Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 274
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) The Gizmo site now has a Tips section which seems to be receiving lots of new material
2) Submitting Comments to the FCC on Cell Phone Accessibility is the topic for SeroTalk Tech Chat 67:
3) SeroTalk Podcast 49 dealt with New Apple Products, Amazon Kindle 3 and Talking Android Phone
4) The crew at SerotTalk will enlarge on the theme of accessible Android phones in Tech Chat 68 on GMT Friday, 10 September at 01:00.
5) Speaking of accessible phones, a considerable breakthrough seems to have occurred at Verizon, where they have come out with the Samsung Heaven with full speech for all the phone's capabilities except e-mail and the web. It reads text messages, and can be had quite affordably. this is the link for a lengthy podcast demonstrating all the phone's features:
6) The public beta of JAWS version 12 is out, featuring contracted braille input, a new way of organizing JAWS settings, and a simplified and clarified ribbon bar for Microsoft Office.
7) Learn about what is new with Apple IOS4, and new things keep coming all the time, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 13 September at 00:00.
8) Shaun Everiss is preparing a podcast on the history of the talking book from its inception to the present. He is looking for information about players that have existed. If you have information or links to share with him, write to
9) A reader suggests that those looking for mobile phones for seniors and people with low vision check out Consumer Cellular, which resells Doro phones, said to be large-button, easy-to-use phones from Sweden.
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