By Sally Aurisch
The word “diversity” is often used to describe different cultural backgrounds, but its meaning goes much further than this. Diversity recognises all of the differences that make us individuals, with unique stories, experiences, values and dreams.
Through BCA’s Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) project, we are highlighting some of the diversity within the blind and vision impaired community through a series of podcasts. These podcasts feature five very different members of BCA, and begin to share their stories.
This series of podcasts follows a session at our National Convention on “The many faces of Independence”. The discussion, hosted by Rikki Chaplin and Steve Richardson, raised the notion that although we have different strengths and skills, and choose to live our lives in many varied ways, this diversity is a strength, not a weakness for our community.
The Life Ready podcasts are now available for download from our Audio page, or through the Blind Citizens Australia podcast feed. Have a listen and continue the discussion on the importance of diversity within BCA, and how we can use it to bring us closer together, not further apart.