Why don’t the worlds of mainstream tech and accessibility tech ever seem to collide? Shelly Brisbin, who keeps one foot in each, wants to know. She and her guests from both worlds chew over the news and trends of the day, mixing in an accessibility perspective.



Latest Episodes

#61: How to Make Extended Reality an Accessible Reality

October 26th, 2021 · 29 minutes

Virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality – extended reality, or XR – should include everyone, whether they have a disability or not. Reginé Gilbert is working to teach designers of the future how to make their XR experiences fully inclusive.

#60: Tech Inclusion and Indigenous Peoples

October 14th, 2021 · 42 minutes

Indigenous people often face an array of barriers to economic opportunity. Poverty, oppression and simple lack of access to the Internet service are among them. We'll talk about expanding opportunity to indigenous communities in Canada.

#59: Apple Event: Takes Served at a Pleasing Temperature

September 21st, 2021 · 63 minutes

Three Apple news junkies give the company's fall product announcement event a few days to settle. We weigh in on all the new hardware announcements and what we imagine could come next.

#58: #GAAD: Beyond the Hashtag

September 15th, 2021 · 38 minutes

Ten years ago, a pair of accessibility advocates created Global Accessibility Awareness Day, or #GAAD. The annual event now attracts Fortune 500 companies, including Apple, Google and Microsoft. Cofounder Joe Devon says, #GAAD is still about developers.

#57: Web Accessibility Testing on Mobile

August 17th, 2021 · 47 minutes

#56: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Tech

August 3rd, 2021 · 61 minutes

We discuss how to achieve and sustain true DEI in tech and STEM fields for women, people of color and people with disabilities. Our guest is an educator, an engineer and an advocate for meaningful DEI in all kinds of tech workplaces.

#55: I Think I'm Part of a MISSION

July 20th, 2021 · 34 minutes

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory catalogs exploding stars, black holes and more, turning them into visualizations. How can someone who is blind share in the beauty and the science of the images Chandra data scientists create? You're about to find out.

#54: Indoor Navigation: We're Working on the Sighted Experience

July 6th, 2021 · 28 minutes

Tech-assisted navigation means more than using your phone or to find your way outside. Improving indoor navigation has long been a project for people with blindness and low vision, but its importance is growing for venues and tech companies, too.

#53: Nothing is Ruined in Android 12

June 22nd, 2021 · 55 minutes

What's new in Android 12, and in accessibility for Google platforms? I'm visiting with my favorite Google-focused writers for a one-month-past-I/O update from Google world.

#52: The Simone Biles of Text Recognition

June 8th, 2021 · 54 minutes

Apple laid a bevy of updates on the waiting throng during its 2021 WWDC Keynote event. From iOS to macOS, privacy to Siri, the announcements touched most aspects of the company's operating systems. How much can we talk about in an hour? Let's find out!