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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 322
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
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Greetings,

1) Resources for those engaging in or wishing to learn about programming by the blind have been reorganized, so here is a rundown: A mailing list where beginners and advanced programmers can learn is program-l. To join, send a message to program-l-request@freelists.org and in the subject field put the word "subscribe".
These websites contain a variety of resources:
http://NonvisualDevelopment.org
http://EmpowermentZone.com/NonvisualDevelopmentFAQ.htm
http://EmpowermentZone.com/NonvisualDevelopmentFAQ.htm
http://GrabBag.alacorncomputer.com
http://BlindGeeks.org

2) Speaking of programming and programmers, Chip Orange will be the guest on the GW Insider on Tuesday, 25 October.
http://www.gwmicro.com/events
After the show, you can grab the podcast here:
http://www.gwmicro.com/Audio_Video_Archive/Podcast/

3) The release of the iPhone 4S and IOS5 appear to be about to improve mobile phone access a lot. Here is an article entitled, "What's new in iOS 5 for the iPhone: From an Accessibility Standpoint"
http://www.nfb.org/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=864&SnID=837704494

4) Another blind user has written his experiences learning and using the iPhone, and the resulting article is in the October, 2011 Braille Monitor.
http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm11/bm1109/bm110906.htm

5) TechVision sells many lessons on using JAWS with popular applications.
http://www.yourtechvision.com/products

6) Learn about JFW version 13 on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 18 October at 00:00.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

7) EASI offers a free webinar on Friday, 14 October at 1800 GMT, featuring presenters at the upcoming AHG Conference.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEFJaVBTX2YtYnY1Mkx2dmlSY1d5NlE6MQ

8) Learn about the ILoview, new small video magnifier from AI Dwustrf.
http://www.aisquared.com/hardware/categories/category/iloview/

9) DAISY Pipeline is a set of tools for creating DAISY documents.
http://www.daisy.org/news-detail/1015

10) J-Say 9.1 is now available, working with JAWS 12 and Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional 11.5.
http://www.tandt-consultancy.com/pages/whats_new_in_j-say_v9.php

11) A new version of the drawing program usable by the blind is now available, with three new features and several fixes.
http://www.austincc.edu/baldwin/SWT-SVG/SVGDraw01.zip

12) Here is the latest from the Gizmo site: How to Create a Custom Hotkey for Your Favorite Application or Folder
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-create-custom-hotkey-your-favorite-application-or-folder.htm
391 Places for Free Books Online
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/50-places-free-books-online.htm

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