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FSCast 163, New Hosts John and Larry Gassman Introduce themselves, Eric Damery discusses December Updates, and Gassmans chat with Curtis Chong, innovator and Accessible Technology pioneer

12/6/2018
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FSCast 163, New Hosts John and Larry Gassman Introduce themselves, Eric Damery discusses December Updates of JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion 2019 releases plus home annual subscription licensing, and The Gassmans chat with Curtis Chong, long time user of Freedom Scientific Access Technology and one of the true innovator and Accessible Technology pioneers.

Duration:00:48:00

FSCast 162, Hal Knight with stories from his broadcast radio career, and Rob Santello talks ham radio accessibility

11/8/2018
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Hal Knight has one of the most familiar voices to people calling the U.S. Freedom Scientific sales department. Most people don't know that before joining Freedom in 2000, he spent 25 years+ on WPOR as one of Maine's most popular country music DJs. Hal is also a great storyteller as you'll hear in his conversation with Glen Gordon. Rob Santello created the Hampod to make ham radio equipment more accessible. What he thought would be a one-off device has turned out to become a project that's...

Duration:00:37:57

FSCast 161, archive of the October 2018 FSOpenLine

10/29/2018
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The October edition of FSOpenLine, Freedom Scientific’s global call-in show, keeps you informed of new developments and answers listener questions from around the world.

Duration:00:20:45

FSCast 160, what's new in JAWS 2019 beta 2, a demonstration of our new Home Annual licensing portal for US customers, and Jonathan Mosen says goodbye

10/3/2018
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Public beta 2 of JAWS 2019 is just around the corner. Eric Damery and Jonathan Mosen discuss and demonstrate the new features. Soon, there'll be a new option for licensing JAWS and ZoomText if you're a home user in the United States. Jonathan demonstrates the new portal for Home Annual licenses as it nears completion. And after producing 160 episodes of this podcast, Jonathan Mosen says goodbye, reflecting on his time behind the FSCast microphone and wishing FSCast every success in future...

Duration:00:49:24

FSCast 159, archive of the September 2018 FSOpenLine

9/27/2018
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The September edition of FSOpenLine, Freedom Scientific's global call-in show, keeps you informed of new developments and answers listener questions from around the world.

Duration:00:45:32

FSCast 158, Eric Damery unveils JAWS 2019, Stuart Lawler talks Sight and Sounds expansion to Ireland

9/16/2018
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The next major release of our screen reading software, JAWS 2019, is about to enter public beta as this podcast is published. Eric Damery takes us through some of the new features available immediately, and those planned for the JAWS 2019 cycle. Jonathan Mosen speaks with Stuart Lawler, who has a new role with Sight and Sound as it expands to Ireland.

Duration:00:45:12

FSCast157, archive of the August 2018 FSOpenLine

8/31/2018
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This episode of FSCast contains a recording of the first FSOpenLine session. If you are listening in a podcast app that supports chapter marks, each question and section is its own chapter, making it easy to skim through to the topics that interest you. Topics covered in the August FSOpenLine include, the move to our new building, some of the new features in JAWS 2019, the accessibility of webinar software, requested Braille improvements, future FS webinars, JAWS with Microsoft Edge, the...

Duration:00:51:48

FSCast 156, announcing FSOpenLine, JAWS support for Skype 8, scholarship winner Kenia Flores, and we here again from Cricket Bidleman

8/23/2018
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We're launching a new global call-in show called FSOpenLine, and we're looking forward to your participation. Learn all about it at the start of this episode. Jonathan Mosen then demonstrates the support for Microsoft's Skype 8 released in the August update for JAWS 2018, and explains how to make sure you have the correct version. We meet Kenia Flores, recipient of our scholarship at this year's National Federation of the Blind's national convention. And in keeping with our theme of...

Duration:00:55:29

FSCast155, new software releases, listener comments, and an extended interview with Isaac Lidsky

7/21/2018
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After news about the latest software releases and some listener comments, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Isaac Lidsky. You may have heard Isaac's Ted Talk already, heard him speak recently at the NFB national convention, or read his book, Eyes Wide Open". Isaac has been an actor, the editor of the Harvard Law Review, and a Supreme Court clerk among other things. He's an entrepreneur, public speaker, and father of four, three of them triplets. We're also very proud to say he's a JAWS user. Hear...

Duration:00:51:11

FSCast154, convention information and specials, Sight Village Central and specials, Focus Blue scratchpad and book reader, and a chat with our partners at Nuance

6/20/2018
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There are huge savings to be made when you purchase our products at the NFB and ACB national conventions, and through Sight and Sound as part of their summer special. Learn about what’s on offer, as well as exhibits and presentations. We’ve released the much-anticipated firmware upgrade to our Focus Blue 5th generation Braille displays, and they now offer scratchpad and book reading functionality. Jonathan Mosen demonstrates where to find the update, how to install it, and what it...

Duration:00:58:03

FSCast 153 US national conventions, May software updates, listener feedback, Mark Nelson from Digital Apex, Douglas Gerry

5/17/2018
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We’re looking ahead to the ACB and NFB national conventions. Mark your calendar for Eric Damery’s presentations at both. Software updates for JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion are coming by the end of May. Listener comments discuss dongle authorization, hearing FSCast on Amazon Echo and more. At the CSUN conference, Jonathan Mosen spoke with Mark Nelson of Digital Apex. Mark discusses what he’s doing now including his innovative training solutions, and looks back to the early days of screen...

