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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 abo



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FSCast Episode 135 - 10 years of FSCast, Andrew Zeman gets his wish from Make a Wish Foundation, Ryan Jones talks about his 10,000 light Christmas display

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:15:00 GMT

We published our first episode of FSCast back in December 2006. To celebrate, Jonathan Mosen discusses how the podcast got started, and shares just a few highlights of the past decade. A number of listeners join us to mark this milestone.

We then speak With Andrew Zeman and his Mom Karen. Andrew has been granted a wish by the Make a Wish Foundation, and we’re honoured that his wish is to visit us at VFO in Florida.

Ryan Jones has an even bigger, better Christmas light show running at his home in Lexington Kentucky, with nearly 10,000 lights. He tells us how and why he does it.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

10 years of FSCast, Andrew Zeman gets his wish from Make a Wish Foundation, Ryan Jones talks about his 10,000 light Christmas display


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast135-Celebrating_10_years_of_FSCast,Karen_and_Andrew_Zeman,Ryan_Jones.mp3




FSCast Episode 134 - Export JAWS 18 settings, two entrepreneurs who run their business with JAWS

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:45:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen demonstrates how easy it is to export settings in version 18 of our JAWS® screen reading software, so they can be kept for back-up purposes or imported to another computer.

We then hear from two entrepreneurs running their businesses with the help of JAWS. Trelle Dandridge helps to make dogs better behaved through her company, Mutts with Manners. And Christine Chaikin offers comprehensive guides to blindness services in a number of US states through her company, Insightful Publications.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Export JAWS 18 settings, two entrepreneurs who run their business with JAWS


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast134-Trelle_Dandridge,Christine_Chaikin.mp3




FSCast Episode 133 - JAWS 18 - new Vocalizer Expressive voices, Jen Armbruster - US Goalball seven time paralympian

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:00:00 GMT

With the imminent release of version 18 of our JAWS® screen reading software, we hear a demonstration of new Vocalizer Expressive voices from Nuance that will be available at no additional cost.

Jonathan Mosen then speaks with seven-time paralympian Jen Armbruster, who recently returned with the US Goalball team from the games in Rio.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 133 - JAWS 18 - new Vocalizer Expressive voices, Jen Armbruster - US Goalball seven time paralympian


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast133-JAWS_18,Jen_Armbruster.mp3




FSCast Episode 132 - Eric Damery and Jonathan Mosen continue their discussion about JAWS 18

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:00:00 GMT

Eric Damery and Jonathan Mosen continue their look at what's new in version 18 of our JAWS® screen reading software

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 132 - Eric Damery and Jonathan Mosen continue their discussion about JAWS 18


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast132-JAWS_18_part2.mp3




FSCast Episode 131 - Eric Damery discusses new JAWS 18 features

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:45:00 GMT

Just ahead of the release of the first public beta, Eric Damery discusses some of the new features in our JAWS® 18 screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 131 - Eric Damery discusses new JAWS 18 features


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast131-JAWS_18_part1.mp3




FSCast Episode 130 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Tom Tiernan, the new CEO of VFO

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:20:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Tom Tiernan, the new CEO of VFO. We learn about Tom's considerable experience as a leader in tech companies, as well as his connection with low vision.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 130 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Tom Tiernan, the CEO of VFO


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast130-Tom_Tiernan.mp3




FSCast Episode 129 - Microsoft Mail Accessibility, New rules on local and state website accessibility

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:40:00 GMT

VFO has partnered with Microsoft® to make the free Windows® 10 Mail app more accessible. Jonathan Mosen speaks with David Gorelik from Microsoft about Windows 10 Mail, Microsoft Office®, and the improved accessibility of both. Jonathan then demonstrates our JAWS® screen reading software with Microsoft Mail.

The US Department of Justice is looking to make rules on the accessibility of local and state government websites. Parnell Diggs from the National Federation of the Blind tells us why the regulations are significant, and how you can share your experiences to help draft the rules.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 129 - Microsoft Mail Accessibility, New rules on local and state website accessibility


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast129-Microsoft_Mail,DOJ_website_regulations.mp3




FSCast Episode 128 - Incredible summer conference pricing from VFO, MathML, National Organization of Parents of Blind Children

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:00:00 GMT

If you're attending NFB, ACB or Sight Village, learn about some incredible pricing on VFO products for conference registrants.

Ron Miller tells us about innovations in JAWS that make MathML accessible in Braille.

And we meet VFO's Mike Wood, who tells us about our work with the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 128 - Incredible summer conference pricing from VFO, MathML, National Organization of Parents of Blind Children


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast128-Conference_Specials,MathML,Mike_Wood.mp3




FSCast Episode 127 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with David Wu

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Following the announcement that Ai Squared has joined VFO, Jonathan Mosen speaks with David Wu. For the last seven years, David has been CEO of Ai Squared. Now he is VFO's Vice President Software Business.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 127 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with David Wu


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast127-David_Wu.mp3




FSCast Episode 126 - US summer convention offers, Maarten Bosch - Chief Commercial Officer of VFO Group, Brian Hargen talks about J-Say, J-Dictate and more

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT

We begin by summarizing some of the exceptional offers available to those attending the US consumer conventions.

We meet Maarten Bosch, former CEO of Optelec, now the Chief Commercial officer at VFO Group™, the company that operates the Freedom Scientific® and Optelec brands.

Brian Hartgen from Hartgen Consultancy joins us to talk about what's new with J-Say, J-Dictate and more.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 126 - US summer convention offers, Maarten Bosch - Chief Commercial Officer of VFO Group, Brian Hargen talks about J-Say, J-Dictate and more


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast126-Maarten_Bosch,Brian_Hartgen.mp3




FSCast Episode 125 - Larry Skutchan from APH, Dennis Godin from Technical Support

Mon, 16 May 2016 14:30:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Larry Skutchan from APH about his career in the assistive technology industry, JAWS® and MAGic® Student Edition, and other technology from APH.

