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AMI-audio is in your community! Listen to our live on location coverage of events and conferences in your area.

    Together One Voice, More Choices - Don’t Leave Us Behind

    Together One Voice, More Choices - Don’t Leave Us Behind

    The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) Toronto Chapter presents a special virtual conference titled “Together One Voice, More Choices - Don’t Leave Us Behind”. It focuses on the way the disability community has been disproportionately left behind during the pandemic.

    Hosted by Joeita Gupta of AMI. AEBC host Minette Samaroo
    Opening Remarks-Michael Prince, Professor, University of Victoria
    Keynote Speaker-Louise Gillis, National President, Canadian Council of the Blind
    Speaker-Ramya Amuthan, co-host of Kelly and Company, Accessible Media Inc.
    Panel Discussion featuring
    Rex Banks, Au. D,, Doctor of Audiology
    Samantha Moore, Co Chair 2019 National Young Leaders Program, Fighting Blindness Canada
    Alicia Grace Official, Advocate for People with Disabilities
    John Rae, Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians
    Technical Producer for AMI: Matt Agnew

    • 2 hrs 45 min
    2020 Zero Project Conference Ep 4

    2020 Zero Project Conference Ep 4

    In this fourth episode, we meet tech-related awardees from among the Innovative Practices category, including Phia Damsma of Australia regarding Sonokids/Ballyland (1:20), Adriana Gomes Alves of Univali University in Brazil (8:51), James Northridge of UrAbility in Cork, Ireland (15:19) and Robert Palmquist of Streamer in the USA (23:12) Produced and hosted by Andy Frank, with technical assistance from Paula Dineen. Total Run Time 28:56

    • 28 min
    2020 Zero Project Conference Ep 7

    2020 Zero Project Conference Ep 7

    In this seventh and final episode, we celebrate the Innovative Practice award issued to Canadian Rick Hansen with an excerpt from a recent interview with AMI-audio host Joeita Gupta about his foundation’s Accessibility Certification Program (1:52). Plus, we meet Evgeny Bukharov of the All-Russian Society of Disabled People, who run training programs for people with disabilities and representatives of non-profit and commercial organizations toward the effective removal of barriers in the built environment. (7:45). We close with Vishal Gupta of Grassroots Comics, which teaches children with various disabilities how to develop and produce hand-drawn comics on paper as a medium for self-expression and a tool for self-advocacy. (19:30) Program Produced and hosted by Andy Frank, with technical assistance from Paula Dineen. Total Run Time 24:11

    • 24 min
    2020 Zero Project Conference Ep 6

    2020 Zero Project Conference Ep 6

    In this sixth episode, we continue our look at Innovative Practices, including interviews with Sheri Horn-Bunk of Taft Community College in California about their Transition to Independent Living (TIL) Program (1:46) and Michal Rimon of Access Israel about training teachers for inclusive education (17:15). Program Produced and hosted by Andy Frank, with technical assistance from Paula Dineen. Total Run Time 26:18

    • 24 min
    2020 Zero Project Conference Ep 5

    2020 Zero Project Conference Ep 5

    In this fifth episode, we examine Zero Project’s Impact Transfer Program, which is a partnership between the Essl Foundation, Fundación Descúbreme and Ashoka. It supports organizations to replicate their social impact and innovation in other countries and contexts. We speak with Löic van Cutsem of Ashoka, (1:11), Carlos Pereira of Livox in Brazil, (4:50) Dr. Ayesha Saeed Husaini of The Manzil Center in UAE, (10:41), and Nils Woebke of Capito in Germany (17:15). Program Produced and hosted by Andy Frank, with technical assistance from Paula Dineen. Total Run Time 26:18

    • 25 min
    2020 Zero Project Conference Ep 3

    2020 Zero Project Conference Ep 3

    In this third episode, we meet an awardee from among the Innovative Practices category: Betsy Beaumon, CEO of Benetech which launched Bookshare in 2001. Available nationwide in the United States and in 87 other countries, Bookshare provides books and printed materials in five accessible formats, such as electronic Braille and DAISY synchronized text with audio. Produced and hosted by Andy Frank, with technical assistance from Paula Dineen. Total Run Time 26:26

    • 26 min

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