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    • News
    • 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.

    Reopening Schools During COVID

    Reopening Schools During COVID

    We discuss the issues surrounding the plan to reopens schools in Ontario in September during COVID-19. Our first guest is high school teacher Jason Kunin, who provides his perspective as an educator. Our second guest is disability advocate David Lepofsky, who discusses the impact on students with disabilities. This is the August 9, 2020 episode.

    • 27 min
    Curing Disability

    Curing Disability

    We speak with Keith McArthur, founder of the CureGRIN Foundation and host of a medical mystery podcast, “Unlocking Bryson’s Brain”. Keith talks to us about his journey as a parent of a son with a disability, about the ethics and dilemma of seeking a cure. This is the August 8, 2020 episode.

    • 27 min
    Experiencing nature with a disability

    Experiencing nature with a disability

    We speak to Professor Sarah Bell of the University of Exeter about the linkages between nature, health, wellness, and disability. We enquire about ways in which people can engage with nature on their own terms, regardless of ability. This is the August 2, 2020 episode.

    • 25 min
    Becoming an Entrepreneur with a Disability

    Becoming an Entrepreneur with a Disability

    We speak to Erin Willman, CEO of White Cane Coffee and Bob Willman, her father and business partner. White Cane Coffee, based in Warren, Pennsylvania, is an online coffee distributor with a conscience. Erin and her team provide organic, fair-trade, and affordable coffee with a view to create employment for People with Disabilities. This is the August 1, 2020 episode

    • 26 min
    Understanding Migrant Farm Workers Rights

    Understanding Migrant Farm Workers Rights

    We speak with Jessica Ponting from the Industrial Accidents Victims Group of Ontario (IAVGO) Community Legal Clinic about migrant workers’ concerns. This is the July 26, 2020 episode.

    • 28 min
    Making Social Media Accessible

    Making Social Media Accessible

    We speak with Elizabeth Ellcessor, from the University of Virginia, about social media accessibility and usability. This is the July 25, 2020 episode.

    • 25 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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