Category: FSCast

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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FSCast 213, Dr. Robert Englebretson discusses his ongoing research about reading and writing Braille

On FSCast 213, Dr. Robert Englebretson, Associate Professor of Linguistics at Rice University, discusses the Braille code for the International Phonetic Alphabet, why reading Braille is different than reading print, and his ongoing research about how Braille is taught. Here’s a link to Dr. Englebretson’s home page, And one to the Braille IPA specification, including …

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FSCast 212, archive of the February 2022 FSOpenLine

On the archive of the February 2022 FSOpenLine, we take your calls on a variety of topics including: new VocalizerExpressive voices in  the latest software updates, keystrokes for identifying the site to which a link points, finding out where a file will be saved, Eloquence spontaneously  getting louder mid  sentence, and certain video cards hijacking …

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FSCast 211, Chancey Fleet talks training workshops offered by the New York Public Library, and an intro to working at the Windows Command Prompt

On FSCast 211, Chancey Fleet discusses training workshops offered by the New York Public Library, many of which are online and available to everyone.  She’s also quite the expert on 3D printing and will share some resources for doing that accessibly.  Then Glen demonstrates using the new Windows Terminal, and gives an introduction to working …

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