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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 202
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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1) A different selection of audio material can now be found on a web site I've recently created, featuring readings, mostly by me, of text and explanatory material of the Baha'i Faith.

2) Residents of most states in the US can now have easier access to many newspapers and magazines thanks to the expanded NFT Newsline. Web News on Demand lets you view well-formatted versions of the site's content on the web or have it e-mailed to you. NFB-NEWSLINE® In Your Pocket works in conjunction with the Victor Reader Stream to automatically place your favorite publications onto that device.

3) Speaking of the Stream, the version 3.0 upgrade described a few weeks ago is now available free to users.

4) And Bill Boules is taking pre-orders for a $49.95 cd tutorial on all aspects of using the Stream, with shipping promised for May 15.

5) While we're talking about HumanWare products, they're offering US buyers a $1000 discount on the purchase of a myReader 2 low-vision auto-reader, bringing the price to $3,995, until September 30. This is a link to a pdf flyer:

6) Fred's Head points us to American History in Video, with a large and growing collection including some old news reels available for streaming.

7) Another discovery from that blog is Accessibility Resources, a site which offers more than 200 links regarding an assortment of accessibility matters.

8) This Fred's Head post is entitled What is "web based email"?

9) Mail2Web is a free Web site that lets you check the contents of any POP3 or IMAP e-mail account.

10) Finally, Fred's Head brings us Three Sites for Discovering New Music

11) Accessible World will offer a free two-part webinar, writing business and advocacy letters. on GMT Wednesday 15 and 29 April at 01:00.

12) Pete Devasto of Adobe Systems will discuss the accessible features of the Adobe Reader on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 14 April at 00:00.

13) "Whats new in Windows 7 Automation API" is a Microsoft article for developers using Microsoft accessibility technologies

14) All inPlay announces that its latest game, Loco Locution is now available. Whenever they release a new game, they open the doors of for a fifteen-day free period, and this one runs through 15 April, during which you can take part in two weekend tournaments.

15) The DAISY Consortium announces the availability of Obi , an open source
recording tool for the creation of DAISY 3 NCX plus audio materials.

16) At some point, Gw Micro will be releasing the Book Sense, a new portable book reader. Hence, they've posted this article: Questions and Answers Regarding the BookSense

17) Upcoming $75 2-hour online trainings from Rigel Technologies are: Saturday, 18 April, Nero Burning ROM, 17:00 GMT; Wednesday, 22 April, Log Me In, 20:00 GMT; and Saturday, 25 April, Dragon Naturally Speaking 10, 17:00 GMT.

18) SeroTalk Podcast 11 - CSUN 2009 Highlights, features a digest of interviews from the recent event. Links to all interviews are provided.

19) in SeroTalk Tech chat 9 - Online Media Resources, users share their favorite sites for books, vieeo and text. Links are provided, and at least one was not previously known to me.

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