What’s a Disability Action Plan and why does a radio station need one?

Many Australian organisations and business, as diverse as AFL Australia, Government departments, and Lifeline are developing or implementing Disability Action Plans (DAP)  also known as an Accessibility Action Plan (AAP). Continue reading “What’s a Disability Action Plan and why does a radio station need one?”

Quiz: how accessible and inclusive is your org?

The Access and Inclusion Index provides a snapshot of your organisations progress on accessibility.  Created by the Australian Network on Disability,  the index can help you identify key areas you can improve upon and offers free (and paid) help doing that through their resources and services. Continue reading “Quiz: how accessible and inclusive is your org?”

What is a Personal Action Plan?

So you want to change the way your organisation includes people with a disability, indigenous people, women or another disadvantaged group who need a voice?

A good place to start, according to Clements, Spinks and Phillips in the Equal Opportunities Handbook (2009) is by changing what YOU personally do. Continue reading “What is a Personal Action Plan?”

Help 3CR win an accessibility grant

Do you live within 5kms of 3CR radio in Melbourne? 

The Community Radio Accessibility Project is asking for your votes because, “The station needs up-to-date handrails, doors, ramps, taps and other things so that existing volunteers, new recruits and our wonderful guests can access the station more easily and safely.” Continue reading “Help 3CR win an accessibility grant”

Guest post: Ableism, inclusion and my community radio experience

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. Continue reading “Guest post: Ableism, inclusion and my community radio experience”

Argh! My website is invisible!

So you’ve made a kickass website for your radio show, podcast or station.  It does everything you want it to do.  But did you know that to some of your users your website could be invisible?  To others, your website might be confusing and hard to navigate because of cognitive disability or low literacy? Continue reading “Argh! My website is invisible!”