[nfbwatlk] {Disarmed} FW: Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, September 16, 2010 - Volume 275

Jacob Struiksma lawnmower84 at hotmail.com
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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 275
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology



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Greetings! 


1) The Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco
offers its next technology event, a Braille Notetakers Interactive Workship,
Saturday, 25 September from 17:00-19:00 GMT. You can participate live at
http://www.lighthouse-sf.org/listen.m3u
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rsvp at lighthouse-sf.org 


2) The next version of the free screen reader NVDA is now in beta test, and
testers are welcome to try it out and report bugs. Notable features of NVDA
2010.2 include greatly simplified object navigation; virtual buffers for
Adobe Flash content; access to many previously inaccessible controls by
retrieving text written to the screen; flat review of screen text; support
for IBM Lotus Symphony documents; reporting of table row and column headers
in Mozilla Firefox; and significantly improved user documentation.
http://www.nvda-project.org/blog/NVDA2010.2beta1Released
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3) If you're frustrated because Window-Eyes Browse Mode Reloads when Typing
in Edit Boxes, you can grab the latest Gw Micro script, Enhanced Auto Load
1.0
http://www.gwmicro.com/Script_Central/Scripts/Download/?scriptid=1299
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4) The Braille Sense OnHand is a $4,995 notetaker with 18 braille cells a
built-in compass and GPS receiver. It is shipping now.
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5) FreedomScientific announces the release of a free upgrade to MAGic
version 11 that allows for true dual-monitor support, allowing two programs
to be simultaneously displayed and magnified on two monitors.
http://www.freedomscientific.com/downloads/magic/MAGic-whats-new.asp
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6) This Fred's Head post discusses new accessibility initiatives by eBay and
their partnership with the National Federation of the Blind to promote eBay
as a viable platform for blind business owners.
http://www.fredshead.info/2010/09/ebays-help-section-for-blind-and.html
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7) The 15 September post to the NFB AccessTechnology Blog gives the
technology team's rather unfavorable impression of the new Kindle.
http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Access_Technology_Blog.asp
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8) Innovations, the weekly technology show on The Global Voice, is now
available as a podcast.
http://theglobalvoice.info/podcast.php
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9) Josh Kennedy has launched a podcast mostly devoted to demoing old
software and hardware.
http://www.jkenn337.podbean.com/
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10) "How to get my child accessible textbooks", is a webinar from Bookshare
to take place Wednesday, 22 September at 17:00 GMT. register at
https://cc.readytalk.com/r/fxnr1dyersrf
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11) A new version of the communication and networking system Klango is
available with new features for Facebook users and many bug fixes.
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12) Handy Tech North America is looking to hire a sales/customer service
worker for their office in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Email cover letter
and resume to
earle at handytech.us 


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