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FSCast is Freedom Scientific's podcast. Hosted by Jonathan Mosen, FSCast features news, interviews, and product demonstrations relating to Freedom Scientific products. FSCast is a great way to make the most of the products you have as well as learning about what's new and what's around the corner.

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

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

Published: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 127 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with David Wu

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

Published: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT

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

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 Officer of VFO Group, Brian Hargen talks about J-Say, J-Dictate and more

Published: Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT

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

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

Published: Mon, 16 May 2016 14:30:00 GMT

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

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 and genealogical research which has resulted in her beginning to publish a series on blind history. JAWS is playing a crucial role in her work.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

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

Published: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:30:00 GMT

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

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 JAWS.

In JAWS bytes, learn about how easy it now is to load JAWS default settings for troubleshooting purposes.

And Dan Clark tells us about virtual desktops in Windows 10.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

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

Published: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 122 - FSCast alerts, CSUN preview and OpenBook update

In English-speaking countries, the latest update to JAWS® 17 now alerts you by default when a new episode of FSCast is released. If you've not heard FSCast before, Glen Gordon talks to our regular host, Jonathan Mosen, who introduces himself and tells you what you can expect to hear on FSCast.

We preview all the Freedom Scientific activities at the forthcoming CSUN conference in San Diego.

And Dusty Voorhees tells us about an exciting update to our OpenBook® scanning and recognition software.

Show Host: Glen Gordon

Episode 122 - FSCast alerts, CSUN preview and OpenBook update

Published: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:57:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 121 - JAWS keeps you up to date with FSCast, CSUN 2016, Bill Kilroy - Regional Sales Director

Eric Damery joins Jonathan Mosen to preview a forthcoming feature in our JAWS® 17 screen reading software that will make it easier to keep up-to-date with FSCast. We also look ahead to the CSUN Conference in March.

Bill Kilroy is Freedom Scientific's Director of Eastern Regional Sales. He joins Jonathan to talk about his long history with Freedom Scientific, and his visit to St Petersburg Florida to learn about Optelec products.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 121 - JAWS keeps you up to date with FSCast, CSUN 2016, Bill Kilroy - Regional Sales Director

Published: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 20:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 120 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Ryan Jones

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Ryan Jones. When he's not working with Freedom Scientific's Training Department, Ryan has a fascinating hobby. Last year, he put together a synchronised Christmas light show, thanks to hardware and software he operated with the help of JAWS®. Ryan tells us all about it.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 120 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Ryan Jones

Published: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 119 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Jim Ellsworth

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Jim Ellsworth, a familiar voice to many who have called our Technical Support over the years, who has retired after almost 19 years with the company.

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Episode 119 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Jim Ellsworth

Published: Mon, 04 Jan 2016 16:10:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 118 - Blind Joe from "The Voice"; Brian Hartgen discusses the latest version of Leasey

One of the stars of this season's NBC show "The Voice" is a JAWS® user. Jonathan Mosen speaks with Blind Joe about how he made it so far on the show, and where he goes from here.

Brian Hartgen of Hartgen Consultancy tells us all that's new with Leasey version 3, complete with an audio demonstration of a new game.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 118 - Blind Joe from "The Voice"; Brian Hartgen discusses the latest version of Leasey

Published: Thu, 10 Dec 2015 15:10:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 117 - Jonathan Mosen and John Blake discuss the merger of Freedom Scientific and Optelec

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Freedom Scientific CEO, John Blake, about the recently announced merger of FreedomScientific and Optelec.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 117 - Jonathan Mosen and John Blake discuss the merger of Freedom Scientific and Optelec

Published: Wed, 18 Nov 2015 19:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 116 - George Calvert who recently became blind, our Travel Log section takes you to Seattle and Finland, JAWS Byte demonstrating how to set up voice profiles

Jonathan Mosen speaks with George Calvert, a user of our JAWS® screen reading software who became blind just over three years ago. An experienced professional Working in the field of information technology, he has relearned how to use a computer without sight. His free eBook, "Getting Back to Work with JAWS", is designed to help people who need to learn familiar computer skills in a new way.

Our Travel Log section takes you to Seattle, and to Finland.