If you've called Freedom Scientific® Technical Support over the years, you may have heard the voice of Dennis Godin. We find out a little about the man behind the voice.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 125 - Larry Skutchan from APH, Dennis Godin from Technical Support


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast125-Larry_Skutchan,Dennis_Godin.mp3




FSCast Episode 124 - Using JAWS Tandem to provide technical support, Seeing Eye's 8th online auction and "The blind history lady"

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Jeff Bishop from the University of Arizona, which is using the Tandem feature of our JAWS® screen reading software to help provide quality tech support to students and faculty members who are blind.

The Seeing Eye's 8th online auction begins on April 25. Jim Kutsch tells us about how you might be able to pick up a bargain while supporting the work of the world's oldest guide dog school.

And Peggy Chong, "the blind history lady", tells us about her historical and genealogical research which has resulted in her beginning to publish a series on blind history. JAWS is playing a crucial role in her work.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 124 - Using JAWS Tandem to provide technical support, Seeing Eye's 8th online auction and "The blind history lady"


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast124-Jeff_Bishop,Jim_Kutsch,Peggy_Chong.mp3




FSCast Episode 123 - Student editions of JAWS and MAGic; ElBraille; JAWS bytes; Windows 10 virtual desktops

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20:00:00 GMT

In the first of two breaking news stories in FSCast from the CSUN technology conference, Eric Damery announces a collaboration between Freedom Scientific and the American Printing House for the Blind to create student editions of our JAWS® screen reading software, and our MAGic® screen magnification software. Learn how easy it will be for every K through 12 student to obtain their copy.

Adi Kushnir introduces us to ElBraille, a powerful Windows 10-based Braille notetaker powered by JAWS.

In JAWS bytes, learn about how easy it now is to load JAWS default settings for troubleshooting purposes.

And Dan Clark tells us about virtual desktops in Windows 10.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 123 - Student editions of JAWS and MAGic; ElBraille; JAWS bytes; Windows 10 virtual desktops


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast123-FS_and_APH,ElBraille,Virtual_Desktops.mp3




FSCast Episode 122 - FSCast alerts, CSUN preview and OpenBook update

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:57:00 GMT

In English-speaking countries, the latest update to JAWS® 17 now alerts you by default when a new episode of FSCast is released. If you've not heard FSCast before, Glen Gordon talks to our regular host, Jonathan Mosen, who introduces himself and tells you what you can expect to hear on FSCast.

We preview all the Freedom Scientific activities at the forthcoming CSUN conference in San Diego.

And Dusty Voorhees tells us about an exciting update to our OpenBook® scanning and recognition software.

Show Host: Glen Gordon

Episode 122 - FSCast alerts, CSUN preview and OpenBook update


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast122-About_FSCast,CSUN,OpenBook_9.mp3




FSCast Episode 121 - JAWS keeps you up to date with FSCast, CSUN 2016, Bill Kilroy - Regional Sales Director

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 20:00:00 GMT

Eric Damery joins Jonathan Mosen to preview a forthcoming feature in our JAWS® 17 screen reading software that will make it easier to keep up-to-date with FSCast. We also look ahead to the CSUN Conference in March.

Bill Kilroy is Freedom Scientific's Director of Eastern Regional Sales. He joins Jonathan to talk about his long history with Freedom Scientific, and his visit to St Petersburg Florida to learn about Optelec products.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 121 - JAWS keeps you up to date with FSCast, CSUN 2016, Bill Kilroy - Regional Sales Director


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast121-FSCast_Notifications_in_JAWS,CSUN_2016,Bill_Kilroy.mp3




FSCast Episode 120 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Ryan Jones

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:00:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Ryan Jones. When he's not working with Freedom Scientific's Training Department, Ryan has a fascinating hobby. Last year, he put together a synchronised Christmas light show, thanks to hardware and software he operated with the help of JAWS®. Ryan tells us all about it.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 120 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Ryan Jones


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast120-Ryan_Jones.mp3




FSCast Episode 119 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Jim Ellsworth

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 16:10:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Jim Ellsworth, a familiar voice to many who have called our Technical Support over the years, who has retired after almost 19 years with the company.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 119 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Jim Ellsworth


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast119-Jim_Ellsworth.mp3




FSCast Episode 118 - Blind Joe from "The Voice"; Brian Hartgen discusses the latest version of Leasey

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 15:10:00 GMT

One of the stars of this season's NBC show "The Voice" is a JAWS® user. Jonathan Mosen speaks with Blind Joe about how he made it so far on the show, and where he goes from here.

Brian Hartgen of Hartgen Consultancy tells us all that's new with Leasey version 3, complete with an audio demonstration of a new game.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 118 - Blind Joe from "The Voice"; Brian Hartgen discusses the latest version of Leasey


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast118-Blind_Joe,Brian_Hartgen.mp3




FSCast Episode 117 - Jonathan Mosen and John Blake discuss the merger of Freedom Scientific and Optelec

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 19:00:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Freedom Scientific CEO, John Blake, about the recently announced merger of FreedomScientific and Optelec.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 117 - Jonathan Mosen and John Blake discuss the merger of Freedom Scientific and Optelec


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast117-Freedom_Scientific_Optelec_Merger.mp3




FSCast Episode 116 - George Calvert who recently became blind, our Travel Log section takes you to Seattle and Finland, JAWS Byte demonstrating how to set up voice profiles

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 19:30:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen speaks with George Calvert, a user of our JAWS® screen reading software who became blind just over three years ago. An experienced professional Working in the field of information technology, he has relearned how to use a computer without sight. His free eBook, "Getting Back to Work with JAWS", is designed to help people who need to learn familiar computer skills in a new way.

Our Travel Log section takes you to Seattle, and to Finland.

