MEDIA RELEASE: Radio 4EB’s Katharina Loesche wins the CBAA National Features and Documentary Series 2018 with doco about Achilles Brisbane

CBAA press release: Radio 4EB, Brisbane’s Katharina Loesche has taken home the 2018 CBAA Community Radio Award in the National Features and Documentary Seriescategory for her radio documentary ‘The Runners’ Guide’. In ‘The Runners’ Guide’, Katharina followed a running group of vision-impaired joggers, finding solutions to get exercise in the Brisbane area. It was produced as part of the 2018 National Features and …

Need accessible documents? Check out MSWord templates

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In recent weeks I've been exploring the wonderful (and hitherto mostly unknown to me) world of accessible word documents. In MS Word, using document styles, headings and alternative descriptions (alt-tags) on images makes your document more readable for those using screenreaders, as well as more consistently formatted for everyone else. In addition, formatting for accessibility …

Vision Australia: making docs accessible with the DAT tool

Sometimes screen readers used by vision-impaired people have trouble with digital documents. Vision Australia's Access Consultants Pierre Frederiksen and Leona Zumbo have developed a Digital Accessibility Toolbar that you can add to Word to help realise the dream! "An innovation that revolutionises the ease and speed of creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word, the Document …

Making documents accessible: printdisability.org

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In my work as an advocate for PWD in community radio, I have heard many times from vision impaired and blind producers the need for documentation to be compatible with screenreaders. The Roundtable on Information Access for PWD provides some great resources and services for organisations seeking to make their websites and documentation accessible to a …

Studio Recorder – Editing suite for the vision impaired

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"Studio Recorder is a powerful digital recording and editing software package geared to making recordings of the spoken word. It includes features not found in audio recording and editing programs primarily designed for music production. Such features include: Speed up playback with no pitch distortion Three levels of phrase detection Index tone generation and removal …

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 …