[nfbwatlk] Three Useful and Fun Websites

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Sat Jan 9 16:58:46 CST 2010


You're welcome.

And thanks for your vote last evening. (grin)

Mike

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Les Fitzpatrick" <lesfitz at comcast.net>
To: "'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'" <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2010 2:05 PM
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Three Useful and Fun Websites


> Thanks Mike I'll check  them out.
>
>
> Les Fitzpatrick
> President Clark County Chapter National Federation of the Blind
> Ham Call K5FPT
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> Behalf Of Mike Freeman
> Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2010 12:16 PM
> To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List
> Subject: [nfbwatlk] Three Useful and Fun Websites
>
> Greetings, all.
>
> Check out the websites given below. I think you may find them useful 
> and/or
> fun.
>
> (1) Check out http://www.skweezer.com which deletes much of the extraneous
> eye-candy in many websites so that they can be used successfully on mobile
> devices such as PDAs, smart phones, etc. Not every site works well this 
> way
> (JP Morgan Chase's doesn't) but many do. Since a lot of the extraneous 
> fluff
> is "squeezed out", this site also works well with note-takers such as the
> Braille Sense Plus and Braille Note as well as with PCs running 
> conventional
> screen-readers. Registration is free although not necessary; registration
> allows one to save the setting preferences of one's choice.
>
> (2) Try http://www.tuned.mobi which is a site with radio station links
> suitable for dial-up and mobile phone use which also makes it great for 
> PDAs
> and note-takers. Not all the links work but most do.
>
> (3) Also try http://www.radiotime.com which also contains links for
> thousands of radio stations and audio streams. Some of these require a 
> Flash
> player but links are few and are usually very accessible. some streams
> require RealPlayer or an equivalent such as Real Alternative from the U.K.
> But a lot of the extraneous stuff is omitted so you can get right to the
> music or other audio content. One can also register here (again fre) and
> this allows one to set up "presets" for one's favorite streams. I have 
> most
> of the "All News" stations around the country in my presets along with 
> some
> classical and Mexican music stations. Registering also gives one automatic
> access to all the local stations in one's area.
>
> This is about the most hassle-free website to play radio stations I've 
> come
> across (and yes, I have links for Radio Locator, Mike's Radio World and 
> Bill
> Sparks page).
> Enjoy!
> Mike
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