Kia ora Mosen At Largers.
As always, I’m really looking forward to being back with you for another episode where our community discusses a wide range of topics through a blindness lens. Let’s take a look at some of the topics coming up.
Following our special on accessibility overlays, we have several thoughtful listener comments on the subject. If you have thoughts to share after listening to the episode, feel free.
This week, I’m introducing a new topic that will get you thinking. Many of us have heard of Deaf culture. It’s acknowledged and well-established. But does the same thing exist in the blind community? Do we have a blind culture, and if so, how do we define it? Can people who seldom have contact with other blind people be a part of blind culture? This week, I’m joined by someone who will be a familiar voice if you’ve been listening to me for a while. Amanda Gough, my ex-wife and kids’ awesome Mum, has been around blind people of all ages for more than two decades. As a sighted observer, she believes there definitely is a blind culture, and will be telling us why. Your views of course are welcome.
We’ll return to many of the themes we were discussing before last week’s special episode, including dating blind.
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.
Getting your contributions in ahead of time leaves you free to hear the show, and gives me a chance to organise them all, so go for it. Please don’t be shy, I’d love to hear from you. To contribute, send an email with an audio attachment or just written down to Jonathan at MushroomFM.com, or call the listener line, +18646066736, that’s 1-864-60Mosen.
The best way to hear Mosen At Large is when it airs live and in full. Catch it on Mushroom FM, the Mosen At Large YouTube channel and the Mosen At Large Facebook page on Saturdays at 2 PM Eastern, that’s 6 PM in the UK. It will then be available in abridged form on the Mosen At Large podcast, available anywhere you get podcasts.
Thank you so much for listening and contributing to the show and see you soon for Mosen At Large.