Universal Design for Learning: making learning accessible to everyone

Cartoon Monkey says to line up of all kinds of animals including fish and elephant "for a fair selection everybody has to take the same exam. Please climb that tree"

Sometimes learning and teaching community radio can involve lots of text heavy reading materials (codes, rules and regulations, processes at the station).  For people with reading issues, who have a learning disability or are just out of practice, this can be hard work and presents a barrier to learning that can contribute to non-completion. Universal …

Script sheets to help people on the Autism spectrum or with cognitive difference learn radio tasks

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These resources are to help train new volunteers who may have communication or social skills challenges, such as people on the Autism spectrum or with cognitive differences. The checklist will help you ascertain (if need be with help of a support worker, parent or someone who knows the person well) the level of a persons …

What works? Engaging people with a disability in community radio

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Researcher and 4ZZZ Station Advocate for People With A Disability, Kim Stewart and CEO of Vision Australia Radio, Conrad Browne will host and informative workshop session for CR stations on better including people with a disability at your station. Kim has interviewed people with a disability and their supporters from around Australia to find out …

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 …