Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 304
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) The May, 2012 Braille Monitor contains an article entitled Access to Electronic Books, a Comparative Review
2) Here is a Fred's Head post entitled Tips to Buying Food Online: Accessible Resources
3) John Martyn is working on JAWS scripts called BlindTunes to improve the accessibility of iTunes for JAWS users. The scripts are being tested now and you can test them. Send an e-mail with the word "subscribe" in the subject to join the mailing list
and go to this page for information:
4) The May, 2011 issue of AccessWorld is now available, including Some Suggestions for Products for Seniors with Vision Loss, AFB’s Center on Vision Loss: A Showcase of Accessibility and Independence in Daily Living, Tips on Buying a Computer and Optimizing its Display for Computer Users with Low Vision, Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin, An Evaluation of the Milestone 312, The Jitterbug is Back: A Review of the Jitterbug J, and Guide Software, Revisited.
5) Here is a rather disquieting article about the accessibility, and lack of it, for some users of Internet Explorer 9.
6) HumanWare has updated its line of portable CD DAISY book players by releasing the HumanWare Stratus.
7) National Braille Press is developing a portable braille device, a combination notepaper, smart phone, and PDA. they have chosen four possible names, and welcome votes for one of them or suggest your own.
8) HumanWare is hiring a Blindness Product Specialist.
9) Serotek announces that DocuScan Plus OCR is now available for the Mac, in the Mac App Store and from the below site. The $299 price entitles the user to use the cloud-based scanning program on both platforms.
10) Michael Lauf and Ricky Enger are out with SeroTalk Podcast 67, covering their usual range of topics.
11) SeroTalk Tech Chat 100 was a Microsoft Windows Q&A
12) Recent updates to the Gizmo site include: Get This 170-page Windows 7 E-Book For Free
Everything You Need To Know About Batteries
13) HIMS invites people with low vision to enter on their site by the end of May to win a free SenseView Light.
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