Blind Abilities moves north of the US border and chats with Geoff Eden. Geoff has been a long time advocate in the Canadian blindness community, with his work for CNIB as a Manager, his procurement of early assistive technology and other adaptive equipment for CNIB clients. Geoff worked for the City of Toronto as an Accessibility Consultant, working with city planners and carving his notch in the city’s accessibility strategy. Listen as Geoff shares his story of working with the architects as they designed and built the original Air Canada Center, home of the Maple Leafs and Raptors, and his specific efforts to mold accessibility into the initial design plans. Geoff sits on multiple provincial and local planning committees, and has devoted many years of his life to Canada’s Radio reading Service and the creation of the nation’s Accessible Media Network, AMI.
Pete and Jeff first met Geoff on the Out-Of-Sight.Net online community, a wonderful platform for engaging with other BVI folks in a variety of activities. check them out at:
Geoff is also a talented musician, and you’ll hear excerpts from his guitar and vocal work with several audio clips from ‘back in the day’!
Join Jeff Thompson and Pete Lane as they chat with this multi-talented and articulate advocate for the Canadian disability community, as they present Geoff Eden in the way that only the Blind Abilities Team can offer!
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