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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 3, 2012 - Volume 351
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) If you're looking for web hosting, web development training, JAWS scripting, or tech support, I can report that I'm very pleased with the services of Jackie Mcbride and brighter Vision technologies. Write to her at:

2) Thanks to Jackie allowing me free access to her Talking Communities room, I am able to offer a Free iPhone Training Marathon Day on Saturday, 5 May.

3) While we're talking iPhone, Anna Dresner has updated and enhanced National Braille Press's thorough book, now entitled "Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS5 for Blind Users". It is available for $23 in paper and electronic braille, Word, and DAISY at:

4) Version Version of the DAISY book creation tool Tobi Has Been Released, with emphasis on making images accessible.

5) We hear about the Intel Reader with Capture Station on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 8 May at 00:00.

6) Robert Carter talks with Jolie Mason, founder and program director of the Los Angeles Radio Reading Service. They talk many iPhone topics.

7) Mushroom FM has launched a second channel, this one dedicated to radio drama and comedy. Unique features of the site is that programs air on a schedule, so that you can hear each series, such as Hancock's Half Hour and many others, at the same time each week, and programs come from various countries.

8) The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) has put together an excellent resource about where to find funding for assistive technology called the ATIA Funding Resources Guide. This guide can be accessed by going to the following link:

9) WebAIM has another fascinating screen reader survey for which they would like responses.

10) "Creating Accessible EPUB, PDF, Word DAISY, Audio Content and Converting Between Formats" is a 4-part fee-based course from EASI starting 7 May.

11) Episode 29 of the Mystic Place Blog and Podcast consists of a description and demonstration of the Breville BJE200XL 700-Watt Compact Juice Fountain.

12) A T Guys offers a brand new, redesigned case from Executive Products for the iPhone 4 and 4S, redesigned to accomodate the modified placement of the proximity sensor on the phone.


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