Category: FSCast

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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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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