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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 294
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Learn about the latest developments with the SARA Scan and Read Appliance as well as with MAGic from Freedom Scientific on GMT Tuesday, 7 February at 01:00 on Tek Talk.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

2) the December and January issues of FSCast constitute a two-part tutorial on using JAWS with iTunes.
http://www.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/default.asp

3) Recent issues of windows Secrets have contained lead articles about windows 7:
10 great 'Do these first' tweaks for Windows 7
http://windowssecrets.com/links/h2d7u3wadz2wd/0b597eh/?url=WindowsSecrets.com%2F2010%2F12%2F16%2Fts%2F%3Fn%3Dstory1
Four free programs to help control Windows 7
http://windowssecrets.com/links/h2d7u3wadz2wd/a9c968h/?url=WindowsSecrets.com%2F2011%2F01%2F06%2Fts%2F%3Fn%3Dstory1
Seven simple steps for setting up Windows 7
http://windowssecrets.com/links/h2d7u3wadz2wd/2b9d58h/?url=WindowsSecrets.com%2F2011%2F01%2F27%2Fts%2F%3Fn%3Dstory1

4) AT&T Labs - Research, with the cooperation of the standards committee on text-to-speech synthesis systems of the Acoustical Society of America, is running a web-based experiment to evaluate the intelligibility of synthesized speech for people who have been legally blind from six years of age or younger.
http://dudley.research.att.com/tts/TESTS/TTSfasterRateIntelligibility/html/

5) There's a lot of new material on the NFB Access Technology Blog: Two posts concerning the Kindle Pc Software from Amazon, several posts about discoveries made at the Consumer Electronics Show, and an article about the accessibility of online music services.
http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Access_Technology_Blog.asp

6) The February, 2011 Braille Monitor contains an article entitled DAISY: What is it and Wny use it
http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm11/bm1102/bm110210.htm

7) The January issue contains an article entitled Making Cell Phones Accessible Computers in Our Pockets Must Talk
http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm11/bm1101/bm110107.htm

8) A lot of good material from Gizmo this week: they discuss A Free Security Software Service That Will Wow You
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/gizmosbest/~3/cgxvcMcgBjk/security-software-will-wow-you-i-guarantee.htm

9) they offer A Quick Way To Install Dozens Of Free Apps
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/gizmosbest/~3/G_W79vPAEPM/quick-way-install-dozens-free-apps.htm

10) To commemorate Data Privacy Day: they offer Tips, Tools, Tricks, and Add-ons
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/gizmosbest/~3/HLhYrowJy7U/data-privacy-day-tips-tools-tricks-and-add-ons.htm

11) They explain How to Check Which Programs Are Phoning Home From Your PC
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/gizmosbest/~3/e2FiO7JH6-A/how-check-which-programs-are-phoning-home-your-pc.htm

12) We can learn How To Detect Drivers for Unknown Devices in Windows
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/gizmosbest/~3/5XkB85uHX-A/how-detect-drivers-unknown-devices-windows.htm

13) And, assuming any of this site is accessible, they offer news of a Free Brain-Training Game that Claims To Improve Your Memory
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/gizmosbest/~3/VHcEaIiuxaU/free-brain-training-game-claims-improve-your-memory.htm

14) HumanWare is giving away a Victor Reader Stream and a SmartView Pocket.
http://visit.humanware.com/e/3332/-L8JQCCS/56WUY/99402492

15) The SeroTalk crew gives us another crack at ATIA 2011 highlights in podcast 60. Many more interviews from the conference can be found on their site.
http://serotalk.com/podcasts/SeroTalk060.mp3

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