In South Australia, the Vision Australia Radio service can be found on 1197AM and RPH Adelaide on the digital band.
It is estimated that 18.4% of South Australians have a print disability (292,000 people); 5RPH plays a vital role in meeting their information needs.
Among this group are people with severe vision loss, those who understand spoken English but cannot read it easily, people with learning difficulties, and those with physical disabilities such as arthritis.
5RPH programs are designed to provide South Australia’s print handicapped population with the same access to information that the rest of the population takes for granted.
With a broadcast area that covers the vast majority of South Australia’s population, 5RPH listeners rely on the service for readings from daily newspapers, weekly magazines and a selection of disability specific programs.
5RPH programs are designed to provide South Australia's print handicapped population with the same access to information that the rest of the population takes for granted.
With a broadcast area that covers the vast majority of South Australia's population, 5RPH's listeners rely on the service for readings from daily newspapers, weekly magazines and a selection of disability specific programs.
5RPH relies heavily on the assistance of over 140 dedicated volunteers who give freely of their time.
We'd be lost without them!
Each week, volunteer readers, panel operators, editors and presenters donate over 450 hours to prepare and present the variety of programs heard on 5RPH.
Volunteers range in age from 17 years to 87 years; from university students and home makers to retired teachers and doctors.
To see if you have what it takes to become a 5RPH volunteer, contact our Coordinator of Volunteers, Lou Williamson.
Sir Charles Bright Scholarship
The Sir Charles Bright Scholarship was established in 1985 in memory of Sir Charles Bright, a former judge of the Supreme Court, Chancellor of the University of Adelaide, and Chairman of Minda Homes.
The scholarships are awarded to disabled persons undertaking education, whether at University, Technical and Further education or other recognised post - secondary educational institutions.
Scholarships, each valued at $1500, are currently presented annually during February/March. Please see the application for further details.
- Sir Charles Bright application template 2016 [PDF, 91KB]
- Sir Charles Bright application template 2016 [DOCX, 26KB]
1st Floor, Building 4
32-56 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Mile End SA 5031
Phone: 08 8234 1197
Fax: 08 8354 2175
Program Director: Pam Green
Coordinator of Volunteers: Lou Williamson
Programming & Operational Support Officer: Alan Curry