AT Banter Episode 256 – Kelly Goto Returns

It’s another exciting week for the boys at AT Banter as they welcome back long time friend of the show Kelly Goto, founder and principal at gotomedia and gotoresearch to talk about the state of digital accessibility and how corporations are beginning to embrace inclusivity and accessible policies.

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Kelly Goto on the web



AT Banter Episode 255 – We’ve Got Some Good News

Yes that’s right, it’s that time again! After more COVID worries, protests, wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes, it’s high time for another installment of a Good News Show! This week Steve brings us a collection of news stories from around the world that all have one thing in common – all the news is GOOD! If you’re having a bad week and need to restore your faith in humanity, this is the episode for you!

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18 Actually Good Things That Happened in 2020

New Cancer Treatments May Be on The Horizon – Thanks to Success in mRNA Vaccine Trial

4 Tuna Species Recovered After Decade of Fishing Quotas–With Albacore in Stores Being Truly Sustainable

11-year-old Girl Drummer, Nandi Bushell, Finally Joins Foo Fighters on Stage

Cure for Osteoarthritis Could Be ‘No Further Than the End of Your Nose’, Researchers Find

Pecan-Rich Diet Shown to Reduce Cholesterol in New Study

Youth is Fighting Microplastic Pollution with Magnetic Liquid After Winning Google Science Fair

AT Banter Episode 254 – Maccessibility

Guess who’s back?? Rejoice, ye Barclheads! Steve triumphantly (well, that might be pushing it) to the podcast just in time for the newly reunited trio to welcome Darcy Burnard and Holly Anderson from the Apple-centric accessibility podcast ‘Maccessibility’ to the show. They talk about what the state of accessibility of Apple is currently, whether the playing field has been leveled between all the different OS and device manufacturers, and what kind of innovations might be coming in the future.

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Maccessibility Podcast Online

AT Banter Episode 253 – Brain Computer Interfaces

Rob and Ryan take a break from yelling at the clouds this week in order to welcome David Moses, a Post-Doctoral engineer from the University of California San Francisco who also worked on a recent study that involved developing an implant that allowed a test subject to translate brain signals into text, with a vocabulary of 50 words! They talk to him about the study he worked on as well break down what Brain Computer Interfaces are and how they work, and what the future could hold for the field.

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Adults with disabilities face barriers accessing food, leading to food insecurity: U of T study

Stroke Prevented His Speech, But Brain Implant Brought It Back

AT Banter Episode 252 – Andrew Gurza

Rob and Ryan welcome Disability Awareness Consultant and podcaster Andrew Gurza to the show this week, in an episode so spicy and forward that we had to put a disclaimer at the beginning of the episode! It’s a three-way conversation about everything from sex and disability to the state of disability advocacy in an episode you won’t want to miss!

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Andrew Gurza Online

Disability After Dark

CBC Documentary on Andrew

AT Banter Episode 251 – What’s My Pronoun?

The conversation around pronouns and their importance has been at the heart of conversations about inclusion lately, but for some people it can be hard to understand. This week Rob and Ryan sit down with Dennis Baron, Professor of Linguistics and English at the University of Illinois and author of the book “What’s Your Pronoun: Beyond He and She” to give some context and understanding of the current discourse, as well as a historical perspective.  

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What’s Your Pronoun: Beyond He and She

AT Banter Episode 250 – Darryl Lenox

Rob and Ryan are excited and honored to welcome comedian Darryl Lenox to the show to have a very open and frank conversation about his recent vision loss and how he is adapting to it across all aspects of his life, from travel and smartphones to his writing process.

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New border rules will prevent air travel for people who are blind or unable to use internet

Darryl Lenox Online

AT Banter Episode 249 – Steve Hoffman

Steve is on vacation, but Rob and Ryan soldier on without him as they welcome Steve Hoffman, CEO of Founders Space and author of the book “The Five Forces That Change Everything” to discuss future technology and what it means to both the mainstream but also assistive technology. If geeking out about Brain Computer Interfaces and Artificial Intelligence is your thing, boy do we have the show for you!

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Founders Space

The Five Forces That Change Everything

Courtney Cole on Tik Tok

AT Banter Episode 248 – Tova Sherman & reachAbility

This week Steve, Rob, and Ryan welcome Tova Sherman, co-founder and CEO of reachAbility, an organization in Nova Scotia that provides a variety of employments services and programs to people with disabilities. We discuss everything from reachAbility’s origins and mandate to the uniquely holistic organizational philosophy of “no one goes nowhere”, and so much more. It’s a jam-packed episode that you won’t want to miss!

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Win, Win, Win!: The 18 Inclusion-isms You Need to Become a Disability Confident Employer

Bluenose Ability Arts & Film Festival

AT Banter Episode 247 – Robin Christopherson

This week Steve, Rob, and Ryan welcome Robin Christopherson, head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet to the podcast where they discuss everything from web overlays (yes, we know … again) and the impact of digital accessibility to his daily podcast, Dot to Dot where he features new skills of the Amazon Echo devices.  

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Dot to Dot Podcast

The Echo Show Podcast