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Why Podcasting? With Mai Ling Chan

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

Release Date: 09/30/2019

Leisure and Intimacy in Interabled Relationships with Charlie Randell and Georgina Twelftree show art Leisure and Intimacy in Interabled Relationships with Charlie Randell and Georgina Twelftree

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

Charlie Randell and Georgina Twelftree are a couple in an interabled relationship and in this conversation with Martyn they open up about the challenges they face with accessibility and overcoming misconceptions and stereotypes. Charlie has cerebral palsy and depends on mobility aids to get around and they have decided to share their experiences and candid, real-life situations to help educate and inform others who are in similar situations. Through their blog, YouTube videos, and social media content, Charlie and Gina are sharing valuable information with the world.

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Giving a Damn About Accessibility with Sheri Byrne-Haber show art Giving a Damn About Accessibility with Sheri Byrne-Haber

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

Martyn and Mai Ling are back with another great episode and they share some important updates at the top of the broadcast. Then Mai Ling has an insightful conversation with speaker, blogger, and business consultant Sheri Byrne-Haber. As a subject matter expert in the fields of disability and accessibility, Sheri is a prominent and sought-after voice in the disability community. Using her knowledge and personal experience, Sheri consults with Fortune 200 companies and government agencies and she shares some of her wisdom and information for those working in the disability space.

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Immersive Technologies and the Disability Community with Liz Hyman show art Immersive Technologies and the Disability Community with Liz Hyman

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

In this episode, Mai Ling talks with CEO of the XR Association (XRA), Elizabeth Hyman, about the benefits of using immersive technology in ways to empower persons with disabilities. XRA is the trade association representing the technology manufacturers that power the virtual, augmented, and mixed reality industries. Elizabeth helps to define the terminology and explain the work XRA is doing to integrate these powerful technologies in innovative ways by creating industry best practices and working directly with developers. This conversation is full of information on this exciting emerging...

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An Inside Look at The Disability Union with George Baker show art An Inside Look at The Disability Union with George Baker

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

Our guest this episode is the founder of The Disability Union in the United Kingdom, George Baker. George founded the first union by and for disabled people and carers because he believes that “the only way to further disability rights and increase inclusion is for all disabled people to work together and support each other.” He shares with Martyn the impetus for the union, how it operates, and the benefit it brings to members.

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Talking Trans and Gender Nonconforming Community with Ruchi Kapila show art Talking Trans and Gender Nonconforming Community with Ruchi Kapila

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

After a few episode hiatus, Martyn is back to share what he’s been up to the past few weeks. Mai Ling also shares some updates before welcoming this week’s guest, Ruchi Kapila. Ruchi is a Bay Area-based speech-language pathologist, vocologist, presenter, and soprano with experience in acute care and acute rehabilitation hospital settings. They provide gender affirmative voice services privately and is licensed in California and Texas. Ruchi is also co-creator/co-host of the podcast The Hyndsyte Project, an interview series with BIPOC Trans and Gender Nonconforming activists.

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Deep Diving into Research for Speech-Language Pathology with Meredith Harold show art Deep Diving into Research for Speech-Language Pathology with Meredith Harold

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

Our Xceptional Leader guest today is the founder of The Informed SLP, Meredith Harold. Mai Ling Chan chats with the fellow SLP about her path to creating the business, juggling motherhood and her career, and where things are today. Meredith also serves on multiple boards and committees in the SLP field and is a co-host of the Evidence & Argument podcast which explores the science of speech–language pathology. You don’t want to miss this conversation on the inner workings of a successful business.

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Being Henry: Augmented Reality Experience with Sarah Berkovich and Henry Evans show art Being Henry: Augmented Reality Experience with Sarah Berkovich and Henry Evans

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

Martyn and Mai Ling bring our regular updates today and then in our interview segment we welcome special guests Sarah Berkovich, Henry Evans, and Henry’s wife Jane. Sarah is a filmmaker who made a VR film about Henry and his life as a quadriplegic and how he uses augmented reality technology to enrich his life every day. Mai Ling talks with them about the making of the film, how Henry integrates tech into his life, and what effect it all has on his wife and family. Listen to the end for some bonus audio!

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Creating a Support Community for Parents of Autistic Children with Rob Gorski show art Creating a Support Community for Parents of Autistic Children with Rob Gorski

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

Our featured guest for today’s episode is blogger and podcaster Rob Gorski, The Autism Dad. Rob has built an online community for families with autistic kids starting with his blog over a decade ago. He chats with Mai Ling about the origins of his online efforts, specific struggles he’s faced with his own kids, and some of the challenges that come along with sharing such personal information in a public forum.

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Autism is Only Part of the Story with Jackson and Ken Robol show art Autism is Only Part of the Story with Jackson and Ken Robol

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

Mai Ling and Martyn bring us up to date with all that is going in with their respective efforts in the disability space, including the release of the new book, Becoming an Exceptional AAC Leader. Then Mai Ling chats with guests Jackson and Ken Robol about how Jackson is building his skills as a broadcaster in spite of his autism. In the middle of the pandemic, Jackson, a high school student, launched a live-streamed interview show and has had celebrity guests from a variety of arenas.

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Utilizing Language to Communicate on a Deeper Level with Lateef McLeod show art Utilizing Language to Communicate on a Deeper Level with Lateef McLeod

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

Writer, poet, and podcaster Lateef McLeod joins the show for this episode to talk about communicating with the written word as a person with a disability. As an AAC user, Lateef has a unique life experience and perspective to share with our community. In addition to his own writing projects, he is also a contributor to the upcoming Xceptional Leaders book and he discusses what that process was like with Mai Ling Chan as well.

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This week, our host, Mai Ling Chan, is in the hot seat. The roles are reversed as fellow Xceptional Podcast Network host, Matt Hott of Speech Science takes the mic to interview Mai Ling. She talks with Matt about what prompted her to start this podcast, gives insight into what keeps her going, and shares some news about the future of the show. In addition to all this valuable info, Matt digs into just what makes Mai who she is as a person.