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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 201
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

Distributed by Flying Blind, LLC

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1) A number of recordings of presentations from the recent CSUN conference are available. Four can be found on the Gw Micro site: two classes on scripting, the Window-Eyes Presentand Future session, and the Dueling Scripting session where scripting capabilities of Window-Eyes, HAS and NVDA are compared.
You can also download the examples used in the scripting training.

2) EASI made two presentations and promises recordings of others. Theirs concerned the Word to DAISY add-on, and making more accessible Word documents using the Styles feature.

3) Gw Micro has entered the realm of social networking in a big way. You can follow developments and thoughts of the company and its staff on Twitter
You can also join their group on Facebook at

4) Version 2.0 of the Microsoft Save As DAISY plug-in for Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007 is now available. This add-on lets you create full-text or full-audio DAISY books from Word documents.

5) Thanks to Fred's Head, we are informed about Open With, a site that tells you what programs are needed to open various kinds of files, and which suggests free alternatives to the usual commercial programs.

6) I haven't tried this, but it claims to be a talking web portal that requires no screen reader. It might give some web access to people without screen readers.

7) This Fred's Head post discusses three books about blindness, with additional information available online.

8) We also discover Hugh Haggerty’s educational software site, where many of the programs are designed for the blind and visually impaired.

9) This Fred's Head entry is called Animal Recordings Online

10) Say-Magic is a new tool from T&T Consultancy which marries the MAGic screen enlargement program with Dragon Naturally Speaking. It will be the topic for Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday 31 March at 00:00

11) And finally for the week, this one is called How to Protect Yourself: Virus Information and FREE Virus Scanners

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