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Podcasting since 2004, Jonathan Mosen MNZM is a totally blind Chief Executive, advocate, entrepreneur, technology expert and broadcaster. Direct from his studio in Wellington New Zealand, Jonathan talks about anything that takes his fancy this week, from helping you make sense of technology to music to politics to disability issues and much more. And listeners love to talk back. It's a captivating listen in which you can be informed, entertained, amused, in strong agreement and strong frustration all in one episode. Have your say! Email a voice clip or something in writing to jonathan at MushroomFM dot com. Or call the listener line, +1-864-606-6736. That's +1-864-60Mosen

Podcasting since 2004, Jonathan Mosen MNZM is a totally blind Chief Executive, advocate, entrepreneur, technology expert and broadcaster. Direct from his studio in Wellington New Zealand, Jonathan talks about anything that takes his fancy this week, from helping you make sense of technology to music to politics to disability issues and much more. And listeners love to talk back. It's a captivating listen in which you can be informed, entertained, amused, in strong agreement and strong frustration all in one episode. Have your say! Email a voice clip or something in writing to jonathan at MushroomFM dot com. Or call the listener line, +1-864-606-6736. That's +1-864-60Mosen

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Podcasting since 2004, Jonathan Mosen MNZM is a totally blind Chief Executive, advocate, entrepreneur, technology expert and broadcaster. Direct from his studio in Wellington New Zealand, Jonathan talks about anything that takes his fancy this week, from helping you make sense of technology to music to politics to disability issues and much more. And listeners love to talk back. It's a captivating listen in which you can be informed, entertained, amused, in strong agreement and strong frustration all in one episode. Have your say! Email a voice clip or something in writing to jonathan at MushroomFM dot com. Or call the listener line, +1-864-606-6736. That's +1-864-60Mosen

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Episodes

Episode 132: New Zealand broadcasting and entertainment icon, Don Linden

6/14/2021
In this episode, I speak with a New Zealand broadcasting and entertainment legend, Don Linden. Don has enjoyed a career as an actor and entertainer, and is much loved for his Small World radio show. Beginning in 1977, Small World was known as “the kids’ show for the whole family”. Spanning multiple decades and multiple radio stations, and spinning off into a very successful series of CDs, Don’s show, and the material he played, is much loved. Don and I have been collaborating over the last...

Duration:00:50:47

Episode 131: A detailed look at the forthcoming iOS 15 focus options, when social services says being blind means you can't be a parent and more

6/12/2021
On this episode: Introduction,0:00.000 Improve your productivity and take control of notifications with Focusses in iOS15,0:27.862 Listener comments onWWDC,17:21.239 Blind people and the medical profession,31:21.083 Do we need a different approach to accessibility?,46:02.670 Zed10 mixer and Zoom Cloud Meetings,49:45.455 Resources for upskilling with JAWS,52:29.265 A few issues with a new Dell computer,54:13.766 How are people getting on these days with JAWS and iTunes?,58:11.132 Blind...

Duration:01:50:36

Episode 130: You're invited to participate in the Sonaar research project to improve the quality of image descriptions on the web

6/9/2021
The web has made a profound difference to the lives of blind people. But when images are poorly described or not described at all, it makes the web a less inclusive, accessible place. What if, when one person took the time to describe an image really well, that same description could be used across the web? That’s the aim of a research project from the University of Lisbon called Sonaar. In this episode, I speak with Dr Carlos Duarte about this project and what it aims to achieve. The...

Duration:00:29:20

Episode 129: Recapping the WWDC keynote from a blindness perspective

6/7/2021
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. Apple presented its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote today, and it was one of the most feature-packed keynotes we’ve seen in a long while, particularly where iOS is concerned. There were announcements of new versions of iOS, watchOS, MacOS and tvOS. Our panel, Michael Feir, Heidi Taylor and Judy Dixon join me to discuss these new features from a blindness perspective, then we hear some thoughts from listeners on Clubhouse. Share your thoughts on these topics...

Duration:02:00:45

Episode 128: Pre-WWDC wishes, headset reviews and more

6/5/2021
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. A large number of wide and varied contributions from our community on the show today. Here’s what’s in store. Intro,0:00.000 Guidelines for contributing to the show,0:46.077 The remarkable story of how Small World comes to MushroomEscape,3:22.749 Apple pre-WWDC wishes,12:04.200 Withdrawing from a COVID vaccine trial due to discriminatory requirements,35:34.953 Banned from a treadmill for a stress test due to blindness,44:30.812 Exodus wallet is an accessible way to...

