It’s crowded to capacity this week in our Anti-Gloom Zoom Room as the boys welcome Shawn Marsolais, Executive Director of Blind Beginnings back to the show to talk about the organization’s new podcasting project– but this time she isn’t alone! Keisha, Clement, and Nika are all co-hosts of the new Limitless Podcast and together they tell us about why they started the podcast, what makes it important and very personal to them, and much more. We even have sheep on this episode, and if you think we’re kidding, dive into the episode and see for yourself!
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!
This week we invite Shawn Smith of ‘Don’t Dis My Ability’ into the Guitar Dungeon where we talk all about invisible disabilities and the burgeoning field of Neurodiversity.
Mindview Mind Mapping Software
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’.
Blind Abilities App on iTunes
This week we’re joined by Kyle Bryant, host of the Two Disabled Dudes Podcast and founder of RideATAXIA. We discuss Friedreich’s ataxia, a rare neuro-muscular disorder, what it was like to be diagnosed with it at 17, and how a chance encounter with a recumbent trike altered the course of his life.
Jamie: Moving On From NV Access
Ryan and Rob briefly discuss the news that James Teh, one of the lead developers at NV Access, makers of the open source screen reader, NVDA, is leaving to work at Mozilla.
Two Disabled Dudes Podcast
Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance
The Ataxian Trailer
This week Rob and Ryan dive into some of last week’s most exciting AT-related news stories, including the announcements from Google I/O, a piece of wearable tech that can help control Parkinson’s, and whatever else pops into their heads!
This week we’re thrilled to be talking to Neil Milliken, co-founder and co-host of AXSChat, a weekly Twitter Chat that was responsible for inspiring the creation of this very podcast!
AXSChat Community Home Page
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.
It’s Christmas Time by Ryan Fleury
Well, after 30 episodes we’ve amassed enough screw-ups, ridiculous digressions and general silliness to fill an episode. As our early Christmas present to our listeners, we’ve collected some of the more noteworthy ones for your amusement (and our embarrassment). Enjoy!