Kia ora Mosen at Largers. It’s always wonderful to get your contributions on a wide range of topics, either things we’re already talking about or something utterly shiny and new. On Mosen At Large 140, we’ll be talking more about people’s experiences with OrCam My Eye, there are thoughts on ableism, and whether the social model of disability has already outlived its use. We also get more commentary on whether the term “blind ghetto” product is correct, helpful or offensive. Don’t hold back, let us know your thoughts.
On the tech front. iOS 14.7 is out for those who haven’t already jumped onto the iOS 15 beta track and some people seem to be experiencing some issues with it. If you have any reports on the update, good or bad, let us know.
I believe it is so important that we know our history and keep it alive, and it becomes increasingly so as I warm to the idea that there is a blind culture. Our feature interview this week may well change your perception of history. Until I read a recent article by our guest, Edd Thomas, I thought that the first reading machine blind people were using was the one invented by Ray Kurzweil in close consultation with the National Federation of the Blind. I was ignorant about a whole lot of absolutely fascinating blindness tech history. Edd tells us about a reading machine that was invented in 1912 which within a few years was used successfully by a handful of blind people. We also learn about its somewhat eccentric and controversial inventor.
As usual, there’s a wide array of blindness and technology topics from listeners on which you may like to comment once you hear them.
If you want to raise something new, you’re very welcome. Please don’t be shy, I’d love to hear from you. What makes Mosen At Large special is the global community we’ve built and all the perspectives we share with each other.
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