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First, some advanced notice that Living Blindfully will be taking our customary break over the summer. Our final episode for the year will be available to Plus subscribers on 17 December. We’ll resume again with much replenished energy, vim and vigour on 28 January 2024.

This week, it’s the end of an era, as the iOS podcast app Castro, the best podcast playback experience I have ever had when it was in its prime, calls it a day. We’ll talk about what’s led to its demise and discuss where to from here. What podcast app are you using these days and what do you like about it? Feel free to share your thoughts.

Recently, Brian Hartgen wrote a superb open letter to Vispero, makers of JAWS and Fusion, expressing his disappointment that critical compatibility issues between Vispero products and RIM remain. They can only be addressed with Vispero’s cooperation. I’ll read you the letter in full, share some thoughts of my own, and Vispero responds.

Speaking of RIM, it’s time for a catch-up with Mike and Matt, or perhaps it’s Matt and Mike, from Pneuma Solutions. They want to further the conversation started here on Living Blindfully recently about assisting people in developing countries. If we make it easy for those of us with tech skills to assist individuals and organisations in developing countries, that’s a fantastic capacity-building tool. So, how are we going to make it happen? We also talk about an update to their AccessiByeBye extension that lets you opt out of accessibility overlays. Matt also tells us about AccessKit, and its benefits.

Elsewhere in the podcast, we’ll talk Sonos, wireless lavalliere microphones that don’t break VoiceOver, seek an accessible portable DAB radio, hear a funny travel story and more. Wow!

All this and much more in episode 260. The show thrives on your contributions, so do feel free to be in touch with your thoughts on these issues or anything new you want to raise.