219&source=NLT_PM&nlid=8
10) WhereCreativitySoars is a mailing list where blind writers can share their creative writing and receive comments from others. to join, send a blank message to WhereCreativitySoars-subscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
11) Another new mailing list is the Secondhand-zone, for buying, selling and trading used equipment. For information, go to the web site: http://www.moving-mountains.com/
12) Assistive Technology Center has made a video demo of their AdvantEdge Reader. to receive this demo as an mp3 video file, e-mail support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
13) this page contains a large number of easily-accessible links to freeware programs http://100-downloads.com/
14) This article about the Webbie! awards comes from AbilityMaine: http://www.abilitymaine.org/webby.html
15) You can listen to several presentations from this January's ATIA conference at no charge, and to all available presentations for $49.00 http://www.atiaonline.org/
16) Accessibility reviews of MonkeyTerm version Unknown and APH Talking Clock version Unknown have been added to the AccessWatch database http://www.accesswatch.info/
We end with three technology-related job announcements:
17) California's Sensory Access Foundation is seeking an Access Technology Specialist. e-mail Maria King mking@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
18) University of Denver is seeking an Assistive Technology Specialist: http://www.du.edu/hr/employment
19) London's Brunel University is hiring an Assistive Technology Advisor. http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/job/cdata/Professional
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