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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 295
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

Distributed by Flying Blind, LLC

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1) window-Euyes public beta 7.5 is available, offering better access to Microsoft office 2010, access to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, access to the beta of Internet Explorer 9, and an improved user interface among other improvements.

2) AccessWorld for February, 2011 is now available. It features a review of DocuScan Plus, an accessibility check of the Yahoo toolbars, and more

3) Tek Talk features two useful features on GMT tTuesday, 15 February at 01:00. You can learn about the Hope interface that makes the Pandora music service accessible, and also how to use a Bluetooth keyboard with your i-devices.

4) Comprehensive information about the upcoming CSUN conference in March is available on a web page with all the extraneous links removed.
A structured text file version is at

5) Robert Schifreen recently wrote a 350-page book, all about how to create web sites from scratch with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL. The accessible pdf has been freely available. Soon you'll be able to browse the book online but the pdf will cost, so grab it while it's free.

6) Gizmo tells us about A Handy Windows Troubleshooting Tool that's Free For Non-Commercial Use

7) The Best Guide to Anonymous Surfing on the Web has been updated.

8) Gizmo tells us about a program that helps you save on printer ink, and you can get a free license.

9) Fred's Head gives us Tips to Buying Food Online: Accessible Resources

10) From them, we also learn about the availability of Hotmail alias accounts so you can have five and eventually more e-mail accounts per address.

11) SeroTalk Tech Chat 88brings us This Month in Access Technology for January 2011

12) J-Tools version 4 is released. Compatible with JAWS version 12, new features include viewing text notes in the jaws virtual viewer, easily select between multiple Outlook 2010 accounts, support for Outlook 2010 calendar including all views, new shortcuts and contacts facility and much much more. Learn about the upgrade and listen to the podcast on the TandT Consultancy page:

13) Bay Area Digital announces an upgrade to the Pronto notetaker. Software Version 3.2 brings EloQuence speech, Added email functionality for sending and receiving attachments and the Ability to handle both .doc and .docx files along with other improvements.

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