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By Kim Stewart, Paul O’Dea and Michael Cherry

Published by Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) in the IDA Magazine


Everybody has a right to participate in the democratic dialogue of our communities, to express their
needs and shape cultural change. Participation in the media is one way that we can do this, however
the mainstream media often do not value or encourage diversity and are not representative of broader
society (Ellis, 2016). Participation in citizen media, which makes self-representation a priority, can be a
remedy to both lack of participation and misrepresentation. Community radio in Australia was created
for that purpose (Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, 2008). This article describes work
and research, much of it done in collaboration with people with intellectual disability, that emphasizes
the value of listening well to voices of people with disability and supporting them to reach a broadcast
audience regardless of their skill or speech capacities….


To see remainder of the article please click on this link – https://www.asid.asn.au/files/2940_ida_vol40_issue4_asid_final.pdf

Reference: Stewart, K., O’ Dea, P., Cherry, M. (2019) Community Radio Providing Opportunities For Voice In Brisbane And Beyond. Intellectual Disability Australasia (IDA): Vol 40, Issue 4, December 2019, 6-10.