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Persons with disabilities make up to 22% of the population. This is a market that no business can ignore. Welcome to the Accessibility Solutions podcast. In this show we will discuss how making the world accessible is good for business, the economy, and the entire population. Each episode is designed to give you tips, tools, ideas, and inspiration to support your business in becoming accessible and bringing in more customers, more revenue, and improving your bottom line. Listen in as Linda H ...
 
Most people over 50 want to age-in-place rather than move to an independent or assisted living facility. This podcasts offers solutions to help older adults stay in their homes for as long as possible. We explore creative home modification solutions and talk to experts in the building and healthcare industry to help seniors and their caregivers navigate how to create safer, more attractive, and comfortable spaces while simultaneously increasing their home value. Let us educate you on creatin ...
 
Welcome to the accessibility barriers podcast this podcast name has been changed because it reflects more on accessibility than anything else. Businesses will still get reviewed on this podcast, however the goal will be to discuss ways of improving accessibility. The topics may include the following, guide dog use, medication use, form filling. There may be other topics also that I have not mentioned. I hope you enjoy.
 
After centuries of people with disabilities not having equal access to digital and built environments a new United in Accessibility (A11y) movement was formed. In 2014 professionals and individuals with disabilities started to rally to form the first International Association for Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), organization. The “United in Accessibility” podcast offers shared experience, solutions and barriers faced that impact diversity and inclusion in organizations in the lives of peo ...
 
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Our desire is to learn about products and services that are accessible to blind/low vision consumers; work on, whenever possible, creating ways to make these more adaptable for use in our lives. We wish to share our information and learn by hearing from those with similar interests/needs, as to how this may be accomplished to improve and increase our independence in society.
 
A discussion about assistive technologies and features available on Apple Watch. Guests include David Niemeijer (founder and CEO of AssistiveWare) who discusses his text-based communication app, Proloquo4Text, as well as David Woodbridge (Senior Adaptive Technology Consultant at Vision Australia) and Alex Jones (co-founder of Ai-Media).
 
A monthly podcast where Greg Norman and Jack Vasvary share and discuss great stories related to disability, chronic illness, and mental health within the Star Wars fandom. They cover accessibility, representation, and other topics related to inclusion across the Star Wars fan community and in the Star Wars universe. Part of the Skywalking Network.
 
Welcome to AI Home podcast, the first exclusive podcast on real estate resources and independent living strategies for the disability community. Why? Because Accessibility Is Home. Brought to you by Angela Fox, blogger, and author of “My blue front door”. Ms. Fox will be interviewing Realtors and home improvement contractors who are both disability friendly and others who may have a lot more to learn. Ms. Fox will also provide takeaways for anyone wanting to be a homeowner with a disability. ...
 
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Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools, and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs! Renpho is a company that was created from a simple idea: to give people affordable lifestyle products that would improve users’ he…
 
Senior home care services can help your loved one be safer at home. More people are choosing to age in place rather than move to an assisted living facility. Hiring a paid caregiver may be the best solution for someone who needs assistance but does not want to move to a senior living facility. Please listen to my conversation with Ryan McEniff, own…
 
Rajesh Kalidindi, independent, Accessibility & User Experience Consultant Rajesh Kalidindi enables individuals and corporations through his accessibility consultancy by providing training, comprehensive validations, VPATs, usability studies, empathy workshops, etc. He began as a multimedia designer and moved into UX. Joining Microsoft, Rajesh found…
 
In this episode, Rob Dotten talks about Contactless Access™, a technology that they developed - touchless controls for elevators, doors, and mass transit. Listen to this episode and learn how they help make the world accessible. Rob’s Bio: Rob Dotten, B.Sc. Pure Mathematics, B.Sc Applied Physics, is the Director of Contactless Access™ and Accessibi…
 
Hey there! Welcome to the 500th episode of Accessibility Minute! Your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools, and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs! Before diving into today’s episode I’d like to first thank you for hanging out with me all these years. […]…
 
As we age, the desire to stay in our own homes becomes more important. For many of us, the thought of leaving our home and community is a scary proposition. The home environment and aging in place can be a challenge for many older people. Fortunately, there are design strategies that can help us age in place gracefully and safely. As we age, our fu…
 
Sarah Horton, University of Southampton, Research Fellow Sarah Horton is currently a research fellow at the U. of Southhamption working on a study about the teaching of accessibility. Her career began by working with instructional technology in academic circles and the led to her work in web development. She was part of the staff in the early days …
 
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs! If you’re searching for a child-safe messenger, check out the Kinzoo Family Messenger App. Kinzoo is the “world’s first kid-proof m…
 
The aging eye sees colors differently as we age. The natural yellowing of the lens has a lot to do with this. It is thought that older people see the world through a color similar to ginger ale. This could influence our risk for falls. However, we can adjust for these physical changes by creating color contrast in our homes. Wall color, furniture, …
 
