Community radio exists for everyone to have a voice. While there are some really great radio producers with disabilities in the community radio sector, a real opportunity for voice still exists for many more!
For this reason, the Ability Radio Project’s Kim Stewart produced these guides with RPH Australia, the radio network providing Radio Reading services to the 34% of Australians with print disability. We want to encourage more people with disabilities to participate in community radio, and to help radio stations prepare for new volunteers.
Continue reading “New resources to help community radio better include people with disability”
Find out what you can do to make your station more accessible, and engage a largely untapped font of new and enthusiastic volunteers!
Sat November 10, 2018 at the 2018 Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Conference, Gold Coast Convention Centre. Continue reading “EVENT: Fostering your station’s accessibility @ #CBAAconf2018”
Ableism is something that affects people with disabilities on a recurring basis. The experience of disability is often complicated by ableist interpretations of the embodied experience of those experiencing disability, at times this prompts those who live with disability to view their own person by a pathologised lens. Continue reading “Guest post: Ableism, inclusion and my community radio experience”
4ZZZ is founded on the principles of diversity in music, programming, cooperation and inclusion of the diverse communities they engage with. They have been a voice for Brisbane’s marginalised communities and local music for over 40 years.
In keeping with this long tradition, 4ZZZ are working towards including more people with a disability at the station. In what is a national first for community radio, 4ZZZ have appointed a Station Advocate for people with disabilities. Continue reading “4 Triple Zed appoints Station Advocate for PWD”
Join us at the CBAA conference 2016!
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)
Since late 2015 a group of outspoken self-advocates from Brisbane have been making radio for the first time.
Meeting once a month at the offices of WWILD or the Community Living Association, the group have interviewed a range of guests so far.
Of interest to the Community Radio world is their interview with Steve Richardson.
Steve has vision-impairment and has been producing community radio for 20 years with the RPH network. He has been on the boards of 4RPH and the national network of RPH and currently produces his own weekly show, Access All Areas on 4RPH in Brisbane.
Listen in Brisbane, First Tuesday of the month at 7pm, Zed Digital. The People of the Air share a show with Zed Digital’s Only Human.
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