Author: Jonathan Mosen

Bullied by a thief, pirate threatens legal action against me

A couple of days ago, I blogged about being made aware of the organised theft and redistribution of my intellectual property. I thought long and hard about whether to publish the post, and decided to do so for several reasons. First, it gave me the opportunity to communicate how hurtful these acts are for the …

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How do some people sleep at night? Blind people ripping off other blind people

Recently on The Blind Side podcast, I was honoured to be able to conduct a fascinating interview with professor Stephen Lockley of Harvard University about non-24. That’s the condition that makes it difficult for many of us in the blind community to maintain consistent sleeping patterns. Perhaps that’s not the only reason some people are …

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My address to the Blind Citizens Australia convention, “Making the most of Emerging Technologies”

Prologue Sometimes, the technology gods just like to play with you. I’ve seen it when people have practiced and practiced a demo, only to see it go horribly wrong when it really counts. When the tech gods want to play with you, you must either laugh at yourself and the situation, or hope that a …

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Announcing the Accessible Phones for the Blind email group

Back in the days of Symbian and Windows mobile, Talks and MobileSpeak, I operated a popular email group called BlindPhones. We actively encouraged product comparisons on the list, so not only could you compare the different platforms and discuss how accessible they were, you could compare screen readers for those platforms. It was a handy …

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Cupertino, we have a design problem

I read a lot of technology news, and share some of the more interesting titbits of it on the Mosen Consulting Twitter account. Since iOS 11’s release, I’ve been reading numerous articles espousing the view that Apple is no longer producing products with the consistency of design that they once did. The argument goes that …

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We’re unboxing Apple things later today on our podcast

I hope you’re enjoying the many benefits of iOS 11, and managing to cope with its few, (hopefully very short-lived), serious bugs. Thanks to the magic of time zones, it’s already 22 September in New Zealand. This means that New Zealanders will very shortly be getting their hands on new Apple hardware. Still on the …

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Talking iOS 11 in a free webinar, Monday 8 PM US Eastern time

Tuesday’s the day. Specifically, at 1 Pm US Eastern time, 10 AM Pacific, iOS 11 will become Apple’s officially supported operating system for all compatible iDevices. That makes Monday iOS 11 eve, so let’s get together and talk about it. On Monday night at 8 PM US Eastern time, I’m delighted to accept an invitation …

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“iOS 11 Without the Eye” available for instant download

It’s been a long time in the researching and writing, and we’re proud to have just pressed the button to make iOS 11 Without the Eye live in the Mosen Consulting Store. Once again, it’s only $19.95 USD, yet it is coming in at over 41,000 words. This year, to make things easier, we decided …

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Face ID Accessibility. Apple offers some answers

As discussed in The Blind Side Podcast episode 53, Apple today made a series of hardware announcements. Understandably, the announcement that has caused the most social media chatter in the blind community relates to the iPhone X, and it’s new Face ID feature. Apple has earned our trust over the years by ensuring that its …

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