Author: Jonathan Mosen

The Blind Side Podcast 74, Film maker Nicole Ellis’s “Blind Date” Documentary, and “America, put down your guns”

We’re pleased to welcome Spotify as another outlet now carrying The Blind Side Podcast. Feel free to search for and follow us there if you’re a Spotify user. Still recovering from your Valentine’s Day or lack thereof? Jonathan Mosen speaks with Nicole Ellis, a journalist and film maker who produced a documentary called Blind Date. …

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Join The Blind Side Podcast Discussion Group

Every week, thousands of people take time to download or stream The Blind Side podcast. The podcast covers a wide range of topics including news, politics, technology, health, philosophy and biographical interviews, all from a blindness perspective. With production of The Blind Side podcast back in full swing for 2018, I’m delighted to announce that …

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My address to the 20th Retina International World Congress, “Breaking the Barriers of Blindness”

Breaking the Barriers of Blindness Address delivered to the 20th Retina International World Congress by Jonathan Mosen, 11 February 2018   What are the barriers that result from blindness? Most people consider blindness to be a significant disability. Some surveys have shown that people fear blindness even more than cancer and AIDS, both conditions which …

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My Address to the National Council of State Agencies for the Blind

Using Apple hardware and apps as an effective tool in the toolbox   Address delivered to the National Council of State Agencies for the Blind at its conference in Greenville, South Carolina, 17 November 2017   It’s an honour to have been asked to speak with you today. By way of background, I have a …

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It’s here! iOS 11 without the eye, second edition. Free for all purchasers

Mosen Consulting is pleased to announce the availability of “iOS 11 Without the Eye”, second edition. If you’ve not yet purchased this comprehensive guide to iOS 11 from a blindness perspective, now running at around 44,000 words, you can purchase it here. If you already own the first edition, the second edition is free, using …

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An open letter to Tim Cook, about those Blindfold Games. Surely one of your departments has gone rogue?

Note, this matter has concluded with an excellent outcome. As Marty from Blindfold Games writes on his blog, Apple has put things right.     Dear Mr Cook, a few days ago, I mentioned you in a tweet in which I praised your team members who had clearly put considerable thought into the Face ID …

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iPhone X, a blind person’s getting started guide

Background Since iPhone X was released, I’ve received numerous emails asking me questions about what it’s like to use one, and especially how Face ID works. There’s still a lot of misunderstanding out there about Face ID and in particular the implications of disabling the require attention function. While we offer one-on-one training and publish …

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I’m amazed! My iPhone X has my attention

When Apple announced iPhone X in September, some totally blind users of the product were concerned that we may be excluded from the next big leap in biometric authentication, Face ID. When it comes to experiential paradigm shifts, I think Apple has done enough to earn our trust in this regard, but I was curious …

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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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