And Travis Peterson brings us a JAWS Byte demonstrating how to set up voice profiles, and explaining why you'd want to.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 116 - George Calvert who recently became blind, our Travel Log section takes you to Seattle and Finland, JAWS Byte demonstrating how to set up voice profiles


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast116-George_Calvert,Travel_log,Voice_Profiles.mp3




FSCast Episode 115 - JAWS 17 Smart Navigation, Dr. Craig Moore talks to Jonathan Mosen about his work at NASA on the new space launch system rocket and Ashleigh Piccinino on changing the forms mode sound in JAWS

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:00:00 GMT

As the JAWS® public beta process concludes, we've introduced some enhancements to the Smart Navigation™ feature. Jonathan Mosen demonstrates them.

Dr. Craig Moore has worked for NASA since 1989, and currently works on the new space launch system rocket project. He talks with Jonathan about his work.

And Ashleigh Piccinino brings us a JAWS Byte on changing the forms mode sound in JAWS.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 115 - JAWS 17 Smart Navigation, Dr. Craig Moore talks to Jonathan Mosen about his work at NASA on the new space launch system rocket and Ashleigh Piccinino on changing the forms mode sound in JAWS


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast115-JAWS_17,Craig_Moore,JAWS_Forms_Mode_Sound.mp3




FSCast Episode 114 - JAWS 17 new features: Part 2, MAGic 13 update

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 19:00:00 GMT

With the first public beta imminent, Eric Damery joins us to discuss more new features in our JAWS® 17 screen reading software, and how to best participate in the beta process.

Dusty Voorhees then joins us to talk about an update to our MAGic® 13 screen magnification software, which is Windows 10-compatible and sporting some great new features.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 114 - JAWS 17 new features: Part 2, MAGic 13 update


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast114-JAWS_17,MAGIC_13.mp3




FSCast Episode 113 - JAWS 17 new features: Part 1

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:15:00 GMT

Eric Damery and Jonathan Mosen bring you the first of two podcasts on new features in version 17 of our JAWS® screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 113 - JAWS 17 new features: Part 1


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast113-JAWS_17_part1.mp3




FSCast Episode 112 - Matt Ater explains how Freedom Scientific and IBM make the world a more accessible place. Jonathan speaks with Maribel Steel.

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:45:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Matt Ater about the collaboration between Freedom Scientific and IBM to provide enterprise accessibility training.

And we meet Maribel Steel from Melbourne, Australia, who uses JAWS® in her work as a writer, blogger, and mentor.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 112 - Freedom Scientific and IBM make the world a more accessible place. Jonathan speaks with Maribel Steel


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast112-Matt_Ater,Maribel_Steel.mp3




FSCast Episode 111 - 2015 Post-convention roundup

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:10:00 GMT

Jonathan recaps all the news from Freedom Scientific participation at the summer conventions held in Orlando and Dallas. News includes John Blake's announcement regarding partnership between Wells Fargo and Freedom Scientific to deploy JAWS® in over 6000 retail locations nationwide later this Fall. Also, the overwhelming success and reception of Home Use Program for conferences attendees and an update on the Guinness World Record attempt on July 8th in Orlando.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 111 - Post-convention roundup


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast111-Post-Convention_Roundup.mp3




FSCast Episode 110 - 2015 Convention Specials

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:45:00 GMT

As thousands of people head to Orlando and Dallas for the NFB and ACB national conventions, Eric Damery joins us to preview Freedom Scientific's convention offerings. He unveils a substantial discount on hardware, available at both conventions.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 110 - 2015 Convention Specials


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast110-2015_Convention_Special.mp3




FSCast Episode 109 - Summer convention specials, Hartgen Consultancy specials, what to expect with Windows 10 and finally Dr Denise Robinson explains why it is vital to be JAWS ready

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:30:00 GMT

If you're attending the conventions of the National Federation of the Blind or American Council of the Blind, we summarise a series of great specials available in the exhibit halls.

Hartgen Consultancy will soon be launching global specials on their Leasey and JDictate products. We give you the details.

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Glen Gordon, Freedom Scientific's Chief Technology Officer, about Microsoft's Windows 10, which is to be released on July 29. He'll tell you what to expect if you're a user of our JAWS® screen reading software or our MAGIC® screen magnification software.

We're then joined by Dr. Denise Robinson with a segment that's a must listen for all students, job seekers and technology purchasers. She argues that when it comes to creating content and being job ready, it's vital to be JAWS ready.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 109 - Summer convention specials, Hartgen Consultancy specials, what to expect with Windows 10 and finally Dr Denise Robinson explains why it is vital to be JAWS ready


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast109-Windows_10,Denise_Robinson.mp3




FSCast Episode 108 - Special pricing at NFB convention, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Mark Riccobono, President of NFB and Robin Drodge, a Canadian JAWS user who put Freedom Scientific on his family holiday plans.

Thu, 28 May 2015 11:54:06 GMT

As we prepare for the blindness convention season in the US, we unveil some very special pricing we'll be offering at the NFB Convention to celebrate its 75th birthday.

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, about his recent visit to Freedom Scientific's headquarters and a range of other topics.

And we hear from Robin Drodge, a Canadian JAWS® user who is such a fan of Freedom Scientific products, he scheduled a visit to our headquarters as part of his family holiday.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 108 - Special pricing at NFB convention, Jonathan Mosen Speaks with Mark Riccobono, President of National Federation of the Blind, Robin Drodge - a Canadian JAWS user who put Freedom Scientific on his family holiday plans.


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast108-Mark_Riccobono,Robin_Drodge.mp3




FSCast Episode 107 - Listener Comments, Keyboard Support for Facebook with version 16 of JAWS, Brian Hartgen demonstrates J-Dictate and introduces the latest version of Leasey software

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:30:00 GMT

After listener comments, Jonathan Mosen demonstrates the new keyboard support available for Facebook with version 16 of our JAWS® screen reading software.

