Author: Jonathan Mosen

In Through the Out Door. A Few Words About my New Job

It’s been a rewarding seven months of personal and professional growth for me. Following the establishment of Mosen Consulting, I’ve written two books which many people have been kind enough to buy, and with the help of the meticulous Diane Croft of National Braille Press, fine-tuned my writing skills in the process. I’ve put together …

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Voice Dream Reader, Truly a Dream App

Convergence is a beautiful thing. Historically, blind people have had to carry around multiple gadgets for performing a range of tasks. When the manufacturers of Talks released a DAISY player for Symbian, I remember how thrilled I was that I was able to play DAISY content, listen to podcasts, and hear my favourite music all …

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My New Book, “Tweeting Blind”, is Now Available

Although “iOS 7 Without the Eye” was released in September, “Tweeting Blind” is actually the first tech-related book I wrote. It’s been a much bigger project, and I’m proud that it’s available today in a wide range of formats through the Mosen Consulting website and the National Braille Press. About the Book “Tweeting Blind” is …

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I’m Interviewed by Erin Edgar on the Latest Tech Access DemoCast

It was a pleasure to catch up with Erin Edgar this week, when we chatted for her latest Tech Access DemoCast. In it, she gives an excellent demonstration of using Apple’s iBooks app, using my book “iOS 7 Without the Eye” as an example. After the iBooks demo, Erin and I talk about the book, …

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“iOS 7 Without the Eye” now in More Formats – Available from National Braille Press

My book on iOS 7 from a blindness perspective, “iOS 7 Without the Eye”, continues to be available here on this site, via the Mosen Consulting Store. But now it is also available in Braille, e-Braille, and DAISY formats thanks to National Braille Press. If you’d like to have it under your fingertips in hardcopy …

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A Matter of Respect. Why I always write “Braille” with an uppercase B

A number of people in blindness advocacy and technology inspire me. While of course there are certain things that advocacy and technology cannot change, there are many areas where we are right to strive constructively for a better tomorrow. Civil rights victories, overcoming paternalism and institutionalisation, the invention of technology that helps us achieve our …

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There’s No Such Thing as a “blind Ghetto” Product

I’m neither a sociologist nor a psychologist, but I wonder whether minorities go through an evolutionary process where at first they crave to be like everyone else, and ultimately mature as a group to the extent that they are comfortable in their own skins, realising they have their own needs and ways of doing things. …

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Join me for a Live iOS 7 Discussion and Demonstration on Accessible World

I was pleased to be asked by the Accessible World team to present on iOS 7 as part of their popular Tek Talk series. The event will be live at 8 PM Eastern on 30 September. That’s 5 PM Pacific in the US, October 1 at 0 UTC, 1 in the UK. For me it’s …

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