Can you believe it’s been 4 years of this?? Rob, Ryan, Steve, and Rick all band together in the Anti-Gloom Zoom Room to celebrate the podcast’s 4th Anniversary and announce some show news as well as some actual news before .. well, we won’t spoil it.
Rob and Steve welcome their first official guest into the Anti-Gloom Zoom Room this week! Shawn Marsolais, Founder and Executive Director of Blind Beginnings, joins them to discuss how the organization has adjusted its programs in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the implications going forward.
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Quarantine has may be taking its toll on the boys as they gather together in our Anti-Gloom Zoom Room to record a marathon session of bad jokes in order to fight back against all the bad news that many of us are bombarded with on a daily basis. Enjoy this special episode of silliness as we prepare for getting things back to normal for next week’s show!
Well it’s another week and most of us here on the planet are still in some level of stay at home or lock down. COVID-19 is all most people are still talking about and that includes many advocate and members of the Disability Community. Rick, Rob, and Steve discuss several of the latest news stories about how COVID-19 is impacting the community and postulate on what might happen once things return to normal.
Rob, Steve, and Rick may be the last people on the planet that anyone should take advice on maintaining their sanity, but they come together remotely to do their best all the same. The virus has us all shut in and isolating, which can be even more of a challenge for people with disabilities. This week the boys step through some ideas of what to do in order to maintain a positive attitude and sanity while at home and share some of their own strategies and stories.
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We may be in the middle of a global pandemic, and Ryan is taking a hiatus, but the show must go on! Rob, Steve and Rick discuss the announcement of some new forthcoming braille devices from Orbit research before launching into an extended conversation about what is on everyone’s mind these days – the impact of the COVID-19 virus and some of the ways it is impacting communities.
This week we get a lesson about the USA’s disability legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act, from Jessica Sanders and Christine Sket from Braille Works. We discuss everything from the scope of the Act itself to the Domino’s Pizza court case that went before the Supreme Court last year, as well as what it means for Accessibility going forward.
We are back from a brief hiatus this week and once again gather in the Guitar Dungeon to talk with Jeff Godfrey from Y4U Technologies along with beta tester Brian Bibeault about their new Indoor Navigation app, Accessibuild.
It’s an exciting show this week as Rob and Ryan welcome Eric Damery, Vice President of Software Management at Vispero, makers of the ever popular JAWS Screen Reading Software. We wax nostalgic about the computing landscape of the 90s and discuss what it was like developing a screen reader during that period and how it compares to the current development cycle before discussing what the future holds for JAWS.