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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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FSCast 187 – Dan Clark, the long time voice of JAWS training, and Laura Wolk, the first blind woman to clerk for a Supreme Court Justice

On FSCast 187 we’ll get to know Dan Clark who’s been the voice of JAWS training for the past twenty years.  We’ll also meet Laura Wolk who just completed a year clerking for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with JAWS by her side. Activate link to listen, right-click to download. You can also read the …

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FSCast 186, Blindness consultant Joe Strechay, a new Freedom Scientific Training podcast, and a demo of the JAWS feature to prevent speech cut off

On FSCast 186, we meet blindness consultant and TV producer Joe Strechay  who helps ensure that blind people are accurately portrayed in media. There’s news about the new Freedom Scientific training podcast, and Jonathan Mosen drops in with a demo of the new JAWS feature to prevent speech cut off with Bluetooth headphones and some …

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FSCast 185, A profile of musician and longtime JAWS scripter Dave Leo Baker, Using Reaper for audio production, features in the June product updates, and U.S. summer product specials.

On FSCast 185, we meet Dave Leo Baker who  spent over twenty years  in the JAWS scripting department before setting off on his own to pursue a musical career. Jim Snowbarger talks about why Reaper software and his JAWS scripts are a powerful combination for doing any sort of audio production. Plus, Eric Damery with …

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FSCast 183, using the SAS Graphics accelerator to listen to graphs and charts

On FSCast 183, we’re joined by Ed Summers, director of  accessibility at SAS, to get a stereo demo of the SAS Graphics accelerator, and to  learn about accessible SAS tools for doing statistics. He’ll also direct us to some of his blog posts  about how he trained himself to listen to synthesized speech at close …

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