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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 10, 2012 - Volume 352
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) We hear a lot about Apple TV, and now thanks to Tek Talk we can hear about an accessible entertainment system based on it, on GMT Tuesday, 15 May at 00:00.

2) A user wrote to recommend an online contact Management System called Exact Contact he found and likes, claiming that it is quite accessible.

3) Two free games are now available for users of the Braille Sense notetakers.

4) Jeffrey Stark, an articulate advocate for the use of Android phones, has written a blog post to his Jeffrey's Soapbox Blog: A Blind Trek Through Android Part 1: Unwrapping the Ice cream Sandwich (Getting Started)

5) Amy Mason from the NFB Technology Center gives us a video comparing the accessibility, or lack of it, of reading on the Nook Easy Touch and iBooks running on the iPad:

6) Research in Motion announces a free screen reader for Blackberry smartphones. The screen reader offers functionality for core phone services and is available in five languages.

7) Robert Carter talks with Anna Dresner, author of "Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 5 for Blind Users" on the tech Doctor podcast.

8) Read A Guide to Using Prizmo, a Scanning and OCR Application for the iPhone on the Applevis site:

9) Read about bookshare's tenth anniversary bash:

10) In NV Access Podcast Episode 1 the topics are NVDA 2012.1, Windows 8, and near-term plans.

11) The A T Guys announce Bar Code Finder 2.0, A free Windows App for BC Scan, with support for the Directions For Me service which provides accessible package directions.


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