Category: FSCast

FSCast 210,Marine biologist Maureen Hayden, plus Independence Science making science labs accessible

On FSCast 210,  we’ll focus on science.  Maureen Hayden will share her experiences being low vision and doing her Ph.D. in marine biology.   Then Dr. Greg Williams and Ashley Neybert from Independence Science demonstrate the Talking LabQuest and Logger Pro® software, tools for making science experiments accessible.  Of course, JAWS plays an active role in …

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FSCast 209, Ryan Jones’ Christmas light show, and international blindness advocate Pedro Zurita

On FSCast 209, Ryan Jones is here to talk about the process of running is annual Christmas light show involving thousands of lights choreographed to music. He does everything from putting lights on the roof to sequencing the light display using special software that JAWS makes accessible. Then we’ll meet Pedro Zurita who has spent …

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FSCast 207, What’s new in Windows 11, and an interview with Cassandra McNabb McKinney

On FSCast 207, improvements to Tandem security require JAWS and Fusion to be up to date, and Richard Kuzma tells us how he’s using a combination of Tandem and Voice Assistant to support a fellow blind user. Though Windows 11 sports a new visual look, it’s very much like Windows 10 if you’re a JAWS …

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FSCast 206, McDonald’s teams up with Freedom Scientific and TPGI to create their accessible self-order kiosks

On FSCast 206, McDonald’s has partnered with Freedom Scientific and TPGI to develop their accessible self-order kiosks.  Over 500 have rolled out throughout the U.S., with more coming before the end of 2021.  Ryan Jones will give us a demo.  And then we’ll talk with Kelsey Hall, a product manager on the McDonald’s Digital Accessibility …

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FSCast 205, More with Eric Damery about new product features, and a visit with stenographer Daniele Casarola

On FSCast 205, Eric Damery is back with more about what’s coming in JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion 2022, and how you can try those features early.  Then we’ll meet Daniele Casarola.  He spent over two years teaching himself stenography and now works as a court reporter in Italy.  He did it with the help of …

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FSCast 203, Eric Damery with news about new 2022 product features, and a visit with Cory Jackson

On FSCast 203, Eric Damery is here to talk about some of the new features coming in JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion 2022, and how you can try them out early as part of our public betas.  Then we’ll get to know Cory Jackson.  He’s an escalation specialist in our tech support department, but in his …

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FSCast 202, Financial Educator Chris Peterson, Plus Emoji Accessibility with Garreth Tigwell and Benjamin Gorman

On FSCast 202 we’ll get to know financial educator Chris Peterson and learn about some of the advantages of opening an ABLE account.  Then, to celebrate World Emoji Day, I’ll be joined by Garreth Tigwell and Benjamin Gorman, two authors of the paper “Emoji Accessibility for Visually Impaired People.” Activate link to listen, right click …

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FSCast 201, Judy Dixon discusses her new book about audio description, and a visit with blind math professor Betsey Doane

On FSCast 201, Judy Dixon is here to discuss her new book “Audio Description: What It Is, Where to Find It, and How to Use It.” Then we’ll meet blind math professor Betsey Doane. She spent over 30 years teaching sighted students, and came up with lots of creative ways of showing math visually. Activate …

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