Category: FSCast

FSCast 203, Eric Damery with news about new 2022 product features, and a visit with Cory Jackson

On FSCast 203, Eric Damery is here to talk about some of the new features coming in JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion 2022, and how you can try them out early as part of our public betas.  Then we’ll get to know Cory Jackson.  He’s an escalation specialist in our tech support department, but in his …

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FSCast 202, Financial Educator Chris Peterson, Plus Emoji Accessibility with Garreth Tigwell and Benjamin Gorman

On FSCast 202 we’ll get to know financial educator Chris Peterson and learn about some of the advantages of opening an ABLE account.  Then, to celebrate World Emoji Day, I’ll be joined by Garreth Tigwell and Benjamin Gorman, two authors of the paper “Emoji Accessibility for Visually Impaired People.” Activate link to listen, right click …

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FSCast 201, Judy Dixon discusses her new book about audio description, and a visit with blind math professor Betsey Doane

On FSCast 201, Judy Dixon is here to discuss her new book “Audio Description: What It Is, Where to Find It, and How to Use It.” Then we’ll meet blind math professor Betsey Doane. She spent over 30 years teaching sighted students, and came up with lots of creative ways of showing math visually. Activate …

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FSCast 199, Glen Gordon’s speech at National Coding Symposium, and a visit with Spanish Localizer Rocio Casati

On FSCast 199, a recording of Glen Gordon’s presentation at the National Coding Symposium, a recent virtual event put on to encourage high school students to think about careers involving programming. Then, a visit with Rocio Casati, the person who’s been making our products work well in Spanish for over twenty years. The process of …

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FSCast 198, how GLAS Education developed an accessible astronomy curriculum, and a visit with GPS pioneer Mike May

On FSCast 198, what it takes to make astronomy accessible to people who are blind or low vision.  We’ll meet Kate Meredith, President of GLAS Education, and two students involved with the project, to hear how it all came together.  Then a visit with legendary GPS pioneer  Mike May to hear about his life and …

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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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