Train your volunteers to be “disability aware”

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The National Disability Co-ordination Officer program and ADCET offers free online training for workers and volunteers for "awareness of disability and the impact that societal attitudes and inherent stigma and discrimination have on the lives of people with disability" called Introduction to Disability Awareness. The course is FREE! They also provide a screen reader version for …

Checklist for accessible events

Crowd at a 4ZZZ carpark gig, photo by Matt Dennien

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. ADIA say, "Meetings and events are critical for presentation, consultation, sharing information, gaining …

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. Surveys here: people with disability including a mental health condition organisations carers of people with disability They have …

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 …

Guest post: Ableism, inclusion and my community radio experience

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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. Gregor Wolbring raises that ableism is often left …