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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 frustr ...
 
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IT'S ALMOST HERE! The GIE+EXPO 2021 is around the corner and we've got Kris Kiser, Managing Partner at GIE+EXPO and President of OPEI, and Wayne Thomsen, VP of Marketing and Product Management at ECHO USA answering all the questions related to GIE and what's new going to be there this year. Connect with us online: Visit us at ECHO Means Business Do…
 
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. It’s all about technology this week, both iOS and Android. This episode makes extensive use of chapter marks so you can skip to the sections that interest you.Introduction,0:00.000iOS 15 system requirements,2:11.689iOS 15 bugs,2:52.167iOS 15 Accessibility changes,5:43.882iOS 15 VoiceOver Quick Settings,7:11.611iOS 15 Voice…
 
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. Apple has concluded its California Streaming event having announced a new iPad, iPad Mini and the iPhone 13 range. I’m joined by our expert panel, Heidi Taylor, Judy Dixon and Michael Feir to discuss what it all means from a blindness perspective.Will you be buying anything new this year from Apple? If so, what are you upg…
 
Kia ora Mosen At Largers, from level 3 lockdown in Wellington New Zealand. Here’s what’s on when. Remember, you can skip between these segments if you have a podcast client that supports chapters. Introduction,0:00.000New hardware from Apple being announced,1:05.410The verdict is in on Apple vs Epic Games,10:47.534Some tech stories of interest this…
 
In this Meet the Pros episode, green industry pro Jensen Martinez aka JC The Lawn Care Guy of Lawn Squad Mowing talks about how Lawn Squad Mowing got started, how being a bilingual has played a vital role in reaching to bigger clientele and How EMB is helping as Green industry Community. Connect with us online: Visit us at ECHO Means Business Downl…
 
Kia ora Mosen At Largers, from level 3 lockdown in Wellington New Zealand. Here’s what’s on when. Remember, you can skip between these segments if you have a podcast client that supports chapters. Introduction,0:00.000A reminder about chapter marks,0:27.081Plenty of beta testing drawing to a close,2:52.237Apple delaying its CSAM prevention measures…
 
In this Meet the Pros episode, green industry pro Craig Willeford of Clean Cut Yard talks about how Clean Cut Yards got started, how it found success, and how strong marketing has played a role in getting the clients he wants. Connect with us online: Visit us at ECHO Means Business Download our mobile app Follow us on Instagram Watch us on YouTube …
 
Kia ora Mosen At Largers, from level 4 lockdown in New Zealand. Here’s what’s on when. Remember, you can skip between these segments if you have a podcast client that supports chapters.Introduction,0:00.000COVID-19, how are things going for you?,0:33.022Portrayal of blind people in the media,25:40.401Disability-related submissions on the Radio New …
 
In the Should I Have a Lawncare/Landscape Channel? Part II: Making $ networking event, green industry professionals Caleb Auman of Auman Landscapes, Abbigail and Jacqueline Stuebs of JAR Landscaping LLC, and Jacob Moreno of Moreno Landscaping and Maintenance help you unlock how to work social media content to attract new - and better - customers an…
 
Kia ora Mosen At Largers, from level 4 lockdown in New Zealand. Here’s what’s on when. Remember, you can skip between these segments if you have a podcast client that supports chapters. Intro from a locked down New Zealand,0:00.000The story behind the demise of the FlickType accessible keyboard for iOS and what you can do about it,1:02.371Listener …
 
In this Meet the Pros episode, green industry pro Mike Bedell of Bedell Property Management LLC talks about why he changed course 12 years ago when he put down the guitar, walked away from the groupies, and went to college before starting Bedell Management in Milford, Michigan. We covered a lot of topics in this episode including his success in sno…
 
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. It is a busy show crammed full of your questions and opinions. Introduction,0:00.000The Broadcasting Standards Authority rules on my ableist language complaint. What next?,1:42.033Listener thoughts on b…
 
In the UAG AMA: Part 1 networking event, green industry professionals Scott Horoszewski of Landscapes by Acme, Dylan Stephenson of So-Low Cuts Landscaping, Mike Gunn of Gunn Landscaping, and Jaymz Shields of 2nd Mile Servants Lawncare answered any of your burning questions such as, "What hair gel does Scott use" and "What are their guilty pleasures…
 
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,0:00.000A survey on the audio compensatory techniques used by blind people,0:56.914. To complete the survey, visit http://bit.ly/blindaudioDiscussion inspired by the Shermeen Khan interview…
 
In this Meet the Pros episode, green industry pro Teno Cardoso of AJ’s Lawn Care talks about his solo-preneurship journey, why he focuses his lawn care business on model homes, and his plans for the future. Connect with us online: Visit us at ECHO Means Business Download our mobile app Follow us on Instagram Watch us on YouTube Like us on Facebook …
 
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,0:00.000New Apple and Amazon stuff,0:29.563Hints on staying in step with a cane,5:21.084The blind ghetto from a wider perspective,9:48.477Mike Calvo says he's not going to say blind ghetto …
 
In the Talking Green Industry Safety networking event, Safety Advisor for The National Association for Landscape Professionals (NALP) Sam Steel, Shawn Langton of Kujo Yardwear, Troy Huber of ComfortTrim, and green industry professional Danny Lanier of Lanier Lawn Care talk about how adopting safety best practices into your daily operating procedure…
 
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,0:00.000Amazon Echo gets a new voice,1:16.053The ACB convention,6:01.416Sky New Zealand's Olympics app has accessibility issues,10:47.996More feedback on OrCam MyEye,12:41.472iOS 14.7 is ou…
 
