We begin this busy hour by speaking with Doug Earle
from Fighting Blindness Canada about an upcoming fundraiser called
Screens Off for Sight.
Greg David, Communications Manager with AMI—Accessible Media Inc. about
the 40 hours of coverage that AMI will be providing for the
we sit in on an announcement of a grant from the provincial government
to the Peterborough Council for People with Disabilities.
This being the first Monday of the month, we begin
with our monthly segment called Get Together with Kim. Kim Kilpatrick
is a program co-ordinator of Get Together with Technology, which is a
wing of the Canadian Council of The Blind, CCB. Because this is
National White Cane Week, our topic of discussion is Cane Vs. Canine:
the advantages and disadvantages of a white cane and a guide dog.
up on that same theme, we chat with Ian White, President of the CCB
Toronto Visionaries about the virtual events that will take place in and
around White Cane Week.
The Canadian Cancer Society is challenging people
to try staying dry during the month of February. Campaign Lead Barbara
Acampado describes how the campaign will work.
Next, Lynda Todd, in our monthly feature called Simple Savings, outlines several ways that we can build up our savings account.
First, we dig back into the archives, and listen to
an episode of a podcast called Eyes on Success, hosted by Peter and
Nancy Torpee. They introduced us to Susan Bennett, the voice of SIRI,
which is used by many people with disabilities on their IDevices.
because Bell Let’s Talk day is coming very shortly, we heard a
presentation that a lady named Veronica Morris gave at a recent
convention of Guide Dog Users Inc., GDUI. She introduced attendees to
her psychiatric service dog.
First, we hear exciting news from Debby Haryett,
co-ordinator of From The Blind for The Blind here in Peterborough, and
Jennifer Meek, who is the Director of Marketing at Charlotte Products.
we dig back into the archives for a description by Catherine Forestell
from CNIB of a program for people who can’t afford a cell phone called
Phone It Forward.
we review a video of the Blindshell Classic Phone, which has buttons
rather than a touch screen. I also promise to provide a demonstration
of my recently acquired Blindshell Classic 2.
Kim Kilpatrick, co-ordinator of Get Together with
Technology, talks with us on our monthly feature called Get Together
with Kim about the technology that might be coming down the pipe during
in honour of World Braille Day, we hear a repeat of a panel discussion
that took place back in 2019 about whether braille is still relevant.
This being the second Monday of the month, we
present our feature with Lynda Todd called Simple Savings. This month,
Lynda talks with us about local apps that you can download. She
mentions a couple of seniors’ discounts as well.
is World Braille Literacy Month. Natalie Martiniello, president of
Braille Literacy Canada is with us to tell us about all of the events
that will be taking place.
we chat with Ramya Amuthan. Her day job is as co-host of Kelly and
Company on AMI-Audio. Lately, though, she has also been serving as
Accessibility Consultant for Purdy’s Chocolates. She joins us to talk
about a Holiday special box of chocolates which is totally readable by
people who use braille.
We begin with out monthly installment of Get
Together with Kim, a program co-ordinator with Get Together with
Technology, a wing of the Canadian Council of The Blind. This time, we
check out what we can reasonably ask Santa to bring for us.
we head all the way to Fullerton, California to chat with Larry
Gassman, co-ordinator of Radio Out of The Past about the upcoming
Christmas Old-Time Radio telethon.
finish with a couple of seasonal musical selections. The first is a
speech synthesizer called Dectalk singing the carol Ding-dong Merrily on
High. The second is technology guru Jonathon Mosen from New
Zealandsinging I Want A Google Drive for Christmas.
First, we speak with Chad Leaman from the BC-based
Neale Squire Foundation. The foundation wants to mark the International
Day of Persons with Disabilities by asking as many people as possible
to take a lesson in assistive technology in one day.
Christine Zanier, president of the Toronto chapter of the Alliance for
Equality of Blind Canadians—AEBC tells us about an afternoon-long
conference which several organizations will be presenting called
Breaking Barriers: Making The Invisible Visible.
Linda Spinney, vice-president of the Toronto chapter of the AEBC, and
Wendy Home, co-chair of AEBC Toronto’s fundraising committee talk to us
about a Holiday trivia evening.
First, we dig back into the archives for our 2019
chat with two employees of War Amps of Canada who tell us what it was
like growing up in this area as amputees. Jamie Lund is from Norwood,
and Rachel Quilty is from Peterborough.
we chat with Chantal Oakes all the way from Kelowna, BC about a
fundraiser for the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians which begins
on Giving Tuesday, and lasts during the month of December.