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RPH Australia launches new resources for stations

19 June 2019

Image shows radio reading volunteer Emma Ross next to microphone in Vision Australia Radio's Perth studio

Radio for the Print Handicapped Australia (RPHA), which includes the Vision Australia Radio Network, has launched a range of reading resources for community stations and volunteers to help produce diverse local programming.

The resources cover topics such as what reading for radio involves, best practice for accessibility, new  volunteers and an accessibility checklist.

For people who are blind or have low vision who think radio is something they want to try but don’t know where to start, the guides include information on:

  • Pitching your program
  • Planning and researching a radio reading program
  • Presenting skills for radio readers
  • Introduction to the studio
  • Social media with screen readers

Vision Australia Radio national audio business development consultant Jason Gipps looks forward to seeing the positive impact the new resources can have across the network.

“This is an example of how Vision Australia Radio and other RPHA stations are working together to make the sector a more inclusive place for all members of the community,” Jason said.

To find out more about the new community radio reading resources, and about the work RPHA does, visit the RPHA website.

Image shows man listening to radio on headphones with arms up, next to message saying click to donate now

Vision Australia Radio manages ten RPHA radio stations across the country, and a further five digital services. Vision Australia Radio is proud to be part of the broader RPHA network, which allows the station to bring these services to the people in the community who need them most. All this wouldn’t be possible, however, without the generous donations received from the public.

Throughout the month of June, we are asking the community to give what they can, so we can continue offering the high-quality content that means so much to those in the blind, low vision and print disability communities. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible so please donate today.