And Travis Peterson brings us a JAWS Byte demonstrating how to set up voice profiles, and explaining why you'd want to.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 116 - George Calvert who recently became blind, our Travel Log section takes you to Seattle and Finland, JAWS Byte demonstrating how to set up voice profiles

Published: Wed, 11 Nov 2015 19:30:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 115 - JAWS 17 Smart Navigation, Dr. Craig Moore talks to Jonathan Mosen about his work at NASA on the new space launch system rocket and Ashleigh Piccinino on changing the forms mode sound in JAWS

As the JAWS® public beta process concludes, we've introduced some enhancements to the Smart Navigation™ feature. Jonathan Mosen demonstrates them.

Dr. Craig Moore has worked for NASA since 1989, and currently works on the new space launch system rocket project. He talks with Jonathan about his work.

And Ashleigh Piccinino brings us a JAWS Byte on changing the forms mode sound in JAWS.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 115 - JAWS 17 Smart Navigation, Dr. Craig Moore talks to Jonathan Mosen about his work at NASA on the new space launch system rocket and Ashleigh Piccinino on changing the forms mode sound in JAWS

Published: Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 114 - JAWS 17 new features: Part 2, MAGic 13 update

With the first public beta imminent, Eric Damery joins us to discuss more new features in our JAWS® 17 screen reading software, and how to best participate in the beta process.

Dusty Voorhees then joins us to talk about an update to our MAGic® 13 screen magnification software, which is Windows 10-compatible and sporting some great new features.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 114 - JAWS 17 new features: Part 2, MAGic 13 update

Published: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 19:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 113 - JAWS 17 new features: Part 1

Eric Damery and Jonathan Mosen bring you the first of two podcasts on new features in version 17 of our JAWS® screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 113 - JAWS 17 new features: Part 1

Published: Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:15:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 112 - Matt Ater explains how Freedom Scientific and IBM make the world a more accessible place. Jonathan speaks with Maribel Steel.

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Matt Ater about the collaboration between Freedom Scientific and IBM to provide enterprise accessibility training.

And we meet Maribel Steel from Melbourne, Australia, who uses JAWS® in her work as a writer, blogger, and mentor.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 112 - Freedom Scientific and IBM make the world a more accessible place. Jonathan speaks with Maribel Steel

Published: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:45:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 111 - 2015 Post-convention roundup

Jonathan recaps all the news from Freedom Scientific participation at the summer conventions held in Orlando and Dallas. News includes John Blake's announcement regarding partnership between Wells Fargo and Freedom Scientific to deploy JAWS® in over 6000 retail locations nationwide later this Fall. Also, the overwhelming success and reception of Home Use Program for conferences attendees and an update on the Guinness World Record attempt on July 8th in Orlando.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 111 - Post-convention roundup

Published: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:10:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 110 - 2015 Convention Specials

As thousands of people head to Orlando and Dallas for the NFB and ACB national conventions, Eric Damery joins us to preview Freedom Scientific's convention offerings. He unveils a substantial discount on hardware, available at both conventions.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 110 - 2015 Convention Specials

Published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:45:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 109 - Summer convention specials, Hartgen Consultancy specials, what to expect with Windows 10 and finally Dr Denise Robinson explains why it is vital to be JAWS ready

If you're attending the conventions of the National Federation of the Blind or American Council of the Blind, we summarise a series of great specials available in the exhibit halls.

Hartgen Consultancy will soon be launching global specials on their Leasey and JDictate products. We give you the details.

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Glen Gordon, Freedom Scientific's Chief Technology Officer, about Microsoft's Windows 10, which is to be released on July 29. He'll tell you what to expect if you're a user of our JAWS® screen reading software or our MAGIC® screen magnification software.

We're then joined by Dr. Denise Robinson with a segment that's a must listen for all students, job seekers and technology purchasers. She argues that when it comes to creating content and being job ready, it's vital to be JAWS ready.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 109 - Summer convention specials, Hartgen Consultancy specials, what to expect with Windows 10 and finally Dr Denise Robinson explains why it is vital to be JAWS ready

Published: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:30:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 108 - Special pricing at NFB convention, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Mark Riccobono, President of NFB and Robin Drodge, a Canadian JAWS user who put Freedom Scientific on his family holiday plans.

As we prepare for the blindness convention season in the US, we unveil some very special pricing we'll be offering at the NFB Convention to celebrate its 75th birthday.

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, about his recent visit to Freedom Scientific's headquarters and a range of other topics.

