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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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English


Episodes

Episode 140: Amazon Echo's new voice, the Apple MagSafe Battery, meet the Optophone, a reading machine invented in the early 1900s and more

7/24/2021
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. Here’s what’s on when. Remember, you can skip between these segments if you have a podcast client that supports chapters. Introduction,0:00.000 Amazon Echo gets a new voice,1:16.053 The ACB convention,6:01.416 Sky New Zealand's Olympics app has accessibility issues,10:47.996 More feedback on OrCam MyEye,12:41.472 iOS 14.7 is out,19:05.096 The social model of disability is so last century!,22:57.324 Calling ableism out might upset the nondisabled,35:07.603 Feedback...

Episode 139: The great tech conference with an ableist name, blindness tech support from Microsoft and Apple, scribe for meetings demo and blind ghetto products

7/17/2021
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. Here’s what’s on when. Remember, you can skip between these segments if you have a podcast client that supports chapters. Introduction,0:00.000 Sight Tech Global is back without a name change,0:54.298 Thoughts on blindness-specific support from Microsoft and Apple,11:46.371 Are their blind people using OrCam My Eye who like it?,28:06.745 Interview with Mike Calvo and Matt Campbell from Pneuma Solutions,33:25.195 Scribe for meetings demonstration,1:18:42.334 Use of...

Duration:02:07:49

Episode 138: Why we're going podcast-only, what will and won't Apple's Accessibility Team help you with, and blindness employment discussion

7/10/2021
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. Here’s what’s on when. Remember, you can skip between these segments if you have a podcast client that supports chapters. Introduction,0:00.000 Mosen At Large is going podcast only. Here's why.,0:39.844 What will Apple Accessibility help you with?,10:14.814 How to take control of VoiceOver's screen recognition feature in iOS,23:52.149 various contributions on employment,29:49.025 This company needs a good grilling,41:08.088 Is there an accessible way to navigate DVD...

Duration:01:35:20

Episode 137: Work with superb-quality remote audio. Meet Cleanfeed

7/7/2021
Cleanfeed is a tool which even offers an unlimited free tier that will take the audio quality of your remote podcast interviews to the next level. But there’s so much more you can use Cleanfeed for than podcasting. If you want to work with remote guests or co-hosts on Internet radio, or you do audio production and want to produce a talent who has their own studio, Cleanfeed will do it all without breaking a sweat. This outstanding service has been designed by audio professionals, for anyone...

Duration:01:10:01

Episode 136: The variable quality of PDFs, can you be proud of one impairment but not another, more great radio memories

7/3/2021
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. Here’s what’s on when. Remember, you can skip between these segments if you have a podcast client that supports chapters. Introduction,0:00.000 Financial data in PDF format,3:13.924 Windows 11,13:15.506 Radio memories,27:03.304 Watching movies with the family on Disney Plus,47:32.445 Why Braille is important to me,52:11.977 Disability pride, including if you can be proud of one impairment but not of another",57:10.378 Helpful resources for learning Windows 10 and...

Duration:01:43:56

Episode 135: Windows 11 comments, inaccessible financial data, have we gone soft on blindness advocacy and more

6/26/2021
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. Here’s what’s on when. Introduction,0:00.000 Windows 11 comments,0:47.855 More childhood radio memories,10:50.151 Have we gone too soft on blindness advocacy?,35:56.669 Taxing times,51:46.611 More on the Oticon More,55:16.510 Problems with Safari on iOS,57:45.039 Looking for an AirPlay transmitter,1:00:37.972 The positive side of being blind,1:04:30.859 More on the TPLink saga,1:07:32.557 Easter eggs in the washing machine,1:09:49.586 Battery issues with an iPhone...

Duration:01:35:56

Episode 134: Windows 11 from a blindness perspective

6/26/2021
On 24 June US time, Microsoft announced Windows 11, a more radical revamp of Windows than many had anticipated. Sadly, at the time of recording, Microsoft's accessibility team had said absolutely nothing about accessibility in Windows 11, although while the recording was taking place, they did send a short series of tweets promising to reveal information soon. We'll look at what's in Windows 11 and examine it all through a blindness lens. I'm joined by Matt Campbell and Terry Bray on our...

Duration:01:16:26

Episode 133: childhood radio memories, non-24, what do you want in Windows 11 and more

6/19/2021
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. Today some fond memories, opinion, and news you can use. Here’s what’s on when. Introduction,0:00.000 Childhood radio memories,2:09.725 I think I have non-24. Any tips for dealing with it?,39:24.186 What are you hoping for from Windows 11?,54:38.457 iOS 15 questions and comments,1:08:53.347 The quest to find a printer I could use as someone with low vision,1:16:38.780 A demonstration of the Sirius XM app,1:21:06.929 mic stand recommendations,1:30:54.822 Expressing...

Duration:01:58:11

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