AT Banter Episode 138 – Louise Gillis and White Cane Week

It’s White Cane Week and to help kick off celebrations, we welcome Louise Gillis, President of The Canadian Council of the Blind to talk to us about the organization, its history, mandate, and the support that it provides to the visually impaired community.

Show Notes

Bus Riders With Disabilities Should Have Access to Reserved Spaces
https://www.therecord.com/opinion-story/9138967-bus-riders-with-disabilities-should-have-access-to-reserved-spaces/
Haptic Baton Helps Visually Impaired Musicians
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-46994209/magic-baton-helps-blind-musicians-feel-conductor
Canadian Council of the Blind
http://ccbnational.net

AT Banter Episode 131 – Kristina Shelden

Grab your ukulele and warm up those vocal cords, it’s another Music show! This week Rob and Ryan welcome Kristina Shelden, local singer/songwriter and Vancouver Adapted Music Society board member into the Guitar Dungeon where they discuss the work VAMS does, both in Kristina’s own life but also among Vancouver’s disabled community.

Show Notes

Microsoft Passes Apple as Most Valuable Company

AODA Examines Bill C-81

Kristina Shelden Online

Kristina’s YouTube Channel

VAMS (Vancouver Adapted Music Society)

Music Saves – Feeling Alright

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.

Show Notes

Tommy Edison Experience

Blind Film Critic Website

Everything Announced at the October Google Event

AT Banter Episode 89 – Keith Lang and Music Works Talent

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.

Show Notes
Intel Smart Glasses
https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/5/16966530/intel-vaunt-smart-glasses-announced-ar-video
Flame thrower Boring Company
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/feb/01/elon-musk-sells-out-boring-company-flamethrowers-fire
Fake service animals
https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/01/23/fur-and-fury-in-the-skies-as-more-people-bring-emotional-support-animals-on-planes.html
Truth About Tech Campaign
http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/05/technology/truth-about-tech-campaign/index.html
Music Works
http://www.musicworkstalent.com/

AT Banter Episode 36 – Wheely Guitars

This week we chat with a real life Guitar Hero Mel Bergman, the founder of Wheely Guitars, a custom guitar maker who specializes in building guitars designed to be able to be played in a wheelchair. Plus, we giggle at G string jokes and learn about the meaning of Mastadong.

Show Notes
Wheely Guitars
The Mastadong Custom Guitar
Wheely Guitar in Action
Dengue Fever featuring the Mastadong

AT Banter Episode 31 – It’s Christmas Time

It’s Christmas at the AT Banter Studios! It’s all hands on deck as we take a break this week from our regular subject matter to partake in a bit (well, maybe more than just a bit) of holiday cheer, share Holiday memories, exchange presents, and even are treated to a live performance of an original song by our own Ryan Fleury.

Show Notes
It’s Christmas Time by Ryan Fleury

AT Banter Episode 28 – Lorri Johnson and Music Therapy

Once again we discuss the power of music as we talk with Lorri Johnson, an accredited Music Therapist and graduate of the Capilano University Bachelor of Music Therapy Program and talk about Music Therapy and its benefits, as well as her own experiences in dealing with seniors in Long Term Care.

Show Notes
Music Therapy Association of British Columbia
Music Heals
Capilano University Music Therapy Program
Simple Music Player

AT Banter Episode 18 – Skoog!

This week we’re talking to Ben Schögler – Creative Director and Co-Founder of SkoogMusic – about their music-based assistive technology product and all around fun word, the Skoog!

Show Notes
What’s a Skoog?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYHl_gLF9Hw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10tIDYgPmXY
Skoog Performances
Technophonia
Don’t Stop Believin’