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IAP 2018-E5: Interview with Director of MABVI

By Mark Miller on November 12, 2018

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Mark chats with Sassy Outwater-Wright, director of the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. They discuss such topics as the need to support people with multiple disabilities and the right way to approach a conversation focusing on the concerns of people with disabilities. Sassy talks about the mission of MABVI and how it impacts the lives of the visually impaired people it supports....

IAP 2018-E4: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

By Mark Miller on October 22, 2018

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In this episode: Mark introduces two new podcast hosts (Todd Waites and Derek Bove) and one producer (Marissa Sapega) from Interactive Accessibility’s parent company, The Paciello Group. Todd discusses his experience living with only one arm but explains why he has never considered it a disability. All three talk about how they got into the field of accessibility, which leads to a discussion on National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

IAP 2018-E1: Disability Awareness Month for Kids

By Mark Miller on March 29, 2018

In this episode: IAP Co-host Jeremy Curry is in the principal’s office and is blaming it all on co-host and guide dog Darren. Principal of New Haven Primary School in New Haven, Indiana, Renita Peters, talks to us about Disability Awareness Month and how the school participates every year to bring awareness to its students. And, yes, she invites your very own Jeremy Curry and Darren talk to the New Haven students showing them what it is like to...

Interactive Accessibility at CSUN 2018

By Mark Miller on February 9, 2018

By Kimberly Cline The 33rd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference is an inclusive setting for researchers, practitioners, speakers, exhibitors, end users, and other participants to share a wide-range of knowledge in the field of assistive technology. CSUN is a forum that showcases cutting-edge technology and practical solutions that can be utilized to remove the barriers that preclude the full participation...

IAP 2018-E1: Aira: Hands-free Assistance for People with Vision Loss

By Mark Miller on January 31, 2018

IAP 2018-E1: Aira: Hands-free Assistance for People with Vision Loss In this episode: Jeremy and Mark talk about the Aira service that uses wearable glasses technology and remote assistance to help people with vision disabilities with, well, almost anything. The Interactive Accessibility Podcast (IAP) is an entertaining approach to accessibility. We enjoy sharing our discussions on accessibility and how it relates to technology, real-life issues...