162 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

    Blind people teaching iPhone to the sighted, more on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 carbon, and a little festive fun

    Blind people teaching iPhone to the sighted, more on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 carbon, and a little festive fun

    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. On the show this week:

    #,Name,Start

    Introduction,0:00.000

    MerryChristmas from the technology,2:21.117

    Accessible treadmills,5:38.133

    Reading BRF files,12:21.941

    A tip for SSD users,14:57.551

    Creating an accessible venue,16:27.567

    Dental anxiety,18:32.582

    In praise of the ChilliPad,19:39.047

    Improving employment outcomes for blind people,21:46.786

    Android help in Houston, and formatting documents",27:17.064

    Blind people teaching iPhones to sighted people,29:08.761

    Audio description,31:43.772

    Responses to various recent topics,34:12.526

    Apple-related contributions,36:16.790

    The WeWalk Smart Cane,39:21.912

    Some Android thoughts,42:05.916

    New Zealand is banning cigarette smoking,46:35.487

    MainMenu Legacy,49:36.790

    Blindness versus mainstream technology,50:10.368

    Accessible tech support remote assistance options,1:07:17.631

    Comments on recent topics,1:10:54.175

    Visual description at meetings,1:13:35.564

    Comments on the Cameron Algie interview,1:17:04.914

    Problems with the Amazon Alexa app,1:23:00.198

    Vispero comments on tech support,1:26:06.133

    The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon,1:28:03.261

    The festive Bonnie Bulletin,1:40:27.071

    Louis, the Blind Christmas Elf,2:00:34.725

    Closing and contact info,2:20:11.741

    Mosen at Large is taking a summer break. You are welcome to continue to send in
    contributions for the first episode of 2022 which will be published on 30
    January. I wish you a very happy Christmas and all the best for the new year.
    Thank you for supporting the podcast.

    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
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    Keep up with Mosen At Large between episodes. Follow MosenAtLarge on
    Twitter where you'll get audio extras, links
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    word. Thank you.

    • 2 hrs 20 min
    Review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 carbon, more on mainstream vs blindness tech, and a new book designed to give hope to newly blind people and their families

    Review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 carbon, more on mainstream vs blindness tech, and a new book designed to give hope to newly blind people and their families

    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. On the show this week:

    Introduction,0:00.000

    Where did summer go?,0:26.970

    Mini review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 9th generation from a blindness
    perspective,1:57.322

    Voting closes soon in our holiday countdown. Be sure to cast your
    vote,18:24.783

    I want the Google driving car for Christmas,20:52.520

    The pros and cons of blindness and mainstream tech,23:33.032

    Aira announces rationing of free services during peak time,41:09.252

    Accessibility issues with the Alexa iOS app,52:16.010

    Thoughts from an LG TV owner,57:25.470

    Adding a Windows 11 shortcut to the desktop,58:11.146

    A bad experience with Freedom Scientific Tech Support,1:01:29.654

    Cameron Algie talks about his new book, I Can
    SeeClearly,1:05:36.588

    The lack of accessible tech support remote control solutions,1:53:27.115

    Hiss from the headphone jack of a Samson Q2U,1:56:33.157

    A collection of tech questions,1:58:05.130

    Closing and contact info,2:02:00.891

    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.

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    What are your top 10 holiday songs of all time, your Chromebook has TalkBack built in, and do you need a dedicated blindness device when a smartphone app does the same thing?

    What are your top 10 holiday songs of all time, your Chromebook has TalkBack built in, and do you need a dedicated blindness device when a smartphone app does the same thing?

    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. On the show this week:

    Introduction,0:00.000

    Bitten by the black Friday bug, I bought a WeWalk Smart
    Cane",0:59.416

    Cast your vote for your top 10 favourite holiday
    songs,6:42.183

    You can run TalkBack on yourChromeBook,17:09.961

    Beatles and Brailliant,26:05.386

    Audio description,29:17.432

    More comment on visual description of presenters at meetings,39:09.285

    Accessible medical forms in the United States,44:47.218

    Do dedicated blindness devices still have a place?,46:30.772

    Windows XP,57:16.145

    Speed of text-to-speech in demonstrations,59:58.318

    Old Main Menu shows and can I downgrade a new Windows 11 system to
    10?,1:01:51.191

