Author: Jonathan Mosen

Will i Upgrade to iPhone 5s? I’m undecided.

There’s a kind of magic about Apple events. It’s almost as if they are a chance for many of us to get in touch with our inner child and behave like a kid at Christmas. There’s much anticipation about what might be under the Apple tree. When we were kids, we’d feel the presents under …

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Pre-order my eBook, ‘iOS 7 without the Eye”,and get 50% off

Edit: the special is now over, but the book is still available at the regular price. Thanks to all who pre-ordered, you are awesome. Apple’s iOS, the mobile operating system powering iPhone®, iPad® and iPod Touch®, is undergoing a significant revamp with the release of iOS 7. The majority of iOS users can see what’s …

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Now Hear This Even Better. A Follow-up

First, heart-felt thanks to everyone who responded to my last blog post on the unique challenges caused by being a blind hearing aid wearer. There’ve been many useful contributions made through the comments. I’ve been particularly moved by some of the private messages I’ve received. If someone like me talking about this issue  publicly has …

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Now Hear This! Musings of a Blind Hearing Aid wearer

At some time or other, most blind people will have experienced that all too familiar situation. You’re in a store, a restaurant, a bank, and the person providing you with service makes a point of speaking louder or slower. It makes sense, right? Since you can’t see, that means you’re going to have difficulty understanding. …

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Why the #A11Y Hashtag Needs to Die

I’m a very active Twitter user, with almost 2700 followers and over 76000 tweets. I enjoy Twitter’s simplicity and immediacy.   Distilling one’s thoughts into 140 characters is challenging at times. As a result, sometimes when Twitter is used as a tool for debate, it can lead to misunderstanding. But it can’t be beaten as …

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Why it Matters when people Acquaint Blindness with Stupidity or Ignorance

I’m an optimist by nature. As I’ve said on other pages of this site, there’s never been a better time to be a blind person than now. Thanks to the advances in assistive technology over the last few years, there are now so many more tasks we can complete with independence and dignity. That said, …

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The Next Mosen Consulting Webinar shows you how to Beta Test iOS

When I announced that I would be beginning a series of low-cost webinars, I asked people to contact me with suggestions.   One of the most requested webinar topics was how one becomes a beta tester for iOS, and how to manage the testing process. So, you asked for it, and now it’s coming up. …

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International Copyright Treaty for the Blind – Sowing the Seeds

I was an odd child, I suppose. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been interested in politics. Not just the political theatre (we had some larger than life characters in New Zealand politics back then) although that was great. What really interested me was the idea that Parliament is where laws are …

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Feeddler 2.0 Integrates with Google Reader Alternatives, Remains Accessible

With the demise of Google Reader and a stay of execution looking highly unlikely at this late stage, those of us who appreciate the power and flexibility of RSS have been scrambling for alternatives. They exist, but when you’re a screen reader user, the alternative needs to be accessible.   First, a word about RSS in …

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