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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.

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Blind Beginnings

Limitless Podcast

Accessing Art with Amy

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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!

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Mona Minkara Online

Planes, Trains, and Canes

Astro Access

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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.

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Two Canes Consulting

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AT Banter Episode 269 – Jeff Wissel

This week the AT Banter gang talks with Jeff Wissel, Chief Accessibility Officer at Disability:IN. They discuss organization’s mandate, the importance of inclusive hiring practices and how many large corporations have started setting the standards for inclusion, accessibility, and diversity.

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Disability: IN

AT Banter Episode 264 – Lainey Feingold

Rob, Ryan and Steve sit down this week and talk with renowned Disability Rights Lawyer and Author of the book, “Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits” Lainey Feingold. They discuss accessibility lawsuits and the ADA, negotiation techniques, and how sitting down and discussing accessibility with companies can bear more fruit than actual lawsuits.

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Lainey Feingold Online

Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits

AT Banter Episode 261 – Bring on the Halloweenies

The pumpkins are all out on the porches and the trees are adorned with toilet paper, which can only mean one thing – it’s time for the AT Banter annual Halloween episode! This year we’ve got a full house, as Rob, Ryan, and Steve welcome special guest Rick Chant from Chaos Technical Services and Lis Malone, from the Breaking Dishes Podcast to help celebrate the season as only these Halloweenies can!

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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.

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Community Recreational Initiatives Society

Adaptive Adventures

Accessible Wilderness Expeditions

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.

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Kelly Goto on the web



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!

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Win, Win, Win!: The 18 Inclusion-isms You Need to Become a Disability Confident Employer

Bluenose Ability Arts & Film Festival

AT Banter Episode 219 – Megan Lawrence Talks Mental Health

Given the year that 2020 has been, it’s not surprising to think that Mental Wellness is a growing concern among many people, both at home as well as the workplace. This week Rob and Ryan welcome Megan Lawrence, Sr. Accessibility Technical Evangelist at Microsoft to discuss the topic of Mental Health and how COVID has changed the way we discuss it and how companies are participating in the conversation.

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