Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 298
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) Fred's Head offers us a Portable Handheld Electronic Video Magnifiers Comparison
2) SeroTalk Tech Chat 91 bore the title Accessible Online Games with Sound for the Blind
3) Chip Orange is offering free weekly classes on programming, particularly related to Window-Eyes scripting. These are offered via TeamTalk, and are archived. For information about access to the live programs, write to
The archives are located at
4) T&T Consultancy now offers individualized JAWS scripting for programs you want to use. You first pay for an evaluation of the situation, then receive an estimate of the cost to script. They may expand to other formats. e-mail
5) JAWS scripts for the Online Bible program are now available on
6) Last week's Gw Insider broadcast was canceled because of inclement weather. It will take place on Thursday, 3 March at 19:00 GMT. It will be archived.
7) Code Factory announces Mobile Accessibility for Android, which is both a suite of ten accessible programs such as web browser, e-mail program and more and a screen reader for the phones. It supports all Android phones from version 2.1 and above, and works with touch screens and keyboards. It is only available in English now, and costs $95 from the Android market. A 30-day demo is available. Video and audio demos can be heard here:
and the user guide is at
8) Learn about accessible and affordable audio players that use Rockbox on Tek Talk on Tuesday, 8 March at 01:00 GMT.
9) A release candidate for the next version of NVDA, version 2011.1, is now available for all to try.
10) The Cobra screen reader, made by Baum Retec Ag of Germany, is now available from Bay Area Digital. the screen reader works with modern programs and systems and has built-in OCR for reading difficult screens. It comes in versions that support braille, screen enlargement and speech output.
11) HumanWare will hold a series of webinars on the Apex family of products. All are on Thursdays at 20:30 GMT:
Keysoft 9.1, What's New and What People are Saying, 3 March
Using the Apex as a Braille Display, 24 March
Improved Connectivity with KeySoft 9.1, 7 April
Reading and interpreting Word Documents with KeySoft 9.1, 21 April
KeySoft 9.1 - Expand your Book Reading Options, 5 May
Pairing your Apex with Popular Apple Devices, 19 May
Archives will be available here:
12) AccessTechnologyInstitute offers Immersion to Word 2010 tutorials for JAWS and Window-Eyes. Each downloadable tutorial costs $75.
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