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).
- 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).