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Monthly Roundup: Vision Australia Radio

December 2020

Vision Australia Radio’s audio described Carols by Candlelight simulcast, Sponsored by Belong – Carbon Neutral Mobile and Internet

Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight will this year be simulcast complete with audio description, on Vision Australia Radio network in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, regional Victoria, Albury and Darwin. Audio description paints an image of transitions, movements, gestures, neatly woven between on-stage dialogue, allowing people who are blind or have low vision to enjoy this great event. This year Belong is our major sponsor of the Vision Australia Radio simulcast.

Tune in to Vision Australia Radio on Saturday 12 December at 7:30pm AEDST (9:00pm Adelaide) and the same times on Saturday 19 December for our Countdown to Carols preview shows, followed by our broadcast on Christmas eve. Presenter Peter Greco spoke to Kelly Schulz, of Belong in this podcast to learn why they are passionate about audio description. Visit www.varadio.org.au for more info.

Interview Highlight: Meet the inclusive business adding braille labelling onto their products

One of the globe’s biggest names in supplements, Australian company EHPlabs, is leading the way in equal opportunity innovation with the introduction of Braille labelling. Launching 26th November, the packaging for the company’s re-invented OxyWhey Lean Wellness Protein will feature an industry world-first Braille label, detailing full product information and branding.

Recently, Vision Australia Radio’s Peter Greco caught up with the founder of the company Izhar Basha to learn more about the product and why inclusion is important to their business model. Read more and listen to the podcast here.

Studio 1 takes home CBAA award

Vision Australia Radio’s current affairs show Studio 1 and host Matthew Layton have taken out the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia award for Excellence in News and Current Affairs Programming. Matthew said he was thrilled just to be nominated but to win is a fantastic result and well deserved by the whole team of people who put together Studio 1 each week. Read more here.

Vision Australia Radio recognised at the Australian Podcast Awards 2020

In further recognition of Studio 1’s efforts over the last year, the radio program was also nominated at the Australian Podcast Awards 2020 and we are pleased to share that in its first year of broadcasting the show picked up silver place in the ‘Best Radio Podcast’ category. This is a great achievement for the team that work on the program both behind the mic and behind the scenes and is the first time that Vision Australia has been nominated at the awards. See what all the fuss is about, listen to the Studio 1 podcast hereor subscribe via iTunes or Spotify.

Podcast Highlight – Natalie Wade of Equality Lawyers


These are just a few of the programs on offer through the radio network.

For the full range of programs, latest news and program guides head to the Vision Australia Radio website.