100 episodes

AT Banter's goal is to provide a balanced and entertaining look at Assistive Technology, Accessibility and its importance in people's lives. Join Rob Mineault, Ryan Fluery, and Steve Barclay as they banter with people around the world about anything and everything regarding Assistive Technology and the Disability Community.

AT Banter Podcast Rob Mineault, Ryan Fluery, Steve Barclay

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AT Banter's goal is to provide a balanced and entertaining look at Assistive Technology, Accessibility and its importance in people's lives. Join Rob Mineault, Ryan Fluery, and Steve Barclay as they banter with people around the world about anything and everything regarding Assistive Technology and the Disability Community.

    AT Banter Podcast Episode 239 - Matthew Horspool

    AT Banter Podcast Episode 239 - Matthew Horspool

    Rob, Ryan and Steve band together once again, celebrate Ryan’s victory over his ant problem and ponder the term “Parastronaut” before welcoming Matthew Horspool from the Braillists Foundation to the show. They discuss the state of braille in the blindness community in the UK and some of the challenges faced for organizations that work to advocate for braille literacy and teach braille.
    Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/at-banter-podcast-episode-239-matthew-horspool.pdf
    Show Notes
    The Braillists Foundationhttps://www.braillists.org/
    Astronauts with disabilities can apply to Europe's space agency for 1st timehttps://www.cbc.ca/news/science/astronauts-physical-disabilities-esa-1.6013038
    AT Banter is brought to you by Canadian Assistive Technology, providing sales and training in Assistive Technology and Accessibility with over 30 years of knowledge and experience. Visit them online at www.canasstech.com or call toll-free 1-844-795-8324.
    Need repairs on your device? Chaos Technical Services offers service and support on almost any piece of Assistive Technology, while also providing parts and batteries. Visit them online at www.chaostechnicalservices.com or call 778-847-6840.

    • 56 min
    AT Banter Podcast Episode 238 - Plan Institute

    AT Banter Podcast Episode 238 - Plan Institute

    This week Rob and Ryan reflect on the wonders of ant life before welcoming Stephanie Debisschop, Director of Plan Institute (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network) to the show to discuss the organization, its origins, and its mandate to help build stronger financial futures and support networks for people with disabilities through a variety of educational programs, supports, and outreach.    
    Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/at-banter-podcast-episode-238-plan-institute.pdf
    Show Notes
    Plan Institutehttps://planinstitute.ca/
    PLAN https://plan.ca/
    AT Banter is brought to you by Canadian Assistive Technology, providing sales and training in Assistive Technology and Accessibility with over 30 years of knowledge and experience. Visit them online at www.canasstech.com or call toll-free 1-844-795-8324.
    Need repairs on your device? Chaos Technical Services offers service and support on almost any piece of Assistive Technology, while also providing parts and batteries. Visit them online at www.chaostechnicalservices.com or call 778-847-6840.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    AT Banter Podcast Episode 237 - Audio Description: Human or Synthetic?

    AT Banter Podcast Episode 237 - Audio Description: Human or Synthetic?

    Networks and studios these days are experimenting with text-to-speech technology to create synthetic speech that can then be used as Audio Description for different shows and movies. Today we talk with Valerie Hunter from Valerie H Productions and Melissa Hope from Descriptive Video Works and discuss this new technology and how it’s being used, the controversy it’s caused in the Blind and Partially Sighted communities, and some of the pros and cons of using it.
    Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/at-banter-podcast-episode-237-audio-description_-human-or-synthetic_.pdf
    Show Notes
    Valerie H Productionshttp://www.valerie-h.com/
    Descriptive Video Works https://www.descriptivevideoworks.com/
    AT Banter is brought to you by Canadian Assistive Technology, providing sales and training in Assistive Technology and Accessibility with over 30 years of knowledge and experience. Visit them online at www.canasstech.com or call toll-free 1-844-795-8324.
    Need repairs on your device? Chaos Technical Services offers service and support on almost any piece of Assistive Technology, while also providing parts and batteries. Visit them online at www.chaostechnicalservices.com or call 778-847-6840.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    AT Banter Podcast Episode 236 - Canadian Helen Keller Centre

