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.
It’s the last show of the month and it’s time for us to round up March with a show dedicated to some of the most recent AT-related news of the past few weeks. We talk about everything from Steve’s misadventures getting to CSUN to Apple’s new proposed Disability Inclusive Emojis and everything in between!
Uber Self Driving Car Death Should Have Been Able to Be Avoided
Americans Less Likely to Trust Facebook
HIMS Announces New Polaris Mini
Gradutate Student Creating Smartphone App for Deaf Blind
Apple Proposes Adding Disability-Inclusive Emojis to the Unicode Consortium
Microsoft Adding New Accessibility Improvements in Windows 10
AT&T Collaborates With Aira to Develop New AI Powered Prescription Medication Reader
This week David MacDonald, president of CanAdapt and long-time WCAG and web accessibility guru, calls in to make the Banter Boys an offer they can’t refuse – namely making the online world a more accessible space!
University Teams Up To Develop Smart Paint to Help the Visually Impaired Navigate
CanAdapt WCAG Training and Audits
This week we talk to Keith Lang, owner and operator of Music Works Talent about what it’s like to be a visually impaired business owner and how technology has impacted his own life.
Intel Smart Glasses
Flame thrower Boring Company
Fake service animals
Truth About Tech Campaign
This week Rob and Ryan are joined by Ryan Sturgeon, Rick Hansen Foundation Ambassador and Community Mental Health Worker. We discuss the challenges people within the Disability community who also deal with mental illness face and the ways in which everyone can improve their mental health.
Mental Health and Mindfullness for People With Disabilities
Brandon Wheelchair Sports
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.
This week we invite Shawn Smith of ‘Don’t Dis My Ability’ into the Guitar Dungeon where we talk all about invisible disabilities and the burgeoning field of Neurodiversity.
Mindview Mind Mapping Software
This week we welcome Kiki MacDonald to the Guitar Dungeon, co-founder of Euan’s Guide which is an accessibility review website based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Euan’s Guide Website
Euan’s Guide Twitter
Happy Halloween! This week it’s our annual Halloween show, and Ryan has dressed up the Guitar Dungeon to be even spookier than it is normally! Rick Chant from Chaos Technical Services sits in as we answer from Listener emails, talk about a few recent Assistive Technology items in the news, and then launch into bantering about all things Halloween while eating way too much candy.
Don’t Blame Batteries for Every Lithium Ion Explosion
Most Popular Halloween Candy by State
Best and Worst Halloween candy
2017 Most Popular Halloween costumes
8 Super Weird Things You Didn’t Know About Halloween
This week we’re joined by Kyle Bryant, host of the Two Disabled Dudes Podcast and founder of RideATAXIA. We discuss Friedreich’s ataxia, a rare neuro-muscular disorder, what it was like to be diagnosed with it at 17, and how a chance encounter with a recumbent trike altered the course of his life.
Jamie: Moving On From NV Access
Ryan and Rob briefly discuss the news that James Teh, one of the lead developers at NV Access, makers of the open source screen reader, NVDA, is leaving to work at Mozilla.
Two Disabled Dudes Podcast
Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance
The Ataxian Trailer