Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 265
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) You can learn about new tech developments in general and particularly those seen at the NFB Convention on Serotek Podcast #45
2) This page is entitled"CD/DVD -R +R RW – what does it all mean"
3) Fred's Head directs us to the free PDF Accessibility Checker which cheks fourteen accessibility criteria within PDF documents.
4) Here's a post from Gizmo describing a utility that lets you retrieve software installation keys on your computer.
5) A new mailing list called audio-tech is a good place to ask questions about mp3 players, mobile phones, iPods and similar devices. To join, send a blank message to
6) Do you ever find yourself wishing you could tell the world about something you now use and can't imagine living without? If so, you can tell the world about it on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 13 July at 00:00. You can send a recording to have played during the show, but you should be available to answer questions. To have your product presentation accepted, e-mail Bob Acosta
To listen, visit
7) Accessibility reviews of window-eyes version 7.2, acefire version 1.3, pop peaper version 3.2, google gmail notifier version 1, and qwitter version 4.0.2 have been added to the AccessWatch database.
8) The game site Blind Adrenaline, catering to blind and sighted card players , is celebrating its first anniversary by giving everybody a free month of play during July.
9) Blindvoip is a new mailing list on the Freelists system for discussing use of Voice Over Internet telephoning by the blind to make inexpensive phone calls. Put the word 'subscribe' in the subject line of a message to
10) GW Micro announces the release of Sense Navigation version 2010, allowing Sense notetaker users the ability to optimize their travel experience with new maps, enhanced address searching, a history list, and much more.
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