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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 240
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) Michael McCarty has updated his Fred's Head article on Finding, Researching and Downloading Books, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias on the Net

2) He also directs us to PupilTube, a hopefully growing site where people can submit instructional videos.

3) Shoot Da Me is an audio-based shooting-type arcade game.

4) Catching up from the end of 2009, SeroTalk Podcast 30 discusses online shopping Tutorials and dictation on the iPhone

5) And Serotalk Tech chat 45 gave 2009 Highlights and Updates

6) This great Fred's Head post describes a great way for Windows 7 users and most users of Windows Vista to gain access to all Windows settings in a very accessible format:

7) Yours truly will be offering an overview, mini-tutorial and perspective on the iPhone, focusing on productivity, navigation and radio tuning, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday 19 January at 01:00.

8) Two editions of the Freedom Scientific official podcast FSCast are out. In Issue 36, the team discusses the continually increasing functionality of the Research feature of JAWS 11, then discusses the Braille Challenge.
In Issue 37, the tables are turned, and Glenn Gordon interviews Jonathan Mosen, usual host, about his life and career.

9 The Serotek team shares its view of its philosophy and company history in a one-hour long recording The Serotek Story – Part 1, Only the Beginning!

10) Jamie Pauls created two tutorials, one on the Rhapsody music service and one on Nero version 8. Both tutorials are somewhat out of date now but can still guide people in the use of the current versions of Rhapsody and Nero. The tutorials are now free for everybody to have.

11) The Access Ability blog has two posts devoted to offering a very positive review of the iBill talking banknote identifier.

12) The team continually working on the open-source screen reader NVDA has set up a support e-mail list for the product, which excels in its support of Firefox and web pages that use ARIA. To join, send a blank message to

13) An accessible, Internet-based, multi-player Monopoly
game is now in alpha testing, and all are encouraged to try it. There are windows pc and web-based versions.

14) People can now obtain a 14-day trial version of the KNFB Mobile Reader
And the Reader software works on more phones.

15) Version 2.0 of the Booksense is available to people in the US from Gw Micro. It offers much better navigation and bookmarking capability.

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