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FSCast Episode 142 - Winners of SMA upgrade competition, new generation Focus 40 Blue refreshable Braille display, support for Microsoft Edge in JAWS and in a JAWS byte, we revisit the key labels feature

8/19/2017
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We announce the three lucky winners in our SMA upgrade competition. Ron Miller introduces the new generation of Focus 40 Blue refreshable Braille display, and discusses 40-cell options for ElBraille. Jonathan Mosen reports progress on, and demonstrates, support for Microsoft Edge in JAWS. And in a JAWS byte, we revisit the key labels feature, showing you how to mute the echo of characters but retain echo of numbers. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen Winners of SMA upgrade competition, new...

Duration: 01:05:19


FSCast Episode 141 - Win one of 3 free upgrades, specials available at summer shows, and a complete demonstration of ElBraille 14

6/16/2017
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FSCast is giving away three upgrades to JAWS, ZoomText or Fusion. Listen to this episode to find out who is eligible and how to enter. The national conventions of the American Council of the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind are just weeks away, with Sight Village soon to follow in the UK. VFO has the best bargains in assistive technology. Learn about the substantial discounts available on hardware and software. Jonathan Mosen then presents a comprehensive demonstration of...

Duration: 00:59:02


FSCast Episode 140 - New visual tracking feature for JAWS, ZoomText Fusion is unveiled

5/25/2017
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Jonathan Mosen demonstrates the new visual tracking feature just released in the latest update to our JAWS® screen reading software. Eric Damery joins us to unveil the all new ZoomText Fusion, joining JAWS and ZoomText together for the best in speech, Braille, and magnification. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen New visual tracking feature for JAWS, ZoomText Fusion is unveiled

Duration: 00:42:48


FSCast Episode 139 - JAWS 18 and Microsoft Edge working together, Office 365, Windows Insider Program, JAWS Byte demonstrating Touch Cursor

4/27/2017
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We return to the CSUN conference on technology for persons with disabilities to hear Eric Damery and Glen Gordon demonstrate test versions of our JAWS® 18 screen reading software and Microsoft Edge working together. They’ll also discuss the benefits of Microsoft Office 365, and describe the Windows Insider Program. Humberto Avila brings us a JAWS Byte, demonstrating how to use the Touch Cursor to assist with access to applications that may not be accessible using conventional...

Duration: 01:02:41


FSCast Episode 138 - Essential updates to JAWS, MAGic and ZoomText required for Windows 10 Creators update, JAWS Byte on key labels and a replay of Eric Damery's CSUN presentation

3/17/2017
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Learn about essential updates to JAWS®, MAGic® and ZoomText®, which must be installed before Microsoft releases the Windows® 10 Creators update. Jonathan Mosen brings you a JAWS Byte on the key labels feature. And we hear Eric Damery’s presentation to the CSUN Assistive Technology conference on some of the new features in JAWS 18. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen Essential updates to JAWS, MAGic and ZoomText required for Windows 10 Creators update, JAWS Byte on key labels and a replay of Eric...

Duration: 00:58:28


FSCast Episode 137 - 2017 CSUN, Glen Gordon discusses Microsoft Edge support in VFO Products and Ron Miller discusses next generation ElBraille, the notetaker powered by JAWS

2/23/2017
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The 2017 CSUN conference on technology and persons with disabilities is fast approaching. There are plenty of great VFO presentations to attend. Learn about them in this episode. Glen Gordon, our Chief Technology Officer, joins us to discuss forthcoming support in VFO products for Microsoft Edge, the browser built-into Windows 10. And Ron Miller describes the next generation ElBraille, the notetaker that is powered by JAWS and runs full Windows 10 applications. Show Host: Jonathan...

Duration: 00:41:19


FSCast Episode 136 - Bill McCann of Dancing Dots, Andrew Zeman’s special day

1/28/2017
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For 25 years, Bill McCann of Dancing Dots has been helping blind people make music with the help of their computers. He speaks with Jonathan Mosen, and we hear some examples of the music being made with the help of Dancing Dots products. We learn about his involvement in the annual Summer Music Academy session at Enchanted Hills Camp near Napa, California, and talk with Lawrence E. Brown the third, a talented drummer who participated in the most recent camp. Following up from our previous...

Duration: 00:56:41


FSCast Episode 135 - 10 years of FSCast, Andrew Zeman gets his wish from Make a Wish Foundation, Ryan Jones talks about his 10,000 light Christmas display

12/8/2016
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We published our first episode of FSCast back in December 2006. To celebrate, Jonathan Mosen discusses how the podcast got started, and shares just a few highlights of the past decade. A number of listeners join us to mark this milestone. We then speak With Andrew Zeman and his Mom Karen. Andrew has been granted a wish by the Make a Wish Foundation, and we’re honoured that his wish is to visit us at VFO in Florida. Ryan Jones has an even bigger, better Christmas light show running at his...

Duration: 01:16:58


FSCast Episode 134 - Export JAWS 18 settings, two entrepreneurs who run their business with JAWS

11/23/2016
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Jonathan Mosen demonstrates how easy it is to export settings in version 18 of our JAWS® screen reading software, so they can be kept for back-up purposes or imported to another computer. We then hear from two entrepreneurs running their businesses with the help of JAWS. Trelle Dandridge helps to make dogs better behaved through her company, Mutts with Manners. And Christine Chaikin offers comprehensive guides to blindness services in a number of US states through her company, Insightful...

