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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 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

FSCast Episode 101 - 20th anniversary of JAWS for Windows, Braille selection feature, Windows tablets running JAWS 16 and iTunes 12 with JAWS

Learn about how you can celebrate the 20th anniversary of our JAWS® for Windows screen reading software by contributing to our celebratory video.

Jonathan Mosen demonstrates the powerful new Braille selection feature in the first JAWS 16 update.

Raymond Jansen tells us about his work with Freedom Scientific and his experience with Windows tablets running JAWS 16

And Tom Spittle brings us a JAWS Byte on how to make the most of iTunes 12 with JAWS.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 101 - 20th anniversary of JAWS for Windows, Braille selection feature, Windows tablet running JAWS 16, iTunes 12 with JAWS

Published: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 100 - Reflections on FSCast, listener comments and Brian Hartgen joins us to talk about Leasey

In this our 100th episode, host Jonathan Mosen offers a few reflections on FSCast over the years.

After some listener comments, Brian Hartgen joins us to talk about Leasey, a new product based predominantly on the JAWS scripting language offering many convenient features for both novice and expert users.

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Episode 100 - Reflections on FSCast, Listener Feedback, Brian Hartgen talks about Leasey

Published: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:45:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 99 - Listener Feedback, Math ML and JAWS Bytes

In this episode, we catch up with a selection of listener feedback from our comment line. You can leave us a comment by calling (727) 803-8000, extension 1010.

We explain and demonstrate the new Math ML features in version 16 of our JAWS® screen reading software, and tell you about a forthcoming webinar where you can learn more.

And in our JAWS Bytes segment, Shaun Williams gives us a demonstration of JAWS BrailleIn™.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 99 - Listener Feedback, Math ML and JAWS Bytes

Published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:45:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 98 - JAWS Timed License, Tablet Computing

Eric Damery joins Jonathan Mosen to introduce the new JAWS® timed license. We also discuss some of the new tablet computers on which people are now running our JAWS screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 98 - JAWS Timed License, Tablet Computing

Published: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 97 - More New Features in JAWS 16

Jonathan Mosen and Eric Damery discuss more new features in our JAWS® 16 screen reading software, about to be released for public beta.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 97 - More New Features in JAWS 16

Published: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 96 - JAWS 16 Reads Inaccessible PDF

We continue our look at what's new in our JAWS® 16 screen reading software. This episode unveils an enhancement to our convenient OCR feature. Read image-based PDF files that were previously inaccessible.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 96 - JAWS 16 Reads Inaccessible PDF

Published: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 95 - JAWS 16 Command Search

We continue our series introducing what's new in our JAWS® 16 screen reading software. In this podcast, we look at JAWS command search, an easy way to find the JAWS feature you want.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 95 - JAWS 16 Command Search

Published: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:30:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 94 - JAWS 16 New Editions

We begin a series of podcasts introducing our JAWS® 16 screen reading software. Today we talk about the beta process, and announce the new JAWS editions - JAWS Home User Edition, and JAWS Professional.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 94 - JAWS 16 New Editions

Published: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 93, MAGic 13, Ability Net, Flexible Web

Dan Clark and Dusty Voorhees take us through the new features in version 13 of our MAGic® screen magnification software.

Mohammed Atif from AbilityNet in the UK tells us about all he and his colleagues learned from a recent Freedom Scientific training day.

James Ferschweiler brings us a JAWS Bytes segment on the Flexible Web feature of our JAWS® screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 93 - MAGic 13, Ability Net, Flexible Web

Published: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 92, July 2014

Freedom Scientific has a new website. Ryan Jones from our Training department joins us to discuss its new features.

There's a new version of TypeAbility on the way. It's the most fun you can have learning to type, and becoming familiar with JAWS commands. David Pinto tells us about TypeAbility 5.

In this month's JAWS Byte, Ed Green tells us about PlaceMarkers.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 92 - July, 2014

Published: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 91, June 2014

Freedom Scientific has plenty planned for the national conventions of NFB and ACB. We'll give you a summary of what attendees have to look forward to.

Matt Ater tells us about the new Freedom Scientific Training Bundle, which puts a huge amount of training in the palm of your hand.

We speak with Stuart Lawler of NCBI in Ireland about his work training people to use Freedom Scientific products, and about Eric Damery's forthcoming visit on 18 July.

Mark Arnold gives us an update from American Blind Golf, which Freedom Scientific is proud to sponsor.

And in the first JAWS Byte contributed by a user, we hear from Juan Alicea, who talks us through the JAWS Start-up Wizard.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 91 - June, 2014

Published: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:45:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 90, May 2014

This month, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Ron Miller about Power 1 2 3, a new feature in Freedom Scientific's Focus Blue refreshable Braille displays making it a snap to switch between devices.

If you've taken the certification exam for our JAWS® screen reading software, Dan Clark tells us about a new way to tell the world about your qualification.

Albert Rizzi brings us exciting news about Quickbooks becoming more accessible with JAWS.

And our JAWS Bytes segment this month looks at navigating tables. We'll also tell you how you can submit your own JAWS bytes and win prizes.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 90 - May, 2014

Published: Tue, 27 May 2014 14:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 89, April 2014

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Brian Hartgen about j-Say version 12, providing users of our JAWS® screen reading software comprehensive access to Dragon Naturally Speaking.

We then hear from Terry Bray, who evaluates assistive technology for one of Canada's major banks.

Our JAWS Bytes section demonstrates the power of the JAWS Dictionary Manager.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 89 - April, 2014

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:30:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 88, March 2014

In celebration of Freedom Scientific's arrival on social media, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Christopher Toth of Accessible Apps. Chris is a talented young blind developer who has written a number of applications that work well with our JAWS® screen reading software, including Chicken Nugget, a means of using Twitter without visiting the website.

We feature another JAWS Bytes segment this month, demonstrating how easy it is to set up an accessible checkbook register with JAWS and Microsoft Excel®.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 88 - March, 2014

Published: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 87, February 2014

The CSUN conference is fast approaching. Learn about exhibits, giveaways and educational seminars from Freedom Scientific.

In a world first, the Colombian Government is collaborating with Freedom Scientific and our Colombian distributor, VER, to make our JAWS® screen reading software and MAGic® screen magnification software available to anyone who needs it, and in every public location it may be useful. Valentina Wieser joins us from Colombia to tell us all about it.

Over a decade ago, a little girl named Rachel Flowers wowed CSUN with her musical ability. A JAWS user, Rachel is still making music. She joins us to share her story, and to treat us with one of her compositions.

In the first of a new series called JAWS Bytes, Jonathan Mosen looks at the additional power JAWS brings to working with the Windows clipboard.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 87 - February, 2014

Published: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:10:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 86, January 2014

It's a new year, and a chance to form good new habits. Why not take time out to become more familiar with Freedom Scientific technologies with the help of all the training material we produce? Dan Clark from our Training Department talks with Jonathan Mosen about making the most of the DAISY books and webinars available.

We then speak with Bob Sweetman of Sweetman Systems, who tells us about a handy one-page reference he's produced to help with commonly-performed JAWS tasks and commands.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 86 - January, 2014

Published: Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:00:00 GMT

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