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Episodes

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

Website Accessibility on Trial

10/25/2020
Disability advocate Donna Jodhan of Barrier-Free Canada reflects on the 10-year anniversary of her successful legal battle against the federal government. Her victory was an important step towards ensuring the government websites were accessible, usable, and navigable. Donna reflects on her journey and lessons learned. This is the October 25, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:24:21

Podcasting for People with Disabilities

10/24/2020
To celebrate AMI’s launch of several original podcasts, we assemble a panel of avid podcasters: Amy Amantea of Accessing Art with Amy; Jennie Bovard of Low-Vision Moments, and technical producer Sam Robinson. They talk about their respective podcasts and weigh in on the question of why podcasting as a medium represents a valuable opportunity for People with Disabilities. This is the October 24, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:27:29

Accessibility Standards Canada: A year in focus

10/18/2020
Paul-Claude Bérubé, chair of the board for Accessibility Standards Canada, discusses their recent annual report. We learn about their work and priorities in the preceding year and inquire about their research and projects in the year to come. This is the October 18, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:28:04

Including Disability in Sport

10/17/2020
Danielle Peers is a researcher at the University of Alberta specializing in kinesiology, and a former paralympian. They talk about their research into ways in which sports organizations can do more to create a culture of inclusion for People with Disabilities. Danielle’s research queries the imagining of disability in sport. This is the October 17, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:27:30

Explaining Universal Design and learning

10/11/2020
Suzanne Stolz from the University of San Diego’s Department of Learning and Teaching discusses the principles of Universal Design in education. We talk about what UDL is, how it came to be, and how it can be best implemented in the classroom. This is the October 11, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:26:52

Unpacking the US Presidential debate

10/10/2020
Communications expert Mitchell McKinney of the University of Missouri weighs in on the first Trump-Biden presidential debate. He also discusses the history of presidential debates and considers whether or not they matter. This is the October 10, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:27:29

Documenting Disability During the Pandemic

10/4/2020
Italian photographer and visual designer Stefano Sbrulli discusses his candid photographs of people who are blind and partially sighted during the COVID-19 lockdown in Italy. His pictures document the lives and stories of blind Italians, which he hopes to include in a forthcoming book. This is the October 4, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:27:26

Journalism by and for People with Disabilities

10/3/2020
Cathy Browne joins us to discuss her CBC series, Access Denied, which discusses the challenges faced by People with Disabilities during COVID-19. Cathy makes a case for journalism that asks provocative questions. This is the October 3, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:26:27

Yea or Nay to Basic Income?

9/26/2020
We speak to Toni Pickard of Coalition Canada about the history of Basic Income programs in the country. Why might Basic Income programs be effective? Why have they never been implemented? What it mean for People with Disabilities? This is the September 26, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:27:09