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Dig deep and go beyond the 24-hour news cycle. The Pulse takes you past the headlines to learn more about the heart of the story. Join the conversation as we explore positive outcomes, diligent advocacy and challenges that face everyone in the community.

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    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

Dig deep and go beyond the 24-hour news cycle. The Pulse takes you past the headlines to learn more about the heart of the story. Join the conversation as we explore positive outcomes, diligent advocacy and challenges that face everyone in the community.

    Describing Visual Images in the News

    Describing Visual Images in the News

    We talk to Christine Malec and JJ Hunt about their groundbreaking podcast, “Talk Description to Me”. Christine and JJ are warm and lively and talk about the relevance of image description in understanding and contextualizing current affairs . This is the September 20, 2020 episode.

    • 25 min
    Networking for Job-Seekers with a Disability

    Networking for Job-Seekers with a Disability

    We discuss the importance of networking and mentorship with legally blind lawyer Joseph Danowsky. Joseph is a long-time disability advocate and believes in the power of good communication, finding your champions, and showcasing your abilities. This is the September 19, 2020 episode.

    • 26 min
    Fatphobia and Disability

    Fatphobia and Disability

    Meghan Hogg, a contributor to Knots Journal of Disability Studies at the University of Toronto describes her work, which examined the relationship between fatphobia, saneism, and the treatment of disabled bodies. Her research examines the role of the health and wellness sectors, which force bodies to conform, and provokes conversation about alternatives where different bodies are accepted. This is the September 13, 2020 episode.

    • 27 min
    Vision and Memory Retrieval

    Vision and Memory Retrieval

    University of Alberta psychology professor Peggy St. Jacques discusses her ongoing research into the formation and retrieval of memories and the role of visual perspective. We find out how memories are formed, stored, and retrieved as well as ways to improve our memory. This is the September 12, 2020 episode.

    • 28 min
    Attending University as a Student with a Disability

    Attending University as a Student with a Disability

    We hear from Isaac Ohana, head of business development for Disability Credit Canada, about their agency and scholarship program for Canadian students with a disability. We also meet Preston Swan Merrison, recipient of the 2020 DCCI scholarship and learn about the transition from high school to university as a student with a disability. This is the September 6, 2020 episode.

    • 28 min
    Housing as human right

    Housing as human right

    We speak to Leilani Farha, Global Director of The Shift and former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing. Leilani describes the commodification of housing and the role of private equity in driving up housing costs. She discusses alternative proposals and articulates housing as a human right. This is the September 5, 2020 episode.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Nelson and Murdock ,

The Pulse on AMI-Audio

Host Joeita Gupta elevates the conversation of important issues impacting individuals in the disability community. The Pulse provides insightful discussion around inclusion, interdependence, and accessibility. The coverage of the recent Vision 2020 Summit was superb.

Blindcreep ,

Love this so informative and great guests

As a current social work student Who is Blind I find this podcast extremely informative and relevant in the Socio political climate we live in today
Dave Brown is a funny and witty host and always has very relevant and insightful questions for his guests
Over the past few days I have really enjoyed Joetas contribution wild Dave Brown is off work
She offers somewhat of the same view but at a different angle which is great
Great show, glad I found this one
Glad to lend my ears :)

Almoos ,

Dave provides great topics

Dave provides great topics, relating to the blind and visually impaired community.

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