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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 294
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Learn about the latest developments with the SARA Scan and Read Appliance as well as with MAGic from Freedom Scientific on GMT Tuesday, 7 February at 01:00 on Tek Talk.

2) the December and January issues of FSCast constitute a two-part tutorial on using JAWS with iTunes.

3) Recent issues of windows Secrets have contained lead articles about windows 7:
10 great 'Do these first' tweaks for Windows 7
Four free programs to help control Windows 7
Seven simple steps for setting up Windows 7

4) AT&T Labs - Research, with the cooperation of the standards committee on text-to-speech synthesis systems of the Acoustical Society of America, is running a web-based experiment to evaluate the intelligibility of synthesized speech for people who have been legally blind from six years of age or younger.

5) There's a lot of new material on the NFB Access Technology Blog: Two posts concerning the Kindle Pc Software from Amazon, several posts about discoveries made at the Consumer Electronics Show, and an article about the accessibility of online music services.

6) The February, 2011 Braille Monitor contains an article entitled DAISY: What is it and Wny use it

7) The January issue contains an article entitled Making Cell Phones Accessible Computers in Our Pockets Must Talk

8) A lot of good material from Gizmo this week: they discuss A Free Security Software Service That Will Wow You

9) they offer A Quick Way To Install Dozens Of Free Apps

10) To commemorate Data Privacy Day: they offer Tips, Tools, Tricks, and Add-ons

11) They explain How to Check Which Programs Are Phoning Home From Your PC

12) We can learn How To Detect Drivers for Unknown Devices in Windows

13) And, assuming any of this site is accessible, they offer news of a Free Brain-Training Game that Claims To Improve Your Memory

14) HumanWare is giving away a Victor Reader Stream and a SmartView Pocket.

15) The SeroTalk crew gives us another crack at ATIA 2011 highlights in podcast 60. Many more interviews from the conference can be found on their site.

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