Community radio accessibility project
Improve and update the accessibility of our station
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3CR Community Radio is my local radio station, and each week I present Blaknoise Radio, a show about arts, culture and politics from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. I'm one of nearly 400 volunteers who access the station each week. Our station desperately needs to be more made accessible. As someone on a disability pension, sometimes it's a challenge to move around the building and access everything I need to. The station needs up-to-date handrails, doors, ramps, taps and other things so that existing volunteers, new recruits and our wonderful guests can access the station more easily and safely.
3CR has been in my local community for more than 40 years. It provides great broadcast training, resourcing and support for me and so many other people to have an independent, uncensored community voice. With improved facilities our station will increase the community's ability to access the airwaves. For existing volunteers like me this will make a vast difference, as I'll be able to move through the station with ease. It will also increase the possibility of more people with disabilities having a voice in the media, and confidence through communication. These are basic needs to enable equitable access.