May 2015 Edition of SoundAbout

Following are links to the May edition of our audio magazine, Soundabout.

Please choose the Listen link for immediate listening or the Download link to save to a device for later listening.

In this edition:

  • Kerry Hoath speaks with Greg Madson President
  • Steve Richardson speaks with Tony Iezzi about the Onkyo Braille Competition
  • Peter Greco speaks with John Simpson about 40 years of BCA
  • Edited Keynote note Address by Maryanne Diamond at recent Victorian Convention
  • Rikki Chaplin speaks with Edward Santo, CEO of the Public Advocacy Training Centre
  • Marian Jones speaks with Barry Chapman about his experiencing using Ivote
  • Steve Richardson speaks with Adam Morris about the BCA Computer Users Group
  • Steve Richardson speaks with Kerry Hoath, Instructor at Cisco Academy for the Vision Impaired
  • Rikki Chaplin speaks with Julie Sutherland about her Master of Arts and Cultural Management Degree
  • Peter Greco speaks with Steven Barnes of Blind Sports Australia
  • Diary dates for WA, NSW/ACT, Qld, and Vic
  • BCA information and Contact Details

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February 2015 Edition of SoundAbout

Please find below two links for the February edition of Soundabout. choose Listen for immediate listening or Download to place it onto a device for later listening.

Alternatively go to the BCA website Audio Page and the files can be found under the SoundAbout heading.

The Contents of this edition include:

  • Sue Hastie talks with Greg Madson about the National Office and funding changes
  • Peter Greco talks with Erika Webb about the 2015 National Convention
  • Marian Jones talks with Chelsea Bartlett who is a new board member
  • Rikki Chaplin talks with Lauren Henley the new chair of the National Policy and Development Council
  • Marian Jones talks with Janene Sadhu about the National Women’s Branch.
  • Highlights of the keynote address at the 2014 NSW/ACT state convention
  • Sue Hastie talks with George Booth about this year’s tour to NZ for people who are Blind or Vision Impaired
  • Peter Greco talks to Steven Parma about the World Blind Cricket Championships
  • Rikki Chaplin talks with Helen Freris about the midterm assembly of the World Blind Union
  • Peter Greco talks with Sue Hastie about her experience of the Victorian State Election
  • Diary Dates for NSW/ACT
  • Diary Dates for VIC
  • National Office contact details

SoundAbout, February 2015 Listen or Download

November 2014 Edition of SoundAbout

Please find below links for 2014 November edition of Soundabout.

You can either choose the link Listen To which will allow you to listen straight away or the one to Download which allows you to place the file onto a device.

This edition includes the following:

  • Sue Hastie speaks with Greg Madson, BCA President about the recent BCA AGM
  • Peter Greco speaks with new Board Member Lauren Henley
  • Peter Greco speaks with new Board Member Michael Baker
  • Rikki Chaplin speaks with Grace King, newly appointed WA NPDC representative
  • Marion Jones speaks with Karen Passmore, President of the Women’s Branch on an upcoming project
  • Rikki Chaplin speaks with Emma Bennison about her recent trip to the UK through an Arts Leadership Program
  • Peter Greco speaks with Joy Foster who recently competed in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in Lawn Bowls
  • Rikki Chaplin speaks with Joyce Jones about her attendance at the recent Dog Guide Handlers Conference in Adelaide
  • Sue Hastie speaks with Rikki Chaplin who has recently been appointed as a BCA staff member
  • Sue Hastie speaks with Sharyl Brockett who has recently been appointed as a BCA staff member
  • Marion Jones speaks with Graeme Innes about changes to the Association of Blind Citizens NSW
  • Diary dates for WA, ACT and NSW, and Victoria

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Soundabout August 2014

Please find following links to the latest edition of Soundabout, BCA’s audio magazine. The links are worded Listen or Download. Choose the first to listen to the edition immediately or Download to place on a device and listen to at a later time.

This edition includes:

– Sue Hastie speaks with Rosemary Boyd about the upcoming AGM

– Rikki Chaplin speaks with Maryann Diamond about her recent Order of Australia award

– Rikki Chaplin speaks with Graeme Innes about his final days as Disability Commission for Australian Human Rights Commission

– Peter Greco speaks with Lauren Henley about her trip to New York for the United Nations Convention on Human Rights

– Marion Jones speaks with Joyce Jones about the Womens Branch sessions at state forums

– Rikki Chaplin speaks with Lyn Eagers about the Queensland State Forum

– Marion Jones speaks with Stephen Belbin about the NSW/ACT State Convention

– Sue Hastie speaks with Thai Nguyen about the Victorian State Forum

– Peter Greco speaks with Andrew Davis, RSB about their Technology Day

– Dates for State Forums

– Diary dates for WA, Qld, NSW/ACT, and Vic

§ SoundAbout, August 2014 – listen or download

Soundabout May 2014

the May addition of SoundAbout is now available.

Please find following, two links. One to Listen To and the other to Download the May 2014 edition of Soundabout. Please choose the one which best suits your needs. We hope you enjoy listening to this.

The contents of this edition are as follows:

· Marian Jones speaks with BCA President, Greg Madson about the BCA Website update

· Sue Hastie speaks with BCA Executive Officer, Rosemary Boyd for a national office update

· Rikki Chaplin speaks with BCA National Policy Officer, Lauren Henley for a policy update

· Peter Greco speaks with Jessica Gallagher, vision impaired winter Olympian on her success and experience at the recent games

· Sue Hastie speaks with Janene Sadhu, committee member of the National Womens Branch for an update

· Marian Jones speaks with Cathy Horner about her new role on the National Womens Branch Committee

· Peter Greco speaks with Prof Jan Lovie-Kitchen who attended the recent 11th international Conference on Low Vision held in Melbourne

· Rikki Chaplin speaks with Graham Pamplin about his work teaching vision impaired people to use adaptive technology in Queensland

· Sue Hastie speaks with Dale Rearden about his research into workplace discrimination against people with disabilities

· Peter Greco speaks with Michele Griffin about the upcoming BCWA State Forum.

· Rosemary Boyd speaks about this year’s Onkyo Braille Contest.

· Diary Dates

SoundAbout, May 2014 – listen or download