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
, 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
to use the new API, so it can now receive direct messages and mentions

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

OCR plugin for NVDA:

Company Develops Robot Guide Dog

Serotek Conquers a New
Frontier for Blind Veterans:



– 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
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

Air supplies almost one-third of Apple notebook sales



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