Brian Hartgen of Hartgen Consultancy discusses and demonstrates their new product, J-Dictate, a cost-effective way to dictate to your computer. We then learn what's new in the latest version of their Leasey software, including an accessible interface to Spotify and iTunes.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 107 - Listener Comments, Keyboard Support for Facebook with version 16 of JAWS, Brian Hartgen demonstrates J-Dictate and introduces the latest version of Leasey software


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast107-JAWS_Improved_Facebook_Support,_J-Dictate_and_Leasey.mp3




FSCast Episode 106 - Latest news, listener comments, JAWS for Windows anniversary video, Interview with Joe Stephen

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT

After the latest news from Freedom Scientific and some listener comments, we bring you the audio of our JAWS® for Windows 20th anniversary video that was a huge hit at the recent CSUN conference.

Jonathan Mosen then speaks with Joe Stephen, a talented software developer from Australia whose mastery of the JAWS scripting language led him to becoming a valued member of the JAWS development team.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 106 - Latest news, listener comments, JAWS for Windows anniversary video, interview with Joe Stephen


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast106-JAWS_for_Windows_20thAnniversary_Joe_Stephen.mp3




FSCast Episode 105 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Ted Henter, who founded Henter-Joyce and created JAWS: Part 2

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:15:00 GMT

We bring you part two of Jonathan Mosen's interview with Ted Henter, who founded Henter-Joyce and created the JAWS® screen reading software. Ted talks about the challenges of developing a screen reader for Windows, the phenomenal success of JAWS for Windows and many of the people who made that success possible.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 105 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Ted Henter, who founded Henter-Joyce and created JAWS: Part 2


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast105-Ted_Henter_Part2.mp3




FSCast Episode 104 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Ted Henter, who founded Henter-Joyce and created JAWS: Part 1

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:00:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Ted Henter, who founded Henter-Joyce and created the JAWS® screen reading software. In part one of this two-part interview, Ted talks about his early life, the accident that left him blind, his interest in computing, founding Henter-Joyce and the early days of JAWS for DOS

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 104 - Jonathan Mosen speaks with Ted Henter, who founded Henter-Joyce and created JAWS: Part 1


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast104-Ted_Henter_Part1.mp3




FSCast Episode 103 - CSUN Summary, JAWS for Windows 20th anniversary, Nas Campanella, Larry and John Gassman

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 21:00:00 GMT

If you're coming to CSUN, don't miss the summary of all our sessions, exhibits, giveaways and the celebration of JAWS® for Windows 20th anniversary.

After some comments from our listener line, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Nas Campanella. Nas reads news on the nationwide radio network, Triple J, in Australia. She's a user of our JAWS screen reading software, and has perfected a fascinating technique for doing her job.

Larry and John Gassman then join us to share the difference JAWS has made in their working lives, and what they've learned from being long-time beta testers of JAWS.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 103 - CSUN Summary, JAWS® for Windows 20th anniversary, Nas Campanella, Larry and John Gassman


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast103-Nas_Campenella,John_and_Larry_Gassman.mp3




FSCast Episode 102 - JAWS for Windows 20th anniversary video, Freedom Scientific at the ATIA and CSUN conferences, make the most of Freedom Scientific Technical Support and Kelly Ford tells us about the Microsoft Accessibility Answer Desk

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:10:00 GMT

With submissions due by the end of this month, we remind you about how to participate in our JAWS® for Windows 20th anniversary video. We look ahead to Freedom Scientific-related events at the ATIA and CSUN conferences.

Bryan Carver talks to us about how to make the most of Freedom Scientific Technical Support, answering a range of frequently asked questions.

And Kelly Ford tells us about the Microsoft Accessibility Answer Desk, available toll free in a growing number of countries.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 102 - JAWS for Windows 20th anniversary video, Freedom Scientific at the ATIA and CSUN conferences, make the most of Freedom Scientific Technical Support and Kelly Ford tells us about the Microsoft Accessibility Answer Desk


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast102-FS_and_MS_Technical_Support.mp3




FSCast Episode 101 - 20th anniversary of JAWS for Windows, Braille selection feature, Windows tablets running JAWS 16 and iTunes 12 with JAWS

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:00:00 GMT

Learn about how you can celebrate the 20th anniversary of our JAWS® for Windows screen reading software by contributing to our celebratory video.

Jonathan Mosen demonstrates the powerful new Braille selection feature in the first JAWS 16 update.

Raymond Jansen tells us about his work with Freedom Scientific and his experience with Windows tablets running JAWS 16

And Tom Spittle brings us a JAWS Byte on how to make the most of iTunes 12 with JAWS.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 101 - 20th anniversary of JAWS for Windows, Braille selection feature, Windows tablet running JAWS 16, iTunes 12 with JAWS


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast101-Braille_selection,timed_license,Raymond_Janson,iTunes_12.mp3




FSCast Episode 100 - Reflections on FSCast, listener comments and Brian Hartgen joins us to talk about Leasey

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:45:00 GMT

In this our 100th episode, host Jonathan Mosen offers a few reflections on FSCast over the years.

After some listener comments, Brian Hartgen joins us to talk about Leasey, a new product based predominantly on the JAWS scripting language offering many convenient features for both novice and expert users.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 100 - Reflections on FSCast, Listener Feedback, Brian Hartgen talks about Leasey


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast100-Listener_Comments,Leasey.mp3




FSCast Episode 99 - Listener Feedback, Math ML and JAWS Bytes

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:45:00 GMT

In this episode, we catch up with a selection of listener feedback from our comment line. You can leave us a comment by calling (727) 803-8000, extension 1010.

We explain and demonstrate the new Math ML features in version 16 of our JAWS® screen reading software, and tell you about a forthcoming webinar where you can learn more.

