[blindza] Fw: Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, January 12, 2012 - Volume 335

  • From: "Jacob Kruger" <jacobk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "NAPSA Blind" <blind@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, "BlindZA" <blindza@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 09:50:13 +0200

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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 334
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Dear Jacob,

1) The In Touch program from the BBC presented an installment on the latest 
mobile phones and what they offer the visually impaired.

2) The British Computer Association of the Blind (BCAB) offers a CD containing 
tutorials for using Windows 7, Windows Live Mail, the Internet, and Word 2010, 
all with JAWS 11 and above, all available in DAISY, text, html and audio 
formats. Only available on cd, the disk costs 60 pounds for non-members, 25 
pounds for members, or 46 pounds 50 pence, which gives you the disk and a 

3) In BGZ Podcast #51: Rick Harmon Demonstrates the RII Mini Bluetooth Keyboard.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1581531/BGZ051.mp3 #Audio

4) And in BGZ Podcast #52, he talks about the NewTrent 7000mah USB battery.

5) Applevis is inviting and storing podcasts, and a recent one features a 
Review and Walk-Through of an iOS app called Voice Changer Plus.

6) Starting January 12 EASI is providing a 4-part webinar series on creating 
accessible Powerpoints. Read more and ask about the scholarship, register for 
the series as a member or register and pay online for this fee-based series.

7) David Bales has written a guide to Windows Live Mail 2011. It includes a 
detailed description of how to use the ribbons in this program using either the 
standard windows keystrokes or the Jaws virtual ribbon. It's available here:

8) Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, January 17 will feature a side-by-side comparison 
of the experience of using iTunes on a Mac and in Windows.

9) This article is entitled 14 Websites to Convert Youtube files to MP3 Online.

10) Ian Humphreys announces the release of the 19th game in the Blind Gamers 
series, BG Master Mind 1.0. To request this free game, write to:

11) Skwire Software produces a free and very accessible program to add hotkeys 
to various media players. As an example, you could open the program and assign 
Windows-P to play a file in Winamp. URL is:

12) Sprint now offers the Mobile Accessibility package developed by Code 
Factory for free to its Sprint and some of its Boost Mobile customers who use 
android phones.

13) Here is An In Depth Analysis of HTML5 Multimedia and Accessibility

14) This LowVisionBureau blog entry and podcast discusses one of the options 
for accessible use of Twitter.

15) T&T Consultancy announces that J-Tools version 5, to provide compatibility 
with jaws 13, is now available.

16) GW Micro sales manager and trainer, Marc Solomon, was recently interviewed 
by the Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS) and the interview is scheduled to 
air on GMT Sunday, 15 January, 2012, at 01:03 during the Technology Talk radio 
show. If you would like to listen to the radio show live, you can access the 
GaRRS Audio Stream Listen Page at:
If you can't make it to the live broadcast, you can access an archive of the 
audio recording at:
http://garrs.info/programs/SPECIAL EDITIONS/index.html

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