Duration:00:53:06

FSCast Episode 152 - Eric Damery discusses Spring Creators Update and April update of JAWS, Miguel Abdo discusses his involvement with the industry and exciting changes regarding licensing, changes in how we publish FSCast

4/18/2018
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We’re ready for the next major version of Microsoft Windows, the Spring Creators Update. Eric Damery discusses our plans to ensure you’ll be ready for the update when Microsoft pushes it to your computer, and we look at other changes in the April update of our JAWS® screen reading software. At the recent CSUN conference, Jonathan Mosen sat down with Miguel Abdo, our Vice President, Software Business. Miguel discusses his involvement in this industry and some exciting changes to come...

Duration:00:57:46

FSCast 152, April 2018 JAWS Update, Miguel Abdo

4/18/2018
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We’re ready for the next major version of Microsoft Windows, the Spring Creators Update. Eric Damery discusses our plans to ensure you’ll be ready for the update when Microsoft pushes it to your computer, and we look at other changes in the April update of our JAWS ® screen reading software. At the recent CSUN conference, Jonathan Mosen sat down with Miguel Abdo, our Vice President, Software Business. Miguel discusses his involvement in this industry and some exciting changes to come...

Duration:00:57:46

FSCast Episode 151 - March 2018 JAWS Update, Jack Mendez from the Louisiana Center for the Blind

3/12/2018
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Eric Damery looks ahead to the CSUN conference, and discusses some new features and fixes in the March JAWS 2018 update. Jack Mendez, Director of Technology for the Louisiana Center for the Blind, talks with Jonathan Mosen about the importance of mastering your technology, and why JAWS best equips you for being on the job. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen FSCast Episode 151 - March 2018 JAWS Update, Jack Mendez from the Louisiana Center for the Blind

Duration:00:54:58

FSCast Episode 151 - March 2018 JAWS Update, Jack Mendez from the Louisiana Center for the Blind

3/12/2018
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Eric Damery looks ahead to the CSUN conference, and discusses some new features and fixes in the March JAWS 2018 update. Jack Mendez, Director of Technology for the Louisiana Center for the Blind, talks with Jonathan Mosen about the importance of mastering your technology, and why JAWS best equips you for being on the job. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen FSCast Episode 151 - March 2018 JAWS Update, Jack Mendez from the Louisiana Center for the Blind

Duration:00:54:56

FSCast Episode 150 - Eric Damery talks about the JAWS February 2018 update, ZoomText 2018 and Fusion 2018

2/16/2018
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Eric Damery talks about the JAWS February 2018 update, ZoomText 2018 and Fusion 2018 Show Host: Jonathan Mosen FSCast Episode 150 - FSCast Episode 150 - Eric Damery talks about the JAWS February 2018 update, ZoomText 2018 and Fusion 2018

Duration:00:20:55

FSCast Episode 150 - Eric Damery talks about the JAWS February 2018 update, ZoomText 2018 and Fusion 2018

2/16/2018
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Eric Damery talks about the JAWS February 2018 update, ZoomText 2018 and Fusion 2018 Show Host: Jonathan Mosen FSCast Episode 150 - FSCast Episode 150 - Eric Damery talks about the JAWS February 2018 update, ZoomText 2018 and Fusion 2018

Duration:00:20:55

FSCast Episode 149 - CSUN 2018 sessions, hours and prizes. Group Training offerings. Jonathan Mosen speaks with Jamie Teh of Mozilla about making Firefox compatible with JAWS

2/12/2018
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We look ahead to the CSUN conference. Learn about our sessions, exhibit hours, and prizes you can win. Did you know we offer training for groups at our headquarters or at a place of your choosing? We outline the courses available and tell you about a forthcoming course at Palomar College. Jonathan Mosen speaks with Jamie Teh of Mozilla about the ongoing work to make new versions of Firefox compatible with JAWS®. The work will ensure support for advanced web features only found in...

Duration:00:34:49

FSCast Episode 149 - CSUN 2018 sessions, hours and prizes. Group Training offerings. Jonathan Mosen speaks with Jamie Teh of Mozilla about making Firefox compatible with JAWS

2/12/2018
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We look ahead to the CSUN conference. Learn about our sessions, exhibit hours, and prizes you can win. Did you know we offer training for groups at our headquarters or at a place of your choosing? We outline the courses available and tell you about a forthcoming course at Palomar College. Jonathan Mosen speaks with Jamie Teh of Mozilla about the ongoing work to make new versions of Firefox compatible with JAWS®. The work will ensure support for advanced web features only found in...

Duration:00:34:49

FSCast Episode 148 - Speech and Sound Scheme in JAWS, Jeanne Hink and Carli Metze from Keystone Blind Association talk about employment options

1/5/2018
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Jonathan Mosen demonstrates the powerful Speech and Sounds Scheme feature in JAWS, including voice aliases. And we meet Jeanne Hink and Carli Metze from Keystone Blind Association, who are seeking to make a range of employment options available to blind people. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen FSCast Episode 148 - Speech and Sound Scheme in JAWS, Jeanne Hink and Carli Metze from Keystone Blind Association talk about employment options

Duration:00:46:57