AT Banter Episode 84 – Shawn Kirkpatrick and Loadstone GPS

Rob, Ryan, and Mr. Cowbell (Steve is away this week) discuss Smart Phones and their impact on the human condition before turning the microphones at Shawn Kirkpatrick, developer of the long standing accessible GPS app, Loadstone.

Show Notes

Your Smartphone is Making You Stupid
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/your-smartphone-is-making-you-stupid/article37511900/

Google Home Holiday Sales Figures
https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/5/16855982/google-home-sales-figures-holidays-2017

Loadstone GPS for the Blind
http://www.loadstone-gps.com/

AT Banter Episode 83 – Luis Perez Talks Universal Design

First show of 2018! We ring in the New Year (literally) as Steve brings a new addition to the Guitar Dungeon and we talk with Universal Design advocate Luis Perez about the concept and the impact that emerging technologies are having on the ongoing conversation about UD.

Show Notes
https://luisperezonline.com

AT Banter Episode 81 – Christmas at the Super 8

Happy Holidays! It’s time once again for our Christmas tradition at AT Banter where we take a break from our regular subjects and tackle all things Christmas! Rick, Rob, Steve and Ryan share some Holiday memories while finding a little time to chat about Seeing Ai’s new updates as well as some opinions on the Net Neutrality decision.

Show Notes

Seeing AI Gets Major Update
https://coolblindtech.com/microsofts-seeing-ai-app-gets-major-update-and-is-now-available-in-35-countries/

Google Duo
https://duo.google.com/

AT Banter Episode 80 – David Nason and AppleVis

This week Rick Chant from Chaos Technical Services sits in while we welcome David Nason, contributor to the the Apple-centric Assistive Technology website AppleVis into the Guitar Dungeon. We discuss all things Apple, talk a lot about the new iPhone X, and dive into some of the past and present accessibility features within Apple products.

Show Notes

AppleVis Website
https://www.applevis.com/

 

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AT Banter Episode 79 – Brad Turner and Benetech

This week we welcome Brad Turner, VP of Education at Benetech into the Guitar Dungeon where we discuss the company’s ongoing mandate of providing positive social change utilizing technology. Also, we discuss some big news for Steve’s company, Canadian Assistive Technology.

Show Notes
Benetech
https://benetech.org

AT Banter Episode 78 – Introducing the iStraw and Other News

It’s everybody’s favorite time of the month – and yes, we’re referring to our Monthly News Show! Rick Chant from Chaos Technical Services joins us to banter about some of the past few weeks’ most interesting news stories.

Show Notes

Apple delays HomePod launch until ‘early 2018

http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/11/17/apple-pushes-homepod-launch-into-early-2018

Report: 6 million iPhone X units sold over Black Friday weekend, buyers favor more expensive 256 GB model

https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/28/black-friday-iphone-x-sales/

Hulu sued for not offering audio service for blind customers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/hulu-sued-for-not-offering-audio-service-for-blind-customers/2017/11/21/726a646a-cef6-11e7-a87b-47f14b73162a_story.html?tid=ss_tw-bottom&utm_term=.4d3650f41748

Uber service animal policy under fire for ‘doctor’s or cleric’s letter’ exemption

http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2017/11/20/uber-service-animal-policy-under-fire-for-doctors-or-clerics-letter-exemption

3D printer makes first wearable ‘battery’

https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/11/22/3d-printer-makes-first-wearable-battery/

AT Banter Episode 77 – Shawn Smith and Don’t-Dis-My-Ability

This week we invite Shawn Smith of ‘Don’t Dis My Ability’ into the Guitar Dungeon where we talk all about invisible disabilities and the burgeoning field of Neurodiversity.

Show Notes
Don’t-Dis-My-Ability
http://ddmacs.ca/

Mindview Mind Mapping Software
https://www.matchware.com/mind-mapping-software

AT Banter Episode 75 – Jeff Thompson and Blind Abilities

This week we open the Guitar Dungeon to fellow podcaster Jeff Thompson, from Blind Abilities and talk about all manner of things related to Blindness and the transition into the work force – as well as a bit of general silliness regarding the proper form of the past tense of ‘tweet’.

Show Notes

Blind Abilities
https://blindabilities.com/

Blind Abilities App on iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blind-abilities/