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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 6, 2012 - Volume 369
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) Have a listen to this hilarious and thought-provoking podcast from VICT Consultancy: BrailleNote Battery Scandal:

2) And VICT Consultancy has produced vTurbo for NVDA, a £2.99 (around $5.00) program which adds six capabilities to NVDA: Application specific settings, Voice profiles, Enhanced say-all mode, Read just text, Fast speech dictionary entry, and Smart Numlock function.

3) The Maccessibillity web site has been streamlined, eliminating outdated content and making the current content easier to locate.

4) It's that time of year again, when Freedom Scientific fills us in on the year's coming release of JAWS, this time, JAWS 14, on FSCast.

5) The latest Tech Doctor podcast features Anne Robertson who teaches the Mac in France.

6) The September, 2012 issue of AccessWorld features a review of the STEP textbook rental program, reviews of books on the iPhone from National Braille Press, a review of the new free screen reader for Blackberry, reviews of two pairs of glasses which purport to alert travelers to objects through vibration, and more.

7) Learn about the new Quest from Envision America on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 11 September at 00:00.

8) Lisa Salinger is starting a $50, six-week iPhone and iPod Basics class with the first session scheduled for 16:30 GMT on Saturday, 22 September. Another series may run on Tuesday nights stateside, on Wednesdays at 01:00 GMT. Prepayment is required. To learn more, write to:


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