Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 316
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) Here are a few recent additions to the Gizmo site. As always, none of these recommended programs has been tested for accessibility. they're looking for volunteers over there, so that's a facet somebody might want to add to the site: Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility
Best Free Music Player and Organizer
Bulk Convert Old Documents to the new Office 2007 Format
Best Free Audio / Video Format Conversion Program
Last Pass: 10 Outstanding Features
Best Free CD Recovery Utility
How to Stay Safe While Online
The Top 5 Video Streaming Websites
2) American Council of the Blind and Google are Conducting a Survey to Better Understand Computer Usage and Assistive Technology Patterns in the Blind Community. To take this by phone by mid'September, call 347-772-8355
3) Audiobuffs is a new mailing list to discuss audio production at the beginner and semi'professional level.
4) the Indiana Adaptive Technology Project produces weekly podcasts on technology for different persons.
5) A number of interviews covering the latest in technology have been posted to the Serotalk site.
6) EASI offers two fee-based courses in September: Creating and Repurposing More Accessible Content,
and Barrier-free Information Technology
7) Shane Davidson has had to reconfigure his site, so here are links to previously-announced iPhone podcasts that have changed: application review: ariadne gps for the iphone.
Application Review: Papaya Broadcaster
8) If you own an Apex device and have beenhaving trouble downloading or unpacking books from Bookshare, you can benefit from this hotfix. Users without the problem do not need it, as it only addresses this issue:
9) The Mac-cessibility Round Table Podcast #15 discusses the accessibillity of the Lion operating system, especially the enhancements to Voiceover.
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