Image of a hiking trail with one able bodies person and one person in an adapted wheelchair hiking through a lush green set of trees.

AT Banter Episode 259 – Community Recreation Initiatives Society

Moose, rabbits, bears, oh my! This week Steve, Ryan and Rob are heading into the Great Outdoors to talk with Laura McEwan, Manager of Program Delivery for Accessible Wilderness Expeditions, an organization based in Kelowna, BC that offers all manner of adapted outings and adventures.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/10/at-banter-podcast-episode-259-cris.pdf

Show Notes

Community Recreational Initiatives Society
http://crisadaptive.ca/

Adaptive Adventures
http://adaptiveadventures.ca/

Accessible Wilderness Expeditions
https://www.accesswilderness.ca/

AT Banter Episode 258 – Kiesha Mastrodimos

Rob, Ryan and Steve get a lesson in foreign foot fetishes (inside joke, you’ll have to listen to the episode to get it) and welcome disability advocate, motivational speaker, social media star Kiesha Mastrodimos to the show to discuss the documentary “Kiesha’s Story: A Path to Wellness”.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/10/at-banter-podcast-episode-258-keisha-mastrodimos.pdf

Show Notes

Kiesha’s Story: A Path to Wellness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVW1ZcsFCsg

Kiesha on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/wheelsxo

Kiesha on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChbEgWyPACFalmuSIwej3xA

AT Banter Episode 257 – Jillian Gillis

Mental health and the notion of self-care and self-love can be something many of us overlook in our busy, everyday lives. This week the boys are excited to welcome Jillian Gillis to the show to talk about her new(ish) podcast called Self Love is Blind, a show that discusses these concepts through the lens of disability.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/at-banter-episode-268-jillian-gillis.pdf

Show Notes

Self Love Is Blind
https://selfloveisblind.com/

AT Banter Episode 256 – Kelly Goto Returns

It’s another exciting week for the boys at AT Banter as they welcome back long time friend of the show Kelly Goto, founder and principal at gotomedia and gotoresearch to talk about the state of digital accessibility and how corporations are beginning to embrace inclusivity and accessible policies.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/at-banter-podcast-episode-256-kelly-goto-returns.pdf

Show Notes

Kelly Goto on the web
https://www.kellygoto.com/

gotomedia
https://www.gotomedia.com/

gotoresearch
https://www.gotoresearch.com/

AT Banter Episode 255 – We’ve Got Some Good News

Yes that’s right, it’s that time again! After more COVID worries, protests, wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes, it’s high time for another installment of a Good News Show! This week Steve brings us a collection of news stories from around the world that all have one thing in common – all the news is GOOD! If you’re having a bad week and need to restore your faith in humanity, this is the episode for you!

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/at-banter-podcast-episode-255-weve-got-some-good-news.pdf

Show Notes

18 Actually Good Things That Happened in 2020
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/good-things-happened-2020_l_5feb660fc5b6ff7479847494

New Cancer Treatments May Be on The Horizon – Thanks to Success in mRNA Vaccine Trial
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/mrna-vaccines-could-offer-personal-treatments-for-some-of-the-words-cancers/

4 Tuna Species Recovered After Decade of Fishing Quotas–With Albacore in Stores Being Truly Sustainable
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/iucn-reports-4-tuna-species-on-path-to-recovery/

11-year-old Girl Drummer, Nandi Bushell, Finally Joins Foo Fighters on Stage
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/nandi-bushell-plays-with-dave-grohl-foo-fighters/

Cure for Osteoarthritis Could Be ‘No Further Than the End of Your Nose’, Researchers Find
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/cure-for-osteoarthritis-basel-university

Pecan-Rich Diet Shown to Reduce Cholesterol in New Study
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/pecan-enriched-diet-shown-to-reduce-cholesterol-georgia/

Youth is Fighting Microplastic Pollution with Magnetic Liquid After Winning Google Science Fair
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/fionn-ferreira-won-google-science-fair-2019-with-microplastic-cleaning-fluid/

AT Banter Episode 254 – Maccessibility

Guess who’s back?? Rejoice, ye Barclheads! Steve triumphantly (well, that might be pushing it) to the podcast just in time for the newly reunited trio to welcome Darcy Burnard and Holly Anderson from the Apple-centric accessibility podcast ‘Maccessibility’ to the show. They talk about what the state of accessibility of Apple is currently, whether the playing field has been leveled between all the different OS and device manufacturers, and what kind of innovations might be coming in the future.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/at-banter-podcast-episode-254-maccessibility.pdf

Show Notes

Maccessibility Podcast Online
https://maccessibility.net/

AT Banter Episode 253 – Brain Computer Interfaces

Rob and Ryan take a break from yelling at the clouds this week in order to welcome David Moses, a Post-Doctoral engineer from the University of California San Francisco who also worked on a recent study that involved developing an implant that allowed a test subject to translate brain signals into text, with a vocabulary of 50 words! They talk to him about the study he worked on as well break down what Brain Computer Interfaces are and how they work, and what the future could hold for the field.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/at-banter-podcast-episode-253-brain-computer-interfaces.pdf

Show Notes

Adults with disabilities face barriers accessing food, leading to food insecurity: U of T study
https://www.utoronto.ca/news/adults-disabilities-face-barriers-accessing-food-leading-food-insecurity-u-t-study

Stroke Prevented His Speech, But Brain Implant Brought It Back
https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=261595

AT Banter Episode 248 – Tova Sherman & reachAbility

This week Steve, Rob, and Ryan welcome Tova Sherman, co-founder and CEO of reachAbility, an organization in Nova Scotia that provides a variety of employments services and programs to people with disabilities. We discuss everything from reachAbility’s origins and mandate to the uniquely holistic organizational philosophy of “no one goes nowhere”, and so much more. It’s a jam-packed episode that you won’t want to miss!

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/07/at-banter-podcast-episode-248-tova-sherman.pdf

Show Notes

reachAbility
https://www.reachability.org/

Win, Win, Win!: The 18 Inclusion-isms You Need to Become a Disability Confident Employer
https://www.amazon.ca/Win-Inclusion-isms-Disability-Confident-Employer/dp/0981323146

Bluenose Ability Arts & Film Festival
https://www.baaff.ca/

AT Banter Episode 247 – Robin Christopherson

This week Steve, Rob, and Ryan welcome Robin Christopherson, head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet to the podcast where they discuss everything from web overlays (yes, we know … again) and the impact of digital accessibility to his daily podcast, Dot to Dot where he features new skills of the Amazon Echo devices.  

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/07/at-banter-podcast-episode-247-robin-christopherson.pdf

Show Notes

AbilityNet
https://abilitynet.org.uk/

Dot to Dot Podcast
https://usa2day.podbean.com/

The Echo Show Podcast
https://open.spotify.com/show/1m9bYZg9p1WunHV5e6QgcX

AT Banter Episode 246 – Stephanie Cadieux

It’s a big show this week as Steve, Ryan and Rob welcome Stephanie Cadieux, MLA for South Surrey and current Caucus Chair and Official Opposition Critic for Gender Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion, to the podcast to discuss the new Accessible British Columbia Act and what it means for people with disabilities throughout the province. We discuss how far we’ve come in addressing accessibility and barriers as well as the very long way we have to go. It’s an in-depth conversation that you won’t want to miss!  

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/07/at-banter-podcast-episode-246-stephanie-cadieux.pdf

Show Notes

In Anticipation of a BC Accessibility Act
https://www.peacearchnews.com/opinion/opinion-in-anticipation-of-a-bc-accessibility-act/