This week on Mosen At Large, an unconventional opinion, reactions to “There Plant Eyes”, and has Apple sold out?

Kia ora Mosen At Largers. I’m looking forward to bringing you episode 143, which already has an eclectic mix of topics with room for you to have your say.

You may recall that I mentioned some weeks ago that I had taken our public broadcaster, Radio New Zealand, to our Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) over their use of ableist language, after they repeatedly used the word “blind” as a synonym for “unaware”, “ignorant”, or “stupid”. They have released their decision on my complaint. I’ll summarise its key findings and what happens next.

There has been plenty of reaction to my discussion with Leona Godin about her book “There Plant Eyes”. I’ll bring you some of that feedback and I welcome yours. We seem to have a lot of listeners reading it right now which is great.

In the US, convention season is over for another year. In the days when physical attendance at these gatherings was a thing, many people found these events inspiring, empowering, replenishing and life changing. Not everyone comes away having had that experience though. Some feel that they have wasted their money on an event that left them feeling like outsiders who can’t be a part of the clique. This week we’ll hear from a listener who feels that way. Do you feel that the consumer organisations are unwelcoming and elitist, and if so, what might be done to address it? Or is it more that people get out of these events what they put in?

I’ve received several emails this week expressing concern about the privacy implications of Apple’s new child safety initiatives. Having held itself out as above the rest when it comes to privacy, has Apple sold out? I’ll share my thoughts and welcome yours.

We have a listener who is not happy, not happy I tell you, with the built-in Apple Calendar app. Do you use a third-party calendar app on your iPhone, and if so, which one and why?

As usual, there’s a wide array of blindness and technology topics from listeners on which you may like to comment once you hear them.


If you want to raise something new, you’re very welcome. Please don’t be shy, I’d love to hear from you. What makes Mosen At Large special is the global community we’ve built and all the perspectives we share with each other.


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