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Remarkable Insights Podcast

A series exploring how disability drives innovation with pioneers from across the globe who are pushing the boundaries on tech, business and social norms.

Each year we release episodes fortnightly from May 18, which is Global Accessibility Awareness Day until December 3, which is International Day of People with Disability.

Check out the latest episodes and catch up on season 1+ 2 below!

Check out the latest episode

Season 2 Episode 16 - Vint Cerf Part 2

We can’t believe that this episode marks the final episode of Remarkable Insights season 2 AND International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD)!

To end this season we are excited to bring you part 2 of our conversation with Vint Cerf where we dive into the importance of digital accessibility, unpack disability as a driver for innovation, and discuss making the internet future-friendly for everyone. Don’t miss this incredible conversation!

 Have a topic you would like covered in future episodes? Get in touch! 

Previous episodes

Season 2 Episode 15 - Vint Cerf Part 1

We had the unparalleled opportunity to chat with none other than Vint Cerf!

Currently serving as the Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, Vint is globally recognised as one of the esteemed “Fathers of the Internet”. His monumental contributions in co-designing the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet have shaped the digital world as we know it.

Season 2 Episode 14 - Moaz Hamid

Mission-driven technologist, investor and strategist, Moaz Hamid joins us to talk about why he left a decade long career in big tech to dive head-first into disability tech.

Moaz opens up about his journey as a child with autism and how he’s always had a keen interest for building and investing in accessible innovation and technology. 

Season 2 Episode 13 - Diego Mariscal

In this conversation, Diego Mariscal, CEO & Chief Disabled Officer at 2Gether-International. highlights the importance of celebrating and valuing disability in the world of business and entrepreneurship.

We explore the critical need for investing holistically in disabled founders and tackle some hard truths regarding society and the startup sector’s lack of support for these individuals.

Season 2 Episode 12 - Joel Sardi

In this episode Joel Sardi sheds light on the unchanged employment status of people with disability in Australia over the last 30 years. 

Joel opens up about the transformation of his perspective after acquiring a disability, and the surprising barriers to employment he’s discovered. This episode is a revealing conversation with a driven champion for disability inclusion and accessibility, check it out now!

Season 2 Episode 11 - Emily Yates

Join us in this episode as we discover the brilliant world of Emily Yates, a Glasgow-based Accessibility Consultant, and Journalism ace.

Tune in to hear the compelling journey of Emily, from her volunteer beginnings at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games all the way to her role as the Head of Accessibility and Inclusive Design at Mima!

Season 2 Episode 10 - Varun Chandak

 Varun Chandak, founder of Access to Success, shares his personal journey growing up with hearing loss in India, and how assistive tech became his game-changer,

Discover his passion for accelerating accessibility startups and empowering students and future leaders with disabilities. 

Season 2 Episode 9 - Minnie Baragwanath P2

We delve further into Minnie Baragwanath’s unlikely journey to becoming an eBook pioneer, fueled by a love for English literature, supportive Mum and cassette tapes!

In Part 2, Minnie shares how her personal experience with disability ignited her pursuit of social change and cultivated her unique worldview, standing firm on the belief that equality is not just a dream, but an attainable goal.

Season 2 Episode 8 - Minnie Baragwanath

In this conversation, Minnie B, Author, Social Entrepreneur and Access Innovator, challenges us to envisage the enormous potential of innovation powered by ‘with’ and how this is key to true disruption.

We delve into a meaningful discussion on how innovation steered by people living with disability are fundamental in sketching a future brimming with possibilities. 

Season 2 Episode 7 - Steve King

From scaling heights at global tech hotspots like Canva, Atlassian, and Yahoo, to co-founding a startup that champions for people with disability, Steve Kind has challenged himself relentlessly.

If you’re yearning for a sneak peek into a passionate world where problem-solving meets positive change, join this episode now!

Season 2 Episode 6 - Srin Madipalli

Meet Srin Madipalli, a trailblazing tech-entrepreneur and investor, whose game-changing startup, Accomable, was snapped up by Airbnb in 2017! 

In this episode Srin shines a spotlight on a burning issue – the huge gaps in capital for the disability market, urging governments to take notice. Srin Madipalli, folks, what CAN’T he do?

Season 2 Episode 5 - Kelly Schulz

Kelly Schulz, host of Knowable.Me podcast, invites us to explore how the uniqueness of being human impacts how we experience the world.

Kelly asks us to be more curious about experiences in our day-to-day lives that often go unnoticed from products, services, retail and digital experiences, to uncover opportunities to promote inclusion and enhance economic and social participation for all.

Season 2 Episode 4 - Dinesh Palipana OAM

Doctor Dinesh Palipana OAM was the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland and the second person to graduate medical school with quadriplegia in Australia.

