Firefox Extended Support Release now requires JAWS 2018 or newer

Firefox has now reached a stage in its evolution where it is necessary for JAWS users to be either running JAWS 2018 or later or switch to an alternative browser. If you’ve been reading our blog for some time, you’ll recall that we’ve kept you informed regarding our close collaboration with Mozilla with respect to …

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Introducing FSCamDSBridge, the software that makes your Freedom Scientific camera product available to any Windows app

Freedom Scientific produces several highly-regarded camera products that work seamlessly with our software. For example, using our PEARL portable reading camera is one of the fastest, simplest and most accurate ways to take a picture of any print and turn it into text, thanks to OpenBook and optical character recognition features in JAWS® and Fusion™. …

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Announcing FSOpenLine. Join the conversation on our new call-in show

What is FSOpenLine? FSOpenLine is Freedom Scientific’s new call-in show, and an adjunct to our podcast, FSCast. Since 2006, we’ve used FSCast to inform you of the latest developments here at Freedom Scientific, and in recent years we’ve added a listener comment line. We enjoy getting your feedback, and want to provide an additional interactive, …

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More news from Computers for the Blind on obtaining an affordable computer complete with JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion

In June, we blogged about our partnership with Computers for the Blind, an initiative that sees JAWS and ZoomText pre-installed on all machines they distribute. Each application can be run on its own, or at the same time through Fusion. We recently heard from David Jeppson, CFTB’s Executive Director, who told us of a new …

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JAWS, ZoomText and MAGic now freely available in Hungary

As we’ve blogged previously, we’re always looking for innovative initiatives to ensure that our powerful software is available to all who need it. One such approach is to work with national governments and other entities to establish country-wide licenses. In Colombia and Spain, any blind person can already use JAWS, ZoomText and MAGic at no …

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FSCast 155, new software releases, listener comments, and an extended interview with Isaac Lidsky

After news about the latest software releases and some listener comments, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Isaac Lidsky. You may have heard Isaac’s Ted Talk already, heard him speak recently at the NFB national convention, or read his book, Eyes Wide Open”. Isaac has been an actor, the editor of the Harvard Law Review, and a …

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