In this Meet the Pros episode, green industry pros Abbigail and Jacqueline Stuebs of JAR Landscaping LLC talk about how they started their business at only 18 years old, what inspired them to get started, and how they’ve dealt with the gender bias that comes with being female green pros. Connect with us online: Visit us at ECHO Means Business Downl…
 
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,0:00.000Sight Tech Global is back without a name change,0:54.298Thoughts on blindness-specific support from Microsoft and Apple,11:46.371Are their blind people using OrCam My Eye who like i…
 
In Part 1 of the Should I have a Lawncare/Landscape YouTube Channel networking event, green industry professionals Josh Currivan of Currivan Green Co, Inc, Jake Sullivan of Jake The Lawn Kid, Mark Thomas of Mark Thomas Builder, and Garrett Williams of G&M Outdoor Services share their thoughts on why they maintain a strong YouTube presence and provi…
 
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,0:00.000Mosen At Large is going podcast only. Here's why.,0:39.844What will Apple Accessibility help you with?,10:14.814How to take control of VoiceOver's screen recognition feature in iOS,…
 
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 t…
 
In this Meet the Pros episode, green industry pros Mark and Shaenee Allaire of Allaire Lawn Care talk about their start-up story, how they balance managing a business, their relationship, a family, as well as their plans for the future. Get to know one of the green industry’s newest power couples in a way you’ve not seen before! Connect with us onl…
 
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,0:00.000Financial data in PDF format,3:13.924Windows 11,13:15.506Radio memories,27:03.304Watching movies with the family on Disney Plus,47:32.445Why Braille is important to me,52:11.977Disa…
 
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 s…
 
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 infor…
 
In this Meet the Pros episode, green industry pro Chris Sloan of Sloan’s Lawncare LLC talks about what motivated him to start his business, how he maintains a healthy working relationship with his wife, and his best tips and tricks he’d give to other green pros. Connect with us online: Visit us at ECHO Means Business Download our mobile app Follow …
 
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. Today some fond memories, opinion, and news you can use. Here’s what’s on when. Introduction,0:00.000Childhood radio memories,2:09.725I think I have non-24. Any tips for dealing with it?,39:24.186What are you hoping for from Windows 11?,54:38.457iOS 15 questions and comments,1:08:53.347The quest to find a printer I could u…
 
In the Building a Business Line Of Credit networking event, green industry professional Josh Currivan of Currivan Green Co, Inc, Landscape and Hardscape Consultant Frank Bourque, Consultant and Author Kedma Ough, and Ryan Rothwell of Eastern Bank break down when and how you should establish business credit, if at all. The topics on the show today i…
 
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 …
 
On this episode: Introduction,0:00.000Improve your productivity and take control of notifications with Focusses in iOS15,0:27.862Listener comments onWWDC,17:21.239Blind people and the medical profession,31:21.083Do we need a different approach to accessibility?,46:02.670Zed10 mixer and Zoom Cloud Meetings,49:45.455Resources for upskilling with JAWS…
 
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…
 
In this Meet the Pros episode, green industry pro Aaron Reese of Mow It Mulch It talks about why he started his business, how he balances work and family while juggling his two other jobs: Firefighter and Paramedic, and the advice he’d give to others in the industry. Connect with us online: Visit us at ECHO Means Business Download our mobile app Fo…
 
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 dis…
 
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,0:00.000Guidelines for contributing to the show,0:46.077The remarkable story of how Small World comes to MushroomEscape,3:22.749Apple pre-WWDC wishes,12:04.200Withdrawing from a COVID vaccine trial due to dis…
 
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 popul…
 
In the What’s The Best Social Media Channel For Growing My Business networking event, green industry professionals Craig Willeford of Clean Cut Yards, Brent Mitchell of HighLine Landscaping, and Mitchell Gordy of Mitchell’s Lawn Care LLC share their thoughts on how to customize a social media effort that works for your business. The topics on the s…
 
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,0:00.000My top 10 wish list for iOS 15,0:27.330Community wishes for Apple's next OS updates,18:07.894Comments on Hims Braille products,32:12.759A COV…
 
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 hitt…
 
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,0:00.000Apple foreshadows a series of new accessibility features,5:35.014Apple announces major changes to the way you'll hear music,12:35.841J…
 
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…
 
In the Work Less, Make More Green networking event, green industry professionals Scott Horoszewski of LandscapesbyAcme, Paul Camara of Spring Green Landscaping, and Mike Gunn of Gunn Landscaping share their experiences with over-expanding and how to make more green in less time. The topics on the show today include: The benefits of specializing you…
 
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,0:00.000Various work-arounds for the Edge/JAWS download issue and thoughts on the Brave b…
 
In the Finding and Working with Mentors networking event, green industry professionals Michael Bedell of Bedell Property Management, Nick Carlson of Mulch Mate, Mike Von Bevern of Glendale Landscapes, Ricky Alvarez of A & B Lawn Service, Randy Dulin of Dulin Cut & Trim, and Dylan Stephenson of So Low Cuts Landscaping discuss a variety of insights i…
 
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,0:00.000Thoughts on blind pride and the social model of disability,0:27.833Blind people at the airport,24:19.815Clubhouse has dwindling participation…
 
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 Clubho…
 
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!Introduct…
 
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 …
 
Kia ora Mosen At Largers. It’s a mix of information, debate and technology on the show today. Introduction,0:00.000I ordered the AirTags but have one little gripe,0:26.919Mosen 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 B…
 
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