Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 309
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) The free RoboBraille translation service has now officially added support for american English grades 1 and 2 braille. You can attach a document in a variety of formats, including pictures of print documents, and have the result e-mailed to you as a braille document. to generate contracted braille, e-mail your print document to
2) A second tutorial on the use of the Cobra screen reader is available.
3) Accessible World Tek Talk Presents A Discussion And Demonstration Of Religious Software, on gmT Tuesday, June 28, at 00:00.
4) Window-Eyes 7.5.1 is a free upgrade to users of version 7.5. It features support for Firefox 4, 5 and 6, improved support for Internet Explorer 9 and Microsoft Word, and apps that give more support to Outlook and thunderbird.
5) Code Factory announces TV Spea for US users. This program gives owners of TV tuner cards complete access to tune, watch and record television or radio. A 30-day free trial is available, the the program is sold in North america by Handy Tech.
6) The word Origins blog was launched in May. Its author discusses words added to the Oxford english Dictionary starting in 1911 and moving to the present.
7) Recent articles to the Gizmo site include How To Prepare Your Computer for Disposal
and Best Free Media Player
8) Serotek Tech Chat 107 discussed Video Game News and Reviews for Disabled Gamers
9) And Tech Chat 106 addressed Video Magnifiers with HD Video, OCR and Text-to-Speech
10) Jackie Mcbride is again launching a session of her JAWS Scripting class, featuring lectures, a textbook and individualized instruction. the class costs $150.
11) Zack Hurtz has launched Blind Access, a site that seeks to assemble resources for adjusting to blindness from localities all over the planet, as well as helpful articles and tips from site visitors.
12) J-Tools 4.1 will be released on 27 June. this package supports JAWS version 12 and adds useful text selection features. If Dragon Naturally speaking 11 Premium is installed, you can dictate into some popular applications and have text echoed back to you.
13. SeaMonkey 2.1 is available. This is a freeweb browser, e-mail client and web page creator. It is known to work with JAWS and NVDA.
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