Introduction For more than five years, a coalition called the Access Alliance has been advocating for the introduction of new accessibility legislation. The Bill, now before the House and open for public submissions, is not the bill the coalition asked …

Transformational change. Let’s pull the Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill and go for a disability rights act instead Read more »

Introduction The third Thursday in May of each year is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. For my contribution this year, I am drawing from my experience as a lifelong advocate for disability rights and former technology product manager to reflect on …

Reflections for Global #Accessibility Awareness Day #GAAD: Our past success wasn’t inevitable, our future success is not guaranteed Read more »

You can read the transcript below, Download this episode in Microsoft Word, or Download this episode in accessible PDF   [music] Jonathan Mosen: In episode 105, can artificial intelligence make inaccessible websites a thing of the past, or are they …

Podcast Transcript: Mosen At Large 105, the AccessiBe controversy. Can AI make the web fully accessible in a few short years, or might it make matters worse? Read more »

I have blogged previously about the difficulties I had obtaining an access code for completing New Zealand’s 2018 census online. The issue is important in itself given that completing the census is compulsory for everyone in the country on census …

Text of my remarks to the Governance and Administration Select Committee on the need for a public inquiry into New Zealand’s 2018 census Read more »

Introduction I’m proud to live in New Zealand. We’re a progressive little country with a 38-year-old female Prime Minister, the third woman to hold the role, who has just had a baby while in office. Right now, we’re celebrating the …

CourierPost delivered a parcel to the wrong address. Now they send a blind person inaccessible claim forms Read more »

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 …

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

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 …

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

Author’s note. Due to the amount of interest in this post, I update it from time-to-time with additional information and experiences. If you would like to support keeping this post current, I’d be super grateful if, when joining Aira, you …

A review of Aira. What it is, how it works, and the ways it has changed my life Read more »

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 …

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

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, …

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