Top Tech Tidbits E-News Header. Includes Top Tech Tidbits Logo with Tagline that reads The Weeks News in Adaptive Technology. Beside it are the words Distributed by Flying Blind, LLC, and the Flying Blind, LLC Logo.

Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 325
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

A Flying Blind, LLC Publication
http://www.flying-blind.com/

This Week's Featured Advertisement: Come Join Low Vision International At ATIA Chicago 2011!
Low Vision International Logo
@
ATIA 2011 Chicago Convention Logo
This informative, three-day conference will be held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel at 1551 North Thoreau Drive in Schaumburg, IL on November 3-5 and will feature many of the industry's leading manufacturers of assistive technology. LVI is ecstatic to use this opportunity to demonstrate to you LVI's commitment to innovation and excellence. Stop by the LVI Booth, #424 in the Exhibition Hall and get to know LVI! Receive product demonstrations of LVI's low-vision and scan-and-read product offerings including the break-through Vision TTS. This is a fantastic opportunity for ATIA participants to learn more about a company that is truly "on the move", while simultaneously familiarizing themselves with the manner in which LVI solutions stand out from other product offerings currently on the market. LVI looks forward to meeting you at the conference!

Greetings,

1) One of the dying wishes of terminally ill Becky Williams is that one of her songs about braille be recorded professionally. Owing to her long-term relation with the Hadley School, this has been done, so you can hear her song, Brailling Signs is Cool to Do and read the story of its creation. You can get the recording by putting “brailling sign song” in the subject and e-mailing: sorge@hadley.edu
And read the account at:
http://www.hadley.edu/braillesong

2) Outlook 2010 Keyboard Commands with Jaws, Window-Eyes and System Access is now available from National Braille Press In braille, eBraille, or Word, for $6.00:
http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/OUTLOOK2010KC.html

3) Jamal Mazrui has updated Edsharp, the powerful text editor, with bug fixes and improved file conversion facilities.
http://EmpowermentZone.com/edsetup.exe

4) These two web sites contain good information about using a Bluetooth keyboard with an I-device under IOS5.
http://axslab.com/articles/ios-voiceover-gestures-and-keyboard-commands.php
http://www.hllf.net/70

5) Here is some rather advanced information on Advanced Query Syntax for searching under Windows Vista or Windows 7.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa965711(v=VS.85).aspx

6) The DAISY Consortium announces the Release of Obi 2.0, a tool designed to make Creating Accessible Audio Books Easier.
http://www.daisy.org/daisy-news#newsitem1027

7) From the Gizmo site, we learn about the site called Simple Help. "The main purpose of Simplehelp.net is to help beginner-to-intermediate computer users learn how to do various things with their computers. Simplehelp.net teaches a wide variety of topics to all levels, such as troubleshooting email, preventing spam and removing spyware."
http://www.simplehelp.net/

8) Along the same line and from the same source, there is much Windows-related assistance available from Microsoft, but it is not simple to find what you’re looking for in their maze. The Gizmo Tips editor has put together a short list of some Microsoft links that may make it easier to get answers when help is wanted:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-find-help-microsoft-your-computer-problems.htm

9) Freedom Scientific announces a $500 to $1,500 reduction in the price of the Pac Mate and Pac Mate braille displays.
http://www.freedomscientific.com/News/Pressroom/2011/PACMate-price-reduction.asp

10) The archive of the webinar on the Victor Reader Stratus DAISY/MP3 player is now available.
http://visit.humanware.com/e/3332/41243317-archive-1526-/88YA8/304792538

11) With the approach of the traditional gift-giving times in many countries, you have two sources for low- and high-tech gift ideas, with many low-cost ones. The first is Tek Talk, which offers its two-part Stocking Stuffers feature every year. Part one will be on GMT Tuesday, 8 November at 01:00.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

12) The second is the December Dilemma technology seminar from the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, on Tuesday, 15 November, at 21:00 GMT. You can take part online or by phone; to learn how to do so, RSVP to:
rsvp@lighthouse-sf.org

13) Nokia has created a screen reader for its phones, to be distributed by Code Factory.
http://www.magnifiers.org/news.php?action=fullnews&id=410

14) EASI’s November fee-based course, Creating Accessibility for Online Learning, starts on 7 November. The course costs $350, but people from overseas as well as those who purchase their course package get a 20% discount, and scholarships are also available.
http://easi.cc/workshops/bfel.htm

15) Here are more goodies from the Gizmo site: Best Free iPhone Apps
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/gizmosbest/~3/dJYOvd-9LQU/best-free-iphone-apps.htm
File Backup Terminology: What do terms like Differential and Incremental mean and how will they help me?
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/gizmosbest/~3/R18RzPRh3bY/file-backup-terminology-what-do-terms-differential-incremental-mean-and-how-will-they-help-m
Sick of DropBox’s 2GB Limit? Here’s a Solution
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/gizmosbest/~3/8izMAUH1KZ0/relaunched-cloud-storage-app-still-offering-10-gb-free-space.htm
The 3 Best-ever Windows Productivity Tips
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/gizmosbest/~3/lEXga3iV0Bk/three-windows-tips-our-readers-best.htm
TIP: How to Open Your Favorite Program or Document Automatically at Startup
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/gizmosbest/~3/0XqOnRCz9oY/how-open-your-favorite-program-or-document-automatically-startup.htm
300,000 Free Lectures From The World’s Top Universities
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/gizmosbest/~3/lCfluJCwFtw/300000-free-lectures-worlds-top-universities.htm

***************************************

For questions and comments regarding Tidbits, please e-mail Dean Martineau at dean@topdotenterprises.com. Dean Martineau provides adaptive technology training in English or Spanish by phone, online, and in person, with flexible arrangements, and at affordable prices.

Would you like to receive text-only versions of the Top Tech Tidbits and Adaptech Insider Newsletters? If so, find the link at the bottom of each Newsletter titled "Update Profile/E-Mail Address", and check this option.

Feel free to forward individual Tidbits, or the entire tidbits issue, to interested people (just make sure they don't already receive it; a lot do!) When doing this, please have the courtesy to cite your source, perhaps directing them to the Tidbits Archive (see below.)

Tidbits is intentionally concise, and we know a lot of people may not understand some items because little explanation is given. If a particular Tidbit brings up a question in your mind, feel free to ask, and we will try to answer as time and knowledge permit.

Visit the 2011 Tidbits Archive at http://www.flying-blind.com/tidbits2011.html where you can grab back issues. All that welcome information for future issues can be directed to Dean Martineau at dean@topdotenterprises.com.

You can subscribe to Top Tech Tidbits on the Flying Blind, LLC Website at: http://www.flying-blind.com. Here you will find an accessibly friendly and secure form into which you can enter your email address, click submit, and begin receiving Tidbits weekly. It's that easy.

***************************************