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Episodes

Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

1/16/2021
Paralympian Ness Murby says that People with Disabilities are far from helpless during an emergency. With adequate preparation, People with Disabilities can stay safe during emergencies such as floods, fires, hurricanes, or power outages. Ness discusses the AMI Emergency Series. This is the January 16, 2021 episode.

Duration:00:28:06

Working Towards Mental Wellness

1/9/2021
Registered Social Worker Lisa Derencinovic discusses her work with the Sharing Support Group, run by Balance for Blind Adults in Toronto, which provides a supportive environment for blind and partially-sighted participants to collectively address mental health concerns. Lisa shares tips and tricks that allow us to build resiliancy in the face of the pandemic. This is the January 9, 2021 episode.

Duration:00:28:45

Judy vs Capitalism

1/5/2021
Judy Rebick talks about a new documentary on her life, Judy vs Capitalism. We discuss Judy’s feminism, her involvement in the pro-choice movement, and the mental health concerns she dealt with while serving as president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women. This is the December 6, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:28:16

Looking Back on 2020

12/20/2020
As we close out 2020, CNIB Foundation president John Rafferty and Accessible Media Inc. CEO David Errington join us to discuss the year in review and give us a sneak preview of things to come. This is the December 20, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:29:30

2020: A Year in Books

12/19/2020
AMI producer Paul Daniel discusses some of his picks for the best books of 2020, with selections from a variety of genres. There’s something for everyone on Paul’s bookshelf, be they an avid reader or someone looking for escape during the winter. Head to ami.ca/onthepulse for Paul’s selection. This is the December 19, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:26:09

Reproductive Rights for People with Disabilities

12/13/2020
Little is known about the experiences of People with Disabilities in accessing fertility, contraception, assisted reproduction, abortion, pre- and post-natal care and family planning. Áine Sperrin from the Re(al) Productive Justice network in Ireland discusses their ongoing research into reproductive rights for People with Disabilities, which entails examining legal statutes, collecting oral histories, and the eventual publication of a toolkit meant to assist legal and medical professionals....

Duration:00:27:56

Staying involved with the Accessible Canada Act

12/12/2020
As federal agencies develop regulations under the Accessible Canada Act, Heather McCain from the Accessibility in Action project, discusses ways in which People with Disabilities can ensure that their feedback is taken into account. They are the founder and executive director of a BC non-profit, Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods, and they describe the importance of intersectionality in Disability activism. This is the December 12, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:28:06

Judy vs Capitalism

12/6/2020
Judy Rebick talks about a new documentary on her life, Judy vs Capitalism. We discuss Judy’s feminism, her involvement in the pro-choice movement, and the mental health concerns she dealt with while serving as president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women. This is the December 6, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:28:23

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

12/5/2020
The Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister for Employment, Workplace Development, and Disability Inclusion joins us to discuss the theme for IDPD2020. She discusses the challenges faced by the disability community and describes the steps taken by the Canadian government to ensure that People with Disabilities are not left behind. This is the December 5, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:28:23

Mattmac Makes Music

11/29/2020
Matthew Monias, performing as Mattmac, speaks to us about growing up Indigenous and blind on Garden Hill First Nation, near Winnipeg, Manitoba. A self-taught vocalist and producer, Mattmac describes the power of music in changing the course of his life and as a way to inspire others. This is the November 29, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:25:54

A Disability Perspective on the U.S. Presidential elections

11/28/2020
Philip Pauli of RespectAbility, an American non-partisan disability rights group, discusses the ways in which People with Disabilities mobilized ahead of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. We look back at the campaign, including data analysis by RespectAbility which looked at key issues confronting the Disability community. Pauli describes how People with Disabilities can get involved with the incoming Biden Administration. This is the November 28, 2020 episode

Duration:00:28:43

A Disability Perspective on the U.S. Presidential elections

11/27/2020
Philip Pauli of RespectAbility, an American non-partisan disability rights group, discusses the ways in which People with Disabilities mobilized ahead of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. We look back at the campaign, including data analysis by RespectAbility which looked at key issues confronting the Disability community. Pauli describes how People with Disabilities can get involved with the incoming Biden Administration. This is the November 28, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:28:43

Disability through a Human Rights Framework

11/22/2020
Ena Chadha discusses her role as Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. She describes the importance of taking an intersectional approach to disability discrimination. We discuss the importance of Indigenous Disability Awareness Month and reflect on the tragic passing of Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous woman whose tragic death in a Quebec hospital sparked outrage. This is the November 22, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:26:40

Cooking, COVID, and Conversation

11/21/2020
Mary Mammoliti joins us to talk about her podcast, Kitchen Confession, which documents her love of food, conversations with people with disabilities who share her love of good cooking. Mary provides some tips and tricks for cooking during the pandemic. This is the November 21, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:25:30

Makings of a Guide Dog

11/15/2020
Lawrence Gunther, the producer and subject of the upcoming documentary, Makings of a Guide Dog, describes his journey as a documentary filmmaker and blind storyteller. Lawrence is warm, conversational, and witty as he recounts his journey getting to know seven lively guide dog puppies, all of which are part of the CNIB Guide Dog Program. This is the November 15, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:27:09

Food Insecurity for People with Mobility Disabilities

11/14/2020
Naomi Schwartz from the University of Toronto discusses her research into the systemic barriers to food access, purchasing, and preparation for people with mobility disabilities. Her research debunks commonly held myths and encourages us to think about the relationship between place and questions of food security. This is the November 14, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:26:38

Wheels of Courage: World War II veterans and the invention of wheelchair basketball

11/8/2020
David Davis discusses his book Wheels of Courage: How World War II Veterans Invented Wheelchair Sports, fought for Disability Rights, and Inspired a Nation. The conversation highlights the determination of returning veterans to beat the odds and change perceptions of disability both on and off the court. This is the November 8, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:27:30

Eating Disorders During COVID-19

11/7/2020
Jaclyn Siegel of Western University discusses her research into the impact of the pandemic on people with eating disorders. COVID-19 has created unique challenges, including access to treatments for people with eating disorders. Jaclyn encourages us to rethink our messages about body weight and image. This is the November 7, 2020 episode

Duration:00:27:28

Medically Assisted Dying, Part 2

11/1/2020
The controversy within the disability community rages on. We speak to Jason LeBlanc, an independent researcher who is in favour of MAID and Taylor Hyatt of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, who is opposed to Bill C-7. This is the November 1, 2020, episode.

Duration:00:28:26

Medically Assisted Dying, Part 1

10/31/2020
Canada’s Bill C-7 is currently being debated in parliament. It would substantially widen the scope for medically assisted dying in Canada. Patricia Hughes, founding executive director of the Law Commission of Ontario, explains the history of MAID. Yves Giroux, Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer, discusses his office’s recent report on the fiscal impact of Bill C-7. This is the October 31, 2020, episode.

Duration:00:28:55