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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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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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