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94 more secret Windows shortcuts | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com – especially the SHELL command, mostly for Windows 7, though some of these work in Vista and a few in XP.
A-Prompt Project – get the new version of this free accessibility checker.
Assistive Software collection of useful small utilities.
audio by title accessible world tek talk presents walt kramer february 1 2010 | Accessible World – best use of the Windows volume control for listening and recording.
V3 Software Store – Auslogics BoostSpeed 4 – currently available free, this utility may be able to speed up your PC. I haven’t found the program particularly accessible, however.
Balabolka – a free text-to-speech program that can read files and convert from text to mp3/wav. Not apparently accessible to screen readers though.
Blind Bargains: Audio Content Index – includes coverage of ATIA 2010 and podcasts
[Audio] EyePodTechnoCast9B.mp3 – MobileSpeak compared with the iPhone – Larry Lewis of flying Blind.
Fullmeasure – Open Source Assistive Technology Software links to useful software and contacts.
Giz Explains: Why HTML5 Isn’t Going to Save the Internet – HTML5 – Gizmodo – maybe html5 has too many shortcomings to deserve the hype.
IDEAL Group Portable Assistive Technology (AT) Software SmartDrive Project – this page lists many programs that are accessible or assist with accessibility, from Firefox extensions to screen readers to OCR applications, all capable of running on portable devices.
Microsoft Accessibility Update February 2010 « AccessTech News – all the news about accessibility in a certain well-known operating system, directly from Microsoft.
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Mobile Geo: User Guide – the new version of this GPS software works with MobileSpeak 4
Mozilla Sponsors GNOME Accessibility Efforts – accessibility to be core value of GNOME.
NAVIGON Makes the Orient Accessible for iPhone Users – new Gulf/Jordan edition of this navigation software now available.
Nokia Accessibility: Home – "Making mobile devices accessible for all"
Owl Radio – READING FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT SEE – "Owl Radio is a free community service of the Low Vision Resource Center and is co-sponsored by Texas Public Radio and the San Antonio Express-News. The service provides daily radio broadcasts of newspapers, magazines and other information for persons who are unable to read regular print due to a visual, physical or reading impairment. The service has been on the air continuously in San Antonio since March 6, 2002. Service to the Hill Country began on January 10, 2005. Owl Radio transmits its programming to special radio receivers provided to qualified applicants over subcarriers provided by Texas Public Radio. The signals can be picked up within the greater San Antonio Metropolitan area and adjacent counties and in the Kerrville and Fredericksburg areas of the Hill Country."
Probably the Best Free Security List in the World – Gizmo’s listing of the best, mostly free, security software.
Read The Words – TTS Online : Free Text to Speech Voices – this service can convert text into audio files. Free account available.
ReadTheWords Tutorial video
Solona a11y — When inaccessible is unacceptable! – Solona helps you to interpret those visual CAPTCHAs that exclude blind people from many of the world’s web sites.
Symbian Foundation says phone software now available for free – CNBC – Symbian is the operating system for many smartphones.
Tech Ability: Making the Web Work For All Users | NBC Bay Area – The article features Alan Brightman of the Yahoo! Accessibility Lab.
Teridon’s Resource file hacks for iTunes for Windows – includes a hack to increase the font size in iTunes. If you struggle to read the “large” 10-point font !!! try
Teridon’s iTunes Font Size Editor, included on that page.
Test Page – command-line utility for testing web pages for accessibility and HTML validity. The link starts the installer.
[Video] CNET: Ray Kurzweil on the future of reading – potential for multi-functional reading software, Blio.
Free RFB&D Keys Available for the BookSense – Blind Bargains for any blind person in the US.
HiSoftware Cynthia Says Portal – web page validation tool with emphasis on Section 508.
i Speak It for Mac and iPhone Text to Speech – No Limits to Learning Blog – new app converts text to mp3 on Mac, iPhone and iTouch.
Lingo Xplorer 52 « AccessTech News – this device speaks 52 languages, and has many enhancements.
myguide site that provides easy-to-use web services.
Podcast #77: Interview with Terrill Thompson – Web Axe – Practical Web Design Accessibility Tips – Podcast and Blog – Dennis speaks with Terrill Thompson, technology accessibility specialist at DO-IT, a program at the University of Washington.
Pushing past the limits of what people think the disabled are capable of – The Nassau Guardian Online Guide – Sportsability opens up a wealth of activities for disabled people, culminating in an event in Nassau in 2011.
Read Easily – Ebooks Online Library – site presents ebooks in accessible ways, including fonts, colours and text-to-speech.
Screen reader software usage shifts on desktop and mobile » iheni :: making the web worldwide – much more healthy competition among screen readers nowadays.
SSA Now Providing Materials in Accessible Formats, Not Email – Blind Bargains – US Social Security Administration respond to accessibility demand from ACB.
Talking RSS Reader – Project Hosting on Google Code – speaks news feed subscriptions on Android phones.