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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.

    Archive of the May 2021 FSOpenLine

    Archive of the May 2021 FSOpenLine

    On FSCast 200, it’s the archive of FSOpenLine from May of 2021. We had a great group of callers on a variety of topics including:  the best way to fast forward YouTube videos, how to give someone remote control of your PC, JAWS sometimes errantly turning on quick keys when responding to email, and how enabling Braille support in Narrator prevents JAWS from recognizing Braille displays.

    • 1 hr
    Glen Gordon's speech at National Coding Symposium, and a visit with Spanish Localizer Rocio Casati

    Glen Gordon's speech at National Coding Symposium, and a visit with Spanish Localizer Rocio Casati

    On FSCast 199, a recording of Glen Gordon’s presentation at the National Coding Symposium, a recent virtual event put on to encourage high school students to think about careers involving programming.
     
    Then, a visit with Rocio Casati, the person who’s been making our products work well in Spanish for over twenty years. The process of doing that is far more involved than you might think.
     
    Transcript available at blog.freedomscientific.com/fscast

    • 54 min
    How GLAS Education developed an accessible astronomy curriculum, and a visit with GPS pioneer Mike May

    How GLAS Education developed an accessible astronomy curriculum, and a visit with GPS pioneer Mike May

    On FSCast 198, what it takes to make astronomy accessible to people who are blind or low vision.  We’ll meet Kate Meredith, President of GLAS Education, and two students involved with the project, to hear how it all came together. 
     
    Then a visit with legendary GPS pioneer  Mike May to hear about his life, and learn what’s new in indoor wayfinding.
     
    Transcript available at blog.freedomscientific.com/fscast

    • 59 min
    Manuel Cortez, creator of TWBlue, and Michael Hudson, Director of accessibility Services at MSU

    Manuel Cortez, creator of TWBlue, and Michael Hudson, Director of accessibility Services at MSU

    On FSCast 197, a spotlight on a great Twitter app for Windows called TWBlue.  We’ll meet its author, Manuel Cortez, and hear the program in action.  Then a visit with Michael Hudson, longtime JAWS beta tester and the Director of the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities at Michigan State University.
     
    Transcript available at https://blog.freedomscientific.com/FSCast

    • 50 min
    FSOpenLine, February 2021

    FSOpenLine, February 2021

    On the archive of the February FSOpenLine, highlights of  the 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.
     

    • 52 min
    Civil rights activist Ever Lee Hairston, and O&M instructor Lil Deverell

    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 Lil Deverell talks about mental mapping and its impact on how we navigate in the world.

    • 50 min

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