Duration:02:23:56

Episode 127: Janet Ingber discusses her updated Mac Basics book and why you might want a Mac in your life

6/2/2021
Interest in the Mac from the blind community has increased, particularly since iPhone was made accessible. And blind or not, many have had their interest in the Mac peaked or rekindled as a result of the remarkable technological prowess of the new Macs that sport the M1 chip. Operating systems change over time, so Janet Ingber has updated her popular book on Mac Basics. It’s published by National Braille Press. I spoke with Janet about her book and the Mac in general. We were in Clubhouse,...

Duration:01:02:03

Episode 126: Wishes, washes, and presses

5/29/2021
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. Here’s what’s on this episode, and remember that you can skip between segments of the show if you have a podcast app that supports the highly handy dandy chapter marks. Intro,0:00.000 My top 10 wish list for iOS 15,0:27.330 Community wishes for Apple's next OS updates,18:07.894 Comments on Hims Braille products,32:12.759 A COVID vaccination update,43:18.175 A mixer for podcasting?,44:04.450 The one-eyes man,47:47.798 Twitter spaces,50:05.692 The actions rotor, and...

Duration:01:54:28

Episode 125: Record remote interviews from your iPhone with Backpack Live

5/26/2021
Backpack Studio is an app for iOS for recording podcasts in real-time or streaming live. Boasting advanced features like dynamic audio compression, a sound board and saving to various destinations in a variety of formats, it’s a powerful tool, and its developer, Ed Filowat, has ensured that the app’s VoiceOver accessibility is exemplary. Ed it hitting it out of the park with a new feature in beta right now, Backpack Live. With Backpack Live, you can get together with remote guests in a...

Duration:00:36:21

Episode 124: Plenty of Apple news, a laptop update that went badly wrong, screen reader comparisons and more

5/22/2021
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. Here’s what’s on this episode, and remember that you can skip between segments of the show if you have a podcast app that supports the highly handy dandy chapter marks. Introduction,0:00.000 Apple foreshadows a series of new accessibility features,5:35.014 Apple announces major changes to the way you'll hear music,12:35.841 JAWS for Windows versus VoiceOver for MacOS, and is touch support any good with Windows screen readers?,28:17.788 Thoughts from a cochlear...

Duration:02:18:23

Episode 123: Brian Hartgen of Hartgen Consultancy

5/19/2021
Brian Hartgen of Hartgen Consultancy joins me for this episode. We’ll learn how Brian became interested in computing, discuss the state of the screen reading industry, and learn about the latest info about Hartgen Consultancy products including Leasey, J-SAY, scripts for StationPlaylist Studio, Zoom scripts, numerous audio tutorials and more. Share your thoughts on these topics or any others. Drop me an email in writing or with an audio attachment, Jonathan at MushroomFm.com, or phone the...

Duration:01:07:35

Episode 122: The moral dilemma of boycotts, more on the Zoom Potrak P4, the Rivo2 keyboard, super-charging the Windows clipboard and more

5/15/2021
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. Here’s what’s on this episode, and remember that you can skip between segments of the show if you have a podcast app that supports the highly handy dandy chapter marks. JAWS bringing spoken download notifications back to Microsoft Edge,0:00.000 Various work-arounds for the Edge/JAWS download issue and thoughts on the Brave browser,3:03.603 Is it morally wrong to use the Brave browser, and thoughts on so-called cancel culture,12:06.927 More thoughts on JAWS for...

Duration:01:50:31

Episode 121: Blind pride, blind people at the airport, plenty of tech questions and opinions

5/8/2021
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. Here’s what’s on this episode, and remember that you can skip between segments of the show if you have a podcast app that supports the highly handy dandy chapter marks. Intro,0:00.000 Thoughts on blind pride and the social model of disability,0:27.833 Blind people at the airport,24:19.815 Clubhouse has dwindling participation but improving features,1:09:28.400 Survey for blind coders,1:13:15.128 the link mentioned in the survey is...

