International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability 2018 on CRN

amclellan, 20th November 2018

The Community Radio Network is excited to bring stations and listeners an engaging lineup for International Day of People with Disability 2018.

The theme of Monday 3 December, 2018 is 'empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality'. To mark and celebrate the day, the CRN will be offering stations prerecorded special talks content from various stations marking IDPWD's theme.

It's The People's Radio [4ZZZ]

4 x 15'00

4ZZZ Kim Stewart

Distributing on DDN on Extras 1 Wednesday 21 November, 13:04 AEDT

It’s the People’s Radio is a four-part series about the experiences of people with a disability in community radio in Australia.

Producer Kim Stewart interviewed 19 People With Disability and their supporters from around the country, as part of a Doctorate of Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Queensland.

Access All Areas [4RPH]

2 x 27'30, 25'50

Steve Richardson 4RPH International Day of People with Disability

Distributing on DDN on Extras 2 Wednesday 21 November, 14:04 AEDT

Produced by Steve Richardson of 4RPH Brisbane, Access All Areas is a monthly program which focuses on issues and events in the disability field.

In Part 1, find out about 'Tactile Tours' provided to people with impaired vision to attend plays, performances and circus, and what is being done in electronic banking to make it more accessible.

And in Part 2, Steve speaks with an artist with low-vision about a website they created, and a blind-adventurer who has recently released their autobiography.

Chronically Chilled [3CR]


Distributing on DDN on Extras 1 Wednesday 28 November, 13:04 AEDT

Chronically Chilled is a show that discusses experiences and topics related to chronic illness, disability and mental health.  In this special Disability Day episode, presenter Marijo Pozega is joined by Ricky Buchanan. 

Ricky is an independent disability activist, assistive technology innovator and artist who is passionate about disability and chronic illness and has recently written a report, titled:  ‘Just Invisible - Medical Access Issues for Homebound/Bedridden People.'  

Direct Action - Worldwide Disability Protest in 2018 [3CR]


International Day of People with Disability

Distributing on DDN on Extras 1 Wednesday 28 November, 13:32 AEDT

Disability activists all around the world took direct action in 2018 to demand social justice and equality for people with disability everywhere. 

Helen Gwilliam reviews just some of the protests by disability activists in the past year, including activists occupying parliaments in the UK, Poland and Nigeria and the march of empty wheelchairs in Argentina. 

De-Stigmatised [Radio Adelaide]


International Day of People with Disability

Distributing on DDN on Extras 2 Wednesday 28 November, 14:04 AEDT

Breaking the stigma on disability.

De-Stigmatised celebrates IDPWD, hearing from three individuals striding to make a long-lasting impact in changing what we think or perceive about disabled people and their capabilities of living independently. Jarad McLoughlin and Aiden Marks look at autism/neurodiversity and expose incidents of inherent, hostile ableism involving employers and airlines.

Only Human [4ZZZ]


4ZZZ Only Human

Distributing on DDN on Extras 2 Wednesday 28 November, 14:32 AEDT

Stories from the disability community for everyone. 

On this special episode of Only Human, hear from Dale Reardon (My Disability Matters); Sorry Day 2018; Holly and Chris (Help Enterprises);  Sally Balwin (Braille House); and Linda Neil (musician and writer).

For CRN Subscribers:
  • Distributing to DDN stations ordering 'Extras 1' and 'Extras 2' Wednesday 21 and 28 November 2018
  • Available for file download
  • For access contact CBAA on 02 9310 2999 or write to [email protected]

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