Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 232
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) A security problem has been reported in JAWS 10 and 11, concerning those situations where anybody with restricted administrative access uses the computer with JAWS. Fixes have been produced for both JAWS versions. You can use the Search for Updates feature to get them. If you are waiting for a JFW 11 cd in the mail, it will contain the security fix.
2) As he has done for the last several JAWS versions, Jamal Mazrui has used tools such as his chm2txt package to create a structured text version of the documentation for JFW version 11 to make it easier to read and search.
3) I usually avoid speculative and pre-release announcements, but we'll definitely want to be following this one. Around the end of November, KNFB will come out with a free book reader, working on pc's, windows Mobile phones and the iPhone with other versions to folow, that will give users acces to over a million accessible books they will be able to purchase.
4) Dolphin announces that it has software that can make unprotected e-books using the EPUB format.
5) Here is a web site discussing accessibility options for Verizon phones:
6) Serotek is now selling the EloQuence synthesizer for use with its programs, including the free System Access to Go, for $25.
7) Accessible World presents the first of two weeks of Stocking Stuffers, presentations by lower-tech and less expensive vendors, on the usual time slot for Tek Talk. For people outside of North America, daylight savings time ends for most of North America this weekend, so listen to stocking stuffers on GMT Tuesday at 01:00.
8) Gw Micro will provide telephone training on using scripts at their usual rates for one and two-hour packages.
9) Here is a very complete list of Windows 7 shortcut keys.
10) The 22 October, 2009 issue of Windows Secrets discusses the pros and cons of upgrading to windows 7.
11) Ai Squared and Gw Micro are arranging Window-Eyes and ZoomText as a quality integrated solution for windows Vista and Windows 7.
12) GW Micro has added the article Startup Order Warning when Running ZoomText and Window-Eyes to its knowledgebase
13) Students in many countries can buy Windows 7 for low prices for a limited time. This page relates to the UK but similar deals can be had elsewhere:
14) Tony Frazer has written another electronic book, Exploring Outlook 2007 with JAWS.
15) An audio chat on the vOICe, the program that turns pictures into sounds, is available. This talk concentrates on the mobile phone version.
16) SeroTalk Podcast 26 discusses Upgrading to Windows 7 With Speech and offers a Demo of the NLS Digital Talkingbook Player
17) In SeroTalk Tech Chat 38 they discussed Upgrading to Windows 7
18) This Fred's Head article is called Create a System Repair Disc in Windows 7
19) Kathy Ann Murtha's $75 Windows 7 textbook is available.
She also offers manuals for trainers of Windows 7 with adaptive technology.
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