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Why don’t the worlds of mainstream tech and accessibility tech ever seem to collide? Shelly Brisbin, who keeps one foot in each, wants to know. She and her guests from both worlds chew over the news and trends of the day, mixing in an accessibility perspective. Hosted by Shelly Brisbin.

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Why don’t the worlds of mainstream tech and accessibility tech ever seem to collide? Shelly Brisbin, who keeps one foot in each, wants to know. She and her guests from both worlds chew over the news and trends of the day, mixing in an accessibility perspective. Hosted by Shelly Brisbin.

    The Standards Can't Tell You Where Delight Is

    The Standards Can't Tell You Where Delight Is

    Christin Hemphill works with companies to build inclusive experiences for customers and employees. That's a fancy way of saying that your bank, your onboarding materials and your VR game should all be accessible to you.

    • 31 min
    UX Design and Cognitive Disability

    UX Design and Cognitive Disability

    Rain Michaels wears many hats. She is a UX designer at Google, and she is also one of the maintainers for accessibility on the community-developed Drupal content management system, and a co-chair of W3C’s Cognitive Accessibility task force.

    • 49 min
    How to Make Extended Reality an Accessible Reality

    How to Make Extended Reality an Accessible Reality

    Virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality – extended reality, or XR – should include everyone, whether they have a disability or not. Reginé Gilbert is working to teach designers of the future how to make their XR experiences fully inclusive.

    • 29 min
    Tech Inclusion and Indigenous Peoples

    Tech Inclusion and Indigenous Peoples

    Indigenous people often face an array of barriers to economic opportunity. Poverty, oppression and simple lack of access to the Internet service are among them. We'll talk about expanding opportunity to indigenous communities in Canada.

    • 42 min
    Apple Event: Takes Served at a Pleasing Temperature

    Apple Event: Takes Served at a Pleasing Temperature

    Three Apple news junkies give the company's fall product announcement event a few days to settle. We weigh in on all the new hardware announcements and what we imagine could come next.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #GAAD: Beyond the Hashtag

    #GAAD: Beyond the Hashtag

    Ten years ago, a pair of accessibility advocates created Global Accessibility Awareness Day, or #GAAD. The annual event now attracts Fortune 500 companies, including Apple, Google and Microsoft. Cofounder Joe Devon says, #GAAD is still about developers.

    • 38 min

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Informative podcast

Great podcast! Educational, informative thought provoking!

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Informative, professional and fun. I like that Shelley keeps guests on track.

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