And we hear from Robin Drodge, a Canadian JAWS® user who is such a fan of Freedom Scientific products, he scheduled a visit to our headquarters as part of his family holiday.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 108 - Special pricing at NFB convention, Jonathan Mosen Speaks with Mark Riccobono, President of National Federation of the Blind, Robin Drodge - a Canadian JAWS user who put Freedom Scientific on his family holiday plans.

Published: Thu, 28 May 2015 11:54:06 GMT

FSCast Episode 107 - Listener Comments, Keyboard Support for Facebook with version 16 of JAWS, Brian Hartgen demonstrates J-Dictate and introduces the latest version of Leasey software

After listener comments, Jonathan Mosen demonstrates the new keyboard support available for Facebook with version 16 of our JAWS® screen reading software.

Brian Hartgen of Hartgen Consultancy discusses and demonstrates their new product, J-Dictate, a cost-effective way to dictate to your computer. We then learn what's new in the latest version of their Leasey software, including an accessible interface to Spotify and iTunes.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 107 - Listener Comments, Keyboard Support for Facebook with version 16 of JAWS, Brian Hartgen demonstrates J-Dictate and introduces the latest version of Leasey software

Published: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:30:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 106 - Latest news, listener comments, JAWS for Windows anniversary video, Interview with Joe Stephen

After the latest news from Freedom Scientific and some listener comments, we bring you the audio of our JAWS® for Windows 20th anniversary video that was a huge hit at the recent CSUN conference.

Jonathan Mosen then speaks with Joe Stephen, a talented software developer from Australia whose mastery of the JAWS scripting language led him to becoming a valued member of the JAWS development team.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 106 - Latest news, listener comments, JAWS for Windows anniversary video, interview with Joe Stephen

Published: Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 105 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Ted Henter, who founded Henter-Joyce and created JAWS: Part 2

We bring you part two of Jonathan Mosen's interview with Ted Henter, who founded Henter-Joyce and created the JAWS® screen reading software. Ted talks about the challenges of developing a screen reader for Windows, the phenomenal success of JAWS for Windows and many of the people who made that success possible.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 105 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Ted Henter, who founded Henter-Joyce and created JAWS: Part 2

Published: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:15:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 104 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Ted Henter, who founded Henter-Joyce and created JAWS: Part 1

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Ted Henter, who founded Henter-Joyce and created the JAWS® screen reading software. In part one of this two-part interview, Ted talks about his early life, the accident that left him blind, his interest in computing, founding Henter-Joyce and the early days of JAWS for DOS

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 104 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Ted Henter, who founded Henter-Joyce and created JAWS: Part 1

Published: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 103 - CSUN Summary, JAWS for Windows 20th anniversary, Nas Campanella, Larry and John Gassman

If you're coming to CSUN, don't miss the summary of all our sessions, exhibits, giveaways and the celebration of JAWS® for Windows 20th anniversary.

After some comments from our listener line, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Nas Campanella. Nas reads news on the nationwide radio network, Triple J, in Australia. She's a user of our JAWS screen reading software, and has perfected a fascinating technique for doing her job.

Larry and John Gassman then join us to share the difference JAWS has made in their working lives, and what they've learned from being long-time beta testers of JAWS.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 103 - CSUN Summary, JAWS® for Windows 20th anniversary, Nas Campanella, Larry and John Gassman

Published: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 21:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 102 - JAWS for Windows 20th anniversary video, Freedom Scientific at the ATIA and CSUN conferences, make the most of Freedom Scientific Technical Support and Kelly Ford tells us about the Microsoft Accessibility Answer Desk

With submissions due by the end of this month, we remind you about how to participate in our JAWS® for Windows 20th anniversary video. We look ahead to Freedom Scientific-related events at the ATIA and CSUN conferences.

Bryan Carver talks to us about how to make the most of Freedom Scientific Technical Support, answering a range of frequently asked questions.

And Kelly Ford tells us about the Microsoft Accessibility Answer Desk, available toll free in a growing number of countries.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 102 - JAWS for Windows 20th anniversary video, Freedom Scientific at the ATIA and CSUN conferences, make the most of Freedom Scientific Technical Support and Kelly Ford tells us about the Microsoft Accessibility Answer Desk

Published: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:10:00 GMT

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