Author: Jonathan Mosen

More news from Computers for the Blind on obtaining an affordable computer complete with JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion

In June, we blogged about our partnership with Computers for the Blind, an initiative that sees JAWS and ZoomText pre-installed on all machines they distribute. Each application can be run on its own, or at the same time through Fusion. We recently heard from David Jeppson, CFTB’s Executive Director, who told us of a new …

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JAWS, ZoomText and MAGic now freely available in Hungary

As we’ve blogged previously, we’re always looking for innovative initiatives to ensure that our powerful software is available to all who need it. One such approach is to work with national governments and other entities to establish country-wide licenses. In Colombia and Spain, any blind person can already use JAWS, ZoomText and MAGic at no …

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FSCast 155, new software releases, listener comments, and an extended interview with Isaac Lidsky

After news about the latest software releases and some listener comments, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Isaac Lidsky. You may have heard Isaac’s Ted Talk already, heard him speak recently at the NFB national convention, or read his book, Eyes Wide Open”. Isaac has been an actor, the editor of the Harvard Law Review, and a …

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Microsoft is retiring Skype 7.4. Here’s important information for JAWS users

On 1 September, Microsoft will stop supporting Skype 7. This is the version of Skype most of us have been using in recent years, and for which scripts are included with every copy of JAWS. It is our expectation that this withdrawal of support will mean that Skype 7.4 will no longer connect to the …

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FSCast154, convention information and specials, Sight Village Central and specials, Focus Blue scratchpad and book reader, and a chat with our partners at Nuance

There are huge savings to be made when you purchase our products at the NFB and ACB national conventions, and through Sight and Sound as part of their summer special. Learn about what’s on offer, as well as exhibits and presentations. We’ve released the much-anticipated firmware upgrade to our Focus Blue 5th generation Braille displays, …

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Freedom Scientific partners with Computers for the Blind to give the best computing experience to those who need it

Introduction Nothing pleases us more than to learn how our technology has assisted our customers to realize their potential on the job, at school or in the community. We also regularly give back to the community by partnering with organizations serving the blind community who make a difference. So, when we had the opportunity to …

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Freedom Scientific and the new USB Human Interface Driver Braille Standard

Introduction You may have read recently about a new universal standard for Braille displays adopted by the USB Implementers Forum. This is an industry body comprising manufacturers and software developers who wish to move the USB specification forward. Participants include Microsoft, Apple and Google among many others. Freedom Scientific has been a part of the …

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FSCast 153 US national conventions, May software updates, listener feedback, Mark Nelson from Digital Apex, Douglas Gerry

We’re looking ahead to the ACB and NFB national conventions. Mark your calendar for Eric Damery’s presentations at both. Software updates for JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion are coming by the end of May. Listener comments discuss dongle authorization, hearing FSCast on Amazon Echo and more. At the CSUN conference, Jonathan Mosen spoke with Mark Nelson …

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