The Pulse

Host Dave Brown along with guest contributors brings us closer to issues currently impacting the disabled community across Canada and the world. Listen weekdays at 1 p.m. Eastern.

The Pulse

Recent Episodes: 

Episode 90: Friday, February 23

Information is vital for accessibility. Without good information, many daily tasks turn into guessing games. Which shirt is this? What spice is this? What's that in the fridge? But technological advances are now helping us meet these everyday challenges.

Darwin Belt and Armand Fisher the founders of WayAround, an app for blind and low vision users which gathers the information we need to complete daily tasks. They share their personal stories with vision loss and explain how they embedded near-field communication in their app.

Episode 89: Thursday, February 22 

We kick off our first AMI-tv presenters' panel, which will feature presenters from our five bureaus. Each of them will tell us about their latest projects on the AMI-tv channel, and its flagship program AMI This Week.

Today, Toronto presenter Anthony McLachlan discusses his upcoming trip to cover the Paralympics in PyeongChang. Laura Bain from Halifax describes her journey to become a wine sommelier. And Shelby Travers from Ottawa explores disability and identity by comparing a guide dog to a white cane.

Episode 88: Wednesday, February 21 

Smart speakers such as Amazon Echo, the Google Home Mini, and the Apple HomePod are flying off the shelves. While their primary selling point so far has been convenience, they also have the potential to revolutionize the way we access information.

Web accessibility consultant Denis Boudreau tells us about a talk he'll be delivering in Ottawa and Montreal as part of A11y Tour 2018. He explains how technologies based on artificial intelligence are breaking down barriers for people with disabilities, and he discusses his work advocating for social inclusion on the web. 

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