And in our JAWS Bytes segment, Shaun Williams gives us a demonstration of JAWS BrailleIn™.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 99 - Listener Feedback, Math ML and JAWS Bytes


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast099-Feedback,Math_ML,JAWS_Bytes.mp3




FSCast Episode 98 - JAWS Timed License, Tablet Computing

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMT

Eric Damery joins Jonathan Mosen to introduce the new JAWS® timed license. We also discuss some of the new tablet computers on which people are now running our JAWS screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 98 - JAWS Timed License, Tablet Computing


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast098-JAWS_Timed_License,Tablet_Computing.mp3




FSCast Episode 97 - More New Features in JAWS 16

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen and Eric Damery discuss more new features in our JAWS® 16 screen reading software, about to be released for public beta.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 97 - More New Features in JAWS 16


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http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast097-More_New_Features_in_JAWS_16.mp3




FSCast Episode 96 - JAWS 16 Reads Inaccessible PDF

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMT

We continue our look at what's new in our JAWS® 16 screen reading software. This episode unveils an enhancement to our convenient OCR feature. Read image-based PDF files that were previously inaccessible.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 96 - JAWS 16 Reads Inaccessible PDF


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast096-JAWS_16_Reads_Inaccessible_PDF.mp3




FSCast Episode 95 - JAWS 16 Command Search

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:30:00 GMT

We continue our series introducing what's new in our JAWS® 16 screen reading software. In this podcast, we look at JAWS command search, an easy way to find the JAWS feature you want.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 95 - JAWS 16 Command Search


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast095-JAWS_16_Command_Search.mp3




FSCast Episode 94 - JAWS 16 New Editions

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMT

We begin a series of podcasts introducing our JAWS® 16 screen reading software. Today we talk about the beta process, and announce the new JAWS editions - JAWS Home User Edition, and JAWS Professional.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 94 - JAWS 16 New Editions


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast094-JAWS_16_New_Editions.mp3




FSCast Episode 93 - MAGic 13, Ability Net, Flexible Web

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:00:00 GMT

Dan Clark and Dusty Voorhees take us through the new features in version 13 of our MAGic® screen magnification software.

Mohammed Atif from AbilityNet in the UK tells us about all he and his colleagues learned from a recent Freedom Scientific training day.

James Ferschweiler brings us a JAWS Bytes segment on the Flexible Web feature of our JAWS® screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 93 - MAGic 13, Ability Net, Flexible Web


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/FSCast093-MAGic_13,Ability_Net,Flexible_Web.mp3




FSCast Episode 92, July 2014

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:00:00 GMT

Freedom Scientific has a new website. Ryan Jones from our Training department joins us to discuss its new features.

There's a new version of TypeAbility on the way. It's the most fun you can have learning to type, and becoming familiar with JAWS commands. David Pinto tells us about TypeAbility 5.

In this month's JAWS Byte, Ed Green tells us about PlaceMarkers.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 92 - July, 2014


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast092-July2014.mp3




FSCast Episode 91, June 2014

Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:45:00 GMT

Freedom Scientific has plenty planned for the national conventions of NFB and ACB. We'll give you a summary of what attendees have to look forward to.

Matt Ater tells us about the new Freedom Scientific Training Bundle, which puts a huge amount of training in the palm of your hand.

We speak with Stuart Lawler of NCBI in Ireland about his work training people to use Freedom Scientific products, and about Eric Damery's forthcoming visit on 18 July.

Mark Arnold gives us an update from American Blind Golf, which Freedom Scientific is proud to sponsor.

And in the first JAWS Byte contributed by a user, we hear from Juan Alicea, who talks us through the JAWS Start-up Wizard.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 91 - June, 2014


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast091-June2014.mp3




FSCast Episode 90, May 2014

Tue, 27 May 2014 14:00:00 GMT

This month, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Ron Miller about Power 1 2 3, a new feature in Freedom Scientific's Focus Blue refreshable Braille displays making it a snap to switch between devices.

If you've taken the certification exam for our JAWS® screen reading software, Dan Clark tells us about a new way to tell the world about your qualification.

Albert Rizzi brings us exciting news about Quickbooks becoming more accessible with JAWS.

And our JAWS Bytes segment this month looks at navigating tables. We'll also tell you how you can submit your own JAWS Bytes and win prizes.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 90 - May, 2014


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast090-May27_2014.mp3




FSCast Episode 89, April 2014

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:30:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Brian Hartgen about j-Say version 12, providing users of our JAWS® screen reading software comprehensive access to Dragon Naturally Speaking.

We then hear from Terry Bray, who evaluates assistive technology for one of Canada's major banks.

Our JAWS Bytes section demonstrates the power of the JAWS Dictionary Manager.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 89 - April, 2014


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast089-April2014.mp3




FSCast Episode 88, March 2014

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:00:00 GMT

In celebration of Freedom Scientific's arrival on social media, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Christopher Toth of Accessible Apps. Chris is a talented young blind developer who has written a number of applications that work well with our JAWS® screen reading software, including Chicken Nugget, a means of using Twitter without visiting the website.

We feature another JAWS Bytes segment this month, demonstrating how easy it is to set up an accessible checkbook register with JAWS and Microsoft Excel®.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 88 - March, 2014


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast088-March2014.mp3




FSCast Episode 87, February 2014

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:10:00 GMT

The CSUN conference is fast approaching. Learn about exhibits, giveaways and educational seminars from Freedom Scientific.

In a world first, the Colombian Government is collaborating with Freedom Scientific and our Colombian distributor, VER, to make our JAWS® screen reading software and MAGic® screen magnification software available to anyone who needs it, and in every public location it may be useful. Valentina Wieser joins us from Colombia to tell us all about it.

Over a decade ago, a little girl named Rachel Flowers wowed CSUN with her musical ability. A JAWS user, Rachel is still making music. She joins us to share her story, and to treat us with one of her compositions.

In the first of a new series called JAWS Bytes, Jonathan Mosen looks at the additional power JAWS brings to working with the Windows clipboard.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 87 - February, 2014


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast087-February2014.mp3




FSCast Episode 86, January 2014

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:00:00 GMT

It's a new year, and a chance to form good new habits. Why not take time out to become more familiar with Freedom Scientific technologies with the help of all the training material we produce? Dan Clark from our Training Department talks with Jonathan Mosen about making the most of the DAISY books and webinars available.

