Here you will find all the resources you need to make your station accessible!

Since 2015 community radio 4ZZZ have been working towards the better inclusion of people with a disability on the airwaves and in all parts of station life. Kim Stewart, the station's advocate for People With a Disability and founder of the Ability Radio Project, filmed the following video and spoke to the station manager and volunteers about inclusion of PWD.

 

 

Former Vision Australia employee Nick Gleeson on living the life he chooses. 

Accessibility Resources

The Ability Radio Project started out as a co-production with people with an intellectual disability (ID) and support workers, lead by Kim Stewart (4ZZZ). 

 Purpose:

  • To facilitate social inclusion and training in radio production as self-advocacy for people with disabilities and mental illness in inner city Brisbane.
  • To provide broader learning and skills development for people with disability and mental health issues that may serve as informal experience that can be later applied in the workforce.
  • To support people with disability or mental health issues to tell their stories in their own voices, and to reach group consensus on how to do that. Aspects of this can involve discussions or debate; spreading awareness of social issues and boundaries to inclusion; reporting on news & current affairs; sharing lived experiences and also exploring passion, creativity and joy.
  • To showcase the many talents and abilities of participants.

The aim of the Ability Radio Project is to increase the number of voices of people with a disability on community radio in conjunction with their other project, the Community Radio Inclusion Support Project (CRISP).

 

The Community Radio Inclusion Support Project (CRISP) is a national network devoted to empowering the voices of people with a disability in community radio. They provide a whole heap of resources which relate to the inclusion of people with disabilities in community radio. 

Kim Stewart facilitated a session at the 2016 CBAA conference of CRISP members, on social inclusion in the community radio sector. 

The session includes in-person, virtual and pre-recorded messages to the group to help include people with disabilities who were unable to come to the 2016 CBAA Conference.

Presented by: Kim Stewart (Ability Radio Project & 4ZZZ), Bernadette Young (612 ABC Brisbane), Caroline Savransky & Kate Wadey (Making Airwaves) and Helen Gwilliam (3CR).

 

We spoke to volunteers and staff at 4RPH Brisbane about what technology they use at their station.


 

Scott Black, Station Manager
Paul Price, Producer and IT guy at 4RPH 
Steve Sparrow, producer at 4RPH

Interviewer: Kim Stewart 

Video editor: Greta Balog