Author: Jonathan Mosen

The Blind Side Podcast 107, the final episode in this series. Jonathan Mosen’s smart home

As Jonathan prepares to take up his new role with Aira next week, this is the last episode of The Blind Side Podcast that will be produced on a weekly basis. As circumstances allow and subjects arise of interest, you will still see the occasional episode being produced.   After listener comments, we conclude our …

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The Blind Side Podcast 105, Jonathan’s move to a new role at Aira, Judy Dixon demonstrates Braille Screen Input on iPhone

Jonathan Mosen begins the podcast by describing his new role at Aira. He talks about what he’ll be doing, what it means for Mosen Consulting and this podcast, and why he was so excited about accepting the role. You can read Aira’s announcement, view Jonathan’s blog post, and read Freedom Scientific’s take. Judy Dixon describes …

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Reflections as Mosen Consulting winds down, and a new chapter begins

Introduction It doesn’t seem possible, but it was almost five-and-a-half years ago, at the beginning of May 2013, when I wrote my first, short post on this blog. It was called “A New Chapter”. Now I write to end this remarkable chapter, as we prepare to scale back Mosen Consulting, so I can take up …

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The Blind Side Podcast 104, Unboxing a silver iPhone XS Max 512GB

Jonathan Mosen and Heidi Taylor unbox a silver iPhone XS Max 512GB. Jonathan demonstrates the gestures for phones without a Home button in case you’re upgrading this year. He discusses backup strategies, demonstrates setting up Face ID and more.   Check out this episode!

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Text of my remarks to the Governance and Administration Select Committee on the need for a public inquiry into New Zealand’s 2018 census

I have blogged previously about the difficulties I had obtaining an access code for completing New Zealand’s 2018 census online. The issue is important in itself given that completing the census is compulsory for everyone in the country on census day, but it also illustrates a lack of commitment by many state-sector entities to accessibility. …

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The Blind Side Podcast 102, previewing our Apple event coverage, iOS 12 without the eye, and the smart home from a blindness perspective part 2

On 12 September, Apple will be holding its “gather round” event in which it will be announcing new hardware. Jonathan Mosen talks about our coverage here on The Blind Side, and what he’s hoping to see at the event. Subscribers to our Daily Fibre Premium podcast get exclusive access to a live stream of our …

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CourierPost delivered a parcel to the wrong address. Now they send a blind person inaccessible claim forms

Introduction I’m proud to live in New Zealand. We’re a progressive little country with a 38-year-old female Prime Minister, the third woman to hold the role, who has just had a baby while in office. Right now, we’re celebrating the 125th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. We were the first country in …

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The Blind Side Podcast 101, the smart home from a blindness perspective, part 1

The smart home offers the potential for greater independence and control of our home environment. But it’s a bit of a jungle out there, full of disparate systems and many choices. Then, of course, some solutions are more accessible with screen reading technology than others. We begin our series on the smart home from a …

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