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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 237
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) The 12 November issue of Windows Secrets leads with an article addressing problems of those upgrading to Windows 7: Your Windows 7 migration problems solved

2) Version 4.11.3 for use on Symbian third edition phones has been released, offering improved EloQuence speech and support for some new phones.

3) The Cisco Academy for the Blind offers two courses in 2010, each costing $75: IT Esentials 1, an introduction to computer maintenance, repair,
troubleshooting, and customer service, and Discovery1 An introduction to home and small office networking. Both lead to certification. For an application or more information, e-mail

4) Ron Schenone has a post entitled Netbook or Laptop - The Differences Continue To Be Blurred -

5) From Mike's World of Tech, here are links to the three parts of his series on setting up a home network:

6) The topic for SeroTalk Tech Chat 43 on GMT Friday 4 December at 02:00 will be Travel Smart and Safe, with a variety of high- and low-tech ideas being discussed. These programs are always archived in both MP3 and Accessible Meeting formats.

7) It's ACBRadio's tenth birthday, so throughout December they'll be running flashbacks of old installments of current and bygone programs. They're also giving things away. If you want to enter to win, send a message containing your name, e-mail address, postal address, phone and favorite ACBRadio program to this address before 24 December:

8) Tek Talk will feature Dan's Tech Tips, with Dan Thompson, on GMT Tuesday, 9 December at 01:00.

9) Here is where you can learn about TalkBack, the screen reader for the Android phones.

10) For the holidays, All InPlay is offering annual subscriptions for $49, $30 off the usual rate.

11) Among Handy Tech's holiday specials is the GPS program Mobile Geo for $760, which is the lowest price has noted for this program.

12) The Sonata Radio, available in the UK, is the first known Internet radio receiver allowing the blind to operate independently.

13) Serotek is giving away free Accessible Event accounts which allow for one event at a time with up to three attendees. They have also doubled the number of attendees allowed with a basic paid account.

14) has created a history and guide for new visitors.

15) The team at the NFB Access Technology Team has been busily blogging lately. Since links to individual blog posts for this site often seem to break, I won't try to direct you to each post individually, but if you visit the blog site, you will find posts about the accessibility of Netflix, the BookSense XP, the IBill affordable portable money identifier, the iPod Touch, Accessible Games, and others

16) The latest stable release of the open-source screen reader NVDA, called 2009.1, is out.

17) EASI is offering a free webinar, windows 7, a Productivity Tool for Adaptive Technology Users? Pre-register to get a place and get access to the recording.
They also offer a four-part, $195 series entitled PowerPoint and Beyond.

18) The Innovations show to air various times during the week of 15 December will be pre-recorded and will feature well-researched answers to listeners' low- and high-tech questions. If you have a question for the team, send it by 11 December to

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