Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 305
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) We learn from an earlier issue of Braille Book Review of web sites to find described movies.
Lists theaters equipped with the technology and current films that have descriptive narration,
Allows users to search for accessible theaters by ZIP code and also lists showtimes.
Lets you search for DVD and Blu-ray versions of many popular movies that also have an optional DVS track.
2) Learn about Dolphin Guide, a system for those who want to use the computer but who don't want or need to learn the complicated operating system, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 24 May at 00:00.
3) T and T Consultancy has released JSay Pro version 9, which works with Dragon Naturally Speaking version 11 and JAWS version 12 to provide powerful voice input capability.
4) For a JSay user's story, visit
5) Sendero gPS 2011 is now available for the Braille Note family, with versions for SenseNav and Mobile Geo to come. This version has seven major improvements, especially new map and point of interest databases.
6) This Fred's Head article describes My Accessible Google: Non-Visual Access to Google's Calendar Application
7) This one talks about WebTalks, an Android app that speaks RSS feeds.
8) Serotek Tech Chat 101 discusses Accessible Games for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
9) From Gizmo this week, we have these items: Use Google to its full potential
Extract Audio out of Video Files Losslessly and Fast
How to Find Out the Actual Quality of an Audio File?
Never Re-install Windows Again Part 2: Partitioning your hard drive
10) Leader Dog will be the exclusive distributor of the Kapten PLUS GPS system and will sell it for $295, making it the most affordable stand-alone GPS device for the blind.
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