AT Banter Episode 87 – Grumpy Old Men and a Cowbell

This week Ryan, Steve, Rob, and Mr Cowbell sleepily enter the Guitar Dungeon and tackle a few news stories including some local Accessibility news, how the first wave of HomePod reviews have looked, and the acquisition of Enhanced Vision by VFO.

Show Notes

Blind B.C. woman’s access to audiobooks threatened by political flap
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/blind-b-c-womans-access-to-audio-books-threatened-by-political-flap

TransLink unveils accessible fare-gate program for SkyTrain, SeaBus
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/translink-to-unveil-accessible-transit-fare-gate-program-for-skytrain

Apple’s HomePod delivers on brilliant sound, but Siri still has room to grow
https://www.digitaltrends.com/smart-home-reviews/apple-homepod-review/

Enhanced Vision and VFO, with the Freedom Scientific and Optelec Brands are Joining Forces in Assistive Technology Merger
https://www.freedomscientific.com/About/News/Article/192

AT Banter Episode 58 – Steve Takes Over


This week Steve impersonates Rob and steals the hosting duties as the three discuss some of the week’s most interesting Assistive Technology news from around the country. And some other stuff too.

Show Notes
Phillips Offers a Line of Accessible TV and Video Players
Voice Access
New Victor Reader Trek
The BrailleMe $300 Braille Display
Talking Laundry Module
Translink Testing RFID Technology For Skytrain Fare Gates
Disability Organization Denounces Alec Baldwin
Microsoft’s Seeing AI App