For sighted developers it’s hard to know how a screen reader will read your websites. Chrome Vox can help you test your pages while you are making them, without having to install a resrouce-hungry reader like JAWS
The majority of complaints to the Human Rights Commission involve disability. What do you need to do to be accessible? Continue reading “Accessibility & the Disability Discrimination Act”
“If you’re a hearing person, you might not expect that podcasts would be popular with people who are deaf or are hard of hearing. But you’d be wrong. Miri Josephs is a podcaster who also considers herself part of the deaf community. She joins this episode to explain why it’s important to make podcasts, and radio, more accessible to people with hearing disabilities. She also offers tips for making your show more accessible to people with a range of hearing ability.
Miri also tells us about the podcast she co-hosts, called “Always Here: An LGBT History Podcast.” writes Paul Riismandel, co-founder and operations director of Radio Survivor.
Listen to Miri’s podcast here on Radio Survivor
Community Radio Toolkit is a UK website that offers all sorts of useful resources for people running community radio stations.
“A community radio station exists to offer access to the airwaves and opportunities for self-improvement to those who need it most. It is sad that even in the 21st Century that all too often means people living with disabilities.”
- Your legal obligation (UK specifici)
- The range of disabilities
- Improving access and usability
- Communication and personal support
- Fair employment practices
- External support and advice
- Disabilities and programming
Featuring 4RPH’s Steve Richardson & Paul Price. Facilitated by Kim Stewart, 4ZZZ. Includes some really great stories from other station reps who were there.
Since 2015 Kim Stewart has been running radio groups with people with a disability (PWD), in conjunction with an array of community groups including the Community Living Association, Nundah Activities Centre, West End Community House, ABC Brisbane and community radio 4ZZZ.
In 2017 she interviewed PWD from around Australia for her doctoral research to find out what worked for them: how did they get involved in community radio, what helped, what didn’t. Kim puts forward a model, based on those interviews, of how community radio might move forward to include more PWD on air and in our station communities.
My voice, my abilities, my rights. Coffs Harbour CHYFM, NSW. “CHYFM, in partnership with the Law & Justice Foundation, the Community Radio Network, and the Community Broadcasting Foundation have created the ‘My Voice, My Ability, My Rights’ project that aims to improve the knowledge of young people with disabilities about their legal rights, their advocacy rights and educate them and their families about support networks available.”
LISTEN to all the episodes here: http://chyfm.com/programs/voice-ability-rights/