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.
“My feature is about Barbara and Jane, both vision impaired, who were lonely and like one of the main characters said “me and my guide dog where getting fatter and fatter”. With the help of a wonderful initiative here in Brisbane, they changed their life around – they started running.”
Did you know that more than a quarter of community radio listeners have a disability?
We need more of them on the radio and YOU can help make that happen. Show us what you are doing as a station to make community radio more accessible to people with a disability (PWD).
Make a short video (3-5 minutes) giving us a look inside your station at what you are doing to be more accessible and inclusive for PWD. Your video will help other stations be more accessible too!
The CMTO are offering $500 to the station that makes the best video as judged by the people!
You can use professional video equipment if you have it, or you can use a smart phone, as long as the quality is good enough for us to see and hear the exciting things happening at your station. We prefer 720p quality.
If you haven’t got a camera, or any experience making a video, check out these handy video, iphone and smart phone guides.
The deadline for this competition is March 1, 2018. Click here for more information on the guidelines