Our Vision

A nation where a print disability is not a barrier to participation.

About Disability Media Australia

Disability Media Australia is the national peak body for the Radio Reading Network – community radio services dedicated to informing and empowering the estimated 5 million Australians with a print disability.

We advocate for and strengthen our sector, supporting development and innovation through collaboration, and access to resources and new technologies.

We raise our public profile, increasing awareness and understanding of Radio Reading services as essential, transformative community media.

About the Radio Reading Network

Australians with a print disability, including those with learning, physical, vision and literacy impairments, have the same right and need as other Australians for easy access to daily print media. Access to in-depth analysis of issues in the print media often underpins informed opinions and decisions, facilitating full participation in the cultural, economic, political and social life of Australia.

Broadcasting to 70% of the Australian population, the Radio Reading Network provides this access by combining the depth of print media information with the immediacy and ubiquity of radio.

Created in 1978, RPH radio services are part of the not-for-profit community broadcasting sector.

There are 19 dedicated AM/FM Radio Reading services across Australia as well as 10 DAB+ digital radio services, which broadcast across Australia’s capital cities.

The Radio Reading Network operates with the assistance of 1,500 dedicated volunteers. Together the stations broadcast over 1,750 hours of specialist programs each week to 179,000 listeners each week and half a million each month.

Trained volunteers and staff prepare and read from a broad range of national, state and local newspapers and other high-turnover print materials, including magazines. They also serialise books for broadcast and broadcast important information segments including government information.

Proudly supported by the Community Broadcasting Foundation

The Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) 
is a not-for-profit organisation funded by the Federal Government to support Australian community media.

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Contact Us

RPH Australia
PO Box 564
Alexandria, NSW, 1435
T: 02 9310 2999
E: [email protected]