[nfbmi-talk] Fw: Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 27, 2009 - Volume 223
goodfolks at charter.net
Thu Aug 27 17:02:16 CDT 2009
Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 223This is a wonderful resource for technology updates. Subscription information is included within.
----- Original Message -----
From: Flying Blind, LLC
To: goodfolks at charter.net
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 1:01 AM
Subject: Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, August 27, 2009 - Volume 223
Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 223
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
Distributed by Flying Blind, LLC
For questions and comments regarding Tidbits, please e-mail Dean Martineau at dean at topdotenterprises.com. Dean Martineau provides adaptive technology training by phone, online, and in person, with flexible arrangements, and at affordable prices.
To make certain you receive each Volume of Top Tech Tidbits, please add enews at flying-blind.com to your address book.
If you experience any problems reading this Newsletter, you can access this Volume of Top Tech Tidbits on the web at:
This Issue's Featured Advertisement:
Introducing Remote Incident Manager (RIM)
Serotek continues to set standards for removing the barriers that today's technological obstacles present to vision impaired users. Remote Incident Manager, or RIM, is an enterprise solution for vision impaired or sighted technicians, adaptive technology trainers, or instructors of mainstream technologies that allow the service provider to take complete control of any computer, regardless of its location!
Using a network or the Internet, RIM puts the service provider within the user's current Windows session, enabling them to interact with the very same applications and documents as the user, simultaneously, and free from any accessibility concerns. The service provider may check or tweak the user's system or screen reader settings, or make any appropriate adjustments to optimize the user's PC experience. Computer instructors may exchange text as well as files with their students via the Windows Clipboard, thereby lowering the learning curve often associated with today's cutting-edge software solutions.
Technical or training issues may now be resolved in real-time, interactively, and at a fraction of the cost associated with onsite technical support and training. Let RIM trim your organization's support costs, and provide your clients with the service they deserve, interactively, and in real time.
Pricing and additional information may be obtained by contacting Serotek at info at serotek.com, or by calling toll free within the Continental US at 1 (866) 202-0520, or internationally at 1 (612) 246-4818. Allow Remote Incident Manager to exponentially enhance your organization by strengthening existing relationships and allowing you to forge new ones! Find out more about RIM today!
1) HumanWare is holding a webinar on how students can prepare for the upcoming school year. You'll likely be too late for the event, taking place on 27 August at 19:00 GMT, but you can get the included textbook for it.
2) Recently on The Global Voice, on the program called Attitude Test, they held a discussion of why people prefer JAWS or Window-Eyes. You can download the file, which may not remain available for long, here:
3) Talks for Symbian Third Edition phones is now up to version 4.1, which allows you to select from installed voices with a keystroke.
4) Serotek Tech Chat 29 deals with podcasting. If you are on their SAMNet (you can get a free month to try it,) and send them your favorite podcast, you can win a free month of access.
5) J-Tools 2.0 is now out. This package adds functionality to JAWS for use on the web, in Microsoft Outlook, and this release allows you to dictate text into, and train, Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred or Professional.
6) The topic for Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 1 September will be the forthcoming Orator screen reader for the newest Blackberry phones.
7) The Mac-cessibility network has launched a petition urging Adobe Systems to make Flash and other content accessible to Mac users.
8) This Fred's Head post is called What is Virtual Memory
9) Fred's Head also leads us to two useful free programs for finding serial numbers for all the software on the computer. LicenseCrawler will find all serial numbers, including your windows serial number, though you'll have to write them down since there is no copy feature.
the Magical Jelly Bean lets you find Microsoft product serial numbers.
Finally, let's not forget the free Belarc Advisor, which gives serial number information and a lot more about your computer.
10) EASI is reviving its podcast series, making changes and adding new content.
11) EASI will be holding four webinars on Social Media and Accessibility, presumably discussing Facebook, Twitter, and other related topics. Jennison Asuncion is looking for suggestions and volunteers for this series, which will run in October and November. Please e-mail him at
jennison at adaptech.org
12) Rigel Technology offers a computer maintenance service, which can be done remotely, ordinarily for $125, but until US Labor Day, 7 September, you can have your computer checked out and tuned up for $95. Call 888-723-5011, ext. 1. They offer a growing list of $75 tutorials, recordings of their 1.5 hour online training sessions. Call Ext. 3 at the same phone number for information or to order.
Would you like to receive text-only versions of the Tidbits and Flying Blind, LLC Newsletters? If so, find the link at the bottom of every Newsletter 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 dean at topdotenterprises.com.
People can subscribe to Tidbits via e-mail: tttt-join at topdotenterprises.com (Make sure to get all 4 T's into the address!)
| Flying Blind, LLC | 955 Pembrook Road | Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44121 |
Forward This E-News
This email was sent to goodfolks at charter.net by enews at flying-blind.com.
Flying Blind, LLC | 955 Pembrook Road | Cleveland Heights | OH | 44121
More information about the nfbmi-talk