The Pulse on AMI-audio
Using Sound to Make Astronomy Accessible
Tim Spuck from Associated Universities Inc., talks about new software that aids visually impaired and blind astronomers by converting images into soundscapes in real time. This software is one means of making astronomy and other sciences accessible to People with Disabilities. This is the May 2, 2021 episode.
Disability and Work
Colin Barnes from the University of Leeds talks about the history and future of disability and work - and the need for an international disabled workers' movement. This is the May 1, 2021 episode
Eyecare During the Pandemic
In this one-hour special, ophthalmologist Dr. Deepa Yoganathan shares advice and answers common questions about preserving eye health during the pandemic. Also, Liz Tully, a patient with wet AMD, shares her experience receiving eye injections during the pandemic. Finally, Dr. Larissa Moniz from Fighting Blindness Canada talks about some of FBC's resources and programs. This is the April 24, 2021 episode.
Preparing for the Tokyo Paralympic Games
As the Canadian Paralympic Committee prepares to send its delegation to Tokyo in August 2021, Western University’s Laura Misener discusses some of the challenges faced by Canadian Paralympians during the pandemic. She makes the case for parasport as a social movement and a vehicle for change. This is the April 18, 2021 episode.
Immigrating to Canada with a disability
Toronto Star immigration reporter Nicholas Keung discusses recent changes to Canada’s policy around medical inadmissibility for prospective immigrants with disabilities. Later, Jay Dolmage of the University of Waterloo recounts the history of racism and eugenics underpinning Canada’s immigration system. This is the April 16, 2021 episode.
Discussing Disability with Kids
Kelly Fritsch & Anne McGuire, discuss their new children’s book, “We Move Together”, which is a story for people of all ages that effectively explores disability and difference. This is the April 11, 2021, episode.