Kelly and Company

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Kelly and Co. Blog

 

Audiobook Advent Calendar's?

Hardcover book stacked on each other with headphones over top

 

  • We chat with Dawn Dickinson who shares some Lifestyle news. Including, how a golden, big brown eyed retriever and her owner faced a series of challenges.
  • Kristina Stoyanova of The App Show stops by to tell us about an app that stops other apps from wasting your data!
  • Our Regional Content Specialist from Vancouver, Sylvi Fekete drops in to chat about the Technology at Work program which supports people who have a work-related barrier due to a disability or a functional limitation.
  • Plus, our chatty bookshelf, Ryan Hooey gets into the holiday spirit and tells us about an Audiobook Advent Calendar! What is it and where is it available? Ryan explains!

Portrait painting with J.R.!

 

An art portrait of J.R. Bjornson.

  • Stephen Ricci, Service & Training Manager at Frontier Computing, describes a new head-worn magnifier on the market called Iris Vision.
  • CNIB archivist, Jane Beaumont shares her experiences attending an event in Halifax marking the centenary of the Halifax Explosion. She also explains the significant ties of the CNIB with the historic and horrific event.
  • We speak to AMI Community Reporter JR Bjornson in Red Deer, Alberta about an audible meat thermometer for all your cooking needs. He also describes his visit to a high school where he played subject to a class’ tactile art project which is pictured above. The portrait is rectangular and consists of acrylic paint. It shows J.R.'s face smiling. Above him is a prominently blue background, with colourful strokes of paint.
  • He also describes his visit to Lindsay Thurber high school where he played subject to a class’ tactile art project which is pictured above. The portrait is rectangular and consists of acrylic paint and sand. It shows J.R.'s face smiling. Above him is a prominently blue background, with colourful strokes of paint.
  • Tech expert Mike Feir shares some festive audio treats on the Audible.com. He also recommends his picks for the season.
  • Kelly MacDonald leads our weekly roundtable featuring Penny Hartin, Chief Executive Officer at the World Blind Union.

 

 

  • Tech expert Mike Feir shares some festive audio treats on the Audible.com. He also recommends his picks for the season.
  • Kelly MacDonald leads our weekly roundtable featuring Penny Hartin, Chief Executive Officer at the World Blind Union.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

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A stack of Christmas and Holiday DVDs on a table with candy canes beside them.

  • How do you know if a drug allergy test is appropriate for you? Margrett Weldon tells us how and describes her visit to The Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Drug Safety Clinic.
  • Regional Content Specialist Jim Krysko describes a contest that is taking submissions from entrepreneurs with disabilities in rural Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He also tells us about an upcoming event in Lethbridge, Alberta that is fighting Parkinson’s disease.
  • PEI is getting a little more accessible thanks to some new paratransit vehicles that will provide improved transportation services for local residents. The Minister of Transportation for Prince Edward Island, the Honourable Paula Biggar, tell us more.
  • Time to get cozy and take out the popcorn! Greg David of TV-eh gives us the rundown of when and where to catch your favourite Holiday TV programming this season!