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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 318
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) The August, 2011 issue of the Gw Insider has been posted, featuring an interview with a well-known officer in the Indian army.

2) The August 24, 2011 viewpoints podcast discusses advanced features of JAWS.
the main URL for Viewpoints is

3) In addition to the two paid sessions already mentioned here, EASI is offering two free webinars during September: Tobi: a software tool to author DAISY multimedia, Tuesday, 20 September at 17:00 GMT, and Practical comparison of screen readers, using scenario based user testing, Wednesday, 28 September at 17:00 GMT

4) The GPSAthon is Sendero's innovative and somewhat radical pricing experiment. they will combine purchases worldwide for GPS systems running on the BrailleNote, VoiceNote, Braille Sense or Voice Sense until the end of the year and give everybody a quantity discount depending on how many people buy. People who commit to buy a system will save at least $500 from the usual price and perhaps more depending on how many people buy.

5) J-Tools version 4.2 is available. This provides J-Tools functionality for JAWS 12.0.1170 and (if appropriate) Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5.

6) Optelec invites Braille display users to fill out an online survey about their Braille display usage and what features and functionality they would like to have included in future Braille displays. Optelec will draw names of 5 survey participants who will receive a gift card worth $50. Your answers will be treated confidentially. Answering this questionnaire will take about 15 minutes.

7) Recent Viewpoints broadcastsinclude Blind Friendly Games and Toys
and Hot spot Clicker, a JAWS tool we haven't mentioned lately, that allows for customizing JAWS

8) With Serotalk podcast 76, podcasts will appear weekly and contain more product reviews. This one contains lots of disaster preparedness info as well as the usual tech news you probably want all in one place.

9) Here are some of the latest offerings from the gizmo site, This Mail Attachment Downloader Could Be Very Useful Indeed
Best Free Online Backup Sites
Best Free CD / DVD Burning Software
editors' Choice List: Our Selection of the Best PC Freeware
Best Free Wi-Fi Network Finder Utility

10) The NFB Access Technology Blog comments on DocuScan Plus

11) Robert Carter demonstrates the JamBox, a very interesting bluetooth speaker that can turn most phones into good speakerphones.

12) The Carroll Center has launched two free online courses on diabetes management. One is for patients and families
and the other for professionals

13) The Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the blind and Vision Impaired is recruiting for a computer instructor position.

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