Freedom Scientific FSCast

Freedom Scientific FSCast
By Johnathan Mosen
About this podcast
FSCast is Freedom Scientific's podcast. Hosted by Jonathan Mosen, FSCast features news, interviews, and product demonstrations relating to Freedom Scientific products. 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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Latest episodes
Feb. 16, 2018
Eric Damery talks about the JAWS February 2018 update, ZoomText 2018 and Fusion 2018 Show Host: Jonathan Mosen FSCast Episode 150 - FSCast Episode 150 - Eric Damery talks about the JAWS February 2018 update, ZoomText 2018 and Fusion 2018
Feb. 12, 2018
We look ahead to the CSUN conference. Learn about our sessions, exhibit hours, and prizes you can win. Did you know we offer training for groups at our headquarters or at a place of your choosing? We outline the courses available and tell you about a forthcoming course at Palomar College. Jonathan Mosen speaks with Jamie Teh of Mozilla about the ongoing work to make new versions of Firefox compatible with JAWS®. The work will ensure support for advanced web features only found in JAWS. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen FSCast Episode 149 - CSUN 2018 sessions, hours and prizes. Group Training offerings. Jonathan speaks with Jamie Teh of Mozilla about making Firefox compatible with JAWS
Jan. 5, 2018
Jonathan Mosen demonstrates the powerful Speech and Sounds Scheme feature in JAWS, including voice aliases. And we meet Jeanne Hink and Carli Metze from Keystone Blind Association, who are seeking to make a range of employment options available to blind people. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen FSCast Episode 148 - Speech and Sound Scheme in JAWS, Jeanne Hink and Carli Metze from Keystone Blind Association talk about employment options
Dec. 6, 2017
Did you know that if you’re in the United States, you can renew your JAWS Software Maintenance Agreement online? Jonathan Mosen shows you how easy it is. Eric Damery tells us about new software releases in December for JAWS, ZoomText and MAGic, and Jonathan shows us two new features coming to the December JAWS 2018 update, Screen Shade and Speech On Demand. Chad Hays talks about how Freedom Scientific products gave him the tools and competence to buy the family business. And we announce the names of the lucky people who get a free copy of Rachel Flowers’ incredible new album, “Listen”.” Show Host: Jonathan Mosen FSCast Episode 147 - Renew Software Maintenance Agreement online, New software releases - JAWS, ZoomText and MAGic, new features in JAWS 2018, Chad Hays talks about how Freedom Scientific products helped him buy family business
Nov. 17, 2017
For JAWS and Fusion 2018 customers, we’ve slashed the price of our powerful PEARL ® portable reading camera. FSCast has all the details. Rachel Flowers, who we’ve featured on FSCast before, has a new album, which she has produced herself with the help of JAWS. We feature a track from the album and tell you how you can win a copy. Our interviews on this episode have a justice theme. First, Jonathan Mosen speaks with retired San Diego County Superior Court Judge, David Szumowski. Then, we hear from Kayde Rieken, who has just graduated as a court reporter. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen Special PEARL pricing, Rachel Flowers produced her latest album with JAWS, justice themed interviews
Oct. 17, 2017
Microsoft will begin releasing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update this week. VFO and Microsoft have collaborated closely during this release cycle. We hear from Glen Gordon, VFO’s Chief Technology officer, discussing things you need to know about access to Microsoft Edge in the Fall Creators Update, and the importance of JAWS® 2018 public beta 3 in this regard. Jonathan Mosen then speaks with Jeff Petty and Brett Humphrey from Microsoft, regarding Microsoft’s accessibility commitments, and how VFO and Microsoft work together. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Oct. 5, 2017
Eric Damery brings us plenty of software news, including what’s new and improved in public beta 2 of our JAWS® 2018 screen reading software. We learn about a forthcoming update to ZoomText and Fusion, Microsoft’s new Windows Fall Creators Update, and Firefox version 57. Plus news of a 5 city tour in Australia coming up in November, with Quantum Technologies. Jonathan Mosen speaks with Michael Arbitman, an IT professional who lost his sight suddenly. Now, he’s a ZoomText user who hunts down software vulnerabilities. He’s also beginning a second career as an author of children’s books. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen Software News, Michael Arbitman - a ZoomText user who hunts software vulnerabilities
Aug. 29, 2017
Eric Damery and Jonathan Mosen describe and demonstrate what’s new in JAWS 2018. Learn about the features and participate in our public beta. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen Eric Damery and Jonathan Mosen describe and demonstrate what’s new in JAWS 2018
Aug. 18, 2017
We announce the three lucky winners in our SMA upgrade competition. Ron Miller introduces the new generation of Focus 40 Blue refreshable Braille display, and discusses 40-cell options for ElBraille. Jonathan Mosen reports progress on, and demonstrates, support for Microsoft Edge in JAWS. And in a JAWS byte, we revisit the key labels feature, showing you how to mute the echo of characters but retain echo of numbers. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen Winners of SMA upgrade competition, new generation Focus 40 Blue refreshable Braille display, support for Microsoft Edge in JAWS and in a JAWS byte, we revisit the key labels feature
June 15, 2017
FSCast is giving away three upgrades to JAWS, ZoomText or Fusion. Listen to this episode to find out who is eligible and how to enter. The national conventions of the American Council of the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind are just weeks away, with Sight Village soon to follow in the UK. VFO has the best bargains in assistive technology. Learn about the substantial discounts available on hardware and software. Jonathan Mosen then presents a comprehensive demonstration of ElBraille 14, which will be available for purchase at the conventions. Learn about how this product finally offers note taking without compromises, offering notetaker-level battery life with the power of full Windows and JAWS, the world’s most powerful screen reader. Show Host: Jonathan Mosen Win one of 3 free upgrades, specials available at summer shows, and a complete demonstration of ElBraille 14