What is FSOpenLine?
FSOpenLine is Freedom Scientific’s call-in show, and an adjunct to our podcast, FSCast.
Since 2006, we’ve used FSCast to inform you of the latest developments here at Freedom Scientific, and in recent years we’ve added a listener comment line. We enjoy getting your feedback, and want to provide an additional interactive, immediate way of having a conversation with our customers.
Join the key people from our product management and engineering teams who’ll update you on new technology, and, most importantly, take your questions. If you’ve always wanted the opportunity to share that great product idea with people who might be able to make your dream feature happen, or you want to ask a question about anything related to Freedom Scientific technology, then you’ll want to be a part of FSOpenLine.
Sometimes, the show will have a specific theme which we’ll announce in advance. At other times we’ll leave the show wide open so you can steer its direction.
Scroll down this page to the heading called “The next FSOpenLine” to learn about our next show and when it’s on.
What time is FSOpenLine?
Since it would be impossible to pick a date and time that works everywhere in the world, FSOpenLine will take place at varying times. Our objective is to produce a show once each quarter.
If you’re unable to call into the show and participate live, we’ll make it available as an FSCast so you can hear the recording. Scroll down this page to the heading called “The next FSOpenLine” to learn about our next show and when it’s on.
How do I participate in FSOpenLine?
Zoom Cloud Meetings
Our recommended method is to use the Zoom Cloud Meetings software. Zoom is a free, accessible app available for all major desktop and mobile platforms. The Windows version works very well with JAWS, and the accessible mobile versions mean you can call in with iOS or Android when away from your PC. Audio quality is superior to phoning in.
Zoom will install when you activate the link to attend your first meeting, but you can install Zoom in advance and configure it to your preferences at the Zoom Download Center.
The team at Zoom have done an excellent job with accessibility, but the power of JAWS scripting means that it’s possible to add even more personalization and features. Brian Hartgen of Hartgen Consultancy has produced some free JAWS scripts for Zoom. For an explanation of the functionality the scripts add and to download the scripts, visit Hartgen Consultancy’s Zoom Scripts Page.
To join FSOpenLine using Zoom, please choose this link shortly before the announced start time of the next show, found further down this page.
While we highly recommend using the Zoom app for the best audio quality and functionality, you can also participate via phone. Here are some phone numbers available.
- US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
- Australia: +61 (0) 2 8015 2088 or +61 (0) 8 7150 1149
- Canada: +1 647 558 0588
- Germany: +49 (0) 30 3080 6188 or +49 (0) 30 5679 5800
- United Kingdom: +44 (0) 20 3051 2874 or +44 (0) 20 3695 0088
- Ireland: +353 (0) 1 691 7488
- New Zealand: +64 (0) 4 831 8959 or +64 (0) 9 801 1188
- South Africa: +27 87 551 7702
When you call in via phone, you’ll be asked for a meeting ID. It is: 727 803 8000.
The next FSOpenLine
Our next FSOpenLine takes place on Thursday March 28th at 3 PM US Eastern Time, that’s 1900 UTC.
Join Glen Gordon, our Chief Technology Officer, and Eric Damery, Freedom Scientific’s Vice President Software Product Management. The primary focus of this show is our JAWS 2019 and ZoomText 2019 March updates, news from CSUN and some cool tips. Join us with your questions.