SoundAbout May 2016 Now Available

The May edition of SoundAbout is now available. You can use the audio player above to listen or download. Alternativly, for your convenience, you can use the links below. The first is with the words “listen to SoundAbout May 2016” for immediate listening. The other is with the word “download to SoundAbout May 2016” for placing on a device for listening at a later date.

Contents of this edition include:

  • Steve Richardson speaks with Emma Bennison, President regarding the recent SA Forum
  • Rikki Chaplin speaks with Leah Van Poppel, CEO about Audio Description
  • Marian Jones speaks with Lori Grovenor, consumer, about her experiences with My Aged Care
  • Peter Greco speaks with Lauren Henley about her involvement with My Aged Care
  • Peter Greco speaks with Karen Knight from Vision Australia from a service providers point of view on My Aged Care
  • Marian Jones speaks with Bernadette Packer, the new Womens Branch representative on the Soundabout Committee
  • Steve Richardson speaks with Ramona Mandy about the new Braillenote Touch
  • Steve Richardson speaks with Barry Brown about his experience with telephone voting at the recent Queensland elections
  • Notice about the newly released New Horizons theme song
  • Diary Dates for WA, NSW and ACT
  • Branch contact details
  • BCA contact details

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Please note that Soundabout is also available as a podcast which you can subscribe to. You can do this in a couple of ways:

  • If you are a Vision Australia library client, make enquiries with them, call 1300 847 466
  • Using your podcatcher use the URL http://www.bca.org.au/feed/ to manually search.

New Horizons Program 449

This week on program 449 of New Horizons, we hear from Leah van Poppel, CEO of Blind Citizens Australia, about What BCA believes are the big issues facing us at the 2016 federal election, the NDIS, My Aged Care and other issues.

You can use the embedded audio player above to listen or download the program.

New Horizons is available as a podcast! To manually subscribe, using your pod catcher of choice, place the following URL http://www.bca.org.au/feed/ in the appropriate field to subscribe to the New Horizons program.

If you are a Vision Australia I-Access Library member, you can subscribe to New Horizons using the I-Access on line catalogue. Use the find facility within the on line catalogue with the search term “New Horizons” and you will be presented with current and past programs of New Horizons, from there you can subscribe to the podcast.

New Horizons is Blind Citizens Australia’s weekly radio program. It can be heard on RPH and community radio stations throughout Australia. Go here for Broadcast times and stations

Current and past Episodes of New Horizons can also be found on the Blind Citizens Australia audio page

And on the The Global Voice

ABC Iview Audio Described Programs – May 2016

Please find below a list of Audio Described programs that will become available on iview in May 2016. As always, programs are subject to schedule changes however this is what is currently planned.

The ABC Comedy Showroom selection are all available on Iview now with Audio Description.

  • Agatha Christie: Poirot
  • Australian Story
  • Broad City
  • David Attenborough: Kingdom Of Plants
  • DCI Banks
  • Doctor Who
  • Episodes
  • Father Brown
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Grantchester
  • Hiding
  • Janet King
  • Making Australia Great
  • Midsomer Murders
  • Rake
  • Scott And Bailey
  • Silent Witness
  • The Indian Dream Hotel
  • The Murder Detectives
  • The Politician’s Husband
  • Tiny Tots Talent Agency
  • Whitechapel
  • Louis Theroux: Louis And The Brothel
  • Louis Theroux: Extreme Love -Autism
  • Dance Academy
  • Degrassi: Next Class
  • Octonauts
  • Olivia
  • Nowhere Boys
  • Peter Rabbit
  • So Awkward
  • Tomorrow When The War Began

You might find the instructional clip with information on how to access AD on iview useful. It can be found here: ABC Iview instructional Youtube clip

An FAQ document on the AD trial can be found here: AD Iview FAQ(Word docx)

To provide your feedbac during the trial, or for any other information pleas visit the ABC’s AD website

New Horizons Program 448

This week on program 448 of New Horizons, we head to NSW, where we hear from Krystel Keller, newly appointed Executive Officer of Blind Citizens NSW about an upcoming forum to be conducted between members of BCNSW and BCA. We’ve been mentioning it for some weeks on the program, so here’s your chance to find out exactly what it’s all about, and why you should attend.

You can use the embedded audio player above to listen or download the program.

New Horizons is available as a podcast! To manually subscribe, using your pod catcher of choice, place the following URL http://www.bca.org.au/feed/ in the appropriate field to subscribe to the New Horizons program.

If you are a Vision Australia I-Access Library member, you can subscribe to New Horizons using the I-Access on line catalogue. Use the find facility within the on line catalogue with the search term “New Horizons” and you will be presented with current and past programs of New Horizons, from there you can subscribe to the podcast.

New Horizons is Blind Citizens Australia’s weekly radio program. It can be heard on RPH and community radio stations throughout Australia. Go here for Broadcast times and stations

Current and past Episodes of New Horizons can also be found on the Blind Citizens Australia audio page

And on the The Global Voice

New Horizons Program 447

This week on program 447 of New Horizons, we continue our discussion with Lee Kumutat, a woman who is blind and living as a journalist in the UK. Hear how she got started in radio, and if she’s faced any discrimination in her chosen career.

You can use the embedded audio player above to listen or download the program.

New Horizons is available as a podcast! To manually subscribe, using your pod catcher of choice, place the following URL http://www.bca.org.au/feed/ in the appropriate field to subscribe to the New Horizons program.

If you are a Vision Australia I-Access Library member, you can subscribe to New Horizons using the I-Access on line catalogue. Use the find facility within the on line catalogue with the search term “New Horizons” and you will be presented with current and past programs of New Horizons, from there you can subscribe to the podcast.

New Horizons is Blind Citizens Australia’s weekly radio program. It can be heard on RPH and community radio stations throughout Australia. Go here for Broadcast times and stations

Current and past Episodes of New Horizons can also be found on the Blind Citizens Australia audio page

And on the The Global Voice