7 episodes

Blind or low vision? Running your own podcast or want to create one? The Blind Podmaker features tips, tricks, demos, tutorials and resources all produced with the blind podcast creator in mind. We focus on the use of accessible tools with screen readers and other blindness-related assistive technology, plus tips on the art of creating compelling content.

We welcome submissions from the blind podcasting community. If you have a demo or tip you want to share, please feel free to be in touch.

The Blind Podmaker Jonathan Mosen

    • Education

Blind or low vision? Running your own podcast or want to create one? The Blind Podmaker features tips, tricks, demos, tutorials and resources all produced with the blind podcast creator in mind. We focus on the use of accessible tools with screen readers and other blindness-related assistive technology, plus tips on the art of creating compelling content.

We welcome submissions from the blind podcasting community. If you have a demo or tip you want to share, please feel free to be in touch.

    How and where to host your podcast

    How and where to host your podcast

    This is a recording of the Blind Podcasters’ Roundtable hosted in the Blind Podmaker room on Clubhouse on 19 April 2021.
     
    This week, blind podcasters reflect on their experience with various podcast hosting services. People discuss the pros and cons of various options, looking at accessibility, ease of use, features offered and more.
     
    Have a tool or product you know how to use and want to demo to the blind podcasting community? Please be in touch, we are always glad of contributions for the podcast.
     
    Be sure to follow the Blind Podmaker club on Clubhouse, and join our Blind Podmaker email group. Send a blank email to creators-subscribe@TheBlindPodmaker.com

    • 57 min
    Recording quality screen reader demos

    Recording quality screen reader demos

    My sincere apologies that due to a misconfiguration issue, I did not record the audio from Clubhouse for the Blind Podcasters’ Roundtable. However, here’s a presentation from me, Jonathan Mosen, about recording a good screen reader demo, including some of the stylistic and technical things you might want to consider.
     
     
    Have a tool or product you know how to use and want to demo to the blind podcasting community? Please be in touch, we are always glad of contributions for the podcast.
     
    Be sure to follow the Blind Podmaker club on Clubhouse, and join our Blind Podmaker email group. Send a blank email to creators-subscribe@TheBlindPodmaker.com

    • 23 min
    Shaun Preece shows us how to get started with Audacity

    Shaun Preece shows us how to get started with Audacity

    This episode is generously contributed by Shaun Preece, who shows us how to get started with audacity. Audacity is a free, powerful, cross-platform digital audio work station, and if you’re looking for something to create your podcast with, it’s worth your consideration.
    Have a tool or product you know how to use and want to demo to the blind podcasting community? Please be in touch, we are always glad of contributions for the podcast.
     
    Be sure to follow the Blind Podmaker club on Clubhouse, and join our Blind Podmaker email group. Send a blank email to creators-subscribe@TheBlindPodmaker.com
     

    • 31 min
    Blind Podcasters' Roundtable for 5 April 2021

    Blind Podcasters' Roundtable for 5 April 2021

    Some of the topics discussed this week include:
    Jingles for your podcast, transcripts, RME audio interfaces, accessibility of the Rode Podcaster, the Zoom Podtrack P4, making the most of audio on Clubhouse with just the iPhone’s built-in mic, good headphones for podcast monitoring.
     
    Be sure to follow the Blind Podmaker club on Clubhouse, and join our Blind Podmaker email group. Send a blank email to creators-subscribe@TheBlindPodmaker.com
     

    • 55 min
    Matt Basta, creator of the Pinecast podcast hosting service

    Matt Basta, creator of the Pinecast podcast hosting service

    Jonathan Mosen speaks with matt Basta, founder of Pinecast about why he got into the crowded podcast space, and the philosophy behind Pinecast.
    If you'd like to give Pinecast a try and get two free months, you can use Jonathan's referral code and support keeping The Blind Podmaker alive. The code is:
    r-dac7da

    • 35 min
    Review of some podcast hosts from a blindness perspective

    Review of some podcast hosts from a blindness perspective

    This episode draws from the Mosen At Large archives. Are you thinking about starting a podcast, or perhaps you already run one and aren't happy with where your podcast is being hosted? Jonathan Mosen reviews some podcast hosts from a blindness perspective.
    Services mentioned include:
    Libsyn, Anchor, Podbean, SoundCloud, Buzzsprout, Captivate, Transistor, Simplecast, Castos, and my favourite podcast host of the moment and new home for Mosen At Large, Pinecast.
    Jonathan makes mention of the Auphonic post-production service, and Rev for podcast transcriptions.
    If you’d like to take Pinecast for a spin, use Jonathan's referral code to get a 40% discount for your first four months and help out with the costs of running The Blind Podmaker at the same time. The code is:
    r-dac7da

    • 34 min

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