Coming up this week on Mosen At Large, more thoughts on visual descriptions at meetings, should tech companies decline to approve inaccessible apps in their stores, and the final in our Chromebook series

Kia ora Mosen At Largers.

Thanks to all your contributions, it’s another thought-provoking episode this week and there is still time to get your comments in for inclusion.

I’m continuing to receive feedback on whether you support the idea of presenters describing themselves at the beginning of their presentations. Some are worried that it draws more attention to blind people and that it could possibly detract from perceptions of our competence. Do you agree? If you’ve not chimed in on this one, you’d be most welcome.

Last week towards the end of the show, a listener raised an interesting question that I’d like to explore with other listeners. Are Apple, Google and Microsoft too soft on app developers in their respective stores when it comes to accessibility? If developers submit an app and there is no reason why that app couldn’t be made screen reader accessible, should the apps be declined entry into the store unless and until the app is accessible? Can you provide any examples of apps which are inaccessible but which have no excuse not to be?

This week in the final of my Chromebook series, we take a look at how you install Android apps on your Chromebook, file management, and mapping a network drive on your Chromebook.

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.


To contribute, send an email with an audio attachment or just written down to Jonathan at, or call the listener line, +18646066736, that’s 1-864-60Mosen.


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Thank you so much for listening and contributing to the show and see you soon for Mosen At Large.