Friday, December 2, 2011

Serospectives: This Month in Assistive Technology for November, 2011


On this issue of SeroSpectives, Lisa Salinger is joined by Alena Roberts, a private contractor and feature writer for the Matilda Ziegler Magazine, Michael McCarty, Director of Social Media at The American Printing House for the Blind, and Serotek’s own Mike Calvo to discuss the top stories in technology for November, 2011.

In the Community

The NLS Materials Development Division Modifies the Digital Talking Book Management Software

From blastbay Studios: audio demo of our upcoming game, Perilous Hearts!

NEW FAQ on Code Factory’s Noke Screen Reader

Qwitter replacement in alpha testing called Twit Monger.

A user has modified Qwitter 4.5.1 to use the new API, so it can now receive direct messages and mentions streaming.

Another Qwitter spin-off: The Qube

Kudos to Qwitter, the program that proves once and for all, that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

NVDA 2011.3rc1 released!

OCR plugin for NVDA:

Japanese Company Develops Robot Guide Dog

Serotek Conquers a New Frontier for Blind Veterans:


NFB - National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy

Top Braille

More information on Top Braille

If you use Braille with your iPhone, iPad or iPod, there’s a Braille User Group on AppleVis to connect with others

Cell Phones

From CNETNews: A Windows 8 smartphone could be coming next year

Google unleashes Android Ice Cream Sandwich Coming Nov. 17


Oregon Puts iPad Voting on the Map information on obtaining a refund for inaccessible iOS apps

From Yahooaccess: 10 things blind people can teach us about Apple’s #Siri on the #iPhone 4S. From macstoriesnet: Apple Releases GarageBand for iPhone Comprehensive Audio Demonstration of Siri


More Accessibility maybe? Office 365 updates begin to percolate through Microsoft’s line-up Windows 7 continues to roll as XP fades away Internet Explorer 10 to add spell checking, auto-correct


Apple confirms Siri isn’t coming to any other devices as of now

MacBook Air supplies almost one-third of Apple notebook sales


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Serospectives: This Month in Assistive Technology for November, 2011
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