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 74 – This is Halloween (Again)

Happy Halloween! This week it’s our annual Halloween show, and Ryan has dressed up the Guitar Dungeon to be even spookier than it is normally! Rick Chant from Chaos Technical Services sits in as we answer from Listener emails, talk about a few recent Assistive Technology items in the news, and then launch into bantering about all things Halloween while eating way too much candy.

Show Notes

Don’t Blame Batteries for Every Lithium Ion Explosion
https://www.wired.com/2017/03/dont-blame-batteries-every-lithium-ion-explosion/

Most Popular Halloween Candy by State
http://www.delish.com/holiday-recipes/halloween/g4584/most-popular-halloween-candy-america/

Best and Worst Halloween candy
http://www.eatthis.com/halloween-candies-ranked/

2017 Most Popular Halloween costumes
http://time.com/4989367/most-popular-halloween-costumes-2017/

8 Super Weird Things You Didn’t Know About Halloween
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/halloween-weird-facts_n_5948456

AT Banter Episode 73 – Dave Wilkinson and HIMS

This week we welcome Dave Wilkinson into the Guitar Dungeon, where we discuss some of the products that HIMS manufactures, what the development cycle is like, and the state of Braille hardware in general. BONUS: Keep listening after the show to listen to Ryan unbox his brand spanking new Google Home Mini.

Show Notes:
HIMS
https://hims-inc.com

BrailleSense Polaris
https://hims-inc.com/products/braillesense-polaris/

AT Banter Episode 72 – Peter Tucic and Victor Reader Trek

This week we’re bantering with Peter Tucic, Blackhawks fan and Blindness Product Specialist, about Humanware’s line of forthcoming new products — as well as a bit of hockey smack talk for good measure.

Show Notes
Humanware
http://www.humanware.com/

Canadian Assistive Technology
http://canasstech.com

How To Get Your Apps and Ringtones Back on Your Mac and PC with iTunes 12.6.3
https://coolblindtech.com/how-to-get-your-apps-and-ringtones-back-on-your-mac-and-pc-with-itunes-12-6-3/

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 69 – Junk in the Trunk

Rob, Ryan and Steve are back to basics with one of their patented stream-of-consciousness News shows, joined by Chaos Technical Service’s Rick Chant. Listen in as they discuss everything from fruit fly genitalia to hijacked voice assistants, and everything in between!

Show Notes

These Disabled Americans Are Getting Dragged Out and Arrested for Demonstrating Over Healthcare
http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a12466578/disabled-protesters-healthcare-hearing/

Al Franken raises concerns about Apple’s FaceID

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/09/13/us-senator-questions-face-id-privacy-security/

Wearables Fashion Show at the Accessibility Innovation Showcase at Invictus Games  https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/09/23/wearable-assistive-technology-will-hit-the-runway-at-invictus-showcase.html

Google assistant comes to Bose head phones
https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/135419/google-assistant-comes-bose-headphones

Amazon brings new accessibility to Fire devices
https://www.amazon.com/p/feature/ter2a57g6htm6mr

Your future sex robot could be hacked and programmed to murder you
http://bgr.com/2017/09/11/sex-robot-hack-security-cyborg/

Internet of cells
http://www.nature.com/news/how-the-internet-of-cells-has-biologists-buzzing-1.22645

Hijacked Voice Assistants
https://coolblindtech.com/how-alexa-siri-google-assistant-can-be-listening-without-you-knowing-it/?utm_source=ReviveOldPost&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ReviveOldPost

Google Chrome Will No Longer Autoplay Content With Sound In January 2018
https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/09/15/2232241/google-chrome-will-no-longer-autoplay-content-with-sound-in-january-2018

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

AT Banter Episode 66 – Wade Wingler

This week we briefly discuss the new Eye Tracking software that will be included in the forthcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update before engaging in a Banterfest with Wade Wingler, Vice President of Technology and Information Services and Security Office at Easterseals Crossroads and host of the long running podcast Assistive Technology Update.

Show Notes

Easterseals Crossroads
http://www.eastersealscrossroads.org/

Assistive Technology Update
http://www.eastersealstech.com/category/assistive-tech-update/