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Our partnership with the CMTO is really delivering new training opportunities for Radio Reading!

New courses on Radio Reading presentation and Programming and access were specially designed to support our Regional Development project.

And they’re a big hit in the sector, rolling out via 32 training sessions at 19 community radio stations around the country.

That equates to around 21% of CMTO Pathways training being allocated to RPH training programs this year, and then there’s also training being delivered within our Network, at Vision Australia Radio, Print Radio Tasmania and Radio 4RPH.

“We’re really excited to be able to support the Regional Development Project in this way. Our partnership with RPH Australia is an important part of our strategy to increase training support for RPH programming and broadcasters around the country.”

CMTO Chief Executive Officer, Giordana Caputo

A huge win for community radio serving people with a print disability!

Could your station benefit from training to better provide Radio Reading programs?  

RPH Radio reading is the on-air live reading of newspapers, magazines and other publications that otherwise might be inaccessible to people with vision-impairment, blindness or other print disability.

In collaboration with RPH Australia, the Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO) has developed fully subsidised Pathways courses for stations wanting to create quality local programming for people with a print disability in their community.

RPHA Programming & Access: RPH Radio reading is the on-air live reading of newspapers, magazines and other publications that otherwise might be inaccessible to people with vision-impairment, blindness or other print disability.

This session will help your station develop Radio Reading services as part of your station’s programming.  It will cover the kinds of programming you can develop, how to reach the radio reading audience, what training radio reading volunteers require, how to fit radio reading into your program schedule. The session also touches on how to ensure your station is accessible to all members of the community. 

RPHA Presentation: Reading for radio involves skills and knowledge that are common to all radio programs, as well as some that are specific to the program requirements of broadcasting to people with print disabilities.

This session will help you develop the skills to present a radio reading program at your station.  It will cover the Radio Reading formula, preparation, reading styles, effective presentation, communicating meaning and how to evaluate your performance.

You may also be interested in this new session from the CMTO:

Station Diversity, Safety and Inclusion: Explores the value of diversity in your station community and how to contribute towards a safe, inclusive station. You will look at your station’s policies on diversity and inclusion and how you can help create safe, accessible places for everyone in the community to participate at your station

CMTO Pathways courses are 1-day group sessions that are a great way to upskill in new areas. Attendees for each session are awarded with a certificate for their participation. The CMTO has a large range of Pathways courses on offer.

Through this training the CMTO is supporting RPH Australia’s Regional Development Project to help stations outside of the Radio Reading Network to produce new, diverse, quality, local programming made by and for people with a print disability, in line with the Standards for RPH Programming on Community Radio.

For more information, call the CMTO on (02) 9318 9626 or send an email to info@cmto.org.au

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