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The First Mosen Consulting Webinar – Record Tech Demos like a Pro

Over the last month since I began Mosen Consulting, it’s been a busy old time. Working with awesome people and making a difference in their tech lives, as well as writing the first eBook and putting the e-commerce infrastructure in place. Oh, and there is also an exciting new business launching soon.   But now …

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World Vision Shuts out People with no Vision

Here in New Zealand, thousands of children will be going without food, taking a vow of silence, giving up their technology, or in some way or other making a sacrifice so they can raise money for kids in developing countries. It’s all part of a fundraiser from World Vision, known as the 40 hour famine, …

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Let’s Ensure Voxer for Windows is Accessible. Beta Starting soon.

As a kid, I remember how pleased I was when an uncle came home from an overseas trip with a pair of walkie talkies for me. My friends and I had hours of fun playing with those things. Me being me, I even managed to hook an antenna up to them and use them as …

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ClearRecord for iOS Now has Dropbox Support

Blind iOS users are often spoiled for choice. More often than not, we can ask the question, “which accessible app in a given category do you prefer” rather than “is there an accessible app that does this”.   There are a number of recording apps for iOS that are excellent. My favourite no frills recording …

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I’m being Interviewed by Stuart Lawler on this Month’s NCBI Podcast

Stuart Lawler is hosting and producing a great technology podcast for the National Council for the Blind of Ireland, (NCBI). It has excellent production values, and Stuart knows what questions to ask. It’s an informative listen.   This month, Stuart asked me to appear on the podcast to talk about Mosen Consulting. Here’s where you’ll …

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Imagine the Future you Want, then Make it Happen

I can still remember when I was young enough to believe that 25th anniversary celebrations were recalling things that happened in ancient history. When you’re a kid, 25 years seems like a long time. Yet this post is all about an event that last happened 25 years ago, and the life lessons it taught me. …

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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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