The Guitar Dungeon is awash with excitement this week as Ryan, Rob, Steve, and special in-studio guest Grant welcome back Alexis Hillyard, creator of the YouTube cooking channel Stump Kitchen to the show. We discuss her advocacy work as well as how the Stump Kitchen has evolved before launching into an extended discussion on how advocacy and content creation can work together. You don’t want to miss this one!
This week Rob and Ryan welcome Amy Silverman, author of “My Heart Can’t Even Believe It” into the Guitar Dungeon where the three discuss a variety of topics including the language of disability, advocacy, and raising a daughter with Down’s Syndrome.
Rob and Ryan fly solo this week while Steve is out and welcome Amanda Tolson and Jenna Reed from En-Vision America to the show. We discuss En-Vision’s long standing presence in the Assistive Technology community, dive into everything we wanted to know about bar code scanning, and the importance of Accessible Prescription labeling solutions.
AODA Alliance More Details on Amendments to ACA
Accessible Canada Act Could Become Law Next Month
CRTC calls for comments on Bell, Corus, Rogers proposed amendment to described video conditions
En-Vision America Advocacy Page
This week Rob, Ryan, and Steve welcome local photographer, accessibility advocate, and one of the busiest people we know, Cathy Browne into the Guitar Dungeon to talk about her photography, some of her advocacy work and the importance of accessible environments.
This week we welcome in our 2nd in-Dungeon guest — Shawn Marsolais from Blind Beginnings, a local non-profit organization that provides services and support for children who are visually impaired and their families. She fills us in on what Blind Beginnings has been up to over the past year, including their ‘Do the Grind Blind‘ event that garnered a lot of media attention last summer.
Blind Beginnings YouTube Page
Do The Grind Blind Documentary
This week we welcome Brad Turner, VP of Education at Benetech into the Guitar Dungeon where we discuss the company’s ongoing mandate of providing positive social change utilizing technology. Also, we discuss some big news for Steve’s company, Canadian Assistive Technology.
Steve is back in studio this week and we learn where he’s been all this time before welcoming Jessica Kovacs to the show where she tells us all about her blog, ‘Thomas Marshall Does It All’, where she details the day to day life of her son Tommy who is growing up blind.
Thomas Marshall Does It All
Faith No More
This week we manage to slow acclaimed author, advocate, and podcaster Donna Johdan down enough to chat with us about her many passions and accomplishments — and even squeeze in a little Assistive Technology banter.