AT Banter Episode 15 – Blind Beginnings

This week we’re joined in-studio by Shawn Marsolais, founder of Vancouver-based Blind Beginnings, and chat about the organization, what it does, and her time as a Paralympian.

Show Notes
Blind Beginnings
Email Shawn : shawn@blindbeginnings.ca

 

AT Banter Episode 14 – Robot Overlords

This week is another SPECULATIVE episode where Rob, Steve and Ryan talk about Robots and some ways they’re being used within AT as well as where they might go, then geek out about our favorite robots in pop culture.

Show Notes
Telepresence Robots
http://www.doublerobotics.com/

TEK Robotic Mobilization Device

Vulcan: The Intelligent Robotic Wheelchair

Robotic Companions
http://joyforall.hasbro.com
http://www.parorobots.com

Robotic Guide Dogs
Assistive Robots for Blind Travellers

 

AT Banter Episode 13 – Sports!

This week Steve and Ryan become athletic supporters and chat with Mike Lonergan from BC Blind Sports about what the organization does, Adapted Sports, and the Canadian Paraolympic Team.

Show Notes
BC Blind Sports
Mike Lonergan 604-325-8638
Canadian Blind Sports
Canadian Paraolympic Association

AT Banter Episode 12 – A Conversation with Brian Hartgen

This week we welcome Brian Hartgen from Hartgen Consultancy, makers of software packages J-Say, Leasey, and J-Dictate. Plus we do some bad Bob Dylan impressions.

Show Notes
Hartgen Consultancy
Team-FM

AT Banter Episode 11 – Braaaains

This week we welcome Rachel back to sit in Steve’s chair while we discuss some of the latest technology surrounding everyone’s second-favorite organ and speculate on what the future may hold.

Show Notes
MUSE Brain Sensing Headband
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI5uXlTnNms
NeuroSky
MindWave Mobile
Emotiv Headset
Tan Le TEDTalk
Scientists Found a Way to Email Brain Waves
BrainGate
Modular Prosthetic Limb
Fitness Tracker Comparison

AT Banter Episode 10 – Communicating Alternatively

Well, the vacation is over! We’re back!

This week we welcome Elaine Holtham to the Podcast and talk about some of the history of Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices and how they impact their users’ lives.

Show Notes
Prentke Romich Company
History of Prentke Romich
Minspeak
Unity Language System
Minspeak AAC Language Seminar Series
AAC Institute

Taking the Week Off

No show this week, we’re taking the week off to enjoy some of the sunshine and hot weather that has finally decided to make an appearance here in Vancouver. We’ll be back with a brand spanking new show next week all about AAC. Until there, he’s an article teasing a future show topic….

Robotic Dogs Guide the Blind: The Future of Fetching