AT Banter Episode 137 – Ted Drake and Intuit Software

This week in the Guitar Dungeon, Rob, Ryan, and Steve cover a few pieces of news before they welcome Ted Drake, Accessibility Leader for Intuit Software where they discuss the accessibility efforts of the company and the state of assistive technology and how it’s evolved over the last 15 years.

Show Notes

92 Year Old Beaten On Transit
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/92-year-old-beaten-using-public-transit-for-elderly-1.4971728
Windsor Company Contracted by Disney to Produce Activity Books for the Visually Impaired
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/blind-visually-impaired-disney-blaevoet-tactile-vision-graphics-windsor-1.4974183
Intuit Software
https://www.intuit.com/ca/

AT Banter Episode 112 – Sunshine, Unicorns, and Puppies

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!

Show Notes

Reprogrammable Braille Could Eliminate Reading Multiple Books to Just a Few Pages

Cool Wearable Technology: Seismic Super Suit Helps Old People Move

Bone conduction wireless glasses

This clever app lets Alexa read Sign Language

Firefox makers working on voice-controlled web browser called Scout

PRCVI

Adam Wilton’s Twitter
@TVI_Adam

AT Banter Episode 71 – Steve Bennett and Dolphin Computer Access

This week we travel across the pond (via Skype of course – we don’t have that much of a budget) and banter with Steve Bennett from Dolphin Software, makers of the SuperNova screen magnification and screen reader software.

Show Notes
Dolphin Software
https://yourdolphin.com/

Canadian Assistive Technology
http://www.canasstech.com

AT Banter Episode 63 – Comics Empower

Ever wonder if there were comic books for the Blind and visually impaired? Well wonder no more, Citizen! This week we’re talking with Guy Hasson, founder of a virtual comic book shop that produces audio described comic books specifically for the visually impaired community.

Show Notes
Comics Empower
Visit the Comics Empower website and see the entire library of comics that are available. You can also find them on Twitter @comicsempower and check out their podcast, Blind Panels.

AT Banter Episode 54 – Quentin Christensen and NVDA


Quentin Christensen, Training Material Developer at NV-Access, joins us this week to talk about NVDA, the free open source Screen Reader as well as the state of screen readers in the marketplace today.

Show Notes
NV Access: The main home of NVDA
NVDA on GitHub
NVDA issues on GitHub: Bug reports, feature requests, etc.
NVDA development snapshots: Automatically generated builds of the project in its current state of development
NVDA add-ons: Get add-ons to enhance NVDA
Translating NVDA: Information about how to translate NVDA into another language
NVDA community wiki: Articles contributed by the community
NVDA Controller Client (2010-02-19): NVDA API for external applications to directly speak or braille messages, etc.
NVDA Developer Guide
Contributing to NVDA: Guidelines for contributing to the NVDA source code
NVDA development email list (archives): Discussion about NVDA development
NVDA commits email list: Notifications for all commits to the Git repository

 

AT Banter Episode 49 – Donna Johdan


This week we manage to slow acclaimed author, advocate, and podcaster Donna Johdan down enough to chat with us about her many passions and accomplishments — and even squeeze in a little Assistive Technology banter.

Show Notes
Donna Johdan.com
Barrier Free Canada
Sterling Creations
Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcut Listing
Windows for Seniors for Dummies
Windows Accessibility Handbook