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AT Banter Episode 321 – AccessAbility Business Guide

This week Ryan, Rob, and Steve welcome advocate and fledgling app developer Megan Heximer to the show to discuss Accessibility Business Guide, her new app that provides the Disability Community with detailed accessibility information for local businesses. They discuss how the app works, the importance of community driven data as well as the need for information about accessible venues in mainstream Mapping programs.

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AccessAbility Business Guide

AccessAbility Business Guide on iOS

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AT Banter Episode 320 – Trish Kelly & Untapped Accessibility

This week Ryan, Rob, and Lis welcome Disability advocate and Managing Director of Untapped Accessibility Trish Kelly to the show to discuss the company and how it assists organizations to become more accessible and inclusive. They discuss the current trends in accessibility and break down some of the forthcoming legislative changes in the form of the BC Accessibility Act.

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Untapped Accessibility

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AT Banter Episode 319 – Riane LaPaire & NNELS

This week Ryan, Rob, Lis, and Steve welcome Braille & Accessibility Testing Coordinator and Habs Superfan Riane LaPaire to the podcast to discuss the work she does at NNELS (National Network for Equitable Library Services) as well as highlighting the many Braille related events being held throughout the month of January as part of World Braille Days.

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World Braille Days

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AT Banter Episode 318 – Thomas Reid

This week Ryan, Rob, Lis, and Steve welcome fellow podcaster and advocate Thomas Reid to the show to talk about his podcast, Reid My Mind Radio, its origins, his seasonal approach, and even dive into discussing the subject of his previous season, audio description.  

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Reid My Mind Radio

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AT Banter Episode 317 – Cruising With Donovan

In November of 2022, Donovan Tildesley, had just boarded a cruise ship from the Virgin Voyages fleet and sat down at the bar to enjoy his first drink of the voyage when two staff members approached him to inform him that he needed to be removed from the ship because they were not going to be able to accommodate a blind solo traveler. This week the Banter Gang sits down and talks with Donovan to get the full story, the repercussions, how Virgin Voyages responded, and how it all resulted in a “coachable” moment.

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Blind Canadian Paralympian removed from cruise ship

Virgin Voyages

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AT Banter Episode 316 – A Christmas Carol

Rob and Ryan gather in the Anti Gloom Zoom Room one more time this Holiday season for a very special bonus episode as they listen to the 1975 CBS Radio Mystery Theatre audio production of “A Christmas Carol”. So grab your mug of hot chocolate (or eggnog), stoke the fire, and listen along with us for this final AT Banter episode of the season. Happy Holidays!

“A Christmas Carol” courtesy of https://www.cbsrmt.com/

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AT Banter Episode 315 – A Very Truffle Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes it’s that time once again for the Annual AT Banter Holiday Podcast. Rob, Ryan, Lis, and Steve gather in the Anti-Gloom Zoom Room and welcome a cavalcade of friends of the show to share some holiday spirits and discuss a wide range of Holiday related subjects. Join the gang as they welcome Shawn Marsolais and Keisha Anderson from the Blind Beginnings Limitless Podcast, Melissa Hope from Descriptive Video Works, and Chad Bouton from the Hindsight is 20/200 podcast for a chaotic Yuletide roundtable that you won’t want to miss!

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Blind Beginnings

Descriptive Video Works

Limitless Podcast

Hindsight is 20/200

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AT Banter Episode 314 – Brandon Biggs & Audio Navigation

Fully accessible mapping solutions are still something that is being actively worked on in the Assistive Technology field, from QR codes to beacons to GPS. This week we dive into a discussion all about audio mapping and how it can impact accessible navigation and maps with Brandon Biggs, software engineer and CEO of XR Navigation.

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XR Navigation


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AT Banter Episode 313 – Triple Vision Podcast

This week it’s not only the biggest episode we’ve ever done, but one of the most important. We’re packing the Anti-Gloom Zoom Room full this week as Rob, Ryan, Lis, and Steve welcome the members of the Triple Vision Podcast – Peter Field, Charlie Ayotte, Hanna Leavitt, and David Best – to talk about their show which aims to rebuild the narrative of the experience of Blind Canadians in history through research and personal stories. They discuss the podcast’s origins and the importance of ensuring that the story of Canadians who are blind or partially sighted are told by the community and not lost to time. You don’t want to miss this jam-packed episode!

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Triple Vision Podcast

Triple Vision on Apple Podcasts

Triple Vision on Spotify

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AT Banter Episode 312 – Jennie Bovard & Low Vision Moments

This week Ryan, Rob, and Lis have a moment (actually more like a few) with Jennie Bovard, host of the podcast Low Vision Moments. They discuss the concept of the podcast and its origins, and how comedy and humor can be used to create teachable moments about blindness and low vision before diving in and sharing some of their own funny moments in typical circular firing squad fashion. It’s an episode full of belly laughs that you won’t want to miss!

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Low Vision Moments

Low Vision Moments on YouTube