Category: FSCast

FSCast 223, Kim Charlson & Thomas Reid discuss the 2022 Audio Description Awards

On FSCast 223, it’s the Second Annual Audio Description Awards put on by the American Council of the Blind.  We’ll hear about some of the winners and talk about all things audio description with Kim Charlson, co-chair of the ACB Audio Description Project, and Thomas Reid, audio description narrator and host of the Gala two …

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FSCast 222, A demo of how to customize notifications using regular expressions, and Leona Godin discusses her book “There Plant Eyes: A Personal & Cultural History of blindness”

On FSCast 222, we’ll demonstrate how creating rules to manage notifications just got more powerful, thanks to the use of regular expressions.  It may sound a bit intimidating, but we’ll take it step by step, and you’ll see just how easy it really is. Then we’ll meet M. Leona Godin and hear about her book …

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FSCast 221, Christine Ha talks about her career as a blind chef, and Judy Dixon discusses her book “Formatting Documents for Appearance”

On FSCast 221, we’ll get to know chef and entrepreneur Christine Ha.  Since winning “Master Chef” Season 3 back in 2012, she’s published a cookbook, opened multiple restaurants, hosted a cooking show on AMI Canada, and more.  Then Judy Dixon will be here to talk about her latest book.  It’s about Microsoft Word and called …

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FSCast 219, Ryan Jones previews our 2023 software public betas, and we meet Svetlana, Freedom Scientific’s July Student Of The Month

On FSCast 219, we’ll spend some time with Ryan Jones, Freedom Scientific’s new Vice President of Software Product Management.  He’ll give us a  bit of his background, talk about what’s coming in the JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion 2023 product betas, and demonstrate the new JAWS Smart Glance feature.  Then a visit with Svetlana, the Freedom …

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FSCast 216, A demo of the new JAWS Notification History Manager, and a visit with Richard Oehm

On FSCast 216, we have an answer to the age-old question, “What do you do about applications that tell us too much?” It’s the new JAWS Notification History Manager to the rescue. With it, you can gain precise control over which messages are spoken and which are shown in Braille. We’ll get you started by …

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FSCast 215, Joe Stephen, long time JAWS developer, and Toby Willis, Senior Product Manager for Inclusive Travel at Expedia Group

On FSCast 215, we’ll get to know long-time developer Joe Stephen.  In addition to his work on JAWS, he does manual labor on his family farm in rural Tasmania and manages  to find the time to add accessibility support to some handheld ham radios.  Then Toby Willis will be here to talk about Expedia and …

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