Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 213
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) Mark Taylor has produced a quick-start guide for the Mobile Geo GPS program that runs on mobile phones running the Windows Mobile operating system. It's free.
2) LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers another of their tech seminars, Spot Reading on the Go! on Bastille Day, Tuesday, 14 July at 17:00 GMT. This program will features ways to read labels, greeting cards, and other short necessary items, using portable video magnifiers, pocket magnifiers and talking bar code scanners. Pre-register to learn how to take part by phone or online:
3) Sudoku is a popular game, and blind players have lots of options for playing it. To discuss them, you can join the Blind-sudoku mailing list by sending a blank message to
4) Gw Micro continues the process of generating enthusiasm for a not-yet-available-product as they discuss the BookSense on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 23 June at 00:00.
5) EASI will present a Webinar: Accessible Tables in Word and Excel, lasting 90 minutes to allow for practice, presented by Freedom Scientific trainint people but probably containing information of use to users of any adaptive technology and those to make information available. this takes place on Tuesday, 24 June at 21:00 GMT.
6) A second podcast has been produced in the fall-out from the Braille Monitor article on the Mac. In this one, Mike Arigo demonstrates how to do things which the review stated could not be done with the Mac and Voiceover.
7) SeroTalk Tech Chat 20 discusses Four New Services From NFB Newsline, including two innovative upcoming features.
8) Unusually, the announcement about this week's Main Menu program got here before I finished the newsletter! this week, the program features an interview with Bernard Maldonado and Steve Sawczyn about the Solona service for solving Captcha's, and about Captcha in general. The program airs at 01:00 GMT on Saturday, and at the same time on Wednesday.
9) Several reviews of interest have appeared under the auspices of Gizmo's Best Ever Freeware. Probably the Best Free Security List in the World
10) A Safe Way to Use Your Email Address on Forums & Websites
11) The Best List of Free Internet Explorer Add-ons I've Seen
12) 11 Small Free Hotkey Utilities That Can Improve Your Productivity (may not be as exciting as it sounds to adaptive technology users, but there are a couple interesting utilities here.
13) A user recommends the Berean Bible for those looking for bible study software. Its advantages are that a number of translations are licensed to it and it is efficient and portable.
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