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The official podcast of Freedom Scientific, leaders in assistive technology for blind people and those with low vision. Hosted by Glen Gordon, FSCast features news, interviews, and product demonstrations relating to Freedom Scientific products such as JAWS and ZoomText. FSCast is a great way to make the most of the products you have as well as learning about what's new and what's around the corner.

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The official podcast of Freedom Scientific, leaders in assistive technology for blind people and those with low vision. Hosted by Glen Gordon, FSCast features news, interviews, and product demonstrations relating to Freedom Scientific products such as JAWS and ZoomText. FSCast is a great way to make the most of the products you have as well as learning about what's new and what's around the corner.

    Bill McCann of Dancing Dots, & Campbell Rutherford, a former Student Of The Month

    Bill McCann of Dancing Dots, & Campbell Rutherford, a former Student Of The Month

    On FSCast 225, we celebrate Braille Literacy Month with two guests for whom braille plays a pivotal role.  Bill McCann, founder of Dancing Dots, has been helping blind musicians with all aspects of music creation for the past 32 years.  And Campbell Rutherford, a former Freedom Scientific Student of the Month, is now studying applied mathematics at Harvard.
     
    Transcript at blog.FreedomScientific.com/FSCast.

    • 54 min
    Archive of the November 2022 FSOpenLine

    Archive of the November 2022 FSOpenLine

    On FSCast 224, it's the archive of the November 2022 FSOpenLine. We discuss improved support for the Outlook Scheduling assistant in JAWS 2023, and take your questions on a variety of topics including: searching for commands in JAWS and Office apps, preventing mail from going to the Outlook Junk folder, and providing resources to people who create inaccessible PDF files.
     
    Transcript at Blog.FreedomScientific.com/FSCast.

    • 43 min
    Kim Charlson & Thomas Reid discuss the 2022 Audio Description Awards

    Kim Charlson & Thomas Reid discuss the 2022 Audio Description Awards

    On FSCast 223, it’s the Second Annual Audio Description Awards put on by the American Council of the Blind.  We’ll hear about some of the winners and talk about all things audio description with Kim Charlson, co-chair of the ACB Audio Description Project, and Thomas Reid, audio description narrator and host of the Gala two years running.
     
    Transcript available at blog.FreedomScientific.com/FSCast.

    • 50 min
    A demo of how to customize notifications using regular expressions, and Leona Godin discusses her book There Plant Eyes

    A demo of how to customize notifications using regular expressions, and Leona Godin discusses her book There Plant Eyes

    On FSCast 222, we’ll demonstrate how creating rules to manage notifications just got more powerful, thanks to the use of regular expressions.  It may sound a bit intimidating, but we’ll take it step by step, and you’ll see just how easy it really is. Then we’ll meet M. Leona Godin and hear about her book “There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness.”
     
    Transcript and links available at blog.FreedomScientific.com/FSCast.

    • 56 min
    Christine Ha talks about her career as a blind chef, and Judy Dixon discusses her book "Formatting Documents For Appearance"

    Christine Ha talks about her career as a blind chef, and Judy Dixon discusses her book "Formatting Documents For Appearance"

    On FSCast 221, we’ll get to know chef and entrepreneur Christine Ha.  Since winning “Master Chef” Season 3 back in 2012, she’s published a cookbook, opened multiple restaurants, hosted a cooking show on AMI Canada, and more. 
     
    Then Judy Dixon will be here to talk about her latest book.  It’s about Microsoft Word and called “Formatting Documents for Appearance.”
     
    Transcript available at blog.FreedomScientific.com/FSCast.

    • 58 min
    Archive of the August 2022 FSOpenLine

    Archive of the August 2022 FSOpenLine

    On the Archive of the August 2022 FSOpenLine, Ryan Jones, Glen Gordon, and Rachel Buchanan take your calls on a variety of topics including: Math in Braille with JAWS, switching Braille tables on the fly, Quick Keys in Word, efficiently reading Windows event logs, and    why new JAWS  versions are installed along side old ones.
     
    Transcript available at blog.FreedomScientific.com/FSCast.

    • 47 min

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Are you thinking of listening to FSCast? It’s a very nice podcast. I like it so much. I also like learning about all the different ways of how people are using JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion. The demonstration of the new features of each product is excellent too. I recommend this podcast to everyone.

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