Ryan gets bit by the travel bug and we learn that Geography is not Rob’s best subject as we welcome Karthik Kannan from Envision back into the Guitar Dungeon to talk about their new forthcoming product, Envision Glasses.
AT Banter Episode 176 – Our Very Special Episode
This week on a very special AT Banter, the boys hold their own version of Listener Appreciation Day and welcome long time listener Beth aka Snow Bunny into the Guitar Dungeon for a bit of a stream-of-consciousness discussion which covers everything from the future of Assistive Technology to Smart Devices and privacy and everything in between. Oh, and Ryan gets fired.
New Smart Cane Aims to Integrate Blind People More into Daily Life
Bronwyn Berg put spikes on her wheelchair to deter people from grabbing it without consent
AT Banter Episode 152 – Return of the Google Accessibility Team
Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day! It’s been a week since Google I/O, Google’s big annual developer’s conference, and we welcome have three of the Google Accessibility Team to talk about some of the Accessibility announcements that were made at the event.
New Microsoft Patent Reveals Plans for Braille Controller
Microsoft is Improving Windows 10 Update Process
Google Accessibility Website
Contact Google Accessibility
Transcript of this show
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AT Banter Episode 144 – CSUN Wrap-Up
Assistive Technology geeks, rejoice! This week it’s all about gadgets and shiny objects as the boys are joined by Albert Ruel and Kim Kilpatrick from Get Together With Technology to talk about the recent CSUN Conference. Albert, Kim, and Steve tell us all about the highlights from the conference and the new technology that was on display as well as some of the Conference’s surprises and standout experiences.
TactPlus Tactile Printer
Tech4Freedom – UFO
Tech4Freedom – Box One4ALL
Sony Wearable Neck Speaker
AT Banter Episode 136 – Dr. Chad Andrews
This week in the Guitar Dungeon, Rob, Ryan, and Steve welcome Dr. Chad Andrews, Manager of Research and Education from the Foundation Fighting Blindness to give them an update of some of the more recent advancements in the research surrounding the battle against visual impairments. But first they lose a few brain cells talking about a recent bird-brained online challenge and some of the more significant announcements from the recent Consumer Electronics Show.
BirdBox Challenge is Stupid
CES 2019 Annoucements
Foundation Fighting Blindness
AT Banter Episode 133 – It’s Christmas Again!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year … and time for us to take an hour and crack the seal on some Christmas cheer reflect on the year that has passed. Rob, Rick, Steve, and Ryan pass around the Pumpkin Spice Bailey’s as they discuss a few of the AT trends of the past year before exchanging some presents and sharing some Christmas cheer. Merry Christmas to all!
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.
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.
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 125 – Sophie Aladas and Key2Access
Steve returns to the Guitar Dungeon this week just in time to join Rob and Ryan in talking to Sophie Aladas from Key2Access, a company that is revolutionizing pedestrian mobility through the use of wireless technology.
AT Banter Episode 123 – The Return of Tommy Edison
This week Rob and Ryan revisit one of our most popular guests, Tommy Edison, The Blind Film Critic. We chat with him about what he’s been up to over the past year and have a free form conversation about a little bit of everything before diving into the latest Google Event’s announcements.