AT Banter Episode 309 – A Stumptastic Halloween

It’s Halloween once again and while we may not have Steve grievously injuring himself with a power tool while showing us a shortcut on how to carve a pumpkin, but we have the very next best thing – Lis, Rob, and Ryan welcome long time friend of the show, Alexis Hillyard creator of the YouTube channel Stump Kitchen to this year’s annual Halloween show! We discuss the channel and what it’s been like spreading out her content to other platforms like Instagram and TikTok before discussing Halloween. If you have even wondered what vegetable juice best simulates blood, you won’t want to miss this episode! Happy Halloween!

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Stump Kitchen on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDa7IzZX_Lb882M4qZc6nzg

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AT Banter Episode 305 – LaMondre Pough & Billion Strong

The AT Banter gang re-convenes with a full roster this week as they welcome LaMondre Pough, CEO of Billion Strong, a non profit organization whose mission is to unite, elevate and empower the global community of people with disabilities in order to develop a positive disability identity. They discuss everything from the organization’s origins to the challenges faced to unify disability communities around the world and the importance of positive identity and advocacy. Oh, and this episode is definitely NOT sponsored by Frugal MacDoogal.

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Billion Strong
https://www.billion-strong.org/

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AT Banter Episode 299 – International Disability Alliance

It’s a big show this week as Lis shares some dietary news that shocks Rob and Ryan before welcoming Elham Youssefian, Inclusive Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Advisor at the International Disability Alliance to talk about this global organization and the work they do ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities all over the world.

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International Disability Alliance
https://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org/

AT Banter Episode 298 – Smart Cities For All

Rob and Ryan hold down the fort this week and welcome James Thurston and Yulia Sarviro from G3ICT, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies to discuss their global initiative, Smart Cities for All. They discuss what makes a Smart City, how accessibility is crucial when it comes to infrastructure and how cities around the world are embracing universal design and accessibility.

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G3ICT
https://g3ict.org/

M-Enabling Summit
https://m-enabling.com/

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AT Banter Episode 297 – Bradley Blair

Lis makes her triumphant return to the show (again) as we welcome Bradley Blair, an Orientation and Mobility instructor from her city of Charlotte, NC who also happens to be blind. We discuss the challenges that he faced in training, the advantages of having built in knowledge and perspective when it comes to providing services to clients, and some of the challenges faced in the build environment in the city of Charlotte.

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WBTV News Story with Bradley Blair
https://www.wbtv.com/2022/03/31/accessibility-issues-charlotte-pose-challenging-risks-those-living-with-disabilities/

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AT Banter Episode 295 – Connect 4 Life

It’s a skeleton crew this week as Rob and Ryan hold down the fort and welcome Melanie Taddeo, founder of Connect 4 Life, an Ontario non-profit that provides a wide variety of educational, programs and services for people with disabilities. The discuss the organization’s origins, the need to fill the service gaps left by larger organizations, and dive into discussing some of Connect 4 Life’s many programs. Oh, and Ryan plans an insurrection.

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Connect 4 Life
http://connect4life.ca/

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AT Banter Episode 294 – StopGap Foundation

Rob, Ryan, Steve, and Lis welcome Luke Anderson, Executive Director and Founder of the StopGap Foundation, an Ontario-based non-profit that provides access solutions to businesses in the form of lightweight portable ramps. They discuss everything from Luke’s personal experience with disability and the origins of the StopGap Foundation to the challenges of dealing with local by-laws and policies and even touch on the mysterious caped crusader that goes by the moniker of Ramp Man….

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2022/07/at-banter-podcast-episode-294-stop-gap-foundation.pdf

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StopGap Foundation
https://stopgap.ca/

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AT Banter Episode 293 – World Blind Union

It’s a episode full of troopers this week as the gang pushes through tech challenges, power supply issues and viruses to welcomes Marc Workman, CEO of the World Blind Union, an internationally recognized organization representing the 285 million blind and partially sighted persons in 190 member countries.  We discuss WBU’s origins, its mandate, and some of the unique challenges of bringing major national and international organizations of blind persons together under a global umbrella.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2022/07/at-banter-podcast-episode-293-world-blind-union.pdf

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World Blind Union
https://worldblindunion.org/

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AT Banter Episode 288 – Canadian Accessibility Network

It’s a streamlined show this week as Steve and Rob welcome Tony Labillois and Mandi Crespo from the Canadian Accessibility Network to discuss the origins of the Network and its efforts to provide a centralized accessibility resource to organizations all over the country.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/at-banter-podcast-episode-288-canadian-accessibility-network.pdf

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Canadian Accessibility Network
https://carleton.ca/read/can/

Contact the Canadian Accessibility Network
can@carleton.ca

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AT Banter Episode 287 – Talking Accessibility

May 29th – June 4th is National Accessibility Week in Canada, and in honor of that, Ryan, Rob, Lis and Steve discuss this very important (and sometimes contentious) topic .. interspersed with a bit of Hockey talk and sedition. Happy National Accessibility Week everyone!

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/at-banter-podcast-episode-287-talking-accessibility.pdf

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About National Accessibility Week
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/campaigns/national-accessability-week.html

National Accessibility Week Events
https://www.csps-efpc.gc.ca/events/national-accessability-week-2022/index-eng.aspx
https://www.rickhansen.com/get-involved/national-accessability-week
https://www.neilsquire.ca/event/national-accessability-week-3-2022-05-29/