Steve makes his triumphant return to the show after a trip down to the CSUN (California State University, Northridge) Assistive Technology Conference. He gives the gang the rundown of some of the assistive technology devices he saw and his impressions of where the industry is at and where the next few years may take things.
Rob, Lis, and Ryan are excited to sit down with Darren Defrain, Director of the Writing Program at Wichita State University (go Shockers!) and co-developer of a new app called Vizling which aims to make digital comics accessible! They talk about the comic industry and why it’s important to make them accessible and even discuss their preferred costumes for Comic Con (spoilers: spandex bad). Trust us, you don’t want to miss this one!
It’s an exciting and action-packed episode this week as Lis updates us on her cowbell status and her dog’s gassy habits. An if that’s not enough excitement for one episode, break out that heart medication and oxygen, because we are also thrilled and honored to talk with Kelly MacDonald and Ramya Amuthan from AMI’s widely popular arts, entertainment and lifestyle show, Kelly and Company! We discuss the show and its origins, the importance of accessibility and representation in media, and much much more! You don’t want to miss this one!
We are packing the Anti-Gloom Zoom Room full this week with our panel who return for the third part of our series on ableism. Shawn Marsolais, Executive Director of Blind Beginnings and host of the Limitless Podcast and Amy Amantea, host of the Accessing Art with Amy Podcast join the gang for a rousing roundtable discussion that focuses in on the concept of internalized ableism.
What does zero gravity, bioengineering, YouTube, and pulmonary surfactant all have in common? Well, if you guessed Prof. Mona Minkara, this week’s guest, you’d be absolutely right! It’s an episode full of energy as Rob, Ryan, Lis and Steve welcome Mona to the show to discuss her journey becoming a Bioengineer, her experience with Astro Access, an organization with the mandate to increase access and inclusion to space travel, her YouTube channel that showcases accessible international travel and transit systems, and her tireless work making STEM materials more accessible and encouraging more youth who are visually impaired youth to enter the science field. This is one you don’t want to miss!