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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 283
The Week's News in Access Technology

Distributed by Flying Blind, LLC

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1) NVDA 2010.2 is now released, Includes Improved reviewing capability from number pad, Better support for adobe flash content, Support for reading table headers in Firefox, And other miscellaneous fixes and improvements

2) On the Blind Bargains App page, you can find a window-Eyes script and a JAWS Research-it script, both of us give users of those screen readers easy access to search for bargains.

3) AccessWorld from American Foundation for the Blind is now published monthly. The November, 2010 issue features lots of gift ideas and reviews of shopping web sites for people with impaired vision, accessibility reviews of the Samsung Haven from Verizon and of the Kindle 3, and more.

4) AFB is seeking participants for 2 important focus groups on the accessibility of Conference Calls and Webinars. A November 30 conference call is scheduled for individuals who use screen readers and a December first conference call is scheduled for those who use screen magnification. Each 2 hour session is scheduled for 8:00 Eastern Time, (01:00 GMT the following day. a $30 honorarium is provided. to learn more and participate visit

5) There is a new Mac-cessibility Round Table podcast, discussing FaceTime for the Mac, iLife 11 accessibility enhancements, (including GarageBand), and more.

6) SeroTalk Podcast 54 discusses Speeding Up Screen Readers with Antivirus Software, lots of miscellaneous tech news and system Access on a U3 Drive

7) The topic for Tech chat 76 was Computer Security

8) Users or potential users of Blackberries with the Oratio screen reader can get information and resources from this site:
or join the Google Group on the topic

9) The Lighthouse for the Blind in Seattle seeks a Computer Training Program supervisor.

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