International Day of People with Disability

Get template policy: Disability Access and Inclusion

hfriedlander, 13th December 2018

Kim Stewart, from the Ability Radio Project and 4ZZZ's Station Advocate for People with a Disability, has developed this excellent policy template to help stations document their disability access and inclusion.

The Australian community radio sector is dedicated to: “Access and equity, especially for people and issues not adequately represented in other media” (CBAA Codes of Practice 2008, Guiding Principles). This includes people with disabilities.

This policy is a statement of the intention of the station to make an effort to consider the particular needs of people with disabilities in planning and operations to the best of abilities. Relevant framing documents and resources are listed at the end of this policy.

Get more resources from the CBAA's Resource Library to assist your station further involve people with a disability.

PDF icon 2018-Disability Access and Inclusion Policy.pdf

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4ZZZ are working towards including more people with a disability at the station. In what is a national first for community radio, 4ZZZ have appointed a Station Advocate for people with disabilities.


This study provides a snapshot of the community radio sector in Wales, just over ten years since its inception. It does so at a time of economic instability and focuses on issues pertaining to social gain and sustainability. The McLeish (1986) definition of a radio interview as a ‘conversation with an aim’ (McLeish, 1986) is borrowed here, as an analogy with which to explore the ‘conversations’ between the community radio stations of Wales and others.


This paper looks at the role of Australian Policy Online (APO) as a collection of ‘grey’ public policy research and considers how this fits within the broader context of open access publishing and policy development. The amount of grey literature now being produced presents challenges for APO as well as other collecting agencies and society in general. This paper looks at who is operating in this space in Australia, the issues for collecting and preserving grey literature, and how bibliographic exchange and interoperability can help us to manage the flood of new material and reduce the duplicated effort that currently exists. While APO has been a foundational player in this field, it has reached a stage where a new solution is required - a national online collaborative collection of full text digital resources created with a vision for the benefits that the semantic web will bring.