FSCast

FSCast is Freedom Scientific's monthly 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 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

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (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

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (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

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (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

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (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

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (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

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (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

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (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

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (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

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (January - 2014)

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

FSCast Episode 85, December 2013

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Bryan Carver, Freedom Scientific's Director of Technical Support. Bryan talks about his work, and how you can make the most of your interactions with the tech support team.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (December - 2013)

Published: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 84, November 2013

This month, we discuss the future of FSCast and Freedom Scientific's imminent arrival on social media. Glen Gordon and Eric Damery reflect on almost 20 years in the assistive technology industry.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (November - 2013)

Published: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:45:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 83, October 2013

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Michelle McQuigge, a blind journalist for the Canadian press who uses Freedom Scientific's JAWS® screen reading software in her job.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (October - 2013)

Published: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:45:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 82, September 2013

Jonathan Mosen speaks with John Blake, who became Freedom Scientific's President and CEO in June. John talks about his background, outlines what interested him in the Freedom Scientific role, and offers some candid thoughts on the future of the company.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (September - 2013)

Published: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:40:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 81, August 2013

Eric Damery joins Jonathan Mosen to unveil all the new features in our JAWS® screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (August - 2013)

Published: Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:20:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 80, July 2013

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Jim Bond, an Australian with Dyslexia who left school at 14, but has graduated in his 50's with a degree in Political Science. Hear his remarkable story, and how his life was changed by Freedom Scientific's WYNN™ literacy software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (July - 2013)

Published: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:50:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 79, June 2013

Jonathan Mosen talks with Luis Peña, a blind clinical psychologist in Colombia.

John Martin demonstrates OneNote Blind, scripts for our JAWS screen reading software for Microsoft® OneNote®.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (June - 2013)

Published: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:45:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 78, May 2013

Karen McCall joins us to discuss Microsoft Office 2013. We'll look at its new features, discuss accessibility changes, and help you decide whether an upgrade is right for you.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (May - 2013)

Published: Fri, 24 May 2013 20:07:24 GMT

FSCast Episode 77, April 2013

This month, Jonathan speaks with Debee Armstrong about some tips and tricks with our JAWS® screen reading software that will improve your efficiency and productivity.

We then hear from Katie Crocker, a JAWS user who now has a career in radio thanks to the VOICE Program at the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (April - 2013)

Published: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 76, March 2013

Ron Miller joins us to discuss Freedom Scientific's new Focus 80 Blue refreshable Braille display. We look at the entire Focus Blue range and discuss how to choose the right model for you.

We then speak with Beth Thomlinson about WYNN® 7, the latest version of our literacy software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (March - 2013)

Published: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 22:05:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 75, February 2013

Brian Hartgen outlines the new features in J-Say, a tool for using our JAWS® screen reading software with Dragon Naturally speaking professional.

John Martin tells us about JAWS scripts for a range of music services, including Spotify, Rhapsody and iTunes.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (February - 2013)

Published: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:00:00 GMT

FSCast Episode 74, January 2013

This month we bring you part 2 of our demonstration of iTunes® 11 with Freedom Scientific's JAWS® screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (January - 2013)

Published: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:15:00 GMT

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