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The verdict is in: we’re with you every day

24 February 2022

Our listeners have been unanimous in a recent survey confirming Vision Australia Radio as a ‘vital service’ and praising its informative, professional and entertaining programs.   

We conducted the December 2021 survey to find out about your listening habits. The survey asked what programs you enjoyed, how and when you listened and how our service might be improved upon.

An impressive 75 per cent reported that listening to Vision Australia Radio was a part of their daily routines. You either switched on your favourite program or tuned in, confident of finding something informative and enjoyable to listen to.

When asked what you liked about Vision Australia Radio, your responses included positive feedback on:

  • the variety of our content;
  • the presentation and dedication of our volunteers; and
  • the emphasis on providing a diversity of information for people who are blind or have low vision.

Vision Australia Radio Manager Conrad Browne said he was delighted with the responses.  

“We now have a clearer knowledge of what’s important to our audience and what they want to hear. Our programmers, presenters and radio staff will use the feedback to not only keep delivering the type of radio our audience loves but to also expand on the diversity of programs. 

Thank you to all of our listeners who took the time to complete the survey. And thank you to Vision Australia Radio’s incredible volunteers and staff.

Their dedication means we can continue to deliver quality radio and audio content for the blind, low vision and print disabled communities across Australia.”

Specialist blindness and low vision programs

Over 50 per cent of our listeners identify as being blind or have low vision. As such, specialist programs dedicated to topics and themes related to blindness and low vision are must-listens each week for many of you.

These programs include Talking Vision, Talking Tech, Hear This, Focal Point, Leisure Link, Studio 1 and Vision Extra.

You enjoyed programming on traditional radio, online and via podcast.

Keeping you company during COVID

You kept listening to us consistently during the COVID pandemic. Those of you who spent more time at home said we kept you informed, entertained and less alone during this challenging time. 


Many of you took the time to include written feedback and comments.

Highlights include:

  • ‘The volunteers are marvellous’
  • ‘Informative and entertaining’
  • ‘A vital and important service for blind and low vision people’
  • ‘I feel like the presenters are my friends’
  • ‘The programs are well researched; the production is very professional and you can access it anywhere’

Providing feedback

Remember, you can provide feedback and suggestions any time you wish. Simply head to the Vision Australia Radio webpage here.

Listen in today

The Vision Australia Radio Network operates to provide access to news, information and entertainment for people who are blind or have low vision or a print disability.

The service is delivered by an enthusiastic and passionate team of volunteers nationally with the support of a small team of dedicated staff.

Find out how you can listen in here.