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The Blind Side Podcast 107, the final episode in this series. Jonathan Mosen’s smart home

As Jonathan prepares to take up his new role with Aira next week, this is the last episode of The Blind Side Podcast that will be produced on a weekly basis. As circumstances allow and subjects arise of interest, you will still see the occasional episode being produced.   After listener comments, we conclude our …

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The Blind Side Podcast 105, Jonathan’s move to a new role at Aira, Judy Dixon demonstrates Braille Screen Input on iPhone

Jonathan Mosen begins the podcast by describing his new role at Aira. He talks about what he’ll be doing, what it means for Mosen Consulting and this podcast, and why he was so excited about accepting the role. You can read Aira’s announcement, view Jonathan’s blog post, and read Freedom Scientific’s take. Judy Dixon describes …

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The Blind Side Podcast 104, Unboxing a silver iPhone XS Max 512GB

Jonathan Mosen and Heidi Taylor unbox a silver iPhone XS Max 512GB. Jonathan demonstrates the gestures for phones without a Home button in case you’re upgrading this year. He discusses backup strategies, demonstrates setting up Face ID and more.   Check out this episode!

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The Blind Side Podcast 102, previewing our Apple event coverage, iOS 12 without the eye, and the smart home from a blindness perspective part 2

On 12 September, Apple will be holding its “gather round” event in which it will be announcing new hardware. Jonathan Mosen talks about our coverage here on The Blind Side, and what he’s hoping to see at the event. Subscribers to our Daily Fibre Premium podcast get exclusive access to a live stream of our …

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The Blind Side Podcast 101, the smart home from a blindness perspective, part 1

The smart home offers the potential for greater independence and control of our home environment. But it’s a bit of a jungle out there, full of disparate systems and many choices. Then, of course, some solutions are more accessible with screen reading technology than others. We begin our series on the smart home from a …

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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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