Certain eye diseases and problems are more common as we age. Blind spots, dry eyes, and presbyopia are some of the conditions that are brought on by aging. More serious eye conditions include diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Please listen to part 2 of this 3 part series to learn more about how vision changes and disease pro…
 
Cam Beaudoin, CIBC, Senior Manager of Accessibility Cam Beaudoin is the Senior Manager of Accessibility for a financial institution in Canada. He started as a developer at a consulting company and was immediately charged with understanding the WCAG. That led to his current position as well as consulting, speaking engagements, and his own accessibil…
 
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools, and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs! If you’re looking for an easy-to-use Braille label maker, check out the 6dot Braille Label Maker from Logan Tech. This portable Br…
 
Jintronix is already helping thousands participate in engaging and therapeutic experiences in hospitals, nursing homes, communities and at home. Their research-backed approaches benefit individuals undergoing intensive rehabilitation and residents participating in therapy, restorative and fall-prevention programs. Jintronix can help older adults re…
 
Vision changes is one of the first declines we experience with the onset of aging. Visual impairment can occur as early as 35-40 years of age. The best way to ward off more serious eye problems is through early detection by a doctor. Visual impairment accounts for one out of the four leading causes for falls in older adults. The other 3 causes are …
 
In this episode, Lorraine Woodward and Linda Hunt talk about becoming rentABLE. Don’t miss: Know what the platform Becoming RentAble is How this platform is different from others The challenge with Airbnb and other platforms The Little Yellow House And more! Lorraine’s Bio: Lorraine Woodward is an entrepreneur, business owner, and a life-long advoc…
 
Rachael Bradley Montgomery, Library of Congress, Digital Accessibility Specialist Rachael talk about her work as the co-chair of the W3C's Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and her charity work in supporting accessibility for small community organizations. In her work at the Library of Congress, she help create accessible experiences for emplo…
 
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs! There are several augmentative and alternative communication devices available, but if you’re looking for an eye gaze option, check…
 
It is amazing how technology can make our lives easier and safer nowadays. Alexa, which is a technology created by amazon, has many features designed to help older adults simplify their lives, improve communication with family members, and even help them establish a medication routine. In my interview with Esther Kane, Co-founder of the website sen…
 
This is the fourth and last episode of the series Campaign Chat of Accessibility Solutions. In this episode, Linda Hunt shares her thoughts after being elected as the Councillor of the City of Brantford - Ward 4. About the Host: Linda Hunt Is an Award-Winning Accessibility Consultant, Speaker and Author. She is the CEO of Accessibility Solutions an…
 
Esther Kane and Robin Shiltz co-founded the website seniorsafetyadvice.com. Esther is a retired occupational therapist and Senior Safety Specialist. Their website is focused on helping seniors age in place and live life to the fullest. They have published over 800 articles in the past four years and also have a YouTube channel. Please listen to my …
 
Ken Nakata, Converge Accessibility, Principal Ken Nakata helps law firms and corporation understand web accessibility issues. His career began in the Department of Justice working on the original Americans with Disability Act legislation and litigation. When Section 508 appeared, Ken started working in that area and spent a long time in that digita…
 
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs! A few weeks ago I talked about UnbuckleMe, which is a small tool that makes it easier for adults to unbuckle a car […]…
 
Marie Van Driessche, Unc, UX Designer Marie Van Driessche helps her organization's clients understand the importance of accessibility in their web sites and apps. She shared her own experience with the many accessibility issues specific to being deaf.Joe Welinske
 
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs! If you’re looking for a way to keep tabs on your loved one aging in place, check out the Theora Connect GPS Smartwatch. […]…
 
This is the third episode of the series Campaign Chat. In this episode, Linda Hunt discusses more issues that she encountered during the campaign. These issues were discussed: Homelessness Housing afforadability Mental Health Addiction and more About the Host: Linda Hunt Is an Award-Winning Accessibility Consultant, Speaker and Author. She is the C…
 
Our kitchen appliances are one of the biggest investments we make in our home. Where these appliances are placed in the kitchen helps to determine their utility and value to the homeowner, especially to older adults. In fact, the types of appliances and where they’re installed ultimately determine how smart, functional, and accessible a kitchen is.…
 
David Schleppenbach, Tactile Solutions, President David Schleppenbach produces a braille computer for people who need tactile or haptic input. He gives a quick tour of the product and manufacturing facility. As an instructor at Purdue University, he began supporting blind students by creating a better learning environment. This led to participating…
 
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs! Many individuals with different special needs cannot clip their fingernails without assistance. One potential solution to help with…
 
This is the second episode of the series Campaign Chat. In this episode, Linda talks about the issues she encountered during her campaign. Don't miss: What is ableism? The issues that Linda encountered About the Host: Linda Hunt Is an Award-Winning Accessibility Consultant, Speaker and Author. She is the CEO of Accessibility Solutions and an Advoca…
 
