Campaigning for Audio Description on Australian Television

Help us to bring television to life for over 350,000 Australians who are blind or vision impaired. Find out more at our page #ADonTV.

Renaming the regular giving program – voting now open

Blind Citizens Australia is looking for a new name for its Regular Giving program (formerly “PACC”, Pre Authorised Credit Card). This program is vital to the organisation, with donations being made on a regular monthly basis to help support the work we do. Therefore, we want to rename the program to make it more recognisable, BCA-centric, and reflective of the significance of the contributions our donors make.

We want you, our members, to help us find the new name. Members have sent in their ideas, and you can now vote on the Top 4 entries by completing the poll linked below (you can also vote over the phone on 1800 033 660). The individual who sent in the winning name will be announced at our National Convention in October.

CAST YOUR VOTE TODAY! (Voting closes Thursday 14 September)

Media release: There’s no broadcast reform ‘breakthrough’ without audio description

With Government yet to strike a deal on its broadcast reform, now is the perfect opportunity to make television inclusive and accessible to all Australians by making provisions for audio description. Read the full media release here.

 

Tell us what you need from BCA

We are keen to hear what you need from BCA. We would appreciate it if you could take the time to complete our survey either online or via phone. The information you share with us will be used to plan our activities over the coming year and to support applications for future funding of our organisation’s work.

Key findings from the survey results will also be summarised and will contribute to a report to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). They want to gain an understanding of what information and services people with disability need from organisations like BCA and other disability-specific peak bodies. Please be assured that we will not share personal information or individual answers to survey questions with the NDIA or any other agency.

Complete the survey online

If you would prefer to complete the survey via phone, please call 1800 033660 and make a time to do so or you can send an E-mail to bca@bca.org.au and a staff member will contact you. 

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this important survey. We really appreciate your help to plan for the future.

 

Memorandum of Understanding between BCA and BCNSW

The board of Blind Citizens Australia has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Blind Citizens Australia and Blind Citizens NSW which outlