We are so fortunate that during this global COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has been adopted as the tool of choice for keeping us connected. If a less accessible alternative had been chosen, blind people would have found this time even more …

My Zoom book, “Meet Me Accessibly”, to be withdrawn on 30 September Read more »

Perhaps it’s the historian in me, but I am something of a hoarder. From old electronics that I know I’ll never use again but which I perceive to have some sort of historical significance, to books and old records that …

With gratitude and thanks to Bette Gilmore, 1938-2020. Thank you for the music and so much more Read more »

Kia ora Mosen At Largers. Here’s what’s in store for you this week. Introduction and contact info,0:00.000 Another Mosen At Large interview extra is coming,2:15.487 COVID-19 update,2:48.849 I’ve been evaluating podcast hosting companies and we may be moving,4:19.514 What do …

Mosen At Large Episode 49, how you use your smartphone’s camera, more on the word “blind” as a pejorative, how do you handle religious people who want to heal us and more Read more »

For those of us who have been using computers for a long time, inserting little strings of text into a document to denote formatting may seem like a backward step. I felt that way for years, doggedly holding on to …

Mosen At Large episode 48, write beautifully formatted documents anywhere with markdown, and how does the Optimise Battery feature on your iPhone work? Read more »

Kia ora Mosen At Largers. Here’s what’s in store for you this week.   Opening and contact information,0:00.000 An extra episode coming later in the week,2:15.544 Is it OK for the word Blind to be used to mean something other …

Mosen At Large Episode 47, is it OK for people to use the word blind to mean something other than the absence of sight, would you buy an iPhone without a charger, favourite Bluetooth keyboards and more Read more »

In this week’s show: Opening and contact info,0:00.000 COVID-19 in New Zealand,2:15.595 The audio described Atmos problem is just the tip of the iceberg and it needs to be addressed,3:00.633. To read more about this read my blog post, Atmos …

Mosen At Large Episode 46, plenty of news from Apple’s WWDC, facial vision and echo location, Braille displays, and a Twitter bot to get descriptions of images Read more »

In the first ever virtual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook and his team announced changes to all their operating systems and a very big day for the Mac.   Technology experts Anna Dresner and Michael Feir join Jonathan …

Mosen At Large Episode 45, Looking at Apple’s WWDC Keynote from a blindness perspective Read more »

This post was last updated on 21 June with the good news that if you’re playing Apple TV Plus content on an APple TV 4K with audio description on, you will in fact get Atmos. Thank you Apple for doing …

Atmos Fear. Blind people like me are an ideal audience for stunning Dolby Atmos sound, but most studios are locking us out Read more »

Kia ora koutou Mosen At Largers. We are prolific just at the moment and here is our second podcast episode of the weekend. Here’s a summary of what you can hear and when you can hear it. Remember also that …

Mosen At Large Episode 44, What’s in your Apple Watch dock, Castro just got some epic new Siri smarts, JAWS works around dodgy audio Windows driver issues and preparing for experimental sight restoration Read more »

Kia ora Mosen At Largers.   Recently we had a new arrival at Mosen Towers. It was necessary to return our Sony X8500G and replace it with one from the Samsung 2020 range, the 55-inch TU8500. This TV is the …

Mosen At Large episode 43, review and demonstration of the Samsung TU8500 smart TV from a blindness perspective Read more »