March 28, 2017 - Access For All
On this show:
- Canadian Press reporter Michelle McQuigge joins us to discuss her recent article about a woman with spina bifida who filed a human rights complaint against a Danforth bar over washroom access.
- We chat with environmental expert, Lawrence Gunther about how Indigenous knowledge is increasingly being recognized as relevant and as valid as western science.
- Karen Magee, AMI’s Ottawa Assignment Editor, drops by with a few stories from her region including news that the CNIB is holding town halls looking for feedback from their clients and stakeholders.
- What does inclusive design mean for able-bodied and disabled individuals? Open Dialogue explored that topic (and more) this week, and producer Paul Daniel drops by the studio to chat about the program.
- Plus we have our weekly news quiz! Can someone finally take down Mike Ross?
March 27, 2017 - CPF Challenge!
On today's episode:
- The Cerebral Palsy Foundation launched the first mobile, video-based fitness app for people with a diverse range of motor abilities, and joining us today is Richard Ellenson, CEO of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation to tell us more about the CPF Challenge!
- Ryan Delehanty, AMI’s Atlantic Assignment Editor, joins us with news from his region including a story on playwright Paul David Power and his new play, "Crippled".
- Our pop-culture expert JM Frey joins us with a few stories from the entertainment world including news that there is going to be a live action Barbie Doll movie!
- Tech expert, Marc Aflalo of Your Tech Report tells us about a new controller by Microsoft that is making gaming more accessible for players with physical disabilities or mobility impairments.
March 24, 2017 - British Columbia Blind Sports and Recreation Association
On this program:
- Amy Amantea joins us to discuss the BC Blind Sports and Recreation Association and previews some of the events they have coming up.
- Greg David of TV-eh.com drops by with news regarding The Big Bang Theory, Top Gear America, weekend DV TV offerings and more.
- Our pop culture expert, JM Frey previews the movie Chips.
- Dave Brown, AMI-TV’s Ottawa bureau presenter, tells us about a feature on tonight’s ATW Weekend Edition about the 2017 Toronto Blue Jays,
- and Mike Agerbo of Get Connected Media pops by with some stories from the tech world.
March 23, 2017 - Cooking With Vision Loss
On this show:
- We talk to Kate Crohan and Susan Sullivan of the Perkins School for the Blind in Boston about cooking tips and tricks with vision loss.
- Jessica Rickards of Cool Blind Tech joins us with news from the tech world including Microsoft Introduces Speech-To-Text and Text-To-Speech Transcription for In-Game Chat.
- Jim Krysko, AMI’s Edmonton Assignment Editor, joins us with a few stories from his region including news about the 2017 Adapted Physical Activity Symposium being held in Alberta this week.
- Kevin Philipupillai, producer of AMI’s The Guardian This Week, drops by our studio with a few articles that made it in to the show this week.
March 22, 2017 - Pi Live
On this program:
- The 5th annual Canadian National Blind Ice Hockey Tournament takes place March 24 – 26 in Toronto and we speak with, Matt Morrow the executive director of the Canadian Blind Hockey Association to get a preview on the big event.
- Pi Live is a new private transportation provider in Edmonton. The Manager of Communications, Zachary Weeks, joins us to tell us more about this very welcome on demand accessible transportation specifically for persons with disabilities.
- Our pop culture expert, JM Frey, discusses YouTube’s decision to filter LGBTQ videos. Why is YouTube doing this and what type of reaction has this gathered?
- Mike Agerbo of Get Connected Media pops by with some stories from the tech world including one on Samsung’s new voice assistant technology. How does it compare to other voice assisted technology?
March 21, 2017 - World Down Syndrome Day
On today's show:
- It’s World Down Syndrome Day and we tell you what’s happening and how you can get involved as we speak with Anabel Lindblad, a spokesperson for the Down Syndrome Association – National Capital Region.
- We speak with three-time Paralympic medalist and assistant coach for the Men’s National Wheelchair Rugby team, David Willsie! He tells us about the team and some of their upcoming events!
- The Citizen’s Advocacy in Ottawa will be hosting a TED talk titled “An Evening of Inspiration: Celebrating the Power of Community” and AMI’s Ottawa Assignment Editor Karen Magee joins us to tell us about this and more stories from her region.
- Carleton University has raised eyebrows and ire by opting to remove the scale from its primary athletic facility and Canadian Press reporter Michelle McQuigge shares more about this story.
- If you're disabled, is it wrong to want a cure? Open Dialogue explored that topic (and more) this week, and producers Michael Iantorno and Paul Daniel join us to chat about the program.