We then speak with Bob Sweetman of Sweetman Systems, who tells us about a handy one-page reference he's produced to help with commonly-performed JAWS tasks and commands.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Episode 86 - January, 2014


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast086-January2014.mp3




FSCast Episode 85, December 2013

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:00:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Bryan Carver, Freedom Scientific's Director of Technical Support. Bryan talks about his work, and how you can make the most of your interactions with the tech support team.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (December - 2013)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast085-December2013.mp3




FSCast Episode 84, November 2013

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:45:00 GMT

This month, we discuss the future of FSCast and Freedom Scientific's imminent arrival on social media. Glen Gordon and Eric Damery reflect on almost 20 years in the assistive technology industry.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (November - 2013)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast084-November2013.mp3




FSCast Episode 83, October 2013

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:45:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Michelle McQuigge, a blind journalist for the Canadian press who uses Freedom Scientific's JAWS® screen reading software in her job.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (October - 2013)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast083-October2013.mp3




FSCast Episode 82, September 2013

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:40:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen speaks with John Blake, who became Freedom Scientific's President and CEO in June. John talks about his background, outlines what interested him in the Freedom Scientific role, and offers some candid thoughts on the future of the company.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (September - 2013)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast082-September2013.mp3




FSCast Episode 81, August 2013

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:20:00 GMT

Eric Damery joins Jonathan Mosen to unveil all the new features in our JAWS® screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (August - 2013)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast081-August2013.mp3




FSCast Episode 80, July 2013

Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:50:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Jim Bond, an Australian with Dyslexia who left school at 14, but has graduated in his 50's with a degree in Political Science. Hear his remarkable story, and how his life was changed by Freedom Scientific's WYNN™ literacy software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (July - 2013)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast080-July2013.mp3




FSCast Episode 79, June 2013

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:45:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen talks with Luis Peña, a blind clinical psychologist in Colombia.

John Martin demonstrates OneNote Blind, scripts for our JAWS screen reading software for Microsoft® OneNote®.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (June - 2013)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast079-June2013.mp3




FSCast Episode 78, May 2013

Fri, 24 May 2013 20:07:24 GMT

Karen McCall joins us to discuss Microsoft Office 2013. We'll look at its new features, discuss accessibility changes, and help you decide whether an upgrade is right for you.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (May - 2013)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast078-May2013.mp3




FSCast Episode 77, April 2013

Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:00:00 GMT

This month, Jonathan speaks with Debee Armstrong about some tips and tricks with our JAWS® screen reading software that will improve your efficiency and productivity.

We then hear from Katie Crocker, a JAWS user who now has a career in radio thanks to the VOICE Program at the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (April - 2013)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast077-April2013.mp3




FSCast Episode 76, March 2013

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 22:05:00 GMT

Ron Miller joins us to discuss Freedom Scientific's new Focus 80 Blue refreshable Braille display. We look at the entire Focus Blue range and discuss how to choose the right model for you.

We then speak with Beth Thomlinson about WYNN® 7, the latest version of our literacy software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (March - 2013)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast076-March2013.mp3




FSCast Episode 75, February 2013

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:00:00 GMT

Brian Hartgen outlines the new features in J-Say, a tool for using our JAWS® screen reading software with Dragon Naturally speaking professional.

John Martin tells us about JAWS scripts for a range of music services, including Spotify, Rhapsody and iTunes.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (February - 2013)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast075-February2013.mp3




FSCast Episode 74, January 2013

Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:15:00 GMT

This month we bring you part 2 of our demonstration of iTunes® 11 with Freedom Scientific's JAWS® screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (January - 2013)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast074-January2013.mp3




FSCast Episode 73, December 2012

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:10:00 GMT

Apple has just released iTunes® 11, a rewrite of their software used to purchase, play, and organize digital media, as well as for managing Apple mobile devices. This is part one of an updated two-part series on using iTunes 11 with version 14 of our JAWS® screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (December - 2012)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast073-december2012.mp3




FSCast Episode 72, November 2012

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:55:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Dr. Amy Bower, a physical oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. She talks about her fascinating field of study and how she is assisted by Freedom Scientific's JAWS® screen reading software, and MAGic® screen magnification software.

Mary Beth Kullen from the Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired tells us about a summer camp supported by Freedom Scientific, which helped young people become more skilled with technology.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (November - 2012)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast072-november2012.mp3




FSCast Episode 71, October 2012

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:45:00 GMT

This month, Jonathan Mosen speaks with JAWS® user, Cheryl Echevarria. Cheryl became blind as an adult, and aided by assistive technology, has set up her own travel agency business.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (October - 2012)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast071-october2012.mp3




FSCast Episode 70, September 2012

Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:15:00 GMT

This month, Eric Damery introduces, and Jonathan Mosen demonstrates, the new Flexible Web feature coming in beta 2 of our JAWS® 14 screen reading software.

Jonathan then demonstrates how the Focus 40 Blue and Focus 14 Blue refreshable Braille displays work with Apple's iOS 6 mobile operating system.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (September - 2012)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast070-september2012.mp3




FSCast Episode 69, August 2012

Tue, 04 Sep 2012 22:10:00 GMT

Eric Damery joins us to talk about new features in our JAWS® 14 screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (August - 2012)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast069-august2012.mp3




FSCast Episode 68, July 2012

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:00:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Sue Martin. Blinded as the result of a suicide attempt, Sue put her life back together to become a successful professional. In an attempt to help others, she has begun writing about her experiences.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (July - 2012)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast068-july2012.mp3




FSCast Episode 67, June 2012

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 15:00:00 GMT

Eric Damery joins Jonathan Mosen to discuss our attendance at the annual conventions of the National Federation of the Blind and American Council of the Blind. We'll also discuss the forthcoming release of our JAWS® 14 screen reading software, and Microsoft Windows® 8.

Dusty Voorhees then joins us to discuss version 12 of our MAGic® screen magnification software. Scheduled for release later this year, MAGic 12 represents a major breakthrough in screen magnification.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (June - 2012)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast067-june2012.mp3




FSCast Episode 66, May 2012

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:15:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen and Ron Miller discuss the new Focus 40 Blue and Focus 14 Blue refreshable Braille displays from Freedom Scientific.

