Category: FSCast

FSCast 245, a demo of Picture Smart chat, all about NLS, and a visit with Gordon Legge

On FSCast 245, a demo of how Picture Smart just got smarter thanks to the new chat feature.  Then Alice O’Reilly, Chief of the Collections Division, and Tamara Rorie, head of Patron Engagement at NLS, talk about the array of free services and devices available to people living in the United States.  Plus, we’ll get …

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FSCast 244, a visit with Ana González Arean, plus Nicky Gillies and Cathy Miller from the Louisiana DeafBlind project

On FSCast 244, we’ll meet Ana Gonzalez Arean.  She’ll talk about growing up in Venezuela and becoming a language professor at two universities, but then needing to move to Spain to start a new life for herself.  Then, Cathy Miller and Nicky Gillies from the Louisiana DeafBlind project discuss some of the challenges of identifying …

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FSCast 242, A demo of PictureSmart AI, and a visit with Anil Lewis

On FSCast 242, we’ll put the newly released Picture Smart AI through its paces, and you’ll hear the detailed descriptions it can generate for everything from a bar chart to a frame from a YouTube video.  Then, a visit with longtime blindness advocate Anil Lewis, Executive Director of Blindness Initiatives of the National Federation of …

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FSCast 240, a visit with Doug Geoffray, and a demo of the Bitwarden password manager

On FSCast 240, we’re joined by screen reading pioneer Doug Geoffray.  We’ll hear about the development of Vocal-Eyes, Window-Eyes, and Doug’s eventual transition to Microsoft, where he helps ensure that their new products are accessible.   Then, a deep dive into password managers, two-factor authentication, and a demo of using the Bitwarden password manager with JAWS. …

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FSCast 237, a visit with Pete Torpey, plus all about Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students

On FSCast 237, a visit with Pete Torpey.  You probably know him as the co-host of the Eyes on Success podcast, but prior to that, he had a distinguished career as a research fellow at Xerox. Then, a discussion of Space Camp for interested visually impaired students.  We’ll get all the details from Group Coordinator …

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FSCast 236, a visit with Catherine Getchell, plus a focus on APH CareerConnect

On FSCast 236, we’re joined by Catherine Getchell, Director of Disability Resources at Carnegie Mellon University.  We’ll hear about her path to the job at CMU and what motivates her to do this kind of work.  Then, to celebrate October as Disability Employment Awareness Month, Lori Scharff and Richard Rueda from the American Printing House …

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