Welcome to Mosen Consulting. I’m Jonathan Mosen, and here you’ll find information about the work I do with individuals and organisations in assistive technology and other areas.
You know, there’s never been a better time to be blind. I count myself fortunate to be able to remember a time when a pocket dictionary took up over 30 bulky Braille volumes. Man, that would take some big pocket to carry it around! I remember relying on a sighted friend or family member to read me the newspaper, or help me browse a record store, or even read a bank statement. Of course, if you had a bank teller read you your bank statement, often they would tell you your balance at very high volume, because everyone knows blind people have trouble hearing, right?
Today, blind people have access to information in unprecedented quantities at the same time as sighted people, thanks to assistive technology. It’s been my privilege to help test and design some of that technology, and explain even more of it.
Through shows like ACB Radio’s Main Menu, which I started back in 2000, various audio tutorials, podcasts and books, I love sharing my boundless enthusiasm for the power of this technology to change lives. My aim is to communicate even complex technological subjects clearly, so even more people can experience the sense of independence and empowerment that I have experienced.
I’ve been using assistive technology for 30 years, and been a beta tester, power user, journalist, author and product manager in the field. But I don’t just use the technology for the sake of having a new gadget. I’ve used it to help me with my career in areas such as commercial radio broadcasting, Government relations, web design, governance, and most importantly, being a dad and sharing experiences with my kids. So when a great new piece of tech, be it hardware or software, comes along, I seek to explain its practical benefits.
I hope you enjoy the free resources here via the Blog, that you participate in the comments section, and that the forthcoming eBooks and audio tutorials I’ll be making available help you maximise the potential of the technology you use. Get in touch, if I can help you or your organisation.
Thanks for visiting.