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.
This week we connect with Merry Old England and talk with Tony Giles, a visually impaired adventurer who has travelled to over 130 countries and written two books about his experiences. We talk with him about his experiences growing up and dive into his many globetrotting adventures and what has given him the confidence to travel independently.
Tony Giles – Blind Independent Traveller
Seeing the World My Way – Buy it on Amazon
Seeing the Americas My Way – Buy it on Amazon
We go international all the way to South Korea this week and connect with the folks at Dot Inc to talk about their new product, the Dot Watch. We talk about the unique technology that drives this accessible Smart device as well as discuss plans for forthcoming products. We also learn magnets are cool!
Dot Watch on the Web
Dot Watch on Facebook
It’s the end of the month and time for our monthly free-form news show! This week we welcome Adam Wilton, Manager at the Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired to help talk about a host of news stories from the past few weeks in a free form discussion that, as usual, breaks out into several digressions, a few arguments, and leaves everyone feeling very optimistic about the future of assistive technology. It’s a feel-good episode!
Adam Wilton’s Twitter
This week we serve up a double shot of accessibility! First we talk with Kirsten Sutton, Managing Director of SAP Labs Canada and member of President’s Group, an organization that advocates for the employment of people with disabilities in the Lower Mainland. And if that isn’t enough for one show, we then talk with Len Baker, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation, who fills us in on the details of CNIB’s new partnerships with Aira, BlindSquare, and Key2Access.
Rob, Ryan, and Mr. Cowbell (Steve is away this week) discuss Smart Phones and their impact on the human condition before turning the microphones at Shawn Kirkpatrick, developer of the long standing accessible GPS app, Loadstone.
Your Smartphone is Making You Stupid
Google Home Holiday Sales Figures
Loadstone GPS for the Blind
This week we do a bit of iBantering about the new Apple announcements before we’re joined by Idan Meir, co-founder and CEO of Right-Hear, an app and accessibility solution for the visually impaired.
Apple Special Event As It Happened
Right-Hear App for Android
Right-Hear App for iOS
This week is another SPECULATIVE episode where Rob, Steve and Ryan talk about Robots and some ways they’re being used within AT as well as where they might go, then geek out about our favorite robots in pop culture.