This week we take a look at some of the upcoming interviews and events that the podcast will be adventuring to. Additionally, we begin the discussion of "inspiration porn", noting the innate issues, but also looking at counter-arguments for the humanity and positivity that may lie behind it. This discussion is now open for all listeners so reach out if you’d like to hop on the podcast and share your thoughts and views!
This episode was sponsored by “Come On, Calm”, a new children’s book modeling self-soothing, sensory, and breathing tasks for adventurous little readers.
Psychology Today Article: https://goo.gl/1fS3k8
Come On, Calm Kickstarter: https://goo.gl/6Wyiht
On this week's episode of The Access Champions Podcast we sit down with our first Chicago Access Champion, Brittany Pyle. Brittany is the Director of Production and Audience Engagement at the Chicago Humanities Festival as well as on the steering committee for the oft-mentioned Chicago Cultural Access Consortium. We talk about when she first encountered accessibility, winning the Kennedy Center's Emerging Leader Award, and what does an equitable audience experience actually look like. We have our tweet of the week which comes from stenographer/captioner Mirabai Knight (@stenoknight) And we highlight an article, sent to us by Leah Koerner, about veteran Matt Landis and the work he's doing in rehabilitation engineering.
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Google Play: https://goo.gl/C1pu1Z
Chicago Humanities Festival: https://chicagohumanities.org/
Tweet of the Week: https://goo.gl/ch1ZKh
Matt Landis Article: https://goo.gl/gRcYNg
On this week’s episode of The Access Champions Podcast we sit down with farmer turned Access Champion Hans Wiberg and discuss the creation of the Be My Eyes App. We sift through all of the hurdles of creating an access minded app and how over a million volunteers are helping make a difference in the blind community. We also shoutout this week’s Access Champion Tweet of the week from @TourettesHero aka Jess Thom, we announce the T-Shirt Contest winner, and begin the journey of examining the cross section of access and inclusion as we enter LGBTQ2 Pride Month.
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Enter The Access Champion Superhero Contest
On this week’s episode we take a deep dive into an article by Pasquale Toscano in the Boston Globe titled, “Where are all of the superheroes with disabilities?”. As a comic book fan growing up and a consumer of so much of the superhero content out there as an adult I wanted to take a look at the state of diversity, through the lens of disability, in this genre. Finding our way to everyone being super just the way they are.
We also give some love to Roundabout Theatre Company and Jamie Brewer and our Tweet of the Week Winner Crutches & Spice.
Boston Globe Article: https://goo.gl/VJDeXo
Tweet of the Week: https://goo.gl/hDYzFv
Dept. of Ability: https://goo.gl/xZLdJH
Access Champion Superhero Contest
Welcome to the ACCESS CHAMPIONS PODCAST where we sit down with Access Champions and Inclusion Warriors from around the world to find out: