313 episodes

AT Banter’s goal is to celebrate and share stories of disability. Join Rob Mineault, Ryan Fleury, Steve Barclay, and Lis Malone as they talk with advocates and members of the Disability Community to educate and inspire better conversations about disability.

AT Banter Podcast Rob Mineault, Steve Barclay, Ryan Fleury, Lis Malone

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

AT Banter’s goal is to celebrate and share stories of disability. Join Rob Mineault, Ryan Fleury, Steve Barclay, and Lis Malone as they talk with advocates and members of the Disability Community to educate and inspire better conversations about disability.

    AT Banter Podcast Episode 304 - Aille Design

    AT Banter Podcast Episode 304 - Aille Design

    The gang is back at full strength this week as they welcome Alexa and Jake, founders of a fashion company known as Aille Design. Aille Design distinguishes itself from other fashion design companies by not only producing clothing that incorporates beaded braille onto clothing, but also empowers and celebrates inclusivity, while helping to reduce disability stigmas and educating about the importance of accessibility. They discuss the company’s origins as a university research project, its mission and mandate, and how the fashion industry is slowly changing to embrace accessibility and inclusion.

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    Aille Design
    https://ailledesign.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.

    • 58 min
    AT Banter Podcast Episode 303 - Meeting Mighty People Podcast

    AT Banter Podcast Episode 303 - Meeting Mighty People Podcast

    This week Rob, Steve and Lis lament the absence of Ryan (but mostly the cowbell) before welcoming fellow podcaster Alexis Folk, a BC teen and disability advocate that lives with Cerebral Palsy. They discuss her advocacy work and the importance of youth getting involved as well as her podcast, “Meeting Mighty People” before discussing horses and frogs in salad. No, really.

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    Meeting Mighty People Podcast
    https://meetingmightypeople.com/

    B.C. orders more than 750 public sector organizations to form accessibility committees
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-orders-accessibility-committees-1.6569121

    Londoner finds a live frog in a sealed package of salad
    https://london.ctvnews.ca/a-hoppy-discovery-londoner-finds-a-live-frog-in-a-sealed-package-of-salad-1.6064231

    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.

    • 48 min
    AT Banter Podcast Episode 302 - Limitless Beauty Fashion Show

    AT Banter Podcast Episode 302 - Limitless Beauty Fashion Show

    This week Rob, Ryan and Steve sit down and talk with Shawn Marsolais, Director of Programs and Community Engagement at Blind Beginnings and host of the Limitless Podcast about their upcoming Limitless Beauty Fashion Show that is set to feature models that are blind or partially sighted.   

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    Blind Beginnings
    www.blindbeginnings.ca

    Limitless Beauty Fashion Show
    https://www.blindbeginnings.ca/blind-beginnings-limitless-beauty-fashion-show/

    Limitless Podcast
    https://www.blindbeginnings.ca/limitless/

    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.

    • 58 min
    AT Banter Podcast Episode 301 - Chad Leaman and 3D Printing

    AT Banter Podcast Episode 301 - Chad Leaman and 3D Printing

    This week we’re taking a deep dive into 3D Printing and its impact on assistive technology as Rob, Ryan, and Lis welcome Chad Leaman, Director of Innovation at the Neil Squire Society. They discuss how 3D printing works, how common 3D printing has become, how the price point has come down on the printers, and how the ability to produce custom parts has impacted home grown assistive technology solutions.  

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    Neil Squire Society
    https://www.neilsquire.ca/

    Makers Making Change
    https://www.makersmakingchange.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 21 min
    AT Banter Podcast Episode 300 - PossAbilities

    AT Banter Podcast Episode 300 - PossAbilities

    Rob and Ryan welcome Monique Nelson, Director of Community Engagement from the organization PossAbilities this week to talk about the organization and all about its many programs and services that serve the developmental disability community.

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    Possabilities
    https://www.posabilities.ca/

    Inclusion Art Show
    https://inclusionartshow.com/

    Good For All Podcast
    https://www.posabilities.ca/good-for-all-podcast/

     

    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.

    • 49 min
    AT Banter Podcast Episode 299 - International Disability Alliance

    AT Banter Podcast Episode 299 - International Disability Alliance

    It’s a big show this week as Lis shares some dietary news that shocks Rob and Ryan before welcoming Elham Youssefian, Inclusive Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Advisor at the International Disability Alliance to talk about this global organization and the work they do ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities all over the world.

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    International Disability Alliance
    https://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org/


    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

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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