Archive for August, 2011

This tip discusses how to look up information from the Internet on the fly using the JAWS Research It commands. If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!

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This discusses and demonstrates a handy program for organizing music into playlists for internet streaming and personal use called Station Playlist Studio. If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!

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This is a discussion of a relatively new service called Info Eyes that allows those with visual impairments to communicate in real-time with librarians to provide assistance searching for books and resources. If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!

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“Song Titles with Names”

This program aired on Sunday, August 14, 2011, on MushroomFM.com, the home of the Fun Guys! Tune in live on Sundays from 7pm to 10pm eastern, or 23:00-02:00 UTC. You may also visit the show page at MushroomFM.com/MeltingPot. To make requests please follow the show’s Twitter account @MeltingPotShow, call (774) ASK-Erin (774-275-3746), or email

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“It’s So Pretty”

This week we discuss listener mail, Firefox changes, Apple XProtect, OS Lion 10.7.1, Google and Motorola, 6Dot Braille Label Maker, Loquendo, ACB & Google Survey, DareDevil Comic for Visually Impaired, and much more! To view these stories and other considerations, please visit our Delicious bookmarks page.

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This discusses the steps necessary to enable keyboard shortcuts for using Skype. If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!

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This is a website that puts a unique twist on a word of the day called News-Wordy. If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!

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This is a free and accessible iOS app that allows you to keep track of messages posted to your Facebook inbox so check out Facebook Messenger. If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!

UPDATE 8/15 17:00: The Facebook Messenger app does not read the detail of the messages. It will only read the snippet on the initial messages screen. Sorry for any confusion it was not obvious during testing. We’ll try to review the apps more with sight and audio in the future.

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“Melting Medley”

This program aired on Thursday, August 11, 2011, on MushroomFM.com, the home of the Fun Guys! Tune in live on Sundays from 7pm to 10pm eastern, or 23:00-02:00 UTC. You may also visit the show page at MushroomFM.com/MeltingPot. To make requests please follow the show’s Twitter account @MeltingPotShow, call (774) ASK-Erin (774-275-3746), or email

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This is a short explanation of the da Vinci Awards, sponsored by the Michigan chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. If you have an idea for a tip, trick or tidbit, please feel free to submit it for a possible upcoming episode!

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