AT Banter Episode 215 – GoodMaps

Indoor navigation and fully accessible public spaces has long been a dream, and this week we’re talking to a couple guys that might be looking at making that dream come true. Jose Gaztambide and Mike May from GoodMaps join Rob, Ryan and Steve this week to talk about their app and the state of the art positioning technology used in order to quickly and accurately map spaces and turn that data in an accessible digital format.

Show Notes

GoodMaps

GoodMaps Explore for iOS

Guy on a Jetpack

AT Banter Episode 214 – Digital Accessibility and Kathy Wahlbin

We have been talking about Digital Accessibility so much over the past few months, we decided it was high time to have a whole show dedicated to it! The boys welcome Kathy Wahlbin from the Paciello Group into the Anti-Zoom Gloom Room to discuss not only its importance but just what the term “accessible” means from a technical standpoint and how digital services are evaluated. Oh, and Ryan goes off on a rant.

Show Notes

RadioShack Sued for ADA Accessibility Violation
https://lawstreetmedia.com/tech/radioshack-sued-for-ada-website-accessibility-violation/

Paciello Group
https://www.paciellogroup.com/

Fly on Your Head (Remix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UiBjq0ht7U

AT Banter Episode 211 – Supersense AI

Steve is finally back from who knows where (we have trouble getting a straight answer out of him) just in time to welcome Cagri Zaman from Migrate, makers of Supersense AI, to the show. We talk all about their scanning app for the visually impaired, Supersense, as well as the augmented reality and artificial intelligence technology that power it. Come for the geeky acronyms but stay for the drawing of our last hockey jersey!

Show Notes

SuperSense AI App

Mediate

Facebook Announces Project Aria

AT Banter Episode 209 – Knights of the Braille

Get those 20 sided die ready to roll (and if you understand that reference, you get a +3 to your nerd cred), this week Rob and Ryan and getting geeky with guest Jim O’Donnell, creator of the website Knights of the Braille. Knights of the Braille is a community of role players who also include players who are blind or partially sighted who have also taken it on themselves to help provide accessible materials for a variety of game systems. Jim discusses his history with role playing, what materials are currently available, and what the process of conversion is like. Don’t roll a 1 and miss this!

Show Notes

Knight of the Braille

Rollout of COVID App Faces Criticism

AT Banter Episode 203 – The Great Limitless Podcast Crossover

It’s crowded to capacity this week in our Anti-Gloom Zoom Room as the boys welcome Shawn Marsolais, Executive Director of Blind Beginnings back to the show to talk about the organization’s new podcasting project– but this time she isn’t alone! Keisha, Clement, and Nika are all co-hosts of the new Limitless Podcast and together they tell us about why they started the podcast, what makes it important and very personal to them, and much more. We even have sheep on this episode, and if you think we’re kidding, dive into the episode and see for yourself!

Show Notes

Limitless Blind Beginnings Podcast

Blind Beginnings

AT Banter Episode 201 – Albert Ruel Retirement Party

It’s a party! Not only are we celebrating Canada Day this week in the Anti-Gloom Zoom Room, but Ryan, Rob, and Steve also raise a glass and talk to Albert Ruel, Get Together With Technology Coordinator for the Canadian Council of the Blind, who is officially retiring. We talk about his career as an employee of the CNIB and CCB as well as aspects of technology and even how he initially lost his sight.

Show Notes

How To Use a Screen Reader on the Peloton Bike

AT Banter Episode 200 – Diane Johnson Returns

We celebrate our 200th episode by welcoming back one of our old friends of the show, Diane Johnson Head of the Descriptive Video Works Studio. It’s hard to believe it’s been 4 years since she’s been on, but we manage a refresher course on the importance of Audio Description and get an idea of how much has changed in the industry and who is leading the charge in terms of audio described content.

Show Notes

Descriptive Video Works

Audio Description Project

AT Banter Episode 199 – Mike Calvo and Pneuma Solutions

The Anti-Gloom Zoom Room is opened up once again this week and Rob, Steve and Ryan welcome in Mike Calvo, long time Assistive Technology veteran and CEO of Pneuma Solutions to talk all about the importance of accessible documents and what Pneuma Solutions is doing to help.

Show Notes

Pneuma Solutions

Scribe Remediation

AT Banter Episode 198 – Michelle Woods and the Marrakesh Treaty

Ryan, Steve and Rob go international this week as they welcome Michelle Woods, Director of Copyright Law Division at the World Intellectual Property Organization into the Anti-Gloom Zoom Room to help break down the Marrakesh Treaty and what it means for the production and distribution of accessible books worldwide.  

Show Notes

World Intellectual Property Organization

Accessible Books Consortium