In order for flooring to be considered low maintenance it must be easy to clean, require little to no upkeep, and durable. Some of the most common choices available are luxury vinyl plank (LVT), linoleum, bamboo, engineered wood, ceramic, porcelain, laminate, and natural stone. Please listen to learn more on how to choose the best flooring for your…
 
Sam Chandreshekar, D2L, Accessibility Lead Sam is the accessibility lead at an educational technology company called D2L. She began her career as an IT professional. Her post-graduate work focused on online accessibility for people who are blind or vision impaired. She taught a master’s program in Inclusive Design at OCAD University in Toronto. Two…
 
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools, and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs! Looking for an app for an individual with low vision? Check out Google Lookout. Google Lookout is an Android App that uses Google’…
 
This is the first episode of the series Campaign Chat. In this episode, Linda Hunt shares her introduction as a candidate for the municipal election in the City of Brantford for Ward 4. About the Host: Linda Hunt Is an Award-Winning Accessibility Consultant, Speaker and Author. She is the CEO of Accessibility Solutions and an Advocate for all thing…
 
Ian Kersey, Thomson Reuters, Senior Accessibility Specialist Ian Kersey supports the designers in customer-facing products at Thomson Reuters. That includes adding annotations to Figma prototypes and making sure developers have everything they need. Starting in an accessibility office at a community college, Ian continued his career with accessibil…
 
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools, and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs! It’s no secret that gas prices are outrageous these days. Fortunately, there are apps like GasBuddy that can help you save money! …
 
Seniors are choosing to live in a multi-generational home. Also, the number of Americans living in a multi-generational household ( 3 or more generations) has nearly quadrupled in the past decade. I think we can all agree first and foremost privacy is key to a successful living arrangement. Aside from privacy, there is a laundry list of must-haves …
 
Lorelei Root, Eagle's Flight, Digital Accessibility Specialist Lorelei Root digital accessibility focus with a focus on video games. She shares her experience of becoming disabled due to multiple sclerosis. Having to learn to speak, read and write again, she used the few accessible video games to help provide the road back. This led her to her work…
 
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs! If you or a loved one are looking for a new handheld video magnifier, check out the LookyPlus. This video magnifier allows users [……
 
Rich Schwerdtfeger, Retired, IBM, Former Chief Technology Officer for Accessibility Rich began his work in accessibility with the early development of a screen reader for Windows. He was a key member of the world-wide team that brought technologies like ARIA into mainstream use for accessibility. Rich chaired the board of Knowbility and currently i…
 
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools, and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs! Did you know infant and child car seat buckles require a minimum release force of 40 Newtons, or about 9 pounds to unbuckle? […]…
 
In this episode, Cam Beaudoin talks about digital accessibility, accessibility program management, DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion), and more. CAM’S BIO: Using his experience in accessibility program management, software development, and technical consulting, Cam comes with a approachable perspective on how teams can bring disability inclusion…
 
As an occupational therapist specializing in home modifications, I believe that making improvements to your home that directly impact safety are at the top of the list. Falls are the #1 cause of death and serious injury in people aged 65 and older. Therefore, preventing falls should be the primary concern for caregivers, health professionals, and p…
 
Charlie Turrell, BBC, Change Manager - Accessibility Champions Network Charlie onboards product development staff about accessibility and evangelizes it throughout the BBC. Starting as a personal assistant in many sections of the BBC, she found her way into user experience and then to guiding the internal accessibility champions network.…
 
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools, and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs! Many individuals cannot operate traditional switches and buttons. If you or a loved one have limited movement, check out the Honey…
 
In this episode, Kate Chung of the Accessible Housing Network talks about the crisis in Accessible Housing. She was one of our guest speakers during the Accessiblity Summit held during the National Access-Ability Week. Kate's message is going to be that there needs to be a change to the national and provincial building codes to make universal desig…
 
Sam Ogami, HP, Accessibility Program Manager Sam shares his early personal experience having a learning disability that was helped with assistive technology. That coupled with his interest in technology sparked his lifelong work with accessibility. This included assisting university students with assistive technology and with accessible procurement…
 
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools, and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs! Traditional toothbrushes are not always ideal for individuals with oral sensitivities and/or poor dexterity. If you or a loved one…
 
Kris Wilson, Occupational Therapist, Certified Environmental Access Consultant, and owner of Modified Independence Evaluations, Inc., educates us on home modifications for people with spinal cord and brain injuries. He also discusses Workman's Comp and Veterans accessing the resources they are entitled to and desperately need. Kris also dives deep …
 
In this episode, Linda reflects on the theme of the National AccessAbility Week, “Inclusive from the Start” and how it resonates with her and the ongoing efforts of Accessibility Solutions. Connect with Us: Website – www.solutions4accessibility.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibility-solutions/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.…
 
Betty Troy, Yahoo, Accessibility Specialist Betty Troy started her career through engineering with an emphasis on biomedical programs. That led to specializing in rehabilitation engineering and a position designing physical assistive technology devices for the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. She further developed her skills as an accessibility audi…
 
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