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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 312
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Serotalk Podcast 71 is out with the latest tech and adaptive tech news and a bit ore besides.
http://serotalk.com/2011/07/07/serotalk-podcast-71-code-name-shuga/

2) On Tek Talk, GMT tuesday, 19 July at 00:00, you can learn about the Victor Reader Stratus, a portable device that plays cd's, mp3's and digital books and includes a high-quality voice for playing text-based DAISY books. The Stratus product page is
http://www.humanware.com/stratus
and you can join the Tek Talk session as usual at
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

3) EASI has just created a short pamphlet to help computer support staff who work, at least periodically, with students with disabilities. Frequently these staff have little experience working with this population, and this 7-page pamphlet strives to make the interaction less stressful for the staff and more helpful for the students.
has just created a short pamphlet to help computer support staff who work, at least periodically, with students with disabilities. Frequently these staff have little experience working with this population, and this 7-page pamphlet strives to make the interaction less stressful for the staff and more helpful for the students.
http://easi.cc/zip/computer-support-staff.zip

4) On GMT Saturday, July 16 at 01:00, Mark Taylor will be discussing and taking live calls from those using Apple iOS devices including iPhones, iPads, etc via VoiceOver, on his Secret Life of Mark Marcus talk show. To listen to or participate in the conversation, during show time call (724) 898-1193. To learn more about the Secret Life of Mark Marcus including how you can sign up for text message alerts and how you can listen online, go to
http://candleshore.com/secrets

5) This Fred's Head post is entitled Change the Background Color in Adobe Reader
http://www.fredshead.info/2010/03/change-background-color-in-adobe-reader.html

6) Here are some of the recent additions and updates to the Gizmo site: Birdsong Free Online
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/birdsong-free-online.htm
How To Locate The Best Free Radio Stations Streaming Classical Music
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-locate-best-radio-stations-streaming-classical-music.htm
Cut Your PC's Energy Usage By Up To 35%
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/cut-your-pcs-energy-usage-35.htm
Best Free Word Processor
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/word-processor-replacement.htm
Some Useful Free Windows Programs for Backing Up Your Files
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/some-useful-free-windows-programs-backing-your-files.htm

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