Category: Braille

“iOS 11 Without the Eye” available for instant download

It’s been a long time in the researching and writing, and we’re proud to have just pressed the button to make iOS 11 Without the Eye live in the Mosen Consulting Store. Once again, it’s only $19.95 USD, yet it is coming in at over 41,000 words. This year, to make things easier, we decided …

Read More “iOS 11 Without the Eye” available for instant download

A Touchy Subject – How Useful are Tactile Pictorials?

Some years ago when at a blindness convention, I found myself in a lively discussion with a bunch of people who have been blind since birth. Someone in the group made a passing reference to how pleased they were that they’d managed to obtain tactile maps of the area in which the convention was being …

Read More A Touchy Subject – How Useful are Tactile Pictorials?

Input on your Touch Screen: Is it Under your Thumbs, or at your Fingertips?

As I’ve said before on my blog and in some of my books, growing up when I did has given me an appreciation of how much change today’s assistive technology had delivered. I well remember having to memorise how many times you had to scroll through a menu on an inaccessible cell phone just to …

Read More Input on your Touch Screen: Is it Under your Thumbs, or at your Fingertips?

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 …

Read More A Matter of Respect. Why I always write “Braille” with an uppercase B

There’s No Such Thing as a “blind Ghetto” Product

I’m neither a sociologist nor a psychologist, but I wonder whether minorities go through an evolutionary process where at first they crave to be like everyone else, and ultimately mature as a group to the extent that they are comfortable in their own skins, realising they have their own needs and ways of doing things. …

Read More There’s No Such Thing as a “blind Ghetto” Product

The Apple Braille Crisis. It’s Got to be Fixed for the Kids

People from all walks of life, not just blind people, can get extremely partisan about their technology preferences. Anything their team does is unquestionably wonderful, while anything another company does is rubbish, simply by virtue of the fact that it’s the other guys who did it. If you criticise the company such people support, you’ve …

Read More The Apple Braille Crisis. It’s Got to be Fixed for the Kids