AT Banter Episode 213 – The Good News Show

Something a little different this week! We wanted to do something special to celebrate International Podcast Day, so Steve came up with the idea of a News Show that breaks from the usual format of Assistive Technology. These days it’s hard to not get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of bad news that fills our days, so we’re fighting back with a little something we call The Good News Show — nothing but warm fuzzies! So if you’ve got the blues about the state of the world, this is the episode for you!

Show Notes

A paralyzed adventurer designed a mountain bike for people with disabilities to explore the outdoors
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/a-paralyzed-adventurer-designed-a-mountain-bike-for-people-with-disabilities-to-explore-the-outdoors/ar-BB18YX7X

Duck Rescued After Plastic Ring Gets Stuck Around the Neck
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/duck-rescued-after-a-plastic-ring-gets-stuck-around-the-animals-neck/ar-BB18Ubjw

Biodegradable Carbon Negative Straws and Forks
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/biodegradable-carbon-negative-straws-and-forks-made-from-methane/

Bexarotene Cancer Drug Found to Repair Myelin Nerves in MS Patients
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/bexarotene-cancer-drug-found-to-repair-myelin-nerves-in-ms-patients/

Ryan Reynolds Offers Reward for Woman’s Stolen Teddy Bear
https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/3887/Ryan-Reynolds-Offers-Reward-For-Woman-039-s-Stolen-Teddy-Bear-That-Contains-Sentimental-Message

Two Beluga Whales Set Free After Nearly a Decade in Captivity
https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/3906/Two-Beluga-Whales-Set-Free-After-Nearly-A-Decade-In-Captivity

Methane Seaweed Supplement for Cows
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/australian-methane-eliminating-seaweed-supplement-for-cows/

Senate Passes Bill to Protect From Drift Gillnets
https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/3889/Senate-Passes-Bill-To-Protect-Sea-Turtles-Whales-Dolphins-And-More-From-Drift-Gillnets

Bee Populations Growing
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/bee-populations-growing-in-us-states-like-michigan-texas-and-maine/

A Man from Albany Was Saved From Possibly Drowning
https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/3941/He-Prayed-For-Help-It-Arrived-In-The-Form-Of-Priests-On-A-Floating-Tiki-Bar

Zeroavia Launches World’s First Hydrogen Powered Passenger Plane
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/zeroavia-launches-world-first-hydrogen-powered-passenger-plane/

Elephant Population in Kenya Has More Than Doubled Over the Last Three Decades
https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/3913/The-Elephant-Population-In-Kenya-Has-More-Than-Doubled-Over-The-Last-3-Decades

AT Banter Episode 184 – The Rant Show

It’s the first News show of the new year! Today Rob, Ryan and Steve rant about a few new stories that are near and dear to their hearts including taxi cabs, Web Accessibility, and the future of haptic devices.  

Show Notes

Vancouver taxi companies stop subsidizing drivers of accessible vehicles, cite ride-hailing competition

One Year to Countdown to Web Accessibility Begins in Ontario

Accessibee Aims to Get People With Disabilities Online by 2025

UPMC is First to Implant Wireless Retinal Device in the US

AT Banter Episode 108 – The End of SausageFest

This week we’re thrilled to be adding a bit of estrogen to the mix and welcoming Maria Johnson aka Girl Gone Blind into the Guitar Dungeon to help us talk about a few of the Accessibility-related news stories of the last few weeks.

Show Notes

Google Rebrands TalkBack into Android Accessibility Suite
https://9to5google.com/2018/06/20/google-talkback-android-accessibility-suite/

Microsoft Invests 25 million into AI Tech for Disability Solutions
https://www.arnnet.com.au/article/640866/microsoft-invests-25m-into-ai-tech-disability-solutions/?_lrsc=11f4a7f1-8798-40bc-8b68-5c6c8400a08e

Customer Experiences with AI
https://www.forbes.com/sites/blakemorgan/2018/06/15/building-beautiful-customer-experiences-with-ai/#2258bb3a1b72

The Proposed Accessible Canada Act
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/news/2018/06/minister-duncan-introduces-the-proposed-accessible-canada-act.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/accessible-people-disabilities/act-plain-language-summary.html

https://www.thestar.com/amp/news/canada/2018/06/21/disability-rights-advocates-welcome-national-legislation.html?__twitter_impression=true

Continued Conversations with Google
https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/06/21/continuned-conversation-google-assistant-starts-rolling-today/

Plastic Overlay Makes Reading Easier for Blind iPad Users
https://coolblindtech.com/plastic-overlay-makes-reading-easier-for-blind-ipad-users/

Morid Alexa Comment
https://amp.hothardware.com/news/alexa-sees-dying-people#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s

Girl Gone Blind
https://www.facebook.com/girlgoneblind/

AT Banter Podcast Episode 101 – The Anniversary Show II

Can you believe it’s been two years and over 100 episodes? We take a break from our regular format and invite friend of the show and owner of Chaos Technical Services Rick Chant into the Guitar Dungeon where we reminisce and engage in some free form conversations. We talk about everything from the state of AI Assistants to the idea of disability as loss and everything in between, including Gibraltar monkeys. Yes, you read that right – you’ll just have to listen to see how that happens. So, break out the tequila shots and join us for this Birthday episode!

Show Notes

Sneaky Weasel Beer

Ford’s New Smart Window

AT Banter Episode 91 – Let’s All Move to Norway

This week Steve’s out with a bug and long time listener of the show Ali Moussa steps in to help us talk about some Accessibility related news items from the last few weeks!

Show Notes
Man Seeks New Copy of Windows 7 After Forced Windows 10 Upgrade
https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/02/19/1550230/man-seeking-new-copy-of-windows-7-after-forced-windows-10-upgrade-sues-microsoft?utm_source=slashdot&utm_medium=twitter
Blindfold Games Now Offers Braille Support
https://blindfoldgames.org/2018/02/19/blindfold-games-with-braille-displays/
It’s Illegal in Norway to Have An Inaccessible Website
https://medium.com/confrere/its-illegal-to-have-an-inaccessible-website-in-norway-and-that-s-good-news-for-all-of-us-b59a9e929d54
NeuroNode
http://www.eastersealstech.com/2018/02/20/neuronode-emg-assistive-technology-device/?utm_content=buffer98716&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Google Assistant Firmaware Updates
https://9to5google.com/2018/02/23/google-assistant-2018-multilingual-more-languages-device-commands/