IAP Podcasts Posts

IAP 2019-E3: Interview with the CEO of MagnaReady

By Mark Miller on April 24, 2019

IAP 2019-E3: Interview with the CEO of MagnaReady In this episode: Mark chats with Maura Horton, founder and CEO of MagnaReady, an adaptive clothing line that uses magnets in place of buttons and zippers. She explains the story behind the birth of the clothing line and how it influenced her decision to launch a business. Also discussed are her initial barriers to using magnets as closures, how she instills empathy to her kids, and what keeps her...

IAP 2019-E1: Interview with Daniel Castro the VP of ITIF

By Mark Miller on January 13, 2019

In this episode: Mark and Derek interview Daniel Castro, VP of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Earlier this year ITIF published a report benchmarking federal and government sites on eight factors including accessibility, security, and mobile friendliness, among others. All three discuss the results of the study as well as reasons for the wide variabilities between the state ratings. The podcast concludes with Daniel’s broad...

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.