Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 300
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) The makers of Blio, the recently-launched reading system, are back again to convince us of its promise. You can learn about it on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 22 March at 00:00.
2. The March, 2011 issue of the Braille Monitor contains an article entitled Blio: A Formative Technology of the Twenty-First Century
3. Window-Eyes version 7.5 has now been released, including a completely re-designed (and much more intuitive) user interface, full UIA support, support for Internet Explorer 9 and Windows Live Mail/Windows Live Messenger 2011, plus a brand new Remote Assistance feature and more.
4. GW Micro and Duxbury Systems announce a collaboration that provides unparalleled access to Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) and Perky Duck using Window-Eyes. This app is available from App Central, formerly known as Script Central.
5) The posts for March 15, 2011 on Fred's Head give various information about ways to access and learn about March Madness, the big NCAA basketball tournament that starts in earnest today.
6) Thanks to Fred's Head, we also learn about PostalShout, a company that, for a fee, lets you write letters at home and send to them so they can mail them on paper.
7) This Gizmo post gives lots of information about finding online radio streams, especially, though not exclusively, classical stations.
8) They also give us an updated version of The Best Free Security List in the World
9) Not to mention an Updated list of Free Business Books Online
10) The final nugget from Gizmo is an article describing Hundreds of Free, Fascinating Talks Online
11) Here is an audio tutorial from Bay Area Digital discussing how to use the Pronto notetaker with a cell phone.
12) Bay Area Digital also offers a DAISY version of the manual for the Cobra screen reader
as well as a text version
13) SeroTalk Podcast 63 covers a wide array of current tech news.
Serotek will have coverage of the CSUN Conference, with interviews and news, through 21 March.
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