WATCH: CBAA panel talk about including more people with disabilities in community radio

Photo graph of four women speakers from CBAA conference, one of whom is using walking aids

Community radio was founded on principles of social inclusion. However, despite 1 in 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 …

Your favourite free audio editor has accessibility

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Audacity has built in accessibility features to assist vision-impaired radio producers. A very important feature of Audacity is the ability to fully manipulate the selection using the keyboard. Screen reader access works very well on Windows. Mac OS X screen reader support now requires considerable adjustment following a transition to wxWidgets 3, but a 2.1.1 …

ACMA: Digital radio offers accessibility for PWD

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority released a 2010 report into the possibilities of digital radio in providing important services to PWD. Some of the developments included: captioned radio for the deaf accessible design developments digital radio for the blind or vision impaired emergency warnings notifications for people with sensory impariments delivered via digital radio …