Audio Ability

Empowering Through Radio: The Transformative Impact of Audio Ability

The Audio Ability: Accessible Training and Mentoring Program has been an important source of empowerment and inclusivity in the community broadcasting sector since its establishment in 2021. By providing people with disabilities with essential radio broadcasting skills and personalised mentorship, the program is shaping broadcasters and transforming lives. As the program enters its third iteration, …

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Audio Ability Call-Out 2024

 ‘I want to help spread awareness and encourage others to not be defined by their disabilities. The media is a very large-scale way to do that.’ – (Audio Ability Participant) Applications for this round of Audio Ability are now closed. You can still fill out the EOI form to register your interest in future rounds. …

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Celebrating IDPwD 2023 with CMTO’s Audio Ability Project

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is on 3rd December 2023 and is a United Nations observed day. In Australia, IDPwD is a joint effort between government, schools, organisations, community groups, businesses and individuals. The IDPwD program aligns with Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-31 and aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people …

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Student Success, Audio Ability: Essential Skills, Accessible Training

The second cohort of the Audio Ability Project has graduated from the course. This year, 23 students finished the course with support from 18 mentors.  Participants were trained in skills that are essential to have as a community broadcaster including planning a broadcast, presentation skills, and promoting a radio show.  The final major work for …

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Dismantling barriers and empowering participation: Audio Ability Project Update

The CMTO’s Audio Ability: Accessible Training and Mentoring project delivers basic radio broadcasting skills training to participants that are living with various forms of disability, placing them directly in a radio station to gain work experience and pairing them with an experienced mentor to support them through the course.  Following a successful recruitment program 26 …

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Audio Ability Call-Out 2023

Image Description: Image shows three broadcasters, a male in the 4ZZZ Studios wearing a black shirt in front of a microphone, a man and woman sitting together in a cafe, and a female in the 4ZZZ Studios wearing a black singlet in front of a microphone. Logo reads “Audio Ability” in large aqua green text …

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Audio Ability Mentors 2022

Image description: A collage of five photos of diverse broadcasters. Logo reads “Audio Ability” in large aqua green text with a squiggly circular symbol to the right. Below in smaller black text reads “Accessible Training & Mentorships”. In the corner there is text that reads “2022 mentors” . As part of Audio Ability we wanted to …

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Accessibility Resources

Accessibility Resources Community radio is unique for a number of reasons, one of which is its incredible diversity. The CMTO is dedicated to providing resources to stations, volunteers and others involved in community radio who are interested in accessible technology specifically for community radio. If you’re curious as to how you can make your station …

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