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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 282
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) Tek Talk for GMT 9 November features the second installment of Stocking Stuffers, the annual series where vendors of less expensive products for the blind present things you might want to buy for gifts. Start time is 01:00; people who join in regularly in the States and Canada won't notice a time difference, but if you are outside North America, the weekly start time for Tek Talk changes for a few months since the States will have returned to standard time.

2) Cory Ballard has started a podcast called All From my iPhone, where he demonstrates different apps. The first installment features Elements, a DropBox-Powered text editor.

3) In the last few days, accessibility reviews and discussion of these iPhone apps have appeared on AppleVis: my3g, Alex Voice winterboard theme, Skyfire WebBrowser, iBlacklist, PDANet, Cleartune - Chromatic Tuner, Captio - Email yourself with 1 tap, Waze – Social GPS navigation, traffic & road reports, Pocket Tunes Radio, Pocket Hypnosis: MAX, WebMD Mobile, PrayNow, CNN App for iPhone, VLC Media Player, Time Cave, Make it Mine, Respring, Ultrasn0w, and iFile

4) Darrell Shandrow and others have begun posting audio files demonstrating different iPhone apps on Blind Access Journal.

5) Frontier Computing is providing online training for $25 per session. The current series concerns online shopping.

6) Accessible Cell Phones for the Blind, Low Vision or Visually Impaired User is a site that gives general information about cell phone options to help people make choices.

7) CDesk for Media is a new $39 program designed to make the process of getting books from Bookshare or the National Library Service BARD program and transferring them to your portable player much easier. A fully-functioning fifteen-day demo of the program is available.

8) Rigel Technology sells its one-hour tutorials for $75, but until the end of the year you can buy three for the price of two.

9) NASA has internship opportunities for blind and otherwise disabled students. Apply from now through the end of February.

10) The State of Minnesota is seeking an adaptive technology specialist.

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