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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 303
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) I have recorded a podcast about my life in Costa Rica to date. It covers a variety of topics including obscure ones like the radio dial in this remote part of the country. I plan to submit it to Blind Cool tech, but until then, you can grab it here:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2285317/costa%20rica.mp3

2) You can learn about The Global Voice, the innovative Internet station that seeks to bring the blind and sighted together, on Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday, 4 May at 00:00.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

3) Here are some of the latest updates on the gizmo site:
Free Computer & Internet Books Online
http://www.techsupportalert.com/free-books-computer
Free Children's Books Online
http://www.techsupportalert.com/free-books-children
Best Free Media Player
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-windows-media-player-replacement.htm
Best Free Online TV Viewer
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-online-tv-viewer.htm
Best Free File Archiver/Zip Utility
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-file-archiver-zip-utility.htm
Best Free Audio / Video Format Conversion Program
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-audio-video-format-conversion-program.htm
Best Free Firewall
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-firewall.htm

4) Thanks to the team at BlindBargains, we learn about Convert Files, a straightforward and effective site for converting a multitude of document, presentation and media files into your desired format. You can, for instance, convert YouTube videos to mp3 or pdf documents to .doc among many others.
http://www.convertfiles.com/

5) Each week, Nancy and Pete Torpey share their life experiences and information they have gathered over the years living with vision loss - from the everyday to the high tech, on a half-hour program called viewpoints. Both have Ph.D.'s in physics; one is sighted, the other blind. They love travel and music.
http://wxxi.org/reachout/viewpoints.html

6) In Serotalk podcast 66, the team discusses their usual broad array of topics that is impossible to synopsize in one or two sentences.
http://serotalk.com/podcasts/SeroTalk066.mp3

7) In Serotalk Tech Chat 98, Users Share Their Favorite Windows Software
http://serotalk.com/podcasts/TechChat098.mp3

8) Blind Software offers a free version of their calendar/ planner
http://blindsoftware.com/

9) The EASI free webinar on 14 June will feature Sheryl Burgstahler reporting on the book she edited on universal design and online learning
http://easi.cc/entrance.htm

10) Public Beta version 2.5 of the Save as DAISY plug-in for Microsoft Word now supports Word 2010.
http://www.daisy.org/project/save-as-daisy-microsoft-word-add-in

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