4 Triple Zed appoints Station Advocate for PWD

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4ZZZ is founded on the principles of diversity in music, programming, cooperation and inclusion of the diverse communities they engage with. They have been a voice for Brisbane’s marginalised communities and local music for over 40 years. In keeping with this long tradition, 4ZZZ are working towards including more people with a disability at the station. …

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 …

WATCH: CBAA panel talk about including more people with disabilities in community radio

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Community radio was founded on principles of social inclusion. However, despite 1 in 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 …

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

Tim, Dominic and Michael form People of the Air in ABC studio

Since 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. …

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 …

ACMA: Digital radio offers accessibility for PWD

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority released a 2010 report into the possibilities of digital radio in providing important services to PWD. Some of the developments included: captioned radio for the deaf accessible design developments digital radio for the blind or vision impaired emergency warnings notifications for people with sensory impariments delivered via digital radio …