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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


FSCast Episode 147 - Renew Software Maintenance Agreement online, New software releases - JAWS, ZoomText and MAGic, new features in JAWS 2018, Chad Hays talks about how Freedom Scientific products helped him buy family business

12/6/2017
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Did you know that if you’re in the United States, you can renew your JAWS Software Maintenance Agreement online? Jonathan Mosen shows you how easy it is. Eric Damery tells us about new software releases in December for JAWS, ZoomText and MAGic, and Jonathan shows us two new features coming to the December JAWS 2018 update, Screen Shade and Speech On Demand. Chad Hays talks about how Freedom Scientific products gave him the tools and competence to buy the family business. And we announce...

Duration: 00:48:27


FSCast Episode 146 - Special PEARL pricing, Rachel Flowers produced her latest album with JAWS, justice themed interviews

11/17/2017
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For JAWS and Fusion 2018 customers, we’ve slashed the price of our powerful PEARL ® portable reading camera. FSCast has all the details. Rachel Flowers, who we’ve featured on FSCast before, has a new album, which she has produced herself with the help of JAWS. We feature a track from the album and tell you how you can win a copy. Our interviews on this episode have a justice theme. First, Jonathan Mosen speaks with retired San Diego County Superior Court Judge, David Szumowski. Then, we...

Duration: 00:57:09


FSCast Episode 145 - Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

10/17/2017
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Microsoft will begin releasing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update this week. VFO and Microsoft have collaborated closely during this release cycle. We hear from Glen Gordon, VFO’s Chief Technology officer, discussing things you need to know about access to Microsoft Edge in the Fall Creators Update, and the importance of JAWS® 2018 public beta 3 in this regard. Jonathan Mosen then speaks with Jeff Petty and Brett Humphrey from Microsoft, regarding Microsoft’s accessibility commitments,...

Duration: 00:34:36


FSCast Episode 144 - Software News, Michael Arbitman - a ZoomText user who hunts software vulnerabilities

10/5/2017
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Eric Damery brings us plenty of software news, including what’s new and improved in public beta 2 of our JAWS® 2018 screen reading software. We learn about a forthcoming update to ZoomText and Fusion, Microsoft’s new Windows Fall Creators Update, and Firefox version 57. Plus news of a 5 city tour in Australia coming up in November, with Quantum Technologies. Jonathan Mosen speaks with Michael Arbitman, an IT professional who lost his sight suddenly. Now, he’s a ZoomText user who hunts...

Duration: 00:48:40


FSCast Episode 143 - Eric Damery and Jonathan Mosen describe and demonstrate what’s new in JAWS 2018.

8/29/2017
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Eric Damery and Jonathan Mosen describe and demonstrate what’s new in JAWS 2018. Learn about the features and participate in our public beta. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen Eric Damery and Jonathan Mosen describe and demonstrate what’s new in JAWS 2018

Duration: 00:50:35


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

8/18/2017
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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

6/15/2017
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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

5/24/2017
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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

3/16/2017
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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

2/22/2017
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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

1/27/2017
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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

12/7/2016
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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

11/22/2016
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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

10/24/2016
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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

9/30/2016
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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

9/6/2016
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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

8/19/2016
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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

7/26/2016
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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...
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