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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 14, 2012 - Volume 357
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) BG Battleship, the 20th free accessible game from Spoonbill Software, is a customizable version of the pencil-and-paper game.
http://www.spoonbillsoftware.com.au/blindgamers.htm

2) Kurzweil 1000, Version 13, is now available, offering more text-to-speech voices, the ability to read and save using the EPUB format, the ability to get text from various cameras, and new versions of the recognition engines.
http://www.kurzweiledu.com/special/kurzweil-1000-text-access-blind-low-vision/?utm_source=K1000&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=v13_announce
Stephen baum will conduct a webinar on the new version on Wednesday, 20 June at 14:00 GMT.
https://clt.webex.com/mw0306ld/mywebex/default.do?service=1&siteurl=clt&nomenu=true&main_url=%2Fmc0805ld%2Fe.do%3Fsiteurl%3Dclt%26AT%3DMI%26EventID%3D139331567%26UID%3D0%26Host%3Da2c2129e045f655f233b%26RG%3D1%26FrameSet%3D2

3) Here are links to 500 movies, not audio-described, that you can stream for free.
http://gizmodo.com/5917304/here-are-500-full+length-movies-you-can-stream-completely-free

4) A couple of the services mentioned here have serious accessibility problems, but nonetheless there might be some interesting information: Five Best Internet Radio Services
http://lifehacker.com/5917063/five-best-internet-radio-services

5) The June 2012 issue of Accessworld is now available, featuring an interview with George Kerscher, a review of the Topolino Smart USB Video Camera (CCTV,) and more.
http://www.afb.org/accessworld

6) Learn about "Using Windows Media Player To Listen To Spoken Word Files Quickly", on Tek Talk, GMT Tuesday, 19 June at 00:00.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

7) Zello is a walkie-talkie-type program with versions for windows and iOS, probably among others. Doug Lee has written JAWS scripts to make the windows version much more usable, and has written a manual on how to use it with the scripts.
http://www.dlee.org/zello/

8) Here is a Downloadable 37-page Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview guide:
http://t.co/W26IaCO9

9) Recent AppleVis podcasts include Audio Invaders: A Retro Space Shooter for iOS
http://www.applevis.com/podcasts/episodes/audio-invaders-retro-space-shooter-ios
Reminder++: Aan Alternative to the Native iOS Reminders App
http://www.applevis.com/podcasts/episodes/reminder-alternative-native-ios-reminders-app
Turn your Store Receipts into Cash or Other Rewards with Receipt Hog
http://www.applevis.com/podcasts/episodes/turn-your-store-receipts-cash-or-other-rewards-receipt-hog
Find the Best Food for your Dog with iK9 Dog Food Advocate
http://www.applevis.com/podcasts/episodes/find-best-food-your-dog-ik9-dog-food-advocate

10) The post entitled "What Is Voiceover And Why Should I Care?" seeks to explain VoiceOver on the iPhone to those not in the habit of using it.
http://iphoneappcafe.com/what-is-voiceover-and-why-should-i-care/#comment-9019

11) From OneVoice for Accessible ICT, developers can learn about Moving Together: Mobile Apps for Inclusion and Assistance and Seven Steps to Accessible Mobile Apps
http://www.onevoiceict.org/news/moving-together-mobile-apps-inclusion-and-assistance

12) ZoomText 10.0.3 is Released, offering support for Internet Explorer 9, Thunderbird, and better collaboration with JAWS.
http://aisquared.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=46e107c7813eb905dfd2a6938&id=f2031f7d3c&e=83e5547f97

13) GW Micro has posted Windows Live Mail 1.2.5, enhanced scripts, which fix errors and add functionality for a hotkey.
http://www.gwmicro.com/App_Central/Apps/App_Details/?scriptid=1277

14) NVDA 2012.2 went from being a Release Candidate to a full release.
http://www.nvda-project.org/blog/NVDA2012.2Released

15) Now available: SeroSpectives: This Month in Technology for May, 2012
http://serotalk.com/2012/06/08/serospectives-this-month-in-technology-for-may-2012/
And SeroTalk Podcast 112: Fairy Dust and Farmville
http://serotalk.com/2012/06/11/serotalk-podcast-112-fairy-dust-and-farmville/

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