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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, May 10, 2012 - Volume 352
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) We hear a lot about Apple TV, and now thanks to Tek Talk we can hear about an accessible entertainment system based on it, on GMT Tuesday, 15 May at 00:00.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

2) A user wrote to recommend an online contact Management System called Exact Contact he found and likes, claiming that it is quite accessible.
http://www.exactcontact.net

3) Two free games are now available for users of the Braille Sense notetakers.
http://www.braillesoft.net/bsense.htm

4) Jeffrey Stark, an articulate advocate for the use of Android phones, has written a blog post to his Jeffrey's Soapbox Blog: A Blind Trek Through Android Part 1: Unwrapping the Ice cream Sandwich (Getting Started)
http://blog.blackspheretech.com/?p=118

5) Amy Mason from the NFB Technology Center gives us a video comparing the accessibility, or lack of it, of reading on the Nook Easy Touch and iBooks running on the iPad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CNQCrowbUI&feature=plcp

6) Research in Motion announces a free screen reader for Blackberry smartphones. The screen reader offers functionality for core phone services and is available in five languages.
http://press.rim.com/release.jsp?id=5898

7) Robert Carter talks with Anna Dresner, author of "Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 5 for Blind Users" on the tech Doctor podcast.
http://www.dr-carter.com/?p=113

8) Read A Guide to Using Prizmo, a Scanning and OCR Application for the iPhone on the Applevis site:
http://www.applevis.com/guides/guide-using-prizmo-scanning-and-ocr-application-iphone

9) Read about bookshare's tenth anniversary bash:
http://ht.ly/aFixn

10) In NV Access Podcast Episode 1 the topics are NVDA 2012.1, Windows 8, and near-term plans.
http://t.co/KfbCJIGq

11) The A T Guys announce Bar Code Finder 2.0, A free Windows App for BC Scan, with support for the Directions For Me service which provides accessible package directions.
http://bcscan.com/software.php

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