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One Blind Guy’s Experience with Android. How accessible is it really?

Revision History 17 June 2016 Expanded on the use of OK Google Refined discussion of Focus Speech Audio   Introduction If you read this blog on a regular basis, you’ll already know that I enjoy playing with new technology. Since one of my roles here at Mosen Consulting is to train people in the use …

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The Top 10 Things I’d like in iOS 10

Introduction I’m looking forward to our usual pre-WWDC discussion here on the blog. This post continues a tradition I started when I founded Mosen Consulting in 2013, where just ahead of the big iOS reveal at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference, I write down my wish list for the latest iOS and open up the discussion …

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Synology DiskStation Manager, now significantly more accessible

It’s said that good things come to those who wait. Those of us who’ve had Synology network attached storage devices for sometime have been concerned by the lack of accessibility in the user interface for the operating system powering these devices, DiskStation Manager, affectionately known as DSM for short. In May 2014, I purchased a …

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Weight! Weight! Do tell me! My search for a reliable, accessible smart scale

Background I’ve not become one of those people who uses their Apple Watch for tasks I previously did with my phone. For the most part, I still text, email, tweet, and talk to Siri on my iPhone. But my Apple Watch has become an essential fitness companion. I’m moving, exercising, and standing more than I …

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At Mosen Consulting, we want to publish you

Since Mosen Consulting launched nearly three years ago, one of our functions has been to provide eBooks and audiobooks at an affordable price. By keeping the price down, what we produce will be affordable to many blind people who have limited income. My hope is also that if we do the right thing and try …

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An iPhone Without a Headphone jack – the accessibility ramifications

This is a substantially revised version of a post I wrote a couple of weeks ago, regarding the rumour from a usually reliable source that Apple may remove the headphone jack in the iPhone 7. There have been a few comments here on the Blog, but I’ve received many more via the contact form and …

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Apple, don’t take my headphone jack away

I like thin, lightweight technology, but it isn’t the only criterion that determines what I use. If thin and light doesn’t give me the performance I need, I’m happy to choose something heavier or bigger. When the iPhone 6 Plus came out, I bought one. Initially, it seemed absolutely enormous, and I thought I’d never …

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The Bradley Time Piece – Functional, Fashionable and Fun

Introduction – it has ceased to be Another Braille watch died on me recently. Based on the responses to my revealing of this fact on Twitter, there seems widespread dissatisfaction with the build quality and appearance of many of today’s Braille watch options. Some distributors of Braille watches now refer to them as tactile watches. …

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