Author: Jonathan Mosen

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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The Apple Braille Crisis. It’s Got to be Fixed for the Kids

People from all walks of life, not just blind people, can get extremely partisan about their technology preferences. Anything their team does is unquestionably wonderful, while anything another company does is rubbish, simply by virtue of the fact that it’s the other guys who did it. If you criticise the company such people support, you’ve …

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Interview with Kathryn Ryan on Radio New Zealand National

I’ve always enjoyed Kathryn Ryan’s interviewing style. So it was a pleasure to go into the Radio New Zealand Wellington studios today to meet her and talk accessibility to a mainstream audience. Her questions were excellent, and hopefully introduced more people to the notion of blind people being able to operate a wide variety of …

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