The Community Radio Social Inclusion Project is a Australia-wide network of people dedicated to empowering the voices of people with a disability in community radio.
We hope that this network will develop out of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia conference, to be held in November 2016 in Melbourne.
At that conference community organisers from radio stations around Australia will meet to workshop ideas to make this happen.
Workshop: Building the involvement of people with disabilities in community radio
Community radio was founded on principles of social inclusion. However, despite 1in 5 Australians having a disability (ABS 2008), there are still few programs for or by people with disabilities on generalist stations. What does it take to make community radio work for people with a disability? How can we better support people who may have different needs to participate? In this workshop, hear the stories of people with a disability who have been successfully involved in community radio and develop an action plan to facilitate more involvement of people with disabilities in the sector. The session will include in-person, virtual and pre-recorded messages to the group to help include people with disabilities who are unable to come to the conference.
Presented by: Kim Stewart (Ability Radio Project & 4ZZZ), Caroline Savransky & Kate Wadley (Making Airwaves), Helen Gwilliam (3CR) and Bernadette Young (former ABC Brisbane Community Correspondent Coordinator)