AT Banter Episode 7 – July 8, 2016

After several weeks of teasing, it’s finally here — our episode about Disabled Superheroes! Join Rob, Steve and Rachel in the Studio of Justice for a look into how disability has been portrayed in comics, and discuss what the future may hold.

Show Notes
List of Disabled Superheroes
Disabled Cosplayers
Department of Ability
Common Portrayals of Persons with Disabilities
Comics and Human Rights: Oracle and Representations of Disability in Superhero Comics
Comics Empower: The comic book store for the blind

AT Banter Episode 6 – June 30, 2016

This week we’ve got something special cooking … Alexis Hillyard, creator and star of the YouTube Channel Stump Kitchen drops in to chat about her experience as a Youtube content creator, life as a one handed Vegan Internet chef, and even swaps some of her favorite curse words with us.

Show Notes
Stump Kitchen
Microsoft draws flak for pushing Windows 10 on PC users
No means no: Windows 10 nagware’s red X will stop update
Never 10

AT Banter Episode 5 – June 24, 2016

This week’s episode features a discussion on Dementia, the statistics, the breakthroughs, and some related assistive technology that is here and up and coming that will help tackle this ever growing global problem.

Show Notes
Japan’s dementia crisis hits record levels as thousands go missing
Canadian Dementia Numbers
Can natural language processing help detect dementia?
Alive Inside Clip
Alive Inside Foundation
Music and Memory Website
Simple Music Player
Turning Smartwatches into Assistive Tech for Seniors

AT Banter Episode 4 – June 17, 2016

Today’s episode we talk with with Carrie Anton, ex- Aroga-ite, current Assistive Technologist at Athabasca University and expert on Universal Design. We cover everything from the Universal Design, accessibility in Video Games, new AT gadgetry and even find time for a discussion on Superheroes with Disabilities.

Show Notes
9th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD Happens This Week
UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End – A New Adventure in Video Game Accessibility Video
Can Robots One Day Provide Assistive Technology Services?
PowerMat Founder Wants to Kill the Keyboard
Perkins School for the Blind Pushes Into Apps, Driverless Cars
10 Disabled Comic Book Superheroes

AT Banter Episode 3 – June 8, 2016

This week it’s all about Braille! We’re pleased to have Adam Wilton, Manager of PRCVI (Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired), as a captive in the Aroga Studio chatting with us about Braille Literacy, how it’s taught, and how it has developed over the years.

Show Notes
Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired
Braille on Wikipedia
Canadian Deafblind Association
J-Say 14.1 Upgrade Now Available
JAWS 17 Update Available
The Importance of Braille Webinar

AT Banter Episode 2 – June 1, 2016


Our second episode! We paid for the mics, we’re going to use them! Today we talk about Assistive Technology assessments, Apple Watches, and discuss the terms ‘Assistive Technology’ and ‘Disability’.

Show Notes
Process of Considering Assistive Technology
From Smart to Dumb: My First Year With an Apple Watch
BrailleNote Touch Notetaker from Humanware
The Line Between Accessory and Assistive Technology

AT Banter Podcast – Episode 1

Well, today marks our inaugural episode of AT Banter, where we chat about the iTunes Accessibility Store, Windows 10’s free upgrade being extended for those using Assistive Technology, the NuEyes Glasses Visual Prosthetic, and Dictation Bridge.

Show Notes
Apple Begins Selling Accessibility Accessories on its Online Store
Windows 10 free upgrade deadline won’t apply to assistive-technology customers
NuEyes – A Removable Visual Prosthetic Featuring ODG Smartglasses
DictationBridge