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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 320
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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Greetings,

1) Procedural Note: In order to deal with the occasional unexpected Internet outage at my home, I am going to prepare the newsletter on Tuesdays, at least mostly. Hence, if you want an item to appear, I need to have it by 18:00 GMT on Tuesday. If I get it later, it still may appear, but chances are less.

2) Learn about the accessibility features of the Kindle 3 on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 4 October at 00:00.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

3) The next Lighthouse Technology Seminar will compare and contrast the various cell phones that are available for use by the blind. This takes place Thursday, 6 October, at20:00 GMT. To take part by phone or by audio stream, RSVP to
rsvp@lighthouse-sf.org

4) The September 27, 2011 post to the NFB Access Technology Blog discusses two very handy resources for dealing with software updates in general and updating Adobe Flash player in particular.
http://www.nfb.org/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=852&SnID=885484973

5) This Fred's Head post is called To-Do List on Twitter
http://www.fredshead.info/2011/09/to-do-list-on-twitter.html

6) Thanks to Fred's Head, we learn that here, you can download a PDF of the Counselors & Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid
http://ifap.ed.gov/chandbooks/attachments/0910CounselorsHandbookAttach-10.pdf

7) Kathy Ann Murtha offers An Immersion into Window-Eyes 7.5, a downloadable textbook for $75.
http://www.blindtraining.com/shop/Window-Eyes75.htm

8) On 19 September, 2011, the National Federation of the Blind and the Maryland Technology Assistance Program held a Web Accessibility Day, an in-depth look at how accessible Web content that complies with federal and state regulations is created. The handouts from the event are available here:
http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/documents/zip/Resource%20CD.zip

9) Here are the latest nuggets from the Gizmo site. Note that these articles are updated frequently, and I don't list them anywhere near as often as they are updated, so if you want to always get the latest version of an article, you might want to keep up with the RSS feed or monitor the site. For this week: Study The Origin Of Words With This Etymology Dictionary
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/study-origin-words-etymology-dictionary.htm
Best Free Microsoft Downloads
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/best-free-microsoft-downloads.htm
Best Free Dictionary / Thesaurus Utility
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-dictionary-thesaurus-utility.htm
Best Free Antivirus Software
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-anti-virus-software.htm
Best Free Outlook Express Backup
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-outlook-express-backup.htm
Best Free DVD Ripper
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-dvd-ripper.htm
Best Free PC Tune-up Utility
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-pc-tune-up-utility.htm

10) Humanware is looking to hire a sales representative to cover the southwest region of the US. D-mail resume and copies of diplomas by 21 October to
us-rh@humanware.com

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