AT Banter Episode 132 – Sean Tibbetts

This week Ryan and Rob respond to some email before welcoming Sean Tibbetts, CEO and Co-Founder of CyberTimez, maker of the Cyber Eyez wearable Assistive Technology device to the show. We discuss the state of the Wearables market and the development of wearables as pieces of AT before diving into some speculation of what the future may hold.

Show Notes

Cyber Timez

Cyber Eyez M300

AT Banter Episode 131 – Kristina Shelden

Grab your ukulele and warm up those vocal cords, it’s another Music show! This week Rob and Ryan welcome Kristina Shelden, local singer/songwriter and Vancouver Adapted Music Society board member into the Guitar Dungeon where they discuss the work VAMS does, both in Kristina’s own life but also among Vancouver’s disabled community.

Show Notes

Microsoft Passes Apple as Most Valuable Company

AODA Examines Bill C-81

Kristina Shelden Online

Kristina’s YouTube Channel

VAMS (Vancouver Adapted Music Society)

Music Saves – Feeling Alright

AT Banter Episode 130 – Is the Shine Off The Apple?

Rick Chant from Chaos Technical Services joins Rob, Ryan and Steve in the Guitar Dungeon this week as they dedicate the entire episode to discuss the state of Apple and some of the controversies facing the tech giant and what it means for its customers.

Show Notes

B.C. government shifting accessible parking requirements to local governments

Apple defends iPhone app fees as high court weighs consumer suit

Apple Caught Overcharging for Device Repairs

How Apple and other manufacturers attack your right to repair their products

AT Banter Episode 129 – Albert Ruel

This week we welcome Getting Together With Technology Coordinator and Aira Explorer Albert Ruel into the Guitar Dungeon. We grill him on what it’s like having the Aira service and the implications of it on his daily life, and what the pros and cons are for others in the visually impaired community.

Show Notes

Calgary Transit Demands Humiliating Claims Couple

Accessibility Debate Over Toronto Restaurant

Aira Website

Canadian Council for the Blind

Getting Together With Technology Blog

Albert Ruel – Recorded Demo of Aira

AT Banter Episode 128 – The REAL Rick Hansen

So, remember two years ago when we said we were going to have Rick Hansen on the show? Well, better late than never! We finally got him! The Guitar Dungeon is awash with excitement as our dream has finally come to fruition and we welcome Canadian hero and Accessibility Advocate Rick Hansen to the show in our biggest episode yet!

Show Notes

Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation on Facebook

AT Banter Episode 127 – SCIVIS

This week we’re blasting off into the final frontier and talking to Lynn Langille and Dan Oates from SCIVIS (Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students). They tell us all about the program and its importance in the lives of children who attend each year as well as regale us of tales of our own Steve Barclay and his adventures at the Camp in previous years.

Show Notes

SCIVIS Website

AMI Spotlight on SCIVIS

Contact Lynn Langille, Canadian SCIVIS Coordinator
lynn.langille@sd23.bc.ca

AT Banter Episode 126 – This Is Halloween III

Three guys, a girl and a pumpkin walk into a basement .. Nope, this isn’t the start of a wildly inappropriate joke involving a gourd, it’s our Annual Halloween episode! Yes, the episode no one has been waiting for, Rob, Ryan, and Steve are joined by friend of the show Colleen Connor from BlindInspirationCast as they discuss some spooky Halloween topics as Steve attacks a defenseless pumpkin with power tools.

Show Notes

BlindInspirationCast
http://www.blindinspirationcast.com/

Audio Description Retreats
http://www.adtrainingretreats.com/

AT Banter Episode 124 – Alex Koren and Actiview

This week we’re combining two of our favorite things – accessibility and movies! Rob and Ryan talk to Alen Koren from Actiview, an accessible app that provides audio description, captioning, enhanced audio and sign language services for movies.   They discuss the app’s origins and features as well as the importance of having accessibility solutions in theaters.

Show Notes

Actiview
Get Actiview on iTunes
Actiview Overview Video

AT Banter Episode 123 – The Return of Tommy Edison

This week Rob and Ryan revisit one of our most popular guests, Tommy Edison, The Blind Film Critic. We chat with him about what he’s been up to over the past year and have a free form conversation about a little bit of everything before diving into the latest Google Event’s announcements.

Show Notes

Tommy Edison Experience

Blind Film Critic Website

Everything Announced at the October Google Event