Items related to assistive or adaptive technology and access more broadly conceived
Items related to assistive or adaptive technology and access more broadly conceived, located in the homes and collections of private citizens.
The majority of photographs were taken by Beth A. Robertson with the permission of the individuals depicted.
Carleton University's Disability Research Group
This is an image of a passenger ship, MS SKAUBRYN, docked, prominently displaying a banner of the International Refugee Organization in 1951.
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.
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,…
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
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
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
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.
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"