Here you will find all the resources you need to make your station accessible!

Radio Reading Resources for Stations and Volunteers

 

 

young Radio Reading volunteer, Emma Ross, in Vision Australia Radio’s Perth studio. Emma has a vision impairment.RPHA Radio Reading Services has embarked on a project to extend the national reach of Radio Reading services to empower Australians with a print disability living in regional, rural and remote areas.

RPH Australia is supporting community radio stations, outside the current Radio Reading Network, to produce new, diverse, quality local programming made by and for people with a print disability in their community.

The dedicated RPH-licensed stations within the Radio Reading Network provide life-changing information services for people with a print disability. However, there are large populations outside our existing broadcast footprint with unmet information needs.

The CMTO teamed up with RPHA Radio Reading Services to assist in the development of community media training resources for RPHA's Regional Development Project.

You can access all the amazing resource by following the links:

Station Resources

Volunteer Resources

Make sure to also access RPHA's Video resources.

 

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RPHA thanks their project partners, who helped realise these fully accessible resources: Tagged PDF, experts in accessibility; the Community Media Training Organisation, and the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

 

 

 

Getting more PWD on 4ZZZ

Since 2015 community radio 4ZZZ have been working towards the better inclusion of people with a disability on the airwaves and in all parts of station life. Kim Stewart, the station's advocate for People With a Disability and founder of the Ability Radio Project, filmed the following video and spoke to the station manager and volunteers about inclusion of PWD.

 

 

CRISP Network Empowering Voices

The Community Radio Inclusion Support Project (CRISP) is a national network devoted to empowering the voices of people with a disability in community radio. They provide a whole heap of resources which relate to the inclusion of people with disabilities in community radio. 

Kim Stewart facilitated a session at the 2016 CBAA conference of CRISP members, on social inclusion in the community radio sector. 

The session includes in-person, virtual and pre-recorded messages to the group to help include people with disabilities who were unable to come to the 2016 CBAA Conference.

Presented by: Kim Stewart (Ability Radio Project & 4ZZZ), Bernadette Young (612 ABC Brisbane), Caroline Savransky & Kate Wadey (Making Airwaves) and Helen Gwilliam (3CR).

 

Living the Life He Chooses

Former Vision Australia employee Nick Gleeson on living the life he chooses. 

Ability Radio Project

The Ability Radio Project started out as a co-production with people with an intellectual disability (ID) and support workers, lead by Kim Stewart (4ZZZ). 

 Purpose:

  • To facilitate social inclusion and training in radio production as self-advocacy for people with disabilities and mental illness in inner city Brisbane.
  • To provide broader learning and skills development for people with disability and mental health issues that may serve as informal experience that can be later applied in the workforce.
  • To support people with disability or mental health issues to tell their stories in their own voices, and to reach group consensus on how to do that. Aspects of this can involve discussions or debate; spreading awareness of social issues and boundaries to inclusion; reporting on news & current affairs; sharing lived experiences and also exploring passion, creativity and joy.
  • To showcase the many talents and abilities of participants.

The aim of the Ability Radio Project is to increase the number of voices of people with a disability on community radio in conjunction with their other project, the Community Radio Inclusion Support Project (CRISP).