Private Collections

Dublin Core

Title

Private Collections

Subject

Items related to assistive or adaptive technology and access more broadly conceived

Description

Items related to assistive or adaptive technology and access more broadly conceived, located in the homes and collections of private citizens.

Creator

The majority of photographs were taken by Beth A. Robertson with the permission of the individuals depicted.

Publisher

Carleton University's Disability Research Group

Items in the Private Collections Collection

Passenger ship with International Refugee Organization banner, c.1951
This is an image of a passenger ship, MS SKAUBRYN, docked, prominently displaying a banner of the International Refugee Organization in 1951.

Street signs at the corner of Bank and Queen, near RBC
This is an image of the street signs at the corner of Bank and Queen, near the RBC Branch (99 Bank) where the world's first talking ATM was installed in 1997.

RBC Accessible ATM, 2016
This is an image of the contemporary accessible Automated Teller Machine, located at the Royal Bank branch at 99 Bank, near the corner of Queen Street in Ottawa, ON. The first image is taken from the ramp and railing moving up to the machine,…

Image of user with guide dog at RBC's Talking ATM, c.1997
This is an image of a user wearing ear phones with his guide dog, depositing money at the Royal Bank's first talking ATM at the launch of the machine in October 1997.

An oral history interview with Chris Stark and Marie Laporte Stark at their home in Kanata, Ontation on April 26 2016.

An interview with Sharlyn "Charlie" Ayotte on April 13, 2016 at her Ottawa, Ontario home by Beth A. Robertson

CCD National Award to Sharlyn Ayotte, 2012
Council of Canadians with Disabilities' National Award given to Sharlyn Ayotte, AEBC, "in recognition of your valued contributions to the Disability Rights Movement in Canada," 2012

SCOAP Award to T-Base Communications, RBC and NCR, 1998
Society of Canadian Office Automation Professionals award given to T-Base Communications, RBC and NCR for their collaborative work on the design and development of the Talking ATM, c.1998

Sara Kirke Award, given to Sharlyn Ayotte 2009
Sharlyn Ayotte received the Sara Kirke Award from Carleton University's Sprott School of Business in 2009 in recognition of her achievements as a woman high tech entrepreneur.

Sharlyn Ayotte, April 2016, Ottawa ON
Photograph of Sharlyn Ayotte at her Ottawa home, April 2016, holding up a kerchief her guide dog wears which reads "I am Your Customer, One Voice, More Choice"