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AT Banter Episode 325 – Adam Grant Warren

This week Ryan, Rob and Steve welcome Adam Grant Warren, writer, performer and member of the All Bodies Dance Program to talk about this innovative “mixed ability” dance company that not only embraces the idea of inclusion but of integration. They discuss the origins of the program and it’s mandate, how the notion of “all bodies” is incorporated into the creative process, and much more. If you are a fan of the arts, and of dance in particular, you won’t want to miss this episode!

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Adam Grant Warren

All Bodies Dance

All Bodies Dance You Tube Channel

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AT Banter Episode 287 – Talking Accessibility

May 29th – June 4th is National Accessibility Week in Canada, and in honor of that, Ryan, Rob, Lis and Steve discuss this very important (and sometimes contentious) topic .. interspersed with a bit of Hockey talk and sedition. Happy National Accessibility Week everyone!

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/at-banter-podcast-episode-287-talking-accessibility.pdf

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About National Accessibility Week

National Accessibility Week Events

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AT Banter Episode 269 – Jeff Wissel

This week the AT Banter gang talks with Jeff Wissel, Chief Accessibility Officer at Disability:IN. They discuss organization’s mandate, the importance of inclusive hiring practices and how many large corporations have started setting the standards for inclusion, accessibility, and diversity.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2022/01/at-banter-podcast-episode-269-jeff-wissel.pdf

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Disability: IN

AT Banter Episode 256 – Kelly Goto Returns

It’s another exciting week for the boys at AT Banter as they welcome back long time friend of the show Kelly Goto, founder and principal at gotomedia and gotoresearch to talk about the state of digital accessibility and how corporations are beginning to embrace inclusivity and accessible policies.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/at-banter-podcast-episode-256-kelly-goto-returns.pdf

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Kelly Goto on the web



AT Banter Episode 248 – Tova Sherman & reachAbility

This week Steve, Rob, and Ryan welcome Tova Sherman, co-founder and CEO of reachAbility, an organization in Nova Scotia that provides a variety of employments services and programs to people with disabilities. We discuss everything from reachAbility’s origins and mandate to the uniquely holistic organizational philosophy of “no one goes nowhere”, and so much more. It’s a jam-packed episode that you won’t want to miss!

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/07/at-banter-podcast-episode-248-tova-sherman.pdf

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Win, Win, Win!: The 18 Inclusion-isms You Need to Become a Disability Confident Employer

Bluenose Ability Arts & Film Festival

AT Banter Episode 216 – Tamara Vrooman

This week we’re sitting down with a discussion about the importance of inclusivity with President and CEO of the Vancouver International Airport, Tamara Vrooman. Tamara has been a long-time advocate for inclusive hiring practices for years and sits on the board of the Rick Hansen Foundation as well and is an active member of the President’s Group, a network of 25 BC business leaders working for more accessible and inclusive workplaces.

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Microsoft’s 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Report

B.C. NDP recommits to disability legislation

Guinness launches first alcohol-free beer

AT Banter Episode 98 – Mark Bentz and Canadian Blind Hockey

Sharpen your skates and get your gear on — it’s time to hit the ice! This week we’re talking to Mark Bentz from Canadian Blind Hockey about the organization and their efforts to grow the sport on both sides of the border into an official Paralympic Event.

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Canadian Blind Hockey

AT Banter Episode 96 – Aimee Cayer and Autism on the Seas

We are all over the map, literally, this week as welcome Aimee Cayer from the non-profit organization ‘Autism on the Seas’ into the Guitar Dungeon. She gives an overview of the invaluable services the organization provide vacationing families with Special Needs family members and its origins before leaving the boys to talk about a host of off-topic bits, including hockey, Las Vegas, and a crazy story involving seagulls.

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Study Reveals Blind People Imagine the Future Differently Than Sighted People
Autism on the Seas

AT Banter Episode 75 – Jeff Thompson and Blind Abilities

This week we open the Guitar Dungeon to fellow podcaster Jeff Thompson, from Blind Abilities and talk about all manner of things related to Blindness and the transition into the work force – as well as a bit of general silliness regarding the proper form of the past tense of ‘tweet’.

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Blind Abilities

Blind Abilities App on iTunes

AT Banter Episode 66 – Wade Wingler

This week we briefly discuss the new Eye Tracking software that will be included in the forthcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update before engaging in a Banterfest with Wade Wingler, Vice President of Technology and Information Services and Security Office at Easterseals Crossroads and host of the long running podcast Assistive Technology Update.

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Easterseals Crossroads

Assistive Technology Update