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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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The next meeting of our Job Club is free to all

Introduction   As mentioned in episode 40 of The Blind Side Podcast, we’re making some changes to the Mosen Consulting Job Club.   For those not familiar with our Job Club, everyone who purchases a copy of Bonnie Mosen’s popular and informative read on job seeking when blind, called “It’s Off to Work we Go”, …

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My Keynote Address to the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

BELIEF A keynote address delivered by Jonathan Mosen to the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired on 3 November 2016   It’s an honour to be with you today, to be in the presence of so many people who are changing lives and facilitating opportunity. I’m mindful that there’s a lot going …

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Important note for VMWare Fusion users regarding upgrading to MacOS Sierra

As I write this post, it’s only a few hours until Apple officially releases MacOS Sierra. The new operating system offers some welcome new features, including Siri, and being able to unlock your Mac automatically when you’re wearing your Apple Watch. While I use some Mac applications and enjoy all the continuity features of the …

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Why I’m buying an iPhone 7 Plus, with mixed feelings about it

When I was 18, I became the presenter of an information line for blind people in New Zealand. This predates the mainstreaming of the Internet, so it was a way for blind people to dial a number, hear a recorded message about the latest goings on in the blind community, then leave a message that …

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The book “Apple Watch Without Watching” has been cancelled for now. Refunds being issued

Hello everyone. Thanks to all our wonderful customers who ordered “Apple Watch Without Watching”. The key point in this post is to let you know that I am now not able to complete this book in a timely manner, and that if you’ve pre-ordered it, you’ll be refunded in full and will receive an email …

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“Louis, The Blind Christmas Elf”, a Story for Children

Season’s greetings everyone. Please find below a little story I wrote that I hope you may find worthy of sharing with the blind children in your life. If you prefer, you can also hear a narrated audio version. A long long time ago, so long ago that even your teacher hadn’t been born yet, so …

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Clean Energy Vision Could be Life Changing for the Blind

Tony Seba has been in New Zealand this week, and his visit has prompted some interesting discussion about the future of transportation. Just as blindness technology has made its way into the mainstream in a number of notable cases, so also has technology where our needs weren’t at the forefront made a lasting difference to …

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I’m Talking Challenges and Strategies for Blind Hearing Aid Users on the “Eyes On Success” Podcast

I still get emails from people following up on the blog posts I wrote last year, regarding the unique needs of blind people who wear hearing aids. I’m in the early stages of putting a book together for blind people who use hearing aids and audiologists, which I hope will be a useful resource.  I …

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