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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 319
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) Window-Eyes owners can now purchase Software Maintenance Agreements on time plans and can choose to buy two upgrades rather than three, making them more affordable.

2) Hadley School's Forsythe Center for Entrepreneurship is open for enrollment. It offers several courses, some new to the school's curriculum, to help aspiring business owners.

3) Learn about the Carbonite online backup service on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 27 Sepbember at 00:00.

4) EASI offers a 4-part Fee-based Series on Creating Accessible PDF documents in October, each Tuesday in October at 18:00 GMT.

5) News from the Serotalk site: Podcasts now appear weekly, and are always worth the listen. In addition, a new podcast, That Android Show is the newest podcast on the SeroTalk Podcast Network:
The first of a four-part MacBook Air Review: Part 1: Specs and performance is now available.
The main site, for all this and more, is:

6) It being autumn in North america, the public beta for the next version of JAWS, version 13, is available for all to try.
The FSCast for September, 2011 features a discussion of the new features, including built-in OCR for reading graphical PDF documents and DVD menus among other things.
Jamal Mazrui has not tarried in making the documentation for the newest version available as an archive of structured text files.

7) Richard Baldwin has created a drawing program for blind students. Version 0.0.8 is now posted and available for free and immediate download at:

8) This post to the Google Blog discusses Google's accessibility efforts and commitments.
The NFB Access Technology Blog discusses the improvements.

9) Larry Lewis will present a free webinar on Friday, 30 September at 18:00 GMT entitled "Apple, Braille, The Classroom, and You!" It will focus on the increasing use of Apple devices within the classroom and how low cost, wireless, refreshable Braille can turn these devices into alternatives to traditional notetaking options.

10) We'll end with a wealth of tantalizing items from the Gizmo site: Best Free Right-Click Context Menu Extensions list
Free Online Tool To Remove Line Breaks, Convert to HTML and More
Best Free Boilerplate Text Manager
Best Free Outlook Add-ins
Best Free Web Site Ripper
Best Free Windows Driver Backup
Gizmo's Guide to Securing Your PC
Best Windows Freeware/Shareware Download Sites
Three Tricks to Make the Windows "Send To" Feature Even More Useful
Dangerous Downloads on Legitimate Websites & Search Engines
Three More Ways to Make Your Favorite Folder Easy to Access in Windows 7
Correlate. A Fascinating New Research Tool From Google

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