Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 258
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) Learn about new Open Book 9 OCR software and the nbew PEARL camera for fast scanning on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 25 May at 00:00.
2) A set of answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the subject of software development by people who are blind or visually impaired is being compiled. The first version has been written by Jamal Mazrui and can be had here:
3) Non-Visual Desktop Access version 2010, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.44 and Accessible Pdf have been added to the Accesswatch review system
4) A visually impaired programmer who uses asp.net has prepared tutorials which can be had at
5) HumanWare offers trade-ins of other notetakers besides their own for people who want to acquire an Apex, at least in the US. For information, write to
6) This Fred's Head post is called "Shopping for unique gift items?" and contains many resources.
7) SeroTalk Tech Chat 62 is entitled "Viewing Tv Through Your Pc or Mac.
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