Have your say ahead of this weekend's Mosen at Large. Mainstreaming versus schools for the blind. Which is best?

Kia ora everyone. Time flies, mate, and now for me it is flying with the help of a shiny new Apple Watch Series 6. If you’re considering upgrading your Apple Watch, or perhaps you’ve been holding off buying your first Apple Watch but there’s now enough to tantalise you into looking at one seriously, I’ll play you my Apple Watch unboxing on the show this week. I’ll demonstrate how you safely back up an old Apple Watch in preparation for the big transfer, and then we’ll set up the new watch. I’ll give you my first impressions after a few days of use and explain why so far, I’ve not been able to use one of the biggest features of the new one. If you have one of the new watches, I’d love to know what you think.

As ever, we have plenty of other tech inquiries on the show, including more feedback on how the new releases of watchOS and iOS are going. Let me know how they’re working out for you now that you’re getting used to them. Any cool widgets you’ve discovered?

A listener is interested in hearing your travel tips and we’ll talk iPhone cases. Cases on a beautiful iPhone? Bah! Sacrilege I tell you. Don’t spoil the beauty.

This week, I got into a discussion about a consistently fascinating subject and I would very much like to hear your opinions and experiences. It’s all about whether you think our best interests are served being educated in schools for the blind, in the mainstream, or perhaps a combination of the two. I went to a school for the blind for the first seven years of my schooling, then went mainstream with the support of a well-staffed resource room. When I look back, I feel that the combination of the two gave me good grounding in blindness skills which prepared me for the benefits of mainstreaming. If you were born blind or low vision, please do tell me about your education circumstances, whether you feel you had access to the quality education you deserve or whether you wish you had had a different experience. As a rule, what do you think is the best mix for educational success.

There are plenty of other interesting contributions coming in, so if you’d like to raise something completely different, feel free.

You are very welcome, and in fact encouraged, to get contributions in ahead of time. 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 on Mushroom FM at 2 PM Eastern, 7 PM UK on Saturday. 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.