Author: FSCast

FSCast 197, Manuel Cortez, creator of TWBlue, and Michael Hudson, Director of accessibility Services at Michigan State University

On FSCast 197, a spotlight on a great Twitter app for Windows called TWBlue.  We’ll meet its author, Manuel Cortez, and hear the program in action.  Then a visit with Michael Hudson, longtime JAWS beta tester and the Director of the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities at Michigan State University. Activate link to listen, …

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FSCast 196 – FSOpenLine, February 2021

On the archive of the February FSOpenLine, highlights of  February software updates, improved compatibility of JAWS with AVG/Avast antivirus, and your calls on a variety of topics including: Using the Canvas and Blackboard learning platforms, JAWS sluggishness in audio editors, excessive chattiness of recent versions of Zoom, and showing UEB attribute markers in Braille. Activate …

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FSCast 195, Civil rights activist Ever Lee Hairston, and O&M instructor Lil Deverell

On FSCast 195 we’ll meet civil rights activist Ever Lee Hairston.  From fighting discrimination and demonstrating with Dr. Martin Luther King, to her journey with vision loss and becoming a leader in the NFB, she has lots of life experience to share.  Then orientation and mobility instructor Lil Deverell talks about mental mapping and its …

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FSCast 194, Braille Transcriber Matthew Horspool and Duxbury creator Joe Sullivan

On FSCast 194, Matthew Horspool shows us how he uses JAWS Speech and Sound Schemes.  He’ll also talk about the perils of having perfect pitch, and the challenges of working as a braille transcriber.  Then Joe Sullivan discusses the early years of developing the Duxbury Braille Translator. Activate this link to listen, right-click to download.  …

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FSCast 193, Student Of The Month Taylor Cox, and JAWS developer Mohammed Laachir

On FSCast 193 we’ll meet Taylor Cox.  She’s our first Freedom Scientific Student of the Month.  Then it’s over to Amsterdam for a visit with Mohammed Laachir.  We’ll hear how he rapidly switched from using ZoomText to using JAWS full-time, and how he went from being a FSOpenLine caller to a JAWS developer. Activate link …

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FSCast 191, all about Computers For The Blind, and an interview with JAWS scripter Doug Lee

On FSCast 191, Christy Householter talks about Computers for the Blind, a place to get a refurbished computer if you live in the U.S.  Then a visit with JAWS scripting ninja Doug Lee.  We’ll learn about his life and why he scripts so many popular apps for free.  And, finally, a song about JAWS keyboard …

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FSCast 190, Rachael Bradley Montgomery talks about accessible escape rooms & Ed Potter tells the story of Playback Magazine

On FSCast 190, news about the release schedule for Jaws, ZoomText, and Fusion 2021. Rachael Bradley Montgomery talks about escape rooms, what they are, and what Vispero has  done to prove that they can be made inclusive of people with disabilities.  Then Ed Potter drops in.  He’s the man who created Playback, a cassette magazine …

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FSCast 189, A demonstration of new features in JAWS and Fusion 2021, and David Kingsbury’s new book “When One Web Browser Is Not Enough”

On FSCast 189, the 2021 versions of JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion are just around the corner. We’ll demonstrate the new Voice Assistant, OCR directly to Word, improvements to Picture Smart on the web, and the new streamlined way of reading messages in Outlook. Plus, David Kingsbury is back to talk about his new book: “When …

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