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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 273
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) You can get the book Exploring Microsoft Word 2007 with JAWS for $10 in electronic or paper braille or text downloafd from National Braille Press.

2) BG Scrabble is the sixteenth free accessible game from Spoonbill Software. It allows up to four players. To request it, send e-mail to

3) The September, 2010 issue of AccessWorld is now available, offering articles concerning how to use Yahoo FrontPage, reviews of good and frustrating web sites, a comparison of the different players you can use to play DAISY books, and other articles.

4) This GW Micro blog post provides the company's responses to a set of questions regarding the future of screen readers during one of the US summer conventions.

5) The time for yet another new version of JAWS approaches, and in the official FSCast issue #45 they discuss what's coming in version 12.

6) The gang at Mushroom FM have produced a guide explaining how to listen to their station (and a lot of others too) on a variety of mobile devices.

7) Here is a detailed accessibility review of the Kindle d-book reader which has supposedly been made accessible to the blind.

8) A reader recommends the JustFreeBooks site for finding books:

9) Apple is hiring an Accessibility SoftwareQuality engineer
an Accessibility Software Engineer
an iPhone Accessibility engineer
and a WebKit engineer

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