    AT Banter Podcast Episode 236 - Canadian Helen Keller Centre

    Rob and Ryan fly the show solo this week without Steve as they welcome on Laura Hayden from the Canadian Helen Keller Centre to discuss the organization and give them some insight on the types of programs and services that they offer Canadians all over the country who are deafblind.
    Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/at-banter-podcast-episode-236-canadian-helen-keller-centre.pdf
    Show Notes
    Canadian Helen Keller Centrehttps://www.chkc.org/
    Jonathan Mosen Podcast https://mosenatlarge.pinecast.co/episode/de792ca5/widespread-concern-about-accessibility-overlays-leads-to-a-new-chrome-extension-to-block-them-dating-when-blind-braille-comments-and-more
    HBO Max Rolls Out Audio Descriptionshttps://www.theverge.com/2021/3/26/22352839/hbo-max-audio-description-warner-media
    AT Banter is brought to you by Canadian Assistive Technology, providing sales and training in Assistive Technology and Accessibility with over 30 years of knowledge and experience. Visit them online at www.canasstech.com or call toll-free 1-844-795-8324.
    Need repairs on your device? Chaos Technical Services offers service and support on almost any piece of Assistive Technology, while also providing parts and batteries. Visit them online at www.chaostechnicalservices.com or call 778-847-6840.

    • 51 min
    AT Banter Podcast Episode 235 - Tanner Gers

    AT Banter Podcast Episode 235 - Tanner Gers

    This week, Rob, Ryan and Steve welcome Paralympic Athlete and motivational speaker Tanner Gers to the show where they learn about his involvement in the bid to bring five-a-side Blind Soccer to the Paralympics as well as several other projects he has in the pipeline.
    Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/at-banter-podcast-episode-235-tanner-gers.pdf
    Show Notes
    Find Tanner Onlinehttps://tannergers.com
    AT Banter is brought to you by Canadian Assistive Technology, providing sales and training in Assistive Technology and Accessibility with over 30 years of knowledge and experience. Visit them online at www.canasstech.com or call toll-free 1-844-795-8324.
    Need repairs on your device? Chaos Technical Services offers service and support on almost any piece of Assistive Technology, while also providing parts and batteries. Visit them online at www.chaostechnicalservices.com or call 778-847-6840.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    AT Banter Podcast Episode 234 - Good News Show II

    AT Banter Podcast Episode 234 - Good News Show II

    When it comes to this week’s show, we’ve got some good news, and we have some bad news. First the good news … THERE IS NO BAD NEWS (unless your name is Pepe and you're a skunk)! That’s right, it’s been about a year since we had our last “Good News Show”, so we decided to do it again this year since we are still in desperate need of plenty of sunshine, lollipops, puppy dogs, and kittens in our lives! Maria Johnson from the Girl Gone Blind Blog joins Rob, Ryan and Steve for an hour of fun, laughter, and GOOD NEWS! 
    Show Notes
    Girl Gone Blind Bloghttps://girlgoneblind.com/
    She Beat Cancer at 10. Now She’s Set to Be the Youngest American in Spacehttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/22/science/spacex-hayley-arceneaux.html
    ‘Life-saving’ nose spray that kills 99.9% of viruses begins production in Israelhttps://www.timesofisrael.com/life-saving-nose-spray-that-kills-99-9-of-viruses-begins-production-in-israel/
    Woman Finds Husband's ‘Secret Instagram Account' Full of Recipes He Makes for Herhttps://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/woman-finds-husbands-secret-instagram-account-full-of-recipes-he-makes-for-her
    The Golden Labrador Who Keeps on Givinghttps://www.goodinfonet.com/goodnews/the-golden-labrador-who-keeps-on-giving-2
    Orchestra Allows Deaf People to ‘Hear’ Beethovenhttps://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/orchestra-allows-deaf-people-to-hear-beethoven-through-touch-much-like-he-did/
    How Pepe Le Pew became the latest character in the culture warhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2021/03/09/pepe-le-pew/
    AT Banter is brought to you by Canadian Assistive Technology, providing sales and training in Assistive Technology and Accessibility with over 30 years of knowledge and experience. Visit them online at www.canasstech.com or call toll-free 1-844-795-8324.
    Need repairs on your device? Chaos Technical Services offers service and support on almost any piece of Assistive Technology, while also providing parts and batteries. Visit them online at www.chaostechnicalservices.com or call 778-847-6840.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

mamadeena ,

Informative and entertaining

I look forward to listening to these guys. They have great guests to speak on a variety of subjects. Once a new episode is available I fix a cup of tea, recline and prop my feet because I know I am going to get a treat. Keep of the good work.

1 blind guy ,

Banter Banter

AT Banter is an entertaining cast. Rob, Ryan and Steve will make you smile, cringe, think and may even tick you off a little but you will definitely get a wide variety of topics and guests to open your mind to the world of assistive technology and living a full life despite challenges. Give the show several listens before deciding you will find something to like, eh!

Ted_Drake ,

Diverse topics given more than a brief synopsis

I listen regularly because they have great guests and give the interviews enough time to talk about more than bullet points and sales pitches. They also enjoy themselves and make it fun to listen.

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