FSOpenLine Schedule Change

FSOpenLine, Freedom Scientific’s call-in show is undergoing a minor change. Instead of being held monthly as it has been since the first episode in August of 2018, we will now host our popular question and answer show quarterly. Every three months, you’ll still have the opportunity to present us with your burning questions about Freedom Scientific technology, and they will be answered by key members of our product management and engineering teams.

Participate in FSOpenLine

There are two ways to participate in FSOpenLine: via the Zoom Cloud Meeting software or dialing in by phone.

Join FSOpenLine via zoom here.

Participate in FSOpenLine by phone using these numbers:

US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833

Australia: +61 (0) 2 8015 2088 or +61 (0) 8 7150 1149

Canada: +1 647 558 0588

Germany: +49 (0) 30 3080 6188 or +49 (0) 30 5679 5800

United Kingdom: +44 (0) 20 3051 2874 or +44 (0) 20 3695 0088

Ireland: +353 (0) 1 691 7488

New Zealand: +64 (0) 4 831 8959 or +64 (0) 9 801 1188

South Africa: +27 87 551 7702

When you call in, you’ll be asked to enter a meeting ID on the keypad of your phone. That ID is: 512 405 686.


FSOpenLine allows us to have an interactive conversation with you and provides yet one more way to receive your valuable feedback. We appreciate all the excellent questions and have decided to highlight a few of them here to give you an idea of how the show works for those of you who have never participated, and to encourage those who have to continue doing so.

During our first FSOpenLine held in August, a participant asked if Home Annual Licenses for JAWS and ZoomText are currently available outside the U.S. The answer was and currently still is no, but this licensing option will eventually be made available internationally.

In October, another question was posed regarding how to purchase and register an Annual License. JAWS and ZoomText Home Annual Licenses can be purchased by going to the FS Web store. Once this is complete, a confirmation Email will then be sent with a link to the licensing portal. Once there, register, log in, then download and activate the software.

During the December FSOpenLine, a participant asked if, after purchasing Fusion, it is necessary to run Fusion in order to update JAWS or ZoomText. JAWS and ZoomText can be run and updated separately, so it is not necessary to run both products as Fusion to install the updates.

These are just a few examples of the types of questions asked and answered on FSOpenLine. Visit the FSCast page on our Blog to listen to archived shows, and join us for the next FSOpenLine via zoom on Thursday, March 28 at 3:00 PM US Eastern time, 1900 UTC. We look forward to taking your questions.