Today I gave by far the most difficult submission I’ve ever given to a Parliamentary Select Committee. I want to share it with you. You can read the text, or listen to the audio. Thank you for the opportunity to …

My oral submission to the Social Services and Community Select Committee on the Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill Read more »

Submissions on the Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill close on Monday 7 November 2022. You can make a submission here and the process is fully accessible.   I am including my submission here in the hope that it might inspire …

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Introduction I’ve been actively campaigning for a more inclusive, accessible society since I was a child, and in a more formal sense since I was 16. Advocacy and activism results in no progress most of the time, almost imperceptible progress …

Multiple breaches of international law. New Zealand’s local government voting system discriminates against disabled people Read more »

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 »