Coming up on Mosen At Large, when civil rights and religion collide, new ways we can advocate on Apple bugs, and the new and improved Google Talkback

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Coming up on the show this week, a follow-up to the Bonnie Bulletin in which we recounted yet another refusal by an Uber driver to transport us because of Bonnie’s Seeing Eye dog, Eclipse. Some drivers say they can’t take guide dogs for religious reasons. If someone has a religious objection to taking a guide dog, should there be an exemption to the requirement to carry a guide dog? If so, what other exemptions of this kind do you think are valid?

People continue to express concerns about ongoing quality control issues with VoiceOver for iOS. In iOS 14.4, all Braille users have experienced a deterioration of quality, with some worse affected than others. I discuss an advocacy approach we haven’t tried yet, because I believe we have much more power than many of us realise.

Meanwhile, it may have taken a long time, but Google are making substantial improvements on the Android front. This week, Nick Zammarelli demonstrates the new Google Talkback, and I think you’ll be impressed if you are a speech-only user.

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.

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