At the end of Disability Pride Month, I had the privilege of speaking to Sheri Byrne-Haber. Sheri, who I consider to be the accessibility guru, is the Senior Staff Architect of Accessibility at VM Ware, is a disabled woman, disability advocate, mother of a disabled child and much more. From the U.S. Sheri and I talk about the experience of disabled people in the U.S. during COVID19, the fight for accessibility and rights of disabled people in the U.S. and much more. This is an interview not to be missed.
On the first episode of the second season of Ainslee Hooper Chats with... I am joined by Ricki Spencer. Ricki is a transgender and disability advocate and activist. Ricki is a person of so many talents and has their fingers in many pies.
Ricki sheds light on some of the issues faced by people in the disability and LGBTQI+ communities and really brings home the point that people with disabilities all experience barriers in varying ways.
My last live was so popular for International Day of People with Disability, that I decided to go live for a second time, with a guest. Melissa Stehr from Access Advisor Australia joined me to chat about her business and a range of other topics related to female empowerment, accessibility and disability. As Melissa put it, accessible and inclusive business is sensible business.
In celebration of International Day of People with Disability 3/12/2020 - I went LIVE!!!
I never thought going live would be so fun, and this time I spoke on my own for 1 whole hour.
I went live to answer all your questions about disability. Talking all things from disability in leadership to disability in the workplace and everywhere else, because, we are EVERYWHERE! Some of these questions I've heard time and time again, so hopefully you take something away from it. If your question wasn't answered, send it through to email@example.com.
I finally got the chance to chat to Leanne Watson of leanneswheellife.com - Leanne, who was diagnosed with a condition known as Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy in her 40s, talks about her transition from life prior to LGMD to now. We also got to talk about the exciting work she is doing with Kerry Williams of Accessible Accommodation. An exciting business which provides people with disabilities the freedom to get away by themselves or with loved ones. Oh, and it wouldn't be an episode of Ainslee Hooper Chats with.... without the 10 things my guests would like people to know about disability.
While it's important that people with disabilities have a voice, what about those people with disabilities that cannot speak for themselves? This week I chat to Shaye Foster whose sister has a rare condition which prevents her from being able to communicate herself and who is the inspiration behind Shaye starting her own business in the disability space. Shaye shares some experiences she has had as a sister of a person with a disability talks about the gaps that exist in the disability sector.
On this week's podcast I chat with Disability & Human Rights activist, Tricia Malowney OAM. Tricia works in health, justice and family violence sectors, providing consulting services. On top of this, Tricia is also the president of Women with Disabilities Australia, and the list goes on.
During this episode, Tricia and I cover topics ranging from the social model of disability, the differences and similarities in society around people with disabilities from the 40s to the contemporary era, and so much more. Oh and it wouldn't be an Ainslee Hooper Chats with... without "10 things to know about disability".
On this week's episode of Ainslee Hooper Chats with.., Ruby Susan Mountford and I pick up where we left off last week.
we continue our chat about disability inclusion, accessibility, the social model of disability, we get into some discussions around sci fi, and hear more about the work Ruby is doing in so many different areas.
On this week's episode of Ainslee Hooper Chats with.., I bring you the first half of a two part episode.
This week I got to speak to Ruby Susan Mountford who is doing amazing stuff in the autism, LGBTQI, bisexual advocacy spaces, and that's not all! Ruby is a radio announcer, podcaster, researcher and so much more. as a non-binary, bisexual and autistic person, Ruby sits on many intersections as a person with a disability.
Over this and the next episode, Ruby and I talk about the disability and inclusion, the amazing work Ruby is doing including research projects, representation of disability and other diverse groups in popular media, get emotional over Schitt's Creek, and much more....
On the 5th episode of Ainslee Hooper Chats with... I am joined by the fabulous Nikki Hind. The owner of the fashion label Blind Grit, Nikki is Australia's first blind fashion designer. Nikki and I talk about the exciting things coming up for her and the team at Blind Grit. Nikki also shares her thoughts about what she would like people to know about disability. Of course, the conversation doesn't just stop there...