[nfbwatlk] FW: BlindBargains.com Daily Deals for Thursday, March 17

Jacob Struiksma lawnmower84 at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 17 10:28:51 CDT 2011


 

 
BlindBargains.com Daily Deals for Thursday, March 17



It's time to recap the latest deals and news posted to Blind Bargains. Feel
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In this issue:


*	1. #csun11 Audio: The Long and Winding Road to NVDA <>  

*	2. #csun11 Audio: A New Chapter for Index <>  

*	3. #csun11 Audio: Print and Braille Together with the  <> Braille
and Print 

*	4. #csun11 Audio: A Remodeling for Gnome <>  

*	5. #csun11 Audio: Clearreader+ Gets Feature Packed <>  

*	6. #csun11 Audio: Stem Stumper Game Headed to iOS <>  

*	7. #csun11 Audio: Speaking of Mobile Speak Improvements <>  

*	8. #csun11 Audio: CAIT Aiming to Introduce More Affordable  <>
Technology 

*	9. GW Micro Releases Window-Eyes 7.5 <>  

*	10. Most Popular Recent Deals <> Shopping is a breeze with our Blind
Bargains Apps. <http://www.blindbargains.com/apps.php>  


	1. #csun11  <http://www.blindbargains.com/link/6035> Audio: The Long
and Winding Road to NVDA


	NVAccess, makers of the popular and free NVDA screen reader, has
become one of the most feature-rich open source programs available for the
blind today. In this podcast, we speak with NVDA's two primary software
developers, president Mic Curran and vice president Jamie Teh about how NVDA
got its start, some of the challenges and triumphs along the way, and what
the future may hold. The need for future funding is also discussed, along
with the possibility of selling licenses for text-to-speech engines such as
Eloquence.


	2. #csun11  <http://www.blindbargains.com/link/6034> Audio: A New
Chapter for Index


	In addition to the new Braille Box, the rest of Index's embossers
are gaining a major overhaul as well, known as version 4. Bjorn Lofstedt,
owner of Index Braille, explains the improvements in these latest models in
this audio interview. 


	3. #csun11  <http://www.blindbargains.com/link/6033> Audio: Print
and Braille Together with the Braille and Print


	A specialized version of a forthcoming Index embosser is the latest
solution to provide for braille and print on the same page. Patrick
Nunnelly, vice president for American Thermoform, explains more about the
ATC Braille and Print in this audio interview. 


	4. #csun11  <http://www.blindbargains.com/link/6032> Audio: A
Remodeling for Gnome


	Version 3 of the Linux-based Gnome desktop features a complete
redesign and also includes accessibility features from the ground up. Gnome
developer Eitan Isaacson talks about these enhancements and the state of
Linux for the blind in this audio interview. 


	5. #csun11  <http://www.blindbargains.com/link/6031> Audio:
Clearreader+ Gets Feature Packed


	The Magnification Feature Pack is a new add-on available for
Optelec's stand-alone OCR solution which includes a hardware controler and
new options. Stephan Terwolbeck, President of Optelec U.S., explains the
latest enhancements to the Clearrreader+ in this audio interview. 


	6. #csun11  <http://www.blindbargains.com/link/6030> Audio: Stem
Stumper Game Headed to iOS


	Stem Stumper is an upcoming puzzle game for iPhone including
multiple difficulty levels, 


	7. #csun11  <http://www.blindbargains.com/link/6029> Audio: Speaking
of Mobile Speak Improvements


	There's been a lot of talk about Mobile Accessibility, but Code
Factory is also busy working on updates for its other products. We catch up
with Caroline Ragot, Managing Director for Code Factory, who talks about the
latest developments for Symbian and Windows Mobile as well as when the paid
version of Mobile Accessibility will be released in this audio interview. 


	8. #csun11  <http://www.blindbargains.com/link/6028> Audio: CAIT
Aiming to Introduce More Affordable Technology


	A new nonprofit has been formed which aims to introduce new products
and programs to the disability community for a more affordable price. In
this podcast, usability consultant Pratik Patel explains how the Center for
Access in Innovation in technology (CAIT) hopes to bring more affordable
apps and devices to the market and how users can get involved. 


	9. GW Micro  <http://www.blindbargains.com/link/6026> Releases
Window-Eyes 7.5


	GW Micro has released Window-Eyes 7.5, a major upgrade for the
screen reader. Among the list of improvements is a completely revamped user
interface, support for Internet Explorer 9 and the latest version of Windows
Live, support for UI Automation making many more apps accessible, speed
enhancements for Microsoft Word, and numerous scripting enhancements.
Support for Remote Assistance in Windows 7 and Vista and several new
application-specific apps are also included. Check the link on this post for
a complete list.


	10. Most  <http://www.blindbargains.com/link/6026> Popular Recent
Deals


	Here are the top five posts to Blind Bargains as of the time of this
newsletter.

	GW Micro Releases  <http://www.blindbargains.com/b/6026> Window-Eyes
7.5
#csun11  <http://www.blindbargains.com/b/6035> Audio: The Long and Winding
Road to NVDA
#csun11 Audio: Speaking of Mobile  <http://www.blindbargains.com/b/6029>
Speak Improvements
#csun11 Audio: Stem Stumper Game  <http://www.blindbargains.com/b/6030>
Headed to iOS
#csun11  <http://www.blindbargains.com/b/6028> Audio: CAIT Aiming to
Introduce More Affordable Technology


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