Category: FSCast

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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FSCast 182, NFB president Mark Riccobono, and ACB president Dan Spoone on coping with COVID-19

On FSCast 182, we focus on coping with COVID-19. NFB president Mark Riccobono, and ACB president Dan Spoone discuss what these advocacy organizations are doing to help. Richard Tapping talks about product offers for students and employees now at home, and Rachel Buchanan lets us know about special training opportunities. Activate this link to listen …

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FSCast 181, Freedom Scientific sessions at the CSUN technology conference, a power tip, and a discussion about the latest generation of ElBraille

On FSCast 181 we preview Freedom Scientific sessions at the CSUN technology conference, Joseph LaFauci Offers up a JAWS Power Tip, and we get details about the latest ElBraille from Ron Miller and Adi Kushner. Activate this link to listen, right click to download. You can also read the transcript.

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