AT Banter Episode 164 – Derek Featherstone

It’s the last show of the summer and we celebrate by welcoming in Derek Featherstone, Chief Experience Officer at Level Access and Accessibility Rock Star, into the Guitar Dungeon for an extended discussion of Digital Accessibility. We discuss everything from how the industry has changed to the new Accessible Canada Act and what needs to happen to drive Accessibility forward.

Show Notes

Watch Derek’s Accessibility Presentation, “Where Accessibility Lives”
Level Access


AT Banter Episode 163 – Getting a Clew with Paul Ruvolo

This week Rob and Ryan welcome Paul Ruvolo, creator of the indoor navigation app Clew, to the Guitar Dungeon. He walks us through how this innovative app uses Augmented Reality to provide a virtual breadcrumb trail and some of the challenges that were faced in development.

Show Notes

Aira Goes Free
Get Clew on the App Store
Clew Website


AT Banter Episode 156 – Tyler Stephen WWDC Rundown

This week it’s all about Apple as we welcome Tyler Stephen from AppleVis into the Guitar Dungeon to give us a rundown of the major Accessibility announcements that were made at Apple’s annual Developer’s Conference.  

Show Notes

Ali Stroker Makes History as First Wheelchair User to Win a Tony
WWDC 2019 as it happened: everything announced during Apple’s keynote

AppleVis

AT Banter Episode 155 – Kelly Goto

A very special episode this week as we spend the entire hour talking with Kelly Goto, respected presence in the UX, Service Design and CX communities and Founder of Goto Media. We discuss the often mysterious world of design, and get an inside view of some of the most important design elements of the past 20 years before diving into the importance of universal design.   

Show Notes

Goto Research / Media
www.gotomedia.com
www.gotoresearch.com
Global Research Consortium

www.uxfellows.com
Colin’s Story
https://mindfultech.us/light-and-dark/

AT Banter Episode 149 – Noah Callan and Disability Tek

Rob, Ryan, and Steve cover a few news stories of the week and then are joined by Noah Callan, CEO and founder of the website Disability Tek.  Noah discusses his excitement about assistive technology, what impact it’s had on his life, and the state of Apple Accessibility.

Show Notes

Intuitive Limbs: The New Era In Prosthetic Technology
https://www.forbes.com/video/6000038875001/#192bb3472c57
Toronto’s only operating cannabis retail store not wheelchair accessible on opening day
https://globalnews.ca/news/5120247/hunny-pot-cannabis-co-accessibility-toronto/

Third of blind people have been hit or narrowly missed by electric car
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6914721/Blind-people-hit-narrowly-missed-electric-car.html

British scientists on cusp of curing blindness with stem cells
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6919821/British-scientists-say-theyre-cusp-curing-blindness-stem-cell-treatment.html

Disability Tek
https://www.disabilitytek.com

AT Banter Episode 145 – Nancy Thorogood

This week Rob and Ryan welcome Nancy Thorogood, Research Associate from the Rick Hansen Institute, into the Guitar Dungeon to talk about the Institute and the work that they do on Spinal Cord Injury research, all the while trying not to ask stupid questions (and sometimes succeeding).

Show Notes

Rick Hansen Institute
http://rickhanseninstitute.org/
RHI and Stem Cell Research
http://rickhanseninstitute.org/resource/sci/stem-cell-research
Additional Information on Spinal Cord Injuries
https://scireproject.com/
https://scireproject.com/community/
Local Studies on SCI
http://icord.org/research/participate-in-a-study/
Apple Event 2019 Annoucements
https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-event-2019-apple-card-tv-plus-news-plus-arcade-everything-just-announced/

AT Banter Episode 132 – Sean Tibbetts

This week Ryan and Rob respond to some email before welcoming Sean Tibbetts, CEO and Co-Founder of CyberTimez, maker of the Cyber Eyez wearable Assistive Technology device to the show. We discuss the state of the Wearables market and the development of wearables as pieces of AT before diving into some speculation of what the future may hold.

Show Notes

Cyber Timez

Cyber Eyez M300

AT Banter Episode 131 – Kristina Shelden

Grab your ukulele and warm up those vocal cords, it’s another Music show! This week Rob and Ryan welcome Kristina Shelden, local singer/songwriter and Vancouver Adapted Music Society board member into the Guitar Dungeon where they discuss the work VAMS does, both in Kristina’s own life but also among Vancouver’s disabled community.

Show Notes

Microsoft Passes Apple as Most Valuable Company

AODA Examines Bill C-81

Kristina Shelden Online

Kristina’s YouTube Channel

VAMS (Vancouver Adapted Music Society)

Music Saves – Feeling Alright

AT Banter Episode 130 – Is the Shine Off The Apple?

Rick Chant from Chaos Technical Services joins Rob, Ryan and Steve in the Guitar Dungeon this week as they dedicate the entire episode to discuss the state of Apple and some of the controversies facing the tech giant and what it means for its customers.

Show Notes

B.C. government shifting accessible parking requirements to local governments

Apple defends iPhone app fees as high court weighs consumer suit

Apple Caught Overcharging for Device Repairs

How Apple and other manufacturers attack your right to repair their products

AT Banter Episode 120 – Damien Pickering and HIMS

Steve makes a triumphant return to the podcast and – ok, we may be overselling that, but he is back. We celebrate by talking a bit about the most recent Apple Event and delve into the new capabilities of the newest version of the Apple Watch before welcoming Damien Pickering, Vice President of Sales for HIMS International to the show where he gives us a preview of their upcoming Braille device, the QBraille XL.

Show Notes

HIMS

What Happened at the Apple Event 2018

QBraille XL

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