191 episodes

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

Mosen At Large Jonathan Mosen

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

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

    National Federation of the Blind President, Mark Riccobono

    National Federation of the Blind President, Mark Riccobono

    Kia ora Mosen At Largers. A reminder that this podcast is indexed by chapter. If
    you listen with a podcast client that offers chapter support, you can easily
    skip between segments. We also make transcripts available, thanks to funding
    from InternetNZ. You can find these on our website at


    This week’s episode is devoted to an interview with National Federation of the
    Blind President, Mark Riccobono. Here is a timeline of the key topics covered.
    These are also chapters in the MP3 file.

    Introduction,0:00.000

    Early life and background,1:44.792

    NFB membership numbers and the place of advocacy organisations in the Internet
    age,7:44.441

    Feeding the family,16:43.920

    Is NFB advancing a left wing agenda?,18:02.460

    COVID at the 2022 convention,22:18.826

    Is NFB truly a democratic organisation?,24:47.933

    Perceived conflicts of interest,42:32.969

    sexual misconduct,56:20.901

    The place of Federation philosophy today,1:30:33.175

    How does NFB determine which individual advocacy cases to take on?,1:34:55.514

    Accessible COVID tests,1:37:55.478

    accessible voting,1:40:04.169

    advocacy for new accessibility legislation,1:42:05.966

    The Museum of the Blind Peoples' Movement,1:44:57.477

    Reunification?,1:47:35.941

    Concluding questions,1:50:26.122

    Closing and contact info,1:54:41.079

    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 listener
    line in the United States, +1864-60Mosen, that's +18646066736.

    Keep up with Mosen At Large between episodes. Follow MosenAtLarge on
    Twitter where you'll get audio extras, links
    to interesting news stories, sneak peeks about what's coming up and more. If
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    to

    And if you like the show, we'd love a positive review and for you to spread the
    word. Thank you.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    The visual description debate goes viral, more on abuse at schools for the blind, and Remote Incident Manager from Pneuma Solutions

    The visual description debate goes viral, more on abuse at schools for the blind, and Remote Incident Manager from Pneuma Solutions

    Kia ora Mosen At Largers. A reminder that this podcast is indexed by chapter. If
    you listen with a podcast client that offers chapter support, you can easily
    skip between segments. We also make transcripts available, thanks to funding
    from InternetNZ. You can find these on our website at


    Here’s what features in this week’s show, and when.

    Introduction,0:00.000

    Abuse at schools for the blind,0:27.000

    Siri, Sonos and Alexa problems,11:05.703

    Give the JAWS unified keyboard processing a try,19:57.000

    Looking for a mood tracker that is accessible,22:04.881

    Big improvements to the accessibility of the Phonak app,27:37.000

    Word auto-correct isn't as good as it should be,29:02.217

    Matt Campbell and Mike Calvo from Pneuma Solutions talk about the new Remote
    Incident Manager,31:46.244

    Remote Incident Manager demo and comments,1:00:15.502

    How to leave a podcast review,1:24:54.922

    The Bonnie Bulletin from the comfy chair,1:29:28.162

    The debate about visual descriptions has gone really viral,1:32:11.825

    We've given up on the Cygnett ChargeUp Edge,1:44:45.478

    We broke up with Menulog. It's not us, it's them,1:46:59.618

    Travel plans, cool recording gear, and they're in hot water at Buckingham
    palace,1:52:25.248

    Closing and contact info,1:55:39.246

    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 listener
    line in the United States, +1864-60Mosen, that's +18646066736.

    Keep up with Mosen At Large between episodes. Follow MosenAtLarge on
    Twitter where you'll get audio extras, links
    to interesting news stories, sneak peeks about what's coming up and more. If
    you'd like to subscribe to our announcements only email list, please send email
    to

    And if you like the show, we'd love a positive review and for you to spread the
    word. Thank you.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Giving public evidence on school for the blind abuse, more on ableist language, and a comprehensive demonstration of the Vocaster Two audio interface fromFocusrite

    Giving public evidence on school for the blind abuse, more on ableist language, and a comprehensive demonstration of the Vocaster Two audio interface fromFocusrite

    Kia ora Mosen At Largers. A reminder that this podcast is indexed by chapter. If
    you listen with a podcast client that offers chapter support, you can easily
    skip between segments. We also make transcripts available, thanks to funding
    from InternetNZ. You can find these on our website at


    Here’s what features in this week’s show, and when.

    Introduction,0:00.000

    Giving public evidence to the Royal Commission on Abuse inCare,1:48.932

    Revisiting ableist language and some tech topics,12:37.983

    Introduction to a review of the Focusrite Vocaster Two,31:15.836

    Bundled software,39:59.538

    Unboxing,42:33.918

    Detailed layout description,45:50.058

    Installing the drivers and Vocaster Hub on Windows,54:06.844

    Working with built-in Windows support,1:00:54.537

    Vocaster Hub for Windows,1:14:29.127

    Working with Vocaster Two in Reaper,1:34:41.926

    Pairing Vocaster Two with iPhone via Bluetooth,1:38:43.969

    Using a TRRS cable between Vocaster Two and iPhone,1:47:14.261

    Final thoughts,1:55:31.177

    Closing and contact info,1:59:10.224

    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 listener
    line in the United States, +1864-60Mosen, that's +18646066736.