Duration: 00:48:38


FSCast Episode 133 - JAWS 18 - new Vocalizer Expressive voices, Jen Armbruster - US Goalball seven time paralympian

10/25/2016
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With the imminent release of version 18 of our JAWS® screen reading software, we hear a demonstration of new Vocalizer Expressive voices from Nuance that will be available at no additional cost. Jonathan Mosen then speaks with seven-time paralympian Jen Armbruster, who recently returned with the US Goalball team from the games in Rio. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen Episode 133 - JAWS 18 - new Vocalizer Expressive voices, Jen Armbruster - US Goalball seven time paralympian

Duration: 01:01:01


FSCast Episode 132 - Eric Damery and Jonathan Mosen continue their discussion about JAWS 18

10/1/2016
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Eric Damery and Jonathan Mosen continue their look at what's new in version 18 of our JAWS® screen reading software Show Host: Jonathan Mosen Episode 132 - Eric Damery and Jonathan Mosen continue their discussion about JAWS 18

Duration: 00:38:58


FSCast Episode 131 - Eric Damery discusses new JAWS 18 features

9/7/2016
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Just ahead of the release of the first public beta, Eric Damery discusses some of the new features in our JAWS® 18 screen reading software. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen Episode 131 - Eric Damery discusses new JAWS 18 features

FSCast Episode 130 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Tom Tiernan, the new CEO of VFO

8/20/2016
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Jonathan Mosen speaks with Tom Tiernan, the new CEO of VFO. We learn about Tom's considerable experience as a leader in tech companies, as well as his connection with low vision. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen Episode 130 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Tom Tiernan, the CEO of VFO

FSCast Episode 129 - Microsoft Mail Accessibility, New rules on local and state website accessibility

7/27/2016
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VFO has partnered with Microsoft® to make the free Windows® 10 Mail app more accessible. Jonathan Mosen speaks with David Gorelik from Microsoft about Windows 10 Mail, Microsoft Office®, and the improved accessibility of both. Jonathan then demonstrates our JAWS® screen reading software with Microsoft Mail. The US Department of Justice is looking to make rules on the accessibility of local and state government websites. Parnell Diggs from the National Federation of the Blind tells us why...

FSCast Episode 128 - Incredible summer conference pricing from VFO, MathML, National Organization of Parents of Blind Children

6/24/2016
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If you're attending NFB, ACB or Sight Village, learn about some incredible pricing on VFO products for conference registrants. Ron Miller tells us about innovations in JAWS that make MathML accessible in Braille. And we meet VFO's Mike Wood, who tells us about our work with the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen Episode 128 - Incredible summer conference pricing from VFO, MathML, National Organization of Parents of Blind Children

FSCast Episode 127 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with David Wu

6/16/2016
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Following the announcement that Ai Squared has joined VFO, Jonathan Mosen speaks with David Wu. For the last seven years, David has been CEO of Ai Squared. Now he is VFO's Vice President Software Business. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen Episode 127 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with David Wu

FSCast Episode 126 - US summer convention offers, Maarten Bosch - Chief Commercial Officer of VFO Group, Brian Hargen talks about J-Say, J-Dictate and more

6/10/2016
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We begin by summarizing some of the exceptional offers available to those attending the US consumer conventions. We meet Maarten Bosch, former CEO of Optelec, now the Chief Commercial officer at VFO Group™, the company that operates the Freedom Scientific® and Optelec brands. Brian Hartgen from Hartgen Consultancy joins us to talk about what's new with J-Say, J-Dictate and more. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen Episode 126 - US summer convention offers, Maarten Bosch - Chief Commercial...

FSCast Episode 125 - Larry Skutchan from APH, Dennis Godin from Technical Support

5/17/2016
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Jonathan Mosen speaks with Larry Skutchan from APH about his career in the assistive technology industry, JAWS® and MAGic® Student Edition, and other technology from APH. If you've called Freedom Scientific® Technical Support over the years, you may have heard the voice of Dennis Godin. We find out a little about the man behind the voice. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen Episode 125 - Larry Skutchan from APH, Dennis Godin from Technical Support

FSCast Episode 124 - Using JAWS Tandem to provide technical support, Seeing Eye's 8th online auction and "The blind history lady"

4/19/2016
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Jonathan Mosen speaks with Jeff Bishop from the University of Arizona, which is using the Tandem feature of our JAWS® screen reading software to help provide quality tech support to students and faculty members who are blind. The Seeing Eye's 8th online auction begins on April 25. Jim Kutsch tells us about how you might be able to pick up a bargain while supporting the work of the world's oldest guide dog school. And Peggy Chong, "the blind history lady", tells us about her historical...

FSCast Episode 123 - Student editions of JAWS and MAGic; ElBraille; JAWS bytes; Windows 10 virtual desktops

3/25/2016
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In the first of two breaking news stories in FSCast from the CSUN technology conference, Eric Damery announces a collaboration between Freedom Scientific and the American Printing House for the Blind to create student editions of our JAWS® screen reading software, and our MAGic® screen magnification software. Learn how easy it will be for every K through 12 student to obtain their copy. Adi Kushnir introduces us to ElBraille, a powerful Windows 10-based Braille notetaker powered by...
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