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Thursday, December 17, 2009

News From Top Tech Tidbits

The Eyes-Free mailing list exists to discuss accessible apps for the Android phones:
http://groups.google.com/group/eyes-free

J.J. of BlindBargains.com has unearthed five free games you can play un Twitter: Word of the Day:
http://artwiculate.com/
Trivia
http://twitter.com/twrivia
Calculations
http://twitter.com/twitbrain
Word unscramble
http://twitter.com/beatmytweet
And Tweetstone
http://twitter.com/tweetstones
Stevie Wonder is holding another House Full ofToys benefit concert, with proceeds going for adaptive technology which is donated to students throughout the US who cannot otherwise afford it. Last year's applicants who did not receive equipment will receive first priority. Nine companies have also donated equipment to the fund.
http://www.senderogroup.com/hftform.htm

Here is an article about the free Dragon Naturally Speaking app for the iPhone:
http://www.tuaw.com/2009/12/08/dragon-dictation-comes-to-the-iphone-wow/

Total iTV is a web site offering what is said to be a growing collection of audio-described movies and tv series, both in English and Spanish.
http://www.totalitv.com/

All inPlay BlackJack is now ready. To celebrate, everybody can play the six games at All inPlay free until the end of the year, and there will be six 24-hour tournaments between 18 and 23 December.
http://allinplay.com/

A short interview with Michael Curran, one of the developers of NVDA, is temporarily available for download here:
http://www.rphadelaide.org.au/links/VE.mp3

SeroTalk Tech Chat 44 gave lots of ideas for Accessible Gifts Under $50 http://serotalk.com/2009/12/11/serotalk-tech-chat-44-accessible-gifts-under-50/

An effort is afoot to allow for sharing of special-format materials, primarily braille and DAISY, across borders, thus potentially giving all blind people access to more literature.
http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2009/article_0055.html
Not surprisingly, many interests in the US oppose this plan:
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/12/blind_block

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