    Keep up with Mosen At Large between episodes. Follow MosenAtLarge on
    Twitter where you'll get audio extras, links
    to interesting news stories, sneak peeks about what's coming up and more. If
    you'd like to subscribe to our announcements only email list, please send email
    to

    And if you like the show, we'd love a positive review and for you to spread the
    word. Thank you.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    ACB says no toBraille with a capital b, and an extended interview with Slau Halatyn

    ACB says no toBraille with a capital b, and an extended interview with Slau Halatyn

    Kia ora Mosen At Largers. A reminder that this podcast is indexed by chapter. If
    you listen with a podcast client that offers chapter support, you can easily
    skip between segments. We also make transcripts available, thanks to funding
    from InternetNZ. You can find these on our website at


    Here’s what features in this week’s show, and when.

    ACB will continue to spell Braille with a lower case b,0:00.000

    Text selection in iOS 15.5,6:50.696

    Demeaning attitudes towards blind people,7:24.867

    Problems with new Amazon Echo devices,12:10.463

    Playing guitar while wearing Oticon S1,16:05.000

    Questions about Microsoft Office 365,20:38.658

    M7,Interview with Slau Halatyn,22:17.589. You can find Slau’s tutorial on Pro
    Tools from a blindness perspective at http://ptaccess.github.io

    Closing and contact info,1:55:28.902

    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 listener
    line in the United States, +1864-60Mosen, that's +18646066736.

    Keep up with Mosen At Large between episodes. Follow MosenAtLarge on
    Twitter where you'll get audio extras, links
    to interesting news stories, sneak peeks about what's coming up and more. If
    you'd like to subscribe to our announcements only email list, please send email
    to

    And if you like the show, we'd love a positive review and for you to spread the
    word. Thank you.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Aira arriving on new devices, differing Uber experiences, and tech tips for travel

    Aira arriving on new devices, differing Uber experiences, and tech tips for travel

    Kia ora Mosen At Largers. A reminder that this podcast is indexed by chapter. If
    you listen with a podcast client that offers chapter support, you can easily
    skip between segments. We also make transcripts available, thanks to funding
    from InternetNZ. You can find these on our website at


    Here’s what features in this week’s show, and when.

    Pneuma Solutions' RIM now in public beta,0:00.000

    Netflix rolling out spatial audio,3:41.195

    The Alt+Tab Problem,5:46.285

    Things you can't do with JAWS laptop layout,9:05.380

    When I create a group call, my iPhone uses its speaker,15:37.000

    TVNZ Plus has no on-demand audio description,18:10.094

    More on the Clear Vision Project,19:12.667

    Emojis aren't available when using a foreign language keyboard on my
    iPhone,25:00.000

    Dolby Atmos and audio description,25:48.806

    VO voice switching and earpiece issues on iPhone,28:23.402

    Guns in the United States,32:35.309

    Uber and Lyft with VoiceOver,41:26.763

    Tips for finding the URL of a stream,47:50.702

    Loving my new NLS Braille device,51:51.257

    Becoming a grandpa,52:52.685

    Jenine Stanley from Aira talks about the suite of Aira Everywhere
    announcements,54:29.912

    The Bonnie bulletin. It's amazing what you blind people can do,1:36:10.742

    Travel tech tips,1:45:26.805

    Closing and contact info,1:56:43.587

    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 listener
    line in the United States, +1864-60Mosen, that's +18646066736.

    Keep up with Mosen At Large between episodes. Follow MosenAtLarge on
    Twitter where you'll get audio extras, links
    to interesting news stories, sneak peeks about what's coming up and more. If
    you'd like to subscribe to our announcements only email list, please send email
    to

    And if you like the show, we'd love a positive review and for you to spread the
    word. Thank you.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    JAWS for ARM processors available for testing, Leasey version 7 is packed with new features, and gadgets for travelling

    JAWS for ARM processors available for testing, Leasey version 7 is packed with new features, and gadgets for travelling

    Kia ora Mosen At Largers. A reminder that this podcast is indexed by chapter. If
    you listen with a podcast client that offers chapter support, you can easily
    skip between segments. We also make transcripts available, thanks to funding
    from InternetNZ. You can find these on our website at


    Here’s what features in this week’s show, and when.

    You can now test JAWS for ARM
    processors,0:00.000

    The RODECaster Pro II from a blindness perspective,5:32.762

    Learn how to write software in
    Python,7:35.669

    Subscribe to Top Tech Tidbits to keep up with the
    latest in tech,9:30.681

    More info on the new JAWS Notification Manager,10:21.821

    COVID prevention strategies at the US blindness conventions,12:24.829

    Dark chocolate and QR codes,16:18.952

    My ALT+Tab stops speaking at random,19:28.270

    Trouble using the insert key on my new laptop,24:40.228

    My law school is discriminating against me,26:42.269

    I want to learn audio production. How do I get started?,30:12.658

    Looking for tools to automate some work I'm doing in Excel,35:06.883

    Are blind people likely to get autonomous vehicles any time soon?,37:33.976

    Avoiding speech cut-off in NVDA,39:42.391

    I can't reach the NVDA website anymore,42:17.000

    Brian Hartgen of Hartgen Consultancy discusses
    Leasey version 7,43:40.536

    Bonnie and Jonathan have been booking travel,1:43:18.750

    ZNew gadgets for the big trip,1:47:42.707

    Bonnie discusses the book Hush Little Baby By R H Herron,1:51:16.661

    Closing and contact info,1:57:10.396

    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 listener
    line in the United States, +1864-60Mosen, that's +18646066736.

    Keep up with Mosen At Large between episodes. Follow MosenAtLarge on
    Twitter where you'll get audio extras, links
    to interesting news stories, sneak peeks about what's coming up and more. If
    you'd like to subscribe to our announcements only email list, please send email
    to

    And if you like the show, we'd love a positive review and for you to spread the
    word. Thank you.

    • 1 hr 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

VOUser50 ,

Highly recommended

If you are interested in blindness related issues, whether it be technology or other subjects. I highly recommend this podcast.

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