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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

AT Banter Podcast Episode 279 – CSUN 2022 Round-up

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.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2022/03/at-banter-podcast-episode-279-csun-2022-roundup.pdf

Show Notes

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

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AT Banter Episode 278 – Darren Defrain & Vizling

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!

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2022/03/at-banter-podcast-episode-278-darren-defrain-and-vizling.pdf

Show Notes

Vizling App Info
https://www.wichita.edu/academics/fairmount_college_of_liberal_arts_and_sciences/english/deptenglish/vizling.php

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AT Banter Episode 277 – Kelly MacDonald & Ramya Amuthan

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!

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2022/03/at-banter-podcast-episode-277-kelly-macdonald-ramya-amuthan.pdf

Show Notes

Kelly and Company
https://www.ami.ca/category/kelly-and-company/recent_episodes

AMI
https://www.ami.ca/new_ami

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AT Banter Episode 276 – Ableism Part 3

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.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2022/03/at-banter-podcast-episode-276-ableism-part-3.pdf

Show Notes

Blind Beginnings
www.blindbeginnings.ca

Limitless Podcast
www.blindbeginnings.ca/limitless

Accessing Art with Amy
https://www.ami.ca/Accessing-Art/recent_episodes

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AT Banter Episode 275 – Mona Minkara

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!

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2022/03/at-banter-podcast-episode-275-mona-minkara.pdf

Show Notes

Mona Minkara Online
https://monaminkara.com/

Planes, Trains, and Canes
https://planestrainsandcanes.com/

Astro Access
https://astroaccess.org/

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AT Banter Episode 274 – Two Canes Consulting

This week Rob, Steve, Lis, and Ryan welcome Sarina Cormier and Natalie Shearer from Two Canes Consulting to the show to talk about their fledgling two-woman accessibility consultation business. They discuss everything from their own chance meeting at a branch of the CNIB and the company’s origins to the state of accessibility in Ontario and the unique perspective that their own lived experiences bring to their clients.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2022/02/at-banter-podcast-episode-274-two-canes-consulting.pdf

Show Notes

Two Canes Consulting
https://twocanesconsulting.ca/

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AT Banter Episode 273 – Matt Ater

We’re going to need a bigger podcast! Rob, Ryan, Steve and Lis welcome Matt Ater, Vice President of Software and Corporate Business Development for Vispero to the show to talk about some of the latest news around the JAWS screen reading software, including the implementation of JAWS kiosks in McDonald’s restaurants.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2022/02/at-banter-podcast-episode-273-matt-ater.pdf

Show Notes

JAWS Connect
https://www.tpgi.com/arc-platform/jaws-connect/

JAWS Kiosks
https://www.tpgi.com/accessibility-solutions/jaws-kiosk/

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AT Banter Episode 272 – The Cat’s Away

The mice are having a party this week as Rob is down for the count and away from the show this week, leaving the keys to the podcast in the hands of Lis, Ryan, and Steve as they tackle a few news stories including some updates from Dr. David Grimes and his vision ministry in South America.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2022/02/at-banter-podcast-episode-272-the-cat-is-away.pdf

Show Notes

Peter Dinklage Calls Disney’s ‘Snow White’ Remake ‘Backward’
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/25/movies/peter-dinklage-snow-white.html

Robot Guide Pepper Could Help Blind
https://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/people/robot-guide-called-pepper-could-help-blind-and-partially-sighted-people-in-forth-valley-3544006

Donations for Dr. David Grimes
Contact Steve at steve@canasstech.com