Audio Description on Australian Television: Options Survey

BCA has spent a lot of time campaigning for a permanent audio description service on Australian television in 2017. We’ve had a few wins along the way, and We’re getting closer to reaching our final goal. We’re now working with the government to decide how audio description should be delivered on an ongoing basis.

Please take the time to complete our survey to tell us what you think. Your feedback will help us advocate for a solution that meets the needs of the broader population of people who are blind or vision impaired.

HAVE YOUR SAY HERE

 

Welcome to Blind Citizens Australia

Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) is the united voice of Australians who are blind or vision impaired.

Our mission is to achieve equity and equality by our empowerment, by promoting positive community attitudes, and by striving for high quality and accessible services which meet our needs.

Whether you are blind, have a vision impairment , a family member or friend of a person who is blind or vision impaired, BCA is here to assist you.

We provide information, peer support, individual and systemic advocacy, and consultancy services. Our Branches act as local lobby groups and provide opportunities for social interaction for members.

Explore our site. Learn about us. Listen to SoundAbout for profiles of people who are blind or vision impaired and those working with our community. If you are interested in audio-described TV, cinema and DVD content check out It’s Our Turn. Set your dial and tune in to our weekly radio program New Horizons. For the issues and policies that affect you, plus useful information and tips, turn to the pages of BC News or Parent News.

Welcome to BCA, the national organisation of people who are blind or vision impaired.

Contact BCA:

Toll Free:
1800 033 660

Phone:
(03) 9654 1400

Email: Blind Citizens Australia

Donate to Blind Citizens Australia by using the GiveNo button below


New Horizons Program 529

This week on program 529 of New Horizons, we speak with Graeme Innes, president of Blind Citizens NSW, about the coming General Meeting, which will decide the future of the merger between that organisation and Blind Citizens Australia. Also, find out how you can have your say about the future of Audio Description services on Australian television.

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://wordpress.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 528

This week on program 528 of New Horizons, we have some good news, for a change, about accessible banking. We hear from Steve Price about moves the ANZ bank has been making towards equal access for people who are blind or vision impaired. For more information, go to http://www.anz.com/accessiblebanking

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://wordpress.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

Recognised for our social impact

Recognised for our social impact

BCA was recently recognised for our advocacy work in the HESTA Community Sector Awards. BCA was one of five organisations to be selected as finalists in the social impact category. While we did not win the award, being a finalist is a significant achievement. CEO Emma Bennison proudly accepted a trophy on behalf of the organisation at the awards dinner on 24 October.

Caption: Image of a trophy in the shape of a star, with the following inscription: “HESTA Awards, Community Sector. Social Impact 2017 Finalist, Blind Citizens Australia”.

 

New Horizons Program 527

This week on program 527 of New Horizons, we return to the ever changing landscape of the My Aged Care scheme. Lauren Henley, policy co-ordinator with Blind Citizens Australia, sheds some light on some of the confusing aspects of MAC, and gives people over the age of 65 some tips and tricks for navigating the system.

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://wordpress.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