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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 327
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) Serotek is giving all Veterans with visual impairments lifetime memberships in the System Access Mobile Network, and is setting up dedicated forums for blinded veterans to share resources there.

2) OfficeConvert is a new set of utilities created by Jamal Mazrui to convert documents among a variety of file formats.
EasyEncode is a set of utilities for detecting and converting text files among common encodings.

3) Congenitally blind English speaking adults can earn $120 for taking part in a 4-8 hour online survey being conducted at MIT. For information email:

4) From Fred's Head, we learn about Open Culture, a site with lots of free courses, lectures, audio books, language courses, and more.

5) The Jobs for the Blind blog is a name that speaks for itself.

6) Richard Baldwin is looking for screen reader users to test the latest version of his drawing program for the blind,SVGDraw01 with AudioTac. It now works with NVDA, and he wants to know how it works with other screen readers.

7) DeWitt & Associates have created two two-hour $179 online courses for parents of children who use screen readers or screen magnifiers. For information, email:

8) Jackie McBride will offer a two-hour $50 online class on building a web site using Wordpress, to take place on 13 January, 2012 at 20:00 GMT. A Q&A session will follow the class, and students will receive a written textbook as well. Only ten students will be accepted in this class, but Jackie will probably offer additional sessions if there is sufficient interest, and may sell her textbook separately as well, so if you may have any interest in building a web site, this is an excellent resource. E-mail

9) Humanware held a webinar, Documents to Go using Keysoft 9.2. Here is the archive:

10) The new features of Keysoft 9.2 for the Apex family of products will be the topic on Tek Talk on GMT 22 November at 01:00.

11) The topic for Viewpoints program A-1145 is a comparison of iPhone and Android from a blind user perspective.

12) Latest additions to the gizmo site include: How to Search for Exactly What You Want with Google
Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator
Quick and Easy Way to List All the Windows Updates Installed on Your System


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