Join me and have your say on this week’s Mosen At Large. WWDC recap and thoughts, new iOS 15 goodies, and more on blind people and the medical profession
Kia ora Mosen At Largers.
I’m looking forward to having you be a part of our three hours of information, conversation, and even a little entertainment thrown in. Thank you for being a part of our community.
Not everyone listens to the podcast version of the show, so this weekend I’ll be playing highlights from our discussion that was had live on Clubhouse right after Apple’s WWDC keynote, in which Heidi Taylor, Judy Dixon and Michael Feir joined me to discuss their thoughts on what Apple announced. Since that was recorded, we know much more, and the brave among us have even tried an initial test release of iOS 15. If you couldn’t get on stage in Clubhouse, I’m very interested to get your thoughts on what Apple announced for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, HomePod Mini and Mac. They sure had a lot to say this time, didn’t they? Are you excited? Underwhelmed? Over it? If you are running the very early developer test builds and have comments on any of the new features, please feel free to share them. There is one feature in particular that I am super impressed with, and if time permits I will go into some detail about it.
Inspired by a listener comment, we have been talking a little about how frequently blind people face behaviour from the medical profession that is patronising at best, blatantly ableist at worst. Unfortunately, we have a story this weekend that will leave any blind parent shaking. What do you do when at a time that should be one of the happiest in your life, a brand-new life coming into the world, someone in a position of authority in the medical profession decides that, merely by virtue of the fact that you’re blind, you are not a fit and proper person to be a parent? It happens far too often, and a listener recounts their experience of this happening to him and his wife as young parents. There are other stories of discrimination as well and you are welcome to share yours.
We’ll talk about whether a different approach is required to make more websites and apps accessible, and no, this is not more about those accessibility overlays.
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.
Getting your contributions in ahead of time leaves you free to hear the show, and gives me a chance to organise them all, so go for it. Please don’t be shy, I’d love to hear from you. To contribute, send an email with an audio attachment or just written down to Jonathan at MushroomFM.com, 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.