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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 185
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) This Fred's Head Companion post lists a lot of sites where you can receive help with homework online:

2) They also tell us about two sites which collect stories for children. The first might bring back memories to some adults too,
since Kiddie Records Weekly is a growing archive of older children's' story records.
You can also check out the podcast of stories from the Denver Public Library for children in grades K-4:

3) The November issue of AccessWorld, the free bi-monthly technology publication from American Foundation for the Blind, is now available, including a review of the KNFB Mobile Reader, a review of the latest version of VoiceOver for the Mac, and more.

4) Speaking of the KNFB Mobile Reader, its price, and the price of the equivalent software package for the learning disabled, have dropped significantly, with the software now costing $995. This program runs on the Nokia N82 phone, which itself costs around $500, bringing the price of a portable reading device down to below $1,500.

5) Tenacity is a company making a product called AccessaPhone which purports to make work phones (not mobile phones) accessible to users with visual and learning disabilities.

6) Serotek has launched SeroTalk, a weekly blog and podcast to be produced by Michael Lauf highlighting the company's solutions to life through technology.

7) Braille Writing: Past and Present will be the topic for Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 25 November at 01:00.

8) Interested users can now test ESET NOD32 Antivirus v4 beta, a product which is now quite well regarded and which includes many new features, among them a non-traphical mode for screen reader users.

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