Blind Citizens Australia regularly records new podcasts.
You can listen to episodes by clicking the links below, or you can subscribe to our podcast feed via our Podbeam Page or by searching for Blind Citizens Australia in your podcast app of choice.
On this page:
- Life Ready Podcast
- Legacy Project Podcast
- Blindness No Barrier: a memoir of David Blyth AO
- Stand-alone Podcast Episodes
- New Horizons
Life Ready Podcast
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 highlighted some of the diversity within the blind and vision impaired community through a series of podcasts. These podcasts feature four very different members of BCA and begin to share their stories.
This series of podcasts follows a session at our National Convention in 2019 titled “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.
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.
- Episode 1: Ria Andriani
- Episode 2: Rocco Cutri
- Episode 3: Liz Wheeler
- Episode 4: Steve Sparrow
- Episode 5: Peter Greco
Legacy Project Podcast
In this five-episode series you will hear the voices and stories of people who are blind or vision impaired, and how they have changed what it means to be blind in NSW and the ACT.
- Episode 1: Growing Up
- Episode 2: Peer Support, Relationships, Parenting & Recreation
- Episode 3: Shirley House
- Episode 4: Our Organisations and Their Advocacy
- Episode 5: Has Life Improved?
Blindness no Barrier: a memoir of David Blyth AO
Blindness no Barrier is a series of nine interviews (of about one hour each) creating a memoir covering the remarkable life of the prominent disability activist, David Blyth.
The interviews are conducted by John Coleman and edited by Robert Love. The music is by the very talented Geoff Irvin.
The memoir covers significant aspects of David’s childhood leading up to the accident which caused his blindness, his lengthy and difficult rehabilitation and then the rest of his childhood adjusting to and coming to terms with his new life as a person who is blind. The memoir goes on to cover the major parts of David’s life in respect of his professional career and his family life as a married man with three children. The memoir’s particular focus is on David’s activities as a human rights activist for the rights and well-being of people who are blind or vision impaired. This covers his pivotal role in the establishment and development of Blind Citizens Australia, the establishment of the World Blind Union and his period as a Regional President and then President of the World Blind Union.
Stand-alone Podcast Episodes
“Are people living with low vision and blindness more susceptible to mental health issues?” – Matthew Layton speaks with BCA CEO Emma Bennison on Studio 1 on Vision Australia Radio.
‘Top of the World’ by The Carpenters – a cover performed by BCA members as part of the Skills Exchange program.