Trish Kelly, a Caucasian woman in her early 40s wearing glasses with straight shoulder length dark hair, smiles for the camera against a white wall. The words "Episode 320 - Trish Kelly & Untapped Accessibility" covers the left hand side of the image.

AT Banter Episode 320 – Trish Kelly & Untapped Accessibility

This week Ryan, Rob, and Lis welcome Disability advocate and Managing Director of Untapped Accessibility Trish Kelly to the show to discuss the company and how it assists organizations to become more accessible and inclusive. They discuss the current trends in accessibility and break down some of the forthcoming legislative changes in the form of the BC Accessibility Act.

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Untapped Accessibility

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AT Banter Episode 311 – Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians

International Day of Persons With Disabilities is December 3, and to help celebrate, Rob and Ryan welcome Marcia Yale, President of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians, to the show. They discuss the organization, its origins, and the challenges that a grass roots advocacy organization faces, as well as the special conference it has planned on December 3 for International Day of Persons With Disabilities. And we find out just what Ryan gets up to after hours….

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AEBC Website

AEBC International Day of Persons With Disabilities Conference

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AT Banter Episode 306 – Disability Without Poverty

This week Ryan and Rob welcome Rabia Khedr, National Director of Disability Without Poverty to the show to talk about the status of Bill C-22, an Act that promises to reduce poverty and to support the financial security of persons with disabilities by establishing the Canada disability benefit. They discuss the Act and its potential impact as well as the state of disability advocacy at the moment and what can be done to foster positive change for people with disabilities. You don’t want to miss this episode – and we’re not just saying that!

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Disability Without Poverty

Episode 300 - Possabilities

AT Banter Episode 300 – PossAbilities

Rob and Ryan welcome Monique Nelson, Director of Community Engagement from the organization PossAbilities this week to talk about the organization and all about its many programs and services that serve the developmental disability community.

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Inclusion Art Show

Good For All Podcast

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AT Banter Episode 296 – Precious Perez

The show is alive … with the sound of music this week as Rob and Ryan welcome Precious Perez, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, advocate and published children’s author to the show. We discuss her love of music, what it was like attending Berklee College of Music as a blind student, her advocacy work and how music and representation can help normalize disability and education mainstream audiences. And Ryan even convinces her to sing too!  You don’t want to miss this one!

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Precious Perez


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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….

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StopGap Foundation

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AT Banter Episode 292 – Brian and Kerry Kijewski

It’s an exciting episode this week as Rob, Ryan, Lis, and Steve welcome siblings Brian and Kerry Kijewski, hosts of the radio show Outlook on Radio Western. They discuss the origins of their hour long weekly show that focuses on advocacy, what it’s like doing a show on live radio, and what drives their passion for broadcasting and advocacy.

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Outlook on Radio Western

Chin Music on Radio Western

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AT Banter Episode 291 – Sammy SweetSpirit

We’re getting sweet this week as Rob, Ryan, Lis and Steve welcome advocate, author, and singer-songwriter Sammy SweetSpirit to the show. We discuss her book, “Look At It This Way: The Blind Leading the Sighted” and why she felt it so important to write it as well as her love of music and her album, “Something For Everyone”. We dare you to listen to this show and not smile!

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Look At It This Way: The Blind Leading the Sighted on Amazon

Something For Everyone on Amazon Music

AT Banter Episode 258 – Kiesha Mastrodimos

Rob, Ryan and Steve get a lesson in foreign foot fetishes (inside joke, you’ll have to listen to the episode to get it) and welcome disability advocate, motivational speaker, social media star Kiesha Mastrodimos to the show to discuss the documentary “Kiesha’s Story: A Path to Wellness”.

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Kiesha’s Story: A Path to Wellness

Kiesha on Facebook

Kiesha on Youtube

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