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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 323
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication

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1) The October, 2011 issue of accessWorld is now available, featuring articles about employment, a review of the Braille Sense OnHand, a discussion of the new AccessWorld app for the iPhone, and more.

2) John Martin has updated his BlindTunes JAWS scripts for the latest version of iTunes.

3) AccessTalk is a new technology-related podcast from the UK.

4) There have been a lot of improvements in the accessibility of IOS5, the latest version of the operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod. One way for users of earlier versions to learn about the changes is via Kevin Chao's Unofficial VoiceOver Change Log, which can be downloaded as a short DAISY book.

5) A recording of the HumanWare webinar on the new Brailliant braille displays is available here:

6) You can also learn about the Brailliants on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 25 October at 00:00.

7) A new mailing list has been formed to discuss accessibility of the new SiriusXM player, both to discuss strategies to access the online channels and other services and to strategize on ways of dealing with the company. To join send a blank message to

8) The October 13, 2011 post to the NFB Access Technology Blog discusses the Ibis Reader, a cross-platform program for reading ePUB books that has some apparent advantages.

9) From the Gizmo site, we have "Best Free Time Correction Utility"
Best Free Keyboard and Mouse Control Software
91 Places For Free Audio Books Online
Best Free Unit and Currency Conversion Program


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