Sesquicentennial Episode Extravaganza!

Time really does fly when you’re having fun! None of us here at the podcast can believe that we’ve managed to record and produce 150 episodes of the AT Banter Podcast, but the math doesn’t lie!

When we sat around in the Guitar Dungeon trying to come up with ideas of what we could do that was special this year for our anniversary (other than recording an episode while consuming tequila shots and making complete asses of ourselves), we once again revisited the idea of a “live” show.

For years, Ryan has been suggesting we try a specially formatted episode that would let us interact with our listeners, and this time when he brought it up, we thought it had the potential for audio chaos which, for those who’ve heard our past anniversary shows, is a perfect for our sesquicentennial episode. Using the Zoom Meeting platform, we will be opening our room for the public (find the link below) so that anybody can join the conversation.

So join us on Thursday May 2nd, at 5:30pm PST and join the party — the mics will be hot and the tequila will chilled! Just follow the link below after 5:30pm PST on the 2nd and come say hi, ask a question and come celebrate 150 episodes along with us!

Join the AT Banter Sesquicentennial Episode Zoom Meeting
Thursday, May 2nd 5:30pm PST
https://zoom.us/j/661814311

AT Banter Episode 138 – Louise Gillis and White Cane Week

It’s White Cane Week and to help kick off celebrations, we welcome Louise Gillis, President of The Canadian Council of the Blind to talk to us about the organization, its history, mandate, and the support that it provides to the visually impaired community.

Show Notes

Bus Riders With Disabilities Should Have Access to Reserved Spaces
https://www.therecord.com/opinion-story/9138967-bus-riders-with-disabilities-should-have-access-to-reserved-spaces/
Haptic Baton Helps Visually Impaired Musicians
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-46994209/magic-baton-helps-blind-musicians-feel-conductor
Canadian Council of the Blind
http://ccbnational.net

AT Banter Episode 99 – Microsoft Soundscape

This week we’re thrilled to be talking with Jarnail Chudge and Amos Miller, two team members from Microsoft’s new Soundscape App for the visually impaired. They join us in the Guitar Dungeon to discuss the app’s origins, how it works, and the impact it has had on mobility experiences so far.

Show Notes

Soundscape
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/product/soundscape/

Soundscape on the App Store
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-soundscape/id1240320677?ls=1&mt=8

ELIA Font
http://www.theeliaidea.com/eliahome

AT Banter Episode 81 – Christmas at the Super 8

Happy Holidays! It’s time once again for our Christmas tradition at AT Banter where we take a break from our regular subjects and tackle all things Christmas! Rick, Rob, Steve and Ryan share some Holiday memories while finding a little time to chat about Seeing Ai’s new updates as well as some opinions on the Net Neutrality decision.

Show Notes

Seeing AI Gets Major Update
https://coolblindtech.com/microsofts-seeing-ai-app-gets-major-update-and-is-now-available-in-35-countries/

Google Duo
https://duo.google.com/

AT Banter Episode 75 – Jeff Thompson and Blind Abilities

This week we open the Guitar Dungeon to fellow podcaster Jeff Thompson, from Blind Abilities and talk about all manner of things related to Blindness and the transition into the work force – as well as a bit of general silliness regarding the proper form of the past tense of ‘tweet’.

Show Notes

Blind Abilities
https://blindabilities.com/

Blind Abilities App on iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blind-abilities/

AT Banter Episode 71 – Steve Bennett and Dolphin Computer Access

This week we travel across the pond (via Skype of course – we don’t have that much of a budget) and banter with Steve Bennett from Dolphin Software, makers of the SuperNova screen magnification and screen reader software.

Show Notes
Dolphin Software
https://yourdolphin.com/

Canadian Assistive Technology
http://www.canasstech.com

AT Banter Episode 70 – Tom Dekker

This week we welcome Tom Dekker, founder of iHabilitation Canada, blogger and Blindness advocate into the Guitar Dungeon where he discusses his early days of Phone Phreaking, some current trends in AT, and the fight against a new set of standards being introduced for Canadian Guide Dogs.

Show Notes

Hands off Our Harnesses

https://handsoffourharnesses.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/handsoffourharnesses/

iHabilitation

http://www.ihabilitation.com/

AT Banter Episode 67- Idan Meir and Right-Hear

This week we do a bit of iBantering about the new Apple announcements before we’re joined by Idan Meir, co-founder and CEO of Right-Hear, an app and accessibility solution for the visually impaired.

Show Notes

Apple Special Event As It Happened
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/iphone-8-release-apple-event-as-it-happened/

Right-Hear
http://right-hear.com/

Right-Hear App for Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.righthear&hl=en

Right-Hear App for iOS
https://itunes.apple.com/il/app/right-hear-righthear/id1061791840?mt=8