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The Blind Side Podcast 95, Dan Frye talks about his interesting and varied career, and for the first time comments publicly on his departure from the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

This week, Jonathan Mosen speaks with Dan Frye about his varied and interesting career, attitudes about blindness, and for the first time, Dan makes public comment about his departure from the role of Executive Director of the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Listener comments include feedback on the conventions, how accessible …

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The Blind Side Podcast 92, Judy dixon’s new book on writing with iOS, meet The Blind Perspective newsletter, specialist blindness players vs smartphones, and should religion ever override civil rights?

There’s been plenty of social media discussion and other feedback following comments in the podcast last week about audio in Windows 10. Jonathan Mosen has written down his thoughts, with additional work-arounds, in a blog post called Sounds Frustrating. The prolific Judy Dixon has a new book. This one’s called “Writing Your Way: Composing and …

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Sounds frustrating! There’s an audio problem affecting users of any screen reader on some Windows computers, and it needs to be fixed

Introduction This post is a written summary of an issue I described at length verbally in The Blind Side Podcast 91. I’m producing a written version for two reasons. First, someone pointed out to me that the sound driver issue I described in the podcast is important, and of interest to some who are not …

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The Blind Side Podcast 91, beginning a smart home project, why Jonathan tried and returned a Surfacebook 2, many screen reader users negatively impacted by latest Realtek drivers, listener comments

It’s a rather geeky Blind Side this week. Jonathan Mosen discusses his latest home improvement project, creating a smart home compatible with Apple’s HomeKit and Amazon’s Alexa. It turns out there are some challenges doing this in New Zealand. Jonathan explains what led him to give a Microsoft Surfacebook 2 a try, some things you …

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The Blind Side Podcast 90, Mosen Consulting’s latest audiobook, Mushroom Escape returns, and an extended interview with Neal Ewers about audio, technology and more

There’s a new audiobook from Mosen Consulting, “The Secret Sauce of Savvy Search” that will have you using Google Search like a boss. Jonathan Mosen describes the audiobook, how to get it, and why it might be the most essential book we’ve ever produced. Some years ago, Mushroom FM used to have a sister station, …

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The Blind Side Podcast 89. Post WWDC Keynote Analysis

Tim Cook and his team have delivered the keynote at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference for another year, and now it’s time for some analysis. Jonathan Mosen is joined by Heidi Taylor, Janet Ingber and Debee Armstrong as we summarise some of the key takeaways and look at what it all means from a blindness perspective. …

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The Blind Side Podcast 88, Wishin’ and hopin’. Looking ahead to Apple’s WWDC keynote with thoughts on what should be in iOS 12 and other Apple operating systems

Apple’s Worldwide Developers conference is next Monday. Jonathan Mosen introduces our expert panel who’ll be part of The Blind Side Podcast 89 in which we’ll provide post-WWDC analysis. And don’t forget, if you’re a Daily Fibre Premium subscriber, you can tune into a live stream of the recording of that episode. Become a Daily Fibre …

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My top 10 wish list for iOS 12, and our post-WWDC coverage

Preview of our post-WWDC coverage Apple’s 2018 Worldwide Developers conference, (WWDC) begins with the keynote at 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern, 6 PM in the UK on Monday 4 June. That equates to stupid o’clock, AKA 5 AM New Zealand time on Tuesday 5 June. Before discussing some things I hope Apple will reveal …

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The Blind Side Podcast 87, Rich De Steno, lawyer, game developer and now musician, and what do you want to see in iOS 12 and other next generation Apple software?

Rich De Steno is one of those people who has put into practice the adage that you can do anything if you put your mind to it. As a lawyer by profession, he found there wasn’t an accessible version of a game he wanted to play, so he taught himself how to code in the …

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The Blind Side Podcast 86, in loving memory of Marlaina Lieberg

Marlaina Lieberg has made so many contributions to the blind community that it’s hard to know how to describe her. Internet broadcasting icon, advocate, technologist, and the list goes on. One way to summarise her immense contribution is to say that whatever she did, she made a difference. Sadly, marlaina Lieberg died last week. In …

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