Earlene Hughes is an experienced Web site designer who is totally blind. She discusses techniques for developing a functional, visually attractive Web site with the assistance of our JAWS® screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (May - 2012)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast066-may2012.mp3




FSCast Episode 65, April 2012

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:30:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Gretchen Preston, an author who writes children's books with the assistance of our JAWS® screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (April - 2012)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast065-april2012.mp3




FSCast Episode 64, March 2012

Thu, 05 Apr 2012 18:15:00 GMT

This month, we focus on Freedom Scientific in the community. Jonathan Mosen speaks with Jim Kutsch, President of The Seeing Eye, to learn about his career and the forthcoming online auction, to which Freedom Scientific has donated.

Then we hear from Mark Arnold from the American Blind Golf Association. He'll tell us about the game itself, and the Association's philanthropic work, which Freedom Scientific is proud to support.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (March - 2012)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast064-march2012.mp3




FSCast Episode 63, February 2012

Fri, 24 Feb 2012 15:00:00 GMT

This month, we summarize Freedom Scientific-related activities at the CSUN Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities.

Brad Davis tells us about the new TOPAZ® XL HD High Definition video magnifiers.

Travis Smith joins us to talk about a new board game he has written for the PAC Mate™ accessible Pocket PC.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (February - 2012)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast063-february2012.mp3




FSCast Episode 62, January 2012

Thu, 02 Feb 2012 20:00:00 GMT

This month, Bryan Smart of Dancing Dots demonstrates using Freedom Scientific's JAWS® screen reading software with Sonar, a music production software suite, with the aid of the Cake Talking scripts.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (January - 2012)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast062-january2012.mp3




FSCast Episode 61, December 2011

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 17:15:00 GMT

Jonathan Mosen speaks with Bill McCann, President and founder of Dancing Dots. This company has changed the way blind people make music, with the assistance of a range of software tools and Freedom Scientific products.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (December - 2011)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast061-december2011.mp3




FSCast Episode 60, November 2011

Tue, 29 Nov 2011 20:45:00 GMT

This month, Jonathan Mosen demonstrates some of the new features available to users of Freedom Scientific's Focus 40 Blue refreshable Braille display with Apple's iOS5 operating system.

We then meet Timothy Risby, who became blind suddenly, and with the help of Freedom Scientific's JAWS® screen reading software, rebuilt his life and built a new business of his own.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (November - 2011)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast060-november2011.mp3




FSCast Episode 59, October 2011

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 19:45:00 GMT

This month, Jonathan Mosen speaks with John Martin. John became blind just three years ago, yet he has mastered the JAWS® scripting language to the extent that he has written powerful scripts for iTunes®, and Rhapsody®.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (October - 2011)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast059-october2011.mp3




FSCast Episode 58, September 2011

Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:00:00 GMT

This month, Eric Damery introduces us to the new features in our JAWS®13 screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (September - 2011)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast058-september2011.mp3




FSCast Episode 57, August 2011

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:15:00 GMT

This month, Jonathan Mosen continues to demonstrate the PLEXTALK™ Pocket portable DAISY player, focusing exclusively on its powerful recording capabilities. Learn how to create your own DAISY content on the device, then modify and build a DAISY book using the PRS Pro software for Windows. This software is available with the PLEXTALK Pocket only when purchased from Freedom Scientific.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (August - 2011)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast057-august2011.mp3




FSCast Episode 56, July 2011

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 16:40:00 GMT

This month, Jonathan Mosen demonstrates the PLEXTALK ™ Pocket, describing many of its powerful playback, recording, and WiFi features

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (July - 2011)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast056-july2011.mp3




FSCast Episode 55, June 2011

Mon, 27 Jun 2011 15:50:00 GMT

This month, we begin with a summary of Freedom Scientific's presence at the national conventions of the National Federation of the Blind and the American Council of the Blind.

Jonathan then speaks with Judy Redlich, a totally blind, award winning TV journalist, who now hosts an Internet talk show, "Embrace your Vision."

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (June - 2011)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast055-june2011.mp3




FSCast Episode 54, May 2011

Fri, 03 Jun 2011 17:06:00 GMT

This month, we hear Jonathan Mosen's presentation from the CSUN 2011 conference on the Focus 40 Blue™ Braille display, including BrailleIn™.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (May - 2011)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast054-may2011.mp3




FSCast Episode 53, April 2011

Fri, 29 Apr 2011 13:30:00 GMT

This month, Eric Damery tells us about the many features and enhancements contained in the Update 1 release of our JAWS 12® screen reading software. Eric also tells us about the JAWS Certification Program.

We then take you back to the CSUN 2011 conference, this time to hear from Glen Gordon, who demonstrates using JAWS 12 with Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2010.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (April - 2011)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast053-april2011.mp3




FSCast Episode 52, March 2011

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 13:20:00 GMT

This month, we take you to the 2011 CSUN Conference, where Dan Clark from our Training Department delivers a presentation on Freedom Scientific's webinars, a great way to learn online.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (March - 2011)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast052-march2011.mp3




FSCast Episode 51, February 2011

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 17:30:00 GMT

FSCast begins with a summary of the Freedom Scientific-related events at the 2011 CSUN conference.

Dusty Voorhees tells us about the new MAGic® Large Print Keyboard.

Brian Hartgen from T&T Consultancy describes the new features in JTools 4.0.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (February - 2011)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast051-february2011.mp3




FSCast Episode 50, January 2011

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 13:50:00 GMT

This month, we bring you part two of our two-part demonstration of using Apple's iTunes® with our JAWS® 12 screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (January - 2011)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast050-january2011.mp3




FSCast Episode 49, December 2010

Thu, 23 Dec 2010 20:10:00 GMT

This month, we bring you part one of our two-part demonstration of using Apple's iTunes® with our JAWS® 12 screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (December - 2010)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast049-december2010.mp3




FSCast Episode 48, November 2010

Fri, 03 Dec 2010 18:15:00 GMT

This month, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Dusty Voorhees about Freedom Scientific's SARA™CE, the new camera addition of our scanning and reading appliance.

