Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 167
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
Distributed by Flying Blind, LLC
For questions and comments regarding Tidbits, please e-mail Dean Martineau at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dean Martineau provides adaptive technology training by phone, online, and in person, with flexible arrangements, and at affordable prices.
1) We can all listen to the presentation given by Mike Calvo of Serotek to the National Federation of the Blind convention.
2) Serotek has introduced a program to run on the Levelstar Ocon or on the Brailleplus which lets users of those devices access movies and media from the System Access Mobile Network and log onto their home computer while using those portable devices.
3) "PayPal, the Easiest Way To Pay and Get Paid" will be the topic for the free online Tek Talk training to beheld on GMT Tuesday, 15 July at 00:00.
4) Code Factory has released version 3.60 of Mobile Speak, the screen reader for mobile phones operating under the Symbian operating system. This free upgrade provides support for the third-edition web browser and claims to offer support for many newer phones and some phones which are about to be released.
J.J. Meddaugh offers Mobile Speak for a reduced price of $249 through the end of July.
5) Speaking of J.J., he recorded a lot of interviews during the National Federation of the Blind convention, and he's now posting them. This page is the one to scan to find interviews on tech, and a few non-tech, subjects that might interest you.
6) Humanware has released four new video magnifiers in different sizes and configurations. Two are available now, one will become available in a few weeks, and one shortly thereafter.
7) Humanware has also announced the release of Trekker maps 3.1 and Map Manager 2.0 for use with the Trekker GPS system. Free map upgrades are available through the end of July.
8) Kathy Ann Murtha will offer a free mini-seminar on the Office 2007 and Windows Vista interfaces, on GMT Friday, 11 July at 23:00. Log in with your full name and the password "free":
9) ESR is a Philippine company offering a scripted version of Nokia PC Suite as well as a more accessible version of the Nokia Audio Book Manager, all this for Nokia mobile phones.
10) Drs. Amy McKenzie and Susan Miller of Florida State University are conducting an online survey about internet usage and social support and quality of life in persons with visual impairment. They seek participants.
11) “A ZoomText Workshop will be given at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library’s computer lab in Washington, DC, on August 6th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The training will be provided by Ai Squared’s Maurie Hill. Cost is $50. Please email for more information and registration.”
Would you like to receive text-only versions of the Tidbits and Flying Blind, LLC E-Newsletters? If so, find the link at the bottom of every E-News titled "Update Profile/E-Mail Address", and check this newly-available option.
Feel free to forward individual Tidbits, or the entire tidbits issue, to interested people (but make sure they don't already receive it; a lot do!) When doing this, please have the courtesy to cite your source, perhaps directing them to the tidbits website (see below.)
Tidbits is intentionally concise, but I know a lot of people don't understand many of the items because little explanation is given. If a Tidbit brings up a question in your mind, feel free to ask, and I'll answer as time, knowledge and inclination permit.
Visit the Tidbits page at http://www.topdotenterprises.com/tidbits.htm where you can subscribe to the RSS feed and grab back issues. All that welcome information for future issues can come to me at email@example.com.
People can subscribe to Tidbits via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Make sure to get all 4 T's into the address!)
| Flying Blind, LLC | 955 Pembrook Road | Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44121 |