    Blind gun ownership in the United States,1:07:31.261

    Hints on sending quality bug reports to Apple,1:08:53.005

    Alert systems for the DeafBlind,1:12:01.765

    Project Hail Mary,1:15:14.827

    Hearing aid discussion,1:16:04.152

    My family thinks an accommodation for my anxiety is weird,1:25:32.178

    Looking for recommendations from people who know the Houston area,1:29:53.691

    Doorbell recommendations,1:31:28.802

    Retro things,1:37:02.822

    The Bonnie Bulletin,1:42:01.420

    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 56 min
    The unacceptable price blind audiophiles pay for audio description, 20 years since George Harrison died, and our Chromebook series concludes

    The unacceptable price blind audiophiles pay for audio description, 20 years since George Harrison died, and our Chromebook series concludes

    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. On the show this week:

    Introduction,0:00.000

    The Beatles Get Back documentary is incredible, but it highlights a big audio
    description problem for blind people,2:15.048

    Remembering George Harrison on the 20th anniversary of his death. To find out
    when the tribute is on where you live, check the Mushroom FM
    Schedule,11:50.131

    More comments on visual description of presenters at conferences and
    meetings,16:06.361

    Comments on Dell and Realtek compatibility issues, and my new ThinkPad is on its
    way. If you live in New Zealand and want to buy the Dell XPS15 9500, check out
    the TradeMe
    listing,31:26.575

    A research study on the accessibility and enjoyability of video
    games,39:01.638

    A working from home opportunity, becoming a third-party seller,41:33.371

    Standardising the spelling of DeafBlind,49:21.162

    How Mosen At Large is produced using Reaper,51:51.826

    Concluding our Chromebook series with a look at running Android apps and
    managing files,1:00:20.863

    How do you add shortcuts to the desktop in Windows 11?,1:24:42.206

    Some handy hints for working with GPS apps on your smartphone,1:26:18.572

    Hearing aids and watchingTV,1:30:01.901

    Comments on a variety of recent talking points,1:32:43.189

    Does anyone have experience with the accessibility of LG TVs?,1:37:48.175

    The Bonnie Bulletin,1:39:54.894

    Closing and contact info,1:56:43.559

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

    Episode Notes
    Notes go here

    • 1 hr 57 min
    New Realtek driver causes problems for some Dell owners, presenters describing themselves at meetings, and more on Chromebooks

    New Realtek driver causes problems for some Dell owners, presenters describing themselves at meetings, and more on Chromebooks

    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. On the show this week:

    Introduction,0:00.000

    Great Buzzfeed article on ableist
    language,1:38.872

    The Blind man and the dell. And my new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon,2:46.456

    Scribe for Personal Documents feedback,27:03.234

    More thoughts on meeting presenters describing themselves,29:16.007

    Our Chromebook demo continues with a look at Braille support,59:56.124

    Some thoughts onChromebooks,1:28:12.780

    The Bonnie Bulletin,1:46:16.444

    Should Apple police third-party accessibility?,1:54:35.283

    Android thoughts,1:57:19.341

    Closing and contact info,1:59:30.271

    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
    Is visual description a step too far, changes to JAWS Tandem, and the big reveal ofScribe from Pneuma Solutions

    Is visual description a step too far, changes to JAWS Tandem, and the big reveal ofScribe 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. On the show this week:

    Introduction,0:00.000

    New Zealand and Australia to meet in the cricket T20 World Cup,0:36.774

    Oh no! I have a broken Dell XPS15,3:06.612

    Visual descriptions at conferences and meetings - handy or a step too
    far?,13:19.147

    Glen Gordon talks about updates to JAWS Tandem,28:19.291

    Interview with Mike Calvo and Matt Campbell about Scribe from Pneuma
    Solutions,44:09.820. Check out Scribe from 15 November at

    Demonstration of Scribe from Pneuma Solutions,1:11:38.117

    In praise of Digit-eyes for iOS,1:42:49.559

    Listener contributions on Apple things,1:45:45.019

    Chrome OS,1:47:37.054

    The Bonnie Bulletin,1:55:41.997

    Closing and contact info,2:04:20.286

    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.

    • 2 hrs 4 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

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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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