Author: Jonathan Mosen

Viber becomes more Accessible on iOS, not such good news for PC and Mac

A new version of Viber for iOS is now available in the App Store.   Viber is in a pretty difficult market, with Microsoft’s Skype being so dominant. But they have carved out a niche for themselves thanks to the simplicity of the way the app works.   With Skype, you need some kind of user …

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Why I Want Android Accessibility to Succeed

Presently, I’m working on an exciting new project. To prepare for it, I bought a Google Nexus 7 tablet. This seems to be the way a number of blind people who want to experience Android have gone. The tablet is reasonably priced, it runs the latest version of Android, it’s the stock Android firmware, and …

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Is Digg Going to Give us an Accessible, Cloud-Based RSS Experience?

like many iOS users, I have a bunch of apps on my phone that I don’t use very much. It’s just so easy to double tap to install something, especially when it’s free. Digg is one of those apps. When I do fire it up, I often find something interesting to read, but it’s just …

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Blind people have waited too long, but we now have a way to truly engage with Kindle Content

Long gone are the days when blind people were limited to a few selections made available in special formats designed for their use exclusively. eBooks have given blind people access to more reading material than ever. It wasn’t so long ago that we would be out of the loop as friends, family members and colleagues …

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ASB Bank’s iOS App Significantly more Accessible

Traditionally, ASB, a New Zealand bank, have always shown an interest in accessibility. I’ve used FastNet, their Internet banking system, for years because it provides an excellent experience with screen readers.   After some changes a couple of years back which caused accessibility issues, they added code that detects when a screen reader is present, …

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A New Chapter

It doesn’t seem like a little over six-and-a-half years since I joined Freedom Scientific.   The time has gone fast, and it’s been a pleasure to work with some talented and committed people. But as their media release says, it’s time for me to start a new chapter in my career.   I have some exciting …

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