Duration:02:10:32

Episode 120: Twitter Spaces from the perspective of a blind person using the VoiceOver screen reader

5/4/2021
Earlier this week, Twitter’s social audio competitor to Clubhouse called Spaces became more widely available. As a blind person using VoiceOver, the screen reader built into iOS, I’ll introduce Spaces, show you how to create a space, discuss who can currently create a space and how to participate in one. Inevitably, I’ll also compare it with Clubhouse and look to what the future may hold. Share your thoughts on these topics or any others. Drop me an email in writing or with an audio...

Duration:00:41:34

Episode 119: Blind pride, accommodations we don't want at airports, AirTag thoughts and more

5/1/2021
Kia ora Mosen at largers. Many great contributions on a variety of topics today, and I can’t wait to find out what you think. Remember, if you have a podcast client that supports chapters, you can easily skip between segments. And my favourite iOS podcast app, Castro, lets you build a playlist of just the chapters you want to hear. Genius! Introduction,0:00.000 Revisiting the Brave browser,0:54.989. Check out Brave at http://brave.com Get free admission to Podfest Masterclass with my promo...

Duration:02:21:40

Episode 118: Apple changes the game for blind people locating lost stuff, with their stunningly accessible AirTags

4/29/2021
After the many months we have been speculating about Apple’s new AirTags for tracking lost items, I thought I would probably like them. What I didn’t expect after using one was a realisation that as a blind person, my quality of life just improved. With AirTags and a newer device capable of the precision finding feature, Apple has changed the game for blind people wishing to find lost items. In this episode, Heidi Taylor joins me as we discuss what AirTags are, what they do and why you might...

Duration:00:33:41

Episode 117: Transcripts come to Mosen At Large, Sonos Roam set up and reviewed, and more on ableist language

4/24/2021
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. It’s a mix of information, debate and technology on the show today. Introduction,0:00.000 I ordered the AirTags but have one little gripe,0:26.919 Mosen At Large to offer transcripts for the Deafblind community,2:50.646. For more information, please read this blog post, and feel free to share it widely, thank you. TheBonnie Bulletin begins our review of the Sonos Roam,10:20.376 Unboxing the Sonos Roam,12:41.809 Orientation to the Sonos Roam,16:44.622 Setting up the...

Duration:01:30:28

Episode 116: Tim Cumings demonstrates the Zoom Podtrak P4 from a blindness perspective

4/21/2021
Kia ora Mosen At Largers, podcasting is fun! If you’d like a new piece of equipment to help you do some of the trickier things more easily, like recording multiple local or remote guests, having a portable device to carry around offering multiple mic and headphone sockets and even allowing you to use your smartphone as a telephone hybrid, then you’ll be very interested in this demo by Tim Cumings of the Zoom Podtrak P4. For its cost, it does a lot, and a blind person can become familiar...

Duration:00:34:16

Episode 115: A recap of Apple's Spring Loaded event from a blindness perspective

4/20/2021
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. Apple has announced new products at its Spring Loaded event, including the much-awaited AirTags. Podcast subscriptions, a new iMac based on the M1 chip, and a new iPad Pro based on the M1 chip. We opened up the Mushroom FM club room in Clubhouse to get some instant reaction. Here’s a recap of the Apple event followed by some listener opinions. Share your thoughts on these topics or any others. Drop me an email in writing or with an audio attachment, Jonathan at...

Duration:01:26:49

Episode 114: Microsoft bought Nuance, what's the best text-to-speech in the world, getting vaccinated and more

4/17/2021
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. Here’s what’s coming up on another action-packed show full of news, information, tips and opinions. Join us for a post-Apple event recap onClubhouse,0:27.768 Microsoft buys Nuance and what's your favourite text-to-speech engine?,3:04.966 More ableist language thoughts and examples,22:53.355. Here’s the excellent article on ableist language from the BBC website. How is the vaccination process going?,44:37.230 Comments on meditation,1:02:04.722 Comments on various...

Duration:01:59:22

Episode 113: The many benefits of meditation, how I discovered them and how you can too

4/14/2021
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. On this episode, I’m sharing something that’s very special to me and has radically changed my life for the better. I’ll discuss my journey to adopting a meditation practice, what the science says and what it has done for me. Most important, I’ll discuss what it can do for you and how to get started. I’ll even take you through a brief mindfulness meditation. I have a lot of resources including books, apps, and websites to help you on your journey. If you would like...

Duration:00:53:15