Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 26, 2012 - Volume 350
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) Tek Talk brings us another conversation about the new Braille Plus 18 from American Printing House on GMT tuesday, 1 May at 00:00.
2) Not everybody will agree that these apps are really the Top 10 iPhone Apps for the Visually Impaired, but it's great to see the editors at about.com even discussing the matter.
3) The latest release of the Duxbury Braille translator, DBT 11.1sr4, brings contracted braille for Croatian and some fixes.
Window-Eyes 126.96.36.199 brings some needed fixes:
And JAWS 13.0.852 brings a variety of fixes and some improved functionality on web pages that use ARIA.
4) You can keep up with changes to the Braille codes in North America by joining the Unified Braille Announcement list by sending a blank message to:
5) The 52-hour 2-year birthday celebration for Internet radio station Mushroom FM starts on Friday, 27 April at 19:00 GMT, and there will be fun and prizes.
6) Users of any of the Serotek programs now have access to two new high-quality American-English voices from Ivona. You can sample the voices as part of your account, then if you want permanent access to them, you pay $25.
7) GW Micro and Independence Science have collaborated to produce a hardware-software combo, called the ISci Lab Solution which should greatly increase the ability of blind and visually impaired students to take part in science lab activities.
8) EASI offers two free webinars in May: The Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) on Thursday, 3 May, and Better Communication With Plain English on Tuesday, 22 May. Both begin at 18:00 GMT. Register here:
9) Comprehensive JAWS scripts have now been released for Peachtree Complete Accounting
10) Full proceedings of General Assembly of the International Council on English Braille (ICEB) will stream starting the morning of Sunday, 6 May in South Africa.
11) Tech Access Democast, Episode 3 is an 18-minute Review of the Brailliant 40
12) From the Serotalk Podcast Network, with their creative naming conventions, we have episode 6 of Triple Click Home, the iOS-related podcast.
And the Serotalk Podcast is now up to episode #105 with the 24 April release:
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