AT Banter Episode 171 – Brett Oppegaard and UniD Project

This week we travel all the way to Hawaii (yeah, we wish) and talk to Dr. Brett Oppegaard about The UniD Project, whose mandate is to create more vivid and robust audio descriptions for the visually impaired. We discuss the project’s origins, its mandates and its first phase which is providing audio description at National Parks.

Show Notes

Uber Introduces Pet Uber
The UniD Project


AT Banter Episode 170 – Pacific Assistance Dogs Society

It’s a Dog Day Afternoon in the Guitar Dungeon as we break some big news concerning the Domino’s Pizza Accessibility lawsuit before welcoming in Tara Dougherty from the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society for a discussion about (almost) everyone’s favorite topic — puppies!

Show Notes

Supreme Court Denies Domino’s
Pacific Assistance Dogs Society

AT Banter Episode 169 – Cerebral Palsy Association of BC

World Cerebral Palsy is almost upon us on October 6, so we take some time this week to talk with Elizabeth Specht and Jeanne Morton from the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC, who discuss CP itself as well as the Association and the work it does for individuals all over the Province.

Show Notes

Domino’s Wants to Slice Away at ADA
Alexa’s Show and Tell Features ID Objects
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC

Contact CPABC
info@bccerebralpalsy.com

AT Banter Episode 168 – What’s New with Aira

It’s a big show this week as Rob, Steve, and Ryan discuss a range of big topics, including climate change, ape uprisings and even find some time to manage to touch on the accessibility features of iOS 13 before welcoming on Jenine Stanley, Explorer Community Manager at Aira to discuss what’s new with the innovative service for people with Blindness or Low Vision.

Show Notes

Aira
What’s New in Accessibility with iOS 13

AT Banter Episode 167 – Skoog Returns

The Dungeon is alive … with the sound of music! That’s right, this week we dive back into a Music Therapy discussion with yet another returning guest, Dr. Benjamin Schogler, from Skoog! We discuss how this innovative Music Therapy tool was developed as well its mainstream applications, what’s new with the next generation of Skoogs, and how it can be used in therapeutic settings.

Show Notes

Skoog Website
Audible Says Captions Are Fair Use


AT Banter Episode 166 – Stumped Again

The Guitar Dungeon is awash with excitement this week as Ryan, Rob, Steve, and special in-studio guest Grant welcome back Alexis Hillyard, creator of the YouTube cooking channel Stump Kitchen to the show. We discuss her advocacy work as well as how the Stump Kitchen has evolved before launching into an extended discussion on how advocacy and content creation can work together. You don’t want to miss this one!

Show Notes

Stump Kitchen YouTube Channel
Stump Kitchen Online


AT Banter Episode 165 – David Errington

Steve makes his somewhat triumphant return to the show for the first show of the Fall season where we discuss a new Audible accessibility feature that is under fire from publishers before we welcome David Errington, President and CEO of Accessible Media Inc, into the Guitar Dungeon.

Show Notes

Major book publishers sue Amazon’s Audible over new speech-to-text feature
Accessible Media Inc

AT Banter Episode 164 – Derek Featherstone

It’s the last show of the summer and we celebrate by welcoming in Derek Featherstone, Chief Experience Officer at Level Access and Accessibility Rock Star, into the Guitar Dungeon for an extended discussion of Digital Accessibility. We discuss everything from how the industry has changed to the new Accessible Canada Act and what needs to happen to drive Accessibility forward.

Show Notes

Watch Derek’s Accessibility Presentation, “Where Accessibility Lives”
Level Access


AT Banter Episode 163 – Getting a Clew with Paul Ruvolo

This week Rob and Ryan welcome Paul Ruvolo, creator of the indoor navigation app Clew, to the Guitar Dungeon. He walks us through how this innovative app uses Augmented Reality to provide a virtual breadcrumb trail and some of the challenges that were faced in development.

Show Notes

Aira Goes Free
Get Clew on the App Store
Clew Website


AT Banter Episode 162 – Accessibility News and Envision Announcement

We’re back from vacation (again) and go full steam ahead on discussing a few recent news stories about accessibility. From Lyft horror stories to self-service kiosks, Rob and Ryan cover a wide range of topics before welcoming back Karthik Kannan from Envision AI to announce some big promotional news.  

Show Notes

Wheelchair users say even accessible taxis will refuse rides in Vancouver
San Francisco woman with disability who says Lyft drivers repeatedly cancel her rides is calling for change
This blind woman says self-checkouts lower the bar(code) for accessibility
A blind man couldn’t order pizza from Domino’s. The company wants the Supreme Court to say websites don’t have to be accessible
Envision