AT Banter Episode 216 – Tamara Vrooman

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.

Show Notes

Microsoft’s 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Report

B.C. NDP recommits to disability legislation

Guinness launches first alcohol-free beer

AT Banter Episode 215 – GoodMaps

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.

Show Notes


GoodMaps Explore for iOS

Guy on a Jetpack

AT Banter Episode 214 – Digital Accessibility and Kathy Wahlbin

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.

Show Notes

RadioShack Sued for ADA Accessibility Violation

Paciello Group

Fly on Your Head (Remix)

AT Banter Episode 213 – The Good News Show

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!

Show Notes

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

Bee Populations Growing

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