We speak with Dinesh about his journey and the role technology has played in enhancing his doctor patient relationships and challenging the medical model of disability. 

Season 2 Episode 3 - Elizabeth Chandler

AI and Machine Learning technologies can be huge assets to your team but have you considered the bias that could be built into your new technology?

In this episode we speak with Founder and CTO of The Good Robot Company, Elizabeth Chandler, who is developing solutions to analyse, diagnose and eliminate biases in artificial intelligence and machine learning systems.

Season 2 Episode 2 - Jennison Asuncion P2

To kick off Season Two of Remarkable Insights we were thrilled to speak with Jennison Asuncion, who is a Co-Founder of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). This role is just one of the many metaphoric hats that Jennison wears, another notable one is that he is Head of Accessibility at LinkedIn!

Check out part two of our conversation with Jennison where we dive into his career and what it’s like to shape the accessibility at LinkedIn, which is one of the world’s biggest startups.

Season 2 Episode 1 - Jennison Asuncion

Today we are celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) – so what better way to celebrate this day than to be joined by Co-Founder of GAAD and Head of Accessibility at LinkedIn, Jennison Asuncion!

In this episode we speak with Jennison about what it takes to actually create a global awareness day and how one blog post transformed into a worldwide celebration.

Season 2 Episode 0 - Trailer

We’re thrilled to announce we are coming back for Season Two of Remarkable Insights!

This year, Remarkable Insights host Viv Mullan, continues our conversation with disability-tech pioneers who are pushing the boundaries of innovation, business and social norms, AND we are taking it up a notch by doubling the amount of episodes!

Did you miss season 1? Catch up on all the episodes below!

Catch up on season 1

Season 1 Episode 8 - Season Finale

This episode is one big celebration – not only is it the final episode of Remarkable Insights season 1 but today also marks International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD)!

In the following episode we explore what this year’s IDPwD theme means to the Remarkable community and look back at some unheard moments from this season where our guests highlight how disability drives innovation.

Season 1 Episode 7 - Andrew Gurza

Please note the following episode contains sexual themes and references.

This episode features award winning Disability Awareness Consultant and Chief Disability Officer/Co-founder of Bump’n, a sex toy company for and by disabled people. Andrew Gurza!

We explore the ableism and need to broaden the accessibility of the sex-tech industry.

Season 1 Episode 6 - Charli Skinner

In this episode we speak with advocate and founder Charli Skinner, who’s on a mission to empower young adults who are chronically ill and disabled to design a radically inclusive world around us.

Charli shares her experience of acquiring a brain injury and how this has taught her many critical life lessons about the reality of the disability community including how we can do better to tap into the potential of disabled entrepreneurs.

Season 1 Episode 5 - Bernard Chiira

Bernard Chiira, Founder of Africa’s 1st Assistive Technology Accelerator based in Nairobi, Kenya, speaks with us about growing up with scoliosis and his mission to raise the business profile of investing in assistive tech Startups in Africa.

We discuss the accessibility, equity and affordability of AT in Africa and how regulation must meet innovation in order to get technology to those who need it most.

Season 1 Episode 4 - Prof Sébastien Jodoin

Professor Sébastien Jodoin, director of the disability inclusive climate action research programme, joins us in this episode to discuss the relationship between climate change and disability.

We examine why people with disabilities aren’t discussed in Climate Change action plans or justice conversations and why this needs to change in order to build truly innovative, accessible, and inclusive future solutions.

Season 1 Episode 3 - Matt Pierri

From Melbourne to the hallways of Oxford University! The CEO and creator of the “Sociability” app, Australia’s Matt Pierri, joins us to talk about his mission to empower disabled individuals to benefit from greater social inclusion and meaningful equality of opportunity.

We also talk about the obvious but frequently disregarded economic advantages of accessibility.

Season 1 Episode 2 - Giselle Mota

What do you get when you cross a futurist with a disability rights activist AND an entrepreneur who has the courage to take on the Metaverse? Giselle Mota!

Giselle is the founder of the NIFTY collective, a project whose goal is to include people with disabilities in the “Web 3” and the “Metaverse.” Furthermore, you’ll learn exactly what the Metaverse actually is and why it’s important to construct inclusion and accessibility from the start.

Season 1 Episode 1 - Jonathan Kaufman

Born with Cerebral Palsy, Jonathan’s disability has been a profound part of his personal, academic, and professional life and it’s also how he ended up as the former Policy Advisor to the White House on Diversity and Disability and with a column in Forbes magazine.

In the following conversation we dive into the brilliant mind of Jonathan unpacking the concept of the Disability Economy and what this market means for the future of the tech industry.