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The Mosen Explosion Returns this Weekend. Same Time, New Place

Since I started broadcasting with Shoutcast on its release date in 1998, most of my Internet broadcasting efforts have been quite structured. Early on in the history of Shoutcast, I came up with a project that never quite saw the light of day, the Hear Today Network. The idea was that a bunch of blind …

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Bringing the Blind and the Sighted Together Through Games

Many games that sighted people love to play are highly visual in nature. Yet one of the benefits of touch-screen platforms for mobile devices, is that a growing number of games that were never designed with the blind in mind happen to be accessible. As an iOS user who’s blind, often I’ve contacted an app …

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The End of an Era, Reflections and Explanations re #MushroomFM

You might find it helpful to read this post in association with my previous post, in which I talked about my departure from Mushroom FM and what putting it together with the help of a group of super talented people has meant to me. As I said when I wrote that post, I have been …

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More from the “Comings and Goings” department. My departure from Mushroom FM

I love the line from John Lennon’s song “Beautiful Boy” that says “life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”. Life certainly takes unexpected twists and turns and for me, 2013 is the biggest example of that yet. In 2010, I decided to do my weekly Internet radio show, the Mosen …

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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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