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The Blind Side Podcast 100, reflections on 100 episodes, Jonathan Mosen’s presentation to the All of Government Service Innovation lab in New Zealand

Thanks for being with us on this wonderful journey to episode 100. After some reflections on 100 episodes of The Blind Side Podcast, we hear Jonathan Mosen’s presentation to the All of Government Service Innovation Lab about blindness accessibility, in the aftermath of the New Zealand census debacle. Check out this episode!

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The Blind Side Podcast 99, guide dog ownership

Some guide dog schools let you purchase your guide dog, making it clear that the dog belongs to you and you’re completely responsible for it. it is yours to keep. Other guide dog schools retain ownership and can withdraw the dog at any time. Some guide dog schools claim to offer ownership, while still reserving …

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The Blind Side Podcast 98, Ged Maheux, co-founder of Twitterrific developer The Icon Factory, talks about Twitter’s forthcoming API changes and their impact on third-party Twitter apps

We begin with an explanation of Aira’s Do More Foundation, and how it is currently raising funds to help more university students in the US become Aira explorers while they study. If you’d like to support Jonathan’s goal of raising $1,000 for the Do More Foundation, and can spare even a little, here’s the page …

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Will you join us in donating so students become Aira Explorers?

You may have read my blog post about Aira, the visual interpreter service. Aira is trying some innovative things to ensure that it is available to more people. They’ve set up a foundation, the Do More Foundation, and their first project is to raise funds to give Aira to college students who could use it …

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Are you into home automation? Share your experiences with us for a special podcast episode

If you’ve had experience with automating any aspect of your home, from heating to sound to lights to security and more, I’d love to hear from you. I’m putting a special episode of The Blind Side Podcast together on the topic. I’ve been enjoying our own home automation project, but accessories are quite limited here …

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The Blind Side Podcast 97, Aira is 24/7, should all guide dog schools allow blind people to own their dogs, and Darian Slayton Fleming talks about the documentary she’s making about her late husband John

Jonathan is seeking feedback on any experience listeners have had with home automation, in advance of a special episode on the topic. If you’ve dabbled in home automation, let us know what you have and how it’s working for you. We’d love to make this an episode with a range of perspectives and solutions. We …

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The Blind Side Podcast 96, Dan Frye talks about new Aira initiatives and Aira’s place in the voc rehab system, we look at the NFB convention

Listener comments this week feature blind driving experiences. Jonathan Mosen is then joined once again by Dan Frye. This week, Dan discusses new Aira initiatives and Aira’s inclusion in the US vocational rehab system. Dan then reviews the 2018 national convention of the National Federation of the Blind. Check out this episode!

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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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