AT Banter Episode 166 – Stumped Again

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!

Show Notes

Stump Kitchen YouTube Channel
Stump Kitchen Online


AT Banter Episode 160 – Amy Silverman

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.

Show Notes

My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome
https://www.changinghands.com/book/9781606132746
Amy Silverman Online
https://www.amy-silverman.com/

AT Banter Episode 154 – En-Vision America

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.

Show Notes

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
En-Vision America Advocacy Page


AT Banter Episode 153 – Cathy Browne

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.

Show Notes

Google Unveils Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2
Cathy Browne Flickr Album
Soap Box Radio Archive

Follow Cathy on Twitter!
@CathyBrowne

AT Banter Episode 88 – Shawn Marsolais and the Taser Suit

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.

Show Notes

Blind Beginnings
https://www.blindbeginnings.ca
Blind Beginnings YouTube Page
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZA268_YOccpPaVddujAAKQ
Do The Grind Blind Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRuCTf7vBeI

 

AT Banter Episode 64 – Jessica Kovacs

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.

Show Notes
Thomas Marshall Does It All
http://www.thomasmarshalldoesitall.com/

TMDIA Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ThomasMarshallDoesItAll

TMDIA Twitter
https://twitter.com/thomasdoesitall

Faith No More
http://www.fnm.com

Danzig
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danzig_(band)

AT Banter Episode 49 – Donna Johdan


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.

Show Notes
Donna Johdan.com
Barrier Free Canada
Sterling Creations
Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcut Listing
Windows for Seniors for Dummies
Windows Accessibility Handbook

AT Banter Episode 45 – Marco Pasqua and the Rick Hansen Foundation


This week we get motivated with a great discussion with Marco Pasqua, ambassador from the Rick Hansen Foundation who tells us all about the great work the Foundation is doing helping break down barriers.

Show Notes
Rick Hansen Foundation
Marco Pasqua Website