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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 248
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Here's a Fred's Head post consisting of several resources related to the title "The Sky's Not the Limit: Astronomy for the Blind and Visually Impaired"
http://www.fredshead.info/2005/11/skys-not-limit-astronomy-for-blind-and.html

2) The NFB Access Technology Blog has updated its article on the newly-released Mobile Speak version 4.
http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Access_Technology_Blog.asp?SnID=1332588961

3) Access4 Us offers two reviews of talking clocks: Jensen SmartTalk AM/FM Dual Alarm Clock Radio
http://access4.us/2010/03/smarttalkreview/
and the iTalk Voice Activated Alarm Clock
http://access4.us/2010/02/italkreview/

4) The latest FSCast from Freedom Scientific features an interview regarding jTools and jTunes, and a demonstration of how to set up an iTunes account using JAWS.
http://www.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/default.asp

5) The March, 2010 issue of AccessWorld contains articles about social networking, about the ScripTalk audio prescription labeling system, reviews of two digital book readers, and more.
http://www.afb.org/accessworld

6) Tek Talk for GMT Tuesday 9March will feature demonstrations of useful utilities like CCleaner.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

7) There will be a KNFB Reader Hints and Tricks discussion on Friday, 5 March at 02:00 GMT. You can either call in at your expense by phoning (218) 339-3600. The access code is 329906#. Or you can Skype to the organizer, Michael Hingson at mhingson.
http://www.skype.com

8) Serotek Tech chat 53 on GMT Friday, 5 March at 02:00 will discuss Setting Up a New Computer
http://serotalk.com/2010/03/02/tech-chat-53-setting-up-a-new-computer/

9) Serotek Podcast 36 contains some tech news, comments on Software That Works Great With System Access and demonstrated the Entombed game we mentioned last time.
http://serotalk.com/2010/03/02/podcast-36-great-software-that-works-great-with-system-access-and-accessible-rpg-with-music-and-sound/

10) This Windows Secrets article is called windows Shortcuts can Boost Your Efficiency.
http://www.windowssecrets.com/2010/02/25/02-Windows-shortcuts-can-boost-your-efficiency

11) And this one is called Freeware Outdoes Windows Built-in System Tools.
http://www.windowssecrets.com/2010/02/11/01-Freeware-outdoes-Windows-built-in-system-tools

12) Gizmo brings us 100 Incredible Video Lectures from the World’s Top Scientists.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/gizmosbest/~3/ciZJo7E8mIo/100-incredible-lectures-world-s-top-scientists.htm

13) Users of the iPhone Dragon Dictation app will appreciate this listing of commands that the app shares with the pc-based program.
http://justanotheriphoneblog.com/wordpress/iphone-software/some-tips-for-dragon-dictation#idc-cover

14) Nuance has released a free pdf reader which allows you to convert pdf documents to Word, .txt. .xls or RTF format online, to complete forms and all this in a smaller and, they say, more secure package than Adobe Reader.
http://www.nuance.com/imaging/products/pdf-reader.asp

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