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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 246
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) SeroTalk Podcast 35 features Lots of News, 5 Things for the iPhone, and 3 Radios Under $100
http://serotalk.com/2010/02/16/serotalk-podcast-35-lots-of-news-5-things-for-the-iphone-and-3-radios-under-100/

2) Serotek Tech Chat 50 focused on Online Backup solutions and Unattended Windows Installations
http://serotalk.com/2010/02/10/tech-chat-50-online-backup-solutions-and-unattended-windows-installations/

3) Fred's Head points us to Full Screen Weather, which combines Google maps with weather information to give local weather.
http://www.fullscreenweather.com/

4) We've mentioned Solona, the great service for helping us get past those inaccessible CAPTCHA's that block access to web sites. This Fred's Head post explains how two other services have combined with Solona to make solving CAPTCHA's even easier.
http://www.fredshead.info/2010/02/solona-teams-up-with-independent.html

5) Thanks to blindBargains.com, we learn about the site Supercook: recipe search by ingredients you have at home.
http://www.supercook.com/

6) The February, 2010 issue of The Braille Monitor contains an article entitled The Internet Archive: An Untapped Resource for the Blind
http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm10/bm1002/bm100205.htm

7) If you are a Gw Micro product user, and you send them a testimonial of how their products have helped you in your life by 28 February, you give them permission to use that testimonial on their web site and at the same time you enter to win a couple prizes. Send your praise to
testimonial@gwmicro.com

8) "Internet Your Way to a New Job: How to Really Find a Job Online" is a new $11.95 two-volume braille, or electronic, book from National Braille Press
http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/JOBONLINE.html

9) Learn about the present and future of NFB Newsline, with lots of exciting plans for increasing your access to current information, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday 23 February at 01:00.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

10) There are good prospects for basefall fans to have better accessibility to access live baseball broadcasts and team web sites this season.
http://lflegal.com

11) Reaper, a music production program, is now said to be accessible with NVDA.
http://www.reaaccess.com/Downloads/ReaAccess.zip

12) Speaking of NVDA, EASI will hold a free webinar about this free, open-source screen reader on Wednesday, 3 March at 21:00 GMT. Register here:
http://easi.cc/clinic.htm

13) If there are any jaws scripters interested in contributing to programming jaws 11 to work with visual studio 2010 please send an email to
justind@cboss.com

14) Thanks to blindBargains.com, we learn about this article, Quick Cash: 24 Ways to Make Money While Unemployed
http://www.couponsherpa.com/ask-coupon-sherpa/quick-cash-24-ways-to-make-money-while-unemployed/

15) Gizmo's booklet, "The 46 Best Ever Freeware Programs" has been updated, and now contains many more program listings. Many of these programs will be accessible.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/gizmosbest/~3/UmZi2stdCQQ/top-freeware-picks-category-editors.htm

16) A group has come together to try to save Wayfinder Access, the GPS program for Symbian phones which is being discontinued.
http://www.talknav.com/protest

17) BlindBargains.com has an long interview with Humanware's Michelle Pepin discussing, among other things, the Oratio screen reader for Blackberry.
http://www.blindbargains.com/audio.php?m=5031

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