Did you know Freedom Scientific's products make a difference all around the world, in many languages? Dominic Burdick, our Director of Localization, introduces himself and talks about the process of localization.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (November - 2010)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast048-november2010.mp3




FSCast Episode 47, October 2010

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 13:00:00 GMT

This month, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Joe Monks, a totally blind film director. We learn about how he does what he does, and how our JAWS® screen reading software helps him on the job.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (October - 2010)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast047-october2010.mp3




FSCast Episode 46, September 2010

Thu, 30 Sep 2010 19:45:00 GMT

In this month's episode, Jonathan Mosen reviews the new features in PAC Mate 6.5, the software for our PAC Mate Omni™ Accessible Pocket PC. He'll discuss a significant price reduction in the product, and summarise why PAC Mate leads the notetaker field.

If you have a device running Apple's iOS4, such as the iPhone® or iPod Touch®, Freedom Scientific's Focus 40 Blue™ is the perfect companion. Jonathan demonstrates pairing Focus 40 Blue with iPhone 4, then navigating and entering text from the Braille keyboard.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (September - 2010)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast046-september2010.mp3




FSCast Episode 45, August 2010

Tue, 31 Aug 2010 20:00:00 GMT

This month, Jonathan Mosen and Eric Damery unveil many of the new features in our JAWS 12® screen reading software, which will be available for download in public beta shortly.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (August - 2010)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast045-august2010.mp3




FSCast Episode 44, July 2010

Fri, 30 Jul 2010 19:15:00 GMT

This month, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Dr Tim Cordes, one of only two qualified medical doctors in the United States who are blind. Tim tells us his story, and talks about what it has taken to overcome the scepticism of those who say a blind person can't be a doctor. He also talks about the technology he uses to get the job done.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (July - 2010)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast044-july2010.mp3




FSCast Episode 43, June 2010

Tue, 29 Jun 2010 15:30:00 GMT

This month, FSCast begins with a summary of upcoming conventions where you can see Freedom Scientific products.

We discuss Freedom Scientific's Vision Awareness Days. Learn how these events can introduce you to technology that can improve your quality of life.

If you've been looking for an accessible accounting package for your home or business, Accomplish CashManager may be worth a look. We learn about the software, and how this New Zealand-based company has gone the extra mile to make it accessible with JAWS® screen reading software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (June - 2010)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast043-june2010.mp3




FSCast Episode 42, May 2010

Thu, 03 Jun 2010 13:30:00 GMT

This month, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Dusty Voorhees about the new dual monitor support coming to Freedom Scientific's MAGic® screen magnification software.

Jonathan then demonstrates Dropbox, a tool for synchronisation data between computers, backing up, and collaborating with others.

And Mark Arnold from American Blind Golf joins us to discuss this year's Ohio Blind Golf tournament, sponsored by Freedom Scientific.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (May - 2010)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast042-may2010.mp3




FSCast Episode 41, April 2010

Sat, 01 May 2010 02:15:00 GMT

On this month's FSCast, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Dusty Voorhees about the upcoming release of OpenBook™ scanning and reading software 9.0. He'll also discuss and demonstrate the revolutionary new PEARL™ portable reading solution.

Jonathan then discusses the importance of Braille displays, and how Focus 40 Blue™ can be used with a range of devices.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (April - 2010)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast041-april2010.mp3




FSCast Episode 40, March 2010

Fri, 09 Apr 2010 19:30:00 GMT

This month, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Eric Damery about the forthcoming release of an update to our JAWS®11 screen reading software.

Then Tom Wlodkowski joins us from America Online to tell us about how well JAWS is working with the new social networking features, including Facebook Chat, in the AIM 7.2 Instant Messaging client.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (March - 2010)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast040-march2010.mp3




FSCast Episode 39, February 2010

Fri, 26 Feb 2010 20:30:00 GMT

This month, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Brian Hartgen of T and T Consultancy about updates to two of their products for Freedom Scientific's JAWS® screen reading software.

J-Tools now includes enhanced support for the Twinbox Twitter client, dictation support with Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred, and much more.

J-Tunes provides enhanced support for Apple's iTunes 9 with JAWS 11.

Jonathan then demonstrates how to create an account for use with the iTunes store.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (February - 2010)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast039-february2010.mp3




FSCast Episode 38, January 2010

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 19:30:00 GMT

This month, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Karen Petrou, Chief Executive Officer of Federal Financial Analytics in Washington DC. We learn about her work, and the ways she uses Freedom Scientific technology to get the job done.

Jonathan then speaks with Vicky Cardona and Rusty Kelly of Freedom Scientific's Test Department about their crucial role in the release of new hardware and software.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (January - 2010)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast038-january2010.mp3




FSCast Episode 37, December 2009

Mon, 14 Dec 2009 16:00:29 GMT

This month marks the beginning of FSCast's fourth year, so who better to feature in this edition than the host of FSCast, Jonathan Mosen? Glen Gordon speaks with Jonathan about growing up in New Zealand and his career before coming to Freedom Scientific.

Show Host: Glen Gordon

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (December - 2009)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast037-december2009.mp3




FSCast Episode 36, November 2009

Mon, 30 Nov 2009 18:15:00 GMT

This month, we demonstrate some of the new Research It functionality introduced into the latest update of our JAWS® 11 screen reading software.

We then turn our attention to the 10th annual Braille Challenge, run by the Braille Institute of America, and which Freedom Scientific is proud to sponsor. We speak with Nancy Niebrugge, the Braille Institute's Assistant Vice President of Programs and Services.

For a participant's perspective on the Braille Challenge, we then hear from 10-year-old Cricket Bidleman, who has already won a PAC Mate™ accessible pocket PC from Freedom Scientific, thanks to her participation.

Show Host: Jonathan Mosen

Play Blindness and Low Vision Product Podcast (MP3 audio) - (November - 2009)


Media Files:
http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast036-november2009.mp3