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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 6, 2012 - Volume 369
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Have a listen to this hilarious and thought-provoking podcast from VICT Consultancy: BrailleNote Battery Scandal:
http://www.vict-consultancy.co.uk/media/BBS_Podcast.MP3

2) And VICT Consultancy has produced vTurbo for NVDA, a £2.99 (around $5.00) program which adds six capabilities to NVDA: Application specific settings, Voice profiles, Enhanced say-all mode, Read just text, Fast speech dictionary entry, and Smart Numlock function.
http://www.vict-consultancy.co.uk/content/vTurbo_for_NVDA.html

3) The Maccessibillity web site has been streamlined, eliminating outdated content and making the current content easier to locate.
http://maccessibility.net/2012/09/03/the-new-maccessibility-is-here/

4) It's that time of year again, when Freedom Scientific fills us in on the year's coming release of JAWS, this time, JAWS 14, on FSCast.
http://www.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast069-august2012.asp

5) The latest Tech Doctor podcast features Anne Robertson who teaches the Mac in France.
http://www.dr-carter.com/

6) The September, 2012 issue of AccessWorld features a review of the STEP textbook rental program, reviews of books on the iPhone from National Braille Press, a review of the new free screen reader for Blackberry, reviews of two pairs of glasses which purport to alert travelers to objects through vibration, and more.
http://www.afb.org/accessworld

7) Learn about the new Quest from Envision America on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 11 September at 00:00.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

8) Lisa Salinger is starting a $50, six-week iPhone and iPod Basics class with the first session scheduled for 16:30 GMT on Saturday, 22 September. Another series may run on Tuesday nights stateside, on Wednesdays at 01:00 GMT. Prepayment is required. To learn more, write to:
lisasali@ptd.net

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