Dave Steele, The Blind Poet stands with his white cane in hand against a darkened background. The words “Episode 282 – Dave Steele The Blind Poet” float overhead while the AT Banter Podcast logo sits in the lower left hand corner.

AT Banter Episode 282 – Dave Steele The Blind Poet

Rob, Ryan, Steve and Lis drink some tea and prepare to wax poetic this week as they welcome Dave Steele, otherwise known as The Blind Poet to the show. Dave shares his own journey through vision loss, from first being diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa to becoming a bestselling author and known as “The Blind Poet”.  

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/at-banter-podcast-episode-282-dave-steele-the-blind-poet.pdf

Show Notes

Dave Steele Online
https://theblindpoet.net/

Stand By Me RP
https://www.amazon.ca/Stand-Me-RP-Dave-Steele/dp/1530000408

An insulin pump is clipped to the waistband of a woman's jeans. The words "Episode 281 Accessible Insulin Pumps" sits in the upper left hand corner of the image while the logo of the CNIB sits below.

AT Banter Episode 281 – Accessible Insulin Pumps

Insulin pumps can make a huge difference in the lives of those living with Diabetes, helping manage blood sugar levels more efficiently by delivering accurate insulin doses on a pre-programmed schedule. Despite the strong connection between blindness and diabetes, most of these life changing devices come without any sort of accessible features to ensure that anyone can operate them independently. This week Rob, Steve, Ryan, and Lis welcome Ryan Hooey and Kat Hamilton from CNIB to discuss the campaign to pressure manufacturers and Health Canada for accessibility options for insulin pumps.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/at-banter-podcast-episode-281-accessible-insulin-pumps.pdf

Show Notes

CNIB Accesible Insulin Pump Campaign
https://cnib.ca/en/accessible-insulin-pumps

We’re With U – Concert for Ukraine
https://mushroomfm.com/WithYou

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AT Banter Episode 280 – Ardra Shephard & Fashion Dis

Rob dresses up and wears socks this week in anticipation of the show as the gang welcomes Ardra Shephard, host of AMI’s, ‘Fashion Dis’, a makeover show that features members of the disability community. They discuss Ardra’s own personal journey with fashion and disability, how the idea of the show came about, adaptive clothing, and the importance of the show’s impact and message.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/at-banter-podcast-episode-280-ardra-shepard-fashion-dis.pdf

Show Notes

Fashion Dis on AMI
https://www.ami.ca/Fashion-Dis-About

Tripping On Air
https://trippingonair.com/

Blind Musicians Concert for Ukraine
https://mushroomfm.com/WithYou