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.
World Cerebral Palsy is almost upon us on October 6, so we take some time this week to talk with Elizabeth Specht and Jeanne Morton from the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC, who discuss CP itself as well as the Association and the work it does for individuals all over the Province.
We’re back from vacation (again) and go full steam ahead on discussing a few recent news stories about accessibility. From Lyft horror stories to self-service kiosks, Rob and Ryan cover a wide range of topics before welcoming back Karthik Kannan from Envision AI to announce some big promotional news.
Wheelchair users say even accessible taxis will refuse rides in Vancouver
San Francisco woman with disability who says Lyft drivers repeatedly cancel her rides is calling for change
This blind woman says self-checkouts lower the bar(code) for accessibility
A blind man couldn’t order pizza from Domino’s. The company wants the Supreme Court to say websites don’t have to be accessible
This week we’re visited by local visually impaired artist, advocate, motivational speaker and self-proclaimed Renaissance Man, Richard Harlow. Richard tells us how he was first diagnosed with the rare condition LHON, how it impacted his life, and how it eventually saw him begin a life of advocacy that resulted in the city of Nanaimo adopting a new Accessibility icon.
Delta Air Lines bans
young puppies and kittens as support animals
A look at TTC accessibility through the eyes of a rider who uses two canes
Richard Harlow Interview from Times Colonist
This week Steve’s out with a bug and long time listener of the show Ali Moussa steps in to help us talk about some Accessibility related news items from the last few weeks!
Man Seeks New Copy of Windows 7 After Forced Windows 10 Upgrade
Blindfold Games Now Offers Braille Support
It’s Illegal in Norway to Have An Inaccessible Website
Google Assistant Firmaware Updates