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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February 2021, Freedom Scientific Student of the Month

The Freedom Scientific Student of the Month Program features K-12 students living in the U.S. who are blind or visually impaired and use Freedom Scientific technology to achieve educational goals. The Student of the Month for February 2021 is Campbell, a high school student from Tennessee. As a home schooled student, Campbell has employed numerous …

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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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Module 6 of JAWS Training for Teachers and AT Instructors

The sixth module in our JAWS Training for Teachers and AT Instructors is available on our Teaching Resources page. Each module in the series builds upon the last, and contains lessons, videos, and a quiz. What’s in Module 6? Module 6, Popular Tools with JAWS covers applications commonly used in the classroom and for remote …

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January 2021, Freedom Scientific Student of the Month

The Freedom Scientific Student of the Month Program features K-12 students living in the U.S. who are blind or visually impaired and use Freedom Scientific technology to achieve educational goals. The Student of the Month for January 2021 is Luke, a sixth grader from Missouri. Luke has used Freedom Scientific products for the past four …

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Celebrating Braille Literacy at Home, in School and in the Workplace

As Braille Literacy Month comes to a close, we want to share a story about the integral role braille plays at home, in school, and in the workplace. Marco Midon serves as Project Manager for NASA’s Space Weather Follow-On (SWFO) Antenna Network (SAN). This spacecraft, which is set to launch in 2025, is designed to …

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