AT Banter Episode 237 – Audio Description: Human or Synthetic?

Networks and studios these days are experimenting with text-to-speech technology to create synthetic speech that can then be used as Audio Description for different shows and movies. Today we talk with Valerie Hunter from Valerie H Productions and Melissa Hope from Descriptive Video Works and discuss this new technology and how it’s being used, the controversy it’s caused in the Blind and Partially Sighted communities, and some of the pros and cons of using it.

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Valerie H Productions

Descriptive Video Works

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AT Banter Episode 236 – Canadian Helen Keller Centre

Rob and Ryan fly the show solo this week without Steve as they welcome on Laura Hayden from the Canadian Helen Keller Centre to discuss the organization and give them some insight on the types of programs and services that they offer Canadians all over the country who are deafblind.

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Canadian Helen Keller Centre

Jonathan Mosen Podcast

HBO Max Rolls Out Audio Descriptions

AT Banter Episode 235 – Tanner Gers

This week, Rob, Ryan and Steve welcome Paralympic Athlete and motivational speaker Tanner Gers to the show where they learn about his involvement in the bid to bring five-a-side Blind Soccer to the Paralympics as well as several other projects he has in the pipeline.

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AT Banter Episode 234 – Good News Show 2

When it comes to this week’s show, we’ve got some good news, and we have some bad news. First the good news … THERE IS NO BAD NEWS (unless your name is Pepe and you’re a skunk)! That’s right, it’s been about a year since we had our last “Good News Show”, so we decided to do it again this year since we are still in desperate need of plenty of sunshine, lollipops, puppy dogs, and kittens in our lives! Maria Johnson from the Girl Gone Blind Blog joins Rob, Ryan and Steve for an hour of fun, laughter, and GOOD NEWS!

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Girl Gone Blind Blog

She Beat Cancer at 10. Now She’s Set to Be the Youngest American in Space

‘Life-saving’ nose spray that kills 99.9% of viruses begins production in Israel

Woman Finds Husband’s ‘Secret Instagram Account’ Full of Recipes He Makes for Her

The Golden Labrador Who Keeps on Giving

Orchestra Allows Deaf People to ‘Hear’ Beethoven

How Pepe Le Pew became the latest character in the culture war