Checklist for accessible events

Organising an event?  What do you need to know about making an event that welcomes everybody?

The Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance (ADIA) offer a checklist to help you be sure you’ve covered all the bases regarding accessible infrastructure,  language, catering and tech. Continue reading “Checklist for accessible events”

EVENT: National Arts and Disability Strategy consultation d/l Dec 3

People with disabilities, mental health issues and organisations are invited to write a submission to the National Arts and Disability Strategy, deadline is December 3. https://www.arts.gov.au/have-your-say/national-arts-and-disability-strategy

You can fill in a survey, or make a formal submission. Continue reading “EVENT: National Arts and Disability Strategy consultation d/l Dec 3”

EVENT: Fostering your station’s accessibility @ #CBAAconf2018

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”

EVENT: The Runners Guide listening party, Brisbane

“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.”

Continue reading “EVENT: The Runners Guide listening party, Brisbane”

New radio groups for people with ID in Brisbane

arpflyerAre you interested in learning some radio skills, making friends and sharing your musical tastes?

Do you identify as someone with an intellectual disability or support someone who does?

Come along to one of our MONTHLY radio groups!

On the Southside: We start a second radio group at West End Community House, 4 Norfolk Road, South Brisbane.
Starting 9:30 am on Thursday, February 2nd.
On the Northside: People of the Air radio group
re-starts in 2017 on January 27 at 1:30pm at 15 Jenner St Nundah.

RSVP: If you know or work with anyone with an intellectual disability or cognitive difference who might be interested in participating in one of our monthly radio groups, please feel free to contact Kim on 0413397839 or kims@4zzz.org.au

Workshop: Building the involvement of people with disabilities in community radio – CBAA Conference 2016

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)

https://www.cbaa.org.au/conference/2016-conference-program

People of the Air radio group: people with cognitive differences making radio

13245429_10153662752022898_8697857620926356113_nSince 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.

http://soundcloud.com/onlyhuman4zzz/050716onlyhuman-pota5-steverichardson

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.

NOTE: You need a digital radio to listen in

OR

Hear some of our other shows on Soundcloud here:

https://soundcloud.com/onlyhuman4zzz