[nfbwatlk] {Disarmed} FW: Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, April 28, 2011 - Volume 303

Jacob Struiksma lawnmower84 at hotmail.com
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Top Tech Tidbits - Volume 303
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings! 

1) I have recorded a podcast about my life in Costa Rica to date. It covers
a variety of topics including obscure ones like the radio dial in this
remote part of the country. I plan to submit it to Blind Cool tech, but
until then, you can grab it here:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2285317/costa%20rica.mp3
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2) You can learn about The Global Voice, the innovative Internet station
that seeks to bring the blind and sighted together, on Tek Talk for GMT
Tuesday, 4 May at 00:00.
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2
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3) Here are some of the latest updates on the gizmo site:
Free Computer & Internet Books Online 
http://www.techsupportalert.com/free-books-computer
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Free Children's Books Online 
http://www.techsupportalert.com/free-books-children
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Best Free Media Player 
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-windows-media-player-replacement.h
tm
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Best Free Online TV Viewer 
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-online-tv-viewer.htm
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Best Free File Archiver/Zip Utility 
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-file-archiver-zip-utility.htm
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Best Free Audio / Video Format Conversion Program 
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-audio-video-format-conversion-prog
ram.htm
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Best Free Firewall 
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4) Thanks to the team at BlindBargains, we learn about Convert Files, a
straightforward and effective site for converting a multitude of document,
presentation and media files into your desired format. You can, for
instance, convert YouTube videos to mp3 or pdf documents to .doc among many
others.
http://www.convertfiles.com/
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5) Each week, Nancy and Pete Torpey share their life experiences and
information they have gathered over the years living with vision loss - from
the everyday to the high tech, on a half-hour program called viewpoints.
Both have Ph.D.'s in physics; one is sighted, the other blind. They love
travel and music.
http://wxxi.org/reachout/viewpoints.html
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6) In Serotalk podcast 66, the team discusses their usual broad array of
topics that is impossible to synopsize in one or two sentences.
http://serotalk.com/podcasts/SeroTalk066.mp3
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7) In Serotalk Tech Chat 98, Users Share Their Favorite Windows Software
http://serotalk.com/podcasts/TechChat098.mp3
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8) Blind Software offers a free version of their calendar/ planner
http://blindsoftware.com/
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9) The EASI free webinar on 14 June will feature Sheryl Burgstahler
reporting on the book she edited on universal design and online learning
http://easi.cc/entrance.htm
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10) Public Beta version 2.5 of the Save as DAISY plug-in for Microsoft Word
now supports Word 2010.
http://www.daisy.org/project/save-as-daisy-microsoft-word-add-in
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