New resources for community radio stations

Rob Lawson, dedicated Radio Reading volunteer at Canberra’s 1RPH.

We know that many community radio stations want to be more inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities, but might not be sure where to start.

We also know that early, practical support is important for stations planning new local Radio Reading programming to serve people in their community with a print disability.

We’re proud that our new Radio Reading Resources will help community stations start or improve Radio Reading programs, empower new audiences and welcome new volunteers with disabilities.

We teamed up with Kim Stewart, founder of the Ability Radio Project and the Community Radio Inclusion Support Project (CRISP), 4ZZZ Station Advocate for disability, radio producer and trainer, to create these station guides.

Some of the topics for stations include:

  • Get Reading
  • Access for all
  • Who’s out there?
  • New volunteers
  • Accessibility shopping list

View our STATION resources!

You can also access our Volunteer and Video resources, supporting new Radio Readers as well as people with disabilities wanting to volunteer at their local stations.

“As media dedicated to community, we have real power to include people with disabilities in what we do, giving them a voice, access to information, and volunteer opportunities that can be life-changing.

Our Radio Reading Resources are a first for community broadcasting, and we hope they inspire lasting change for greater inclusion in our sector. “

Scott Black, RPH Australia Chair.

The resources draw on research, input from our Radio Reading Network and the broader community radio sector, and original materials developed by the Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO).

We developed these community media training resources to support the Regional Development project, which aims to broaden the national reach of Radio Reading services to reach people with a print disability living in regional and remote areas.

Project Partners

We thank our project partners, who helped realise these fully accessible resources:

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The Community Media Training Organisation – delivering specialised training to project participants and providing resources to support our team.

This project is supported by the Department of Communications and the Arts through the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

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RPH Radio Reading Network Services

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Contact Us

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