This week we’re sitting down with a discussion about the importance of inclusivity with President and CEO of the Vancouver International Airport, Tamara Vrooman. Tamara has been a long-time advocate for inclusive hiring practices for years and sits on the board of the Rick Hansen Foundation as well and is an active member of the President’s Group, a network of 25 BC business leaders working for more accessible and inclusive workplaces.
Indoor navigation and fully accessible public spaces has long been a dream, and this week we’re talking to a couple guys that might be looking at making that dream come true. Jose Gaztambide and Mike May from GoodMaps join Rob, Ryan and Steve this week to talk about their app and the state of the art positioning technology used in order to quickly and accurately map spaces and turn that data in an accessible digital format.
We have been talking about Digital Accessibility so much over the past few months, we decided it was high time to have a whole show dedicated to it! The boys welcome Kathy Wahlbin from the Paciello Group into the Anti-Zoom Gloom Room to discuss not only its importance but just what the term “accessible” means from a technical standpoint and how digital services are evaluated. Oh, and Ryan goes off on a rant.
RadioShack Sued for ADA Accessibility Violation
Fly on Your Head (Remix)
Something a little different this week! We wanted to do something special to celebrate International Podcast Day, so Steve came up with the idea of a News Show that breaks from the usual format of Assistive Technology. These days it’s hard to not get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of bad news that fills our days, so we’re fighting back with a little something we call The Good News Show — nothing but warm fuzzies! So if you’ve got the blues about the state of the world, this is the episode for you!
A paralyzed adventurer designed a mountain bike for people with disabilities to explore the outdoors
Duck Rescued After Plastic Ring Gets Stuck Around the Neck
Biodegradable Carbon Negative Straws and Forks
Bexarotene Cancer Drug Found to Repair Myelin Nerves in MS Patients
Ryan Reynolds Offers Reward for Woman’s Stolen Teddy Bear
Two Beluga Whales Set Free After Nearly a Decade in Captivity
Methane Seaweed Supplement for Cows
Senate Passes Bill to Protect From Drift Gillnets
A Man from Albany Was Saved From Possibly Drowning
Zeroavia Launches World’s First Hydrogen Powered Passenger Plane
Elephant Population in Kenya Has More Than Doubled Over the Last Three Decades