Author: Jonathan Mosen

The Blind Side Podcast 79, comprehensive summary of Apple’s Let’s Take a field trip event, CSUN observations, Aira revolutionising our lives

We’re pleased to unveil our new listener line for The Blind Side Podcast. Want to have your say? Call us any time and leave a message, on (719) 270-5114 We begin with information, hot off the press at time of publication, about all that Apple has announced today at its education-focused event in Chicago. Jonathan …

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The Blind Side Podcast 78, Rica report on inaccessible gym equipment, Andrew Kranichfeld hopes to set up a dating service for disabled people

Based in the UK, Rica is an organisation conducting research with a focus on the needs of disabled people and seniors. They’ve produced a report thanks to the sponsorship of the Thomas Pocklington Trust on the inaccessibility of gym equipment to blind people. If you’ve splashed out on that membership and turned up ready to …

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The Blind Side Podcast 77, Podcast chapters make navigating the podcast a breeze, why Amit Patel puts a camera on his guide dog’s harness, New Zealand Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick’s Election Access Fund Bill

Podcast chapters are a cool and convenient way to skip between sections of a podcast, making it easier to hear the portions of a podcast that interest you. We’ve now implemented podcast chapter support for The Blind Side Podcast. Jonathan Mosen demonstrates how they work using his favourite podcast app, Overcast for iOS. There are …

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The Blind Side Podcast 76, New Mexico students talk with the space station, New Zealand census problems and reflections on the power of self-advocacy in the digital age

In news briefs, we hear about a beeping Easter egg hunt being organised by the Corpus Christi Police Department’s bomb squad. Nice one! A blind woman has filed a class action lawsuit against McDonalds, alleging that their drive-throughs discriminate against blind people at times when no other option is available. Microsoft has released yet another …

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Text of my formal complaint to Statistics New Zealand about inaccessible census codes

If you’ve been following my blog posts on the New Zealand census, this one will contain some information you already know. But now that I have completed the census and there is unlikely to be any further fluidity about the situation, I thought it might be helpful if I publish the text of my complaint …

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Statistics New Zealand read me my census code, but let’s not lose sight of the systemic issues

My thanks to everyone who expressed support for my previous blog post about the 2018 census in New Zealand. I’m enough of an optimist to believe that most New Zealanders still think that everyone is entitled to a fair go, and the unanimously positive response I’ve received validates that optimism. I also learned about the …

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Blind people should count. My run-around with Statistics New Zealand, and how they’re making me a criminal.

Note, there is a follow-up post which I wrote the day after this one was published. You’ll find a link to it at the end of this one. Tuesday, 6 March, is census day in New Zealand. The law says that everybody living in or visiting New Zealand on that day must complete a census …

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The Blind Side Podcast 75, Our very own Alexa skill, adjusting Spotify podcast pllayback, Samsung Galaxy S9, Delta sees sense, ADA gutting passes the house, Anna Dresner’s new book, “You and your Apple Watch”

Episode 75 begins with more exciting news about how increasingly easy it is to hear The Blind Side Podcast wherever you need it. We’re now on iHeart Radio, and we now have our very own cool Alexa skill for the Amazon Echo, which Jonathan Mosen demonstrates.   Jonathan then demonstrates a hidden but cool Spotify …

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The Blind Side Podcast 74, Film maker Nicole Ellis’s “Blind Date” Documentary, and “America, put down your guns”

We’re pleased to welcome Spotify as another outlet now carrying The Blind Side Podcast. Feel free to search for and follow us there if you’re a Spotify user. Still recovering from your Valentine’s Day or lack thereof? Jonathan Mosen speaks with Nicole Ellis, a journalist and film maker who produced a documentary called Blind Date. …

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Join The Blind Side Podcast Discussion Group

Every week, thousands of people take time to download or stream The Blind Side podcast. The podcast covers a wide range of topics including news, politics, technology, health, philosophy and biographical interviews, all from a blindness perspective. With production of The Blind Side podcast back in full swing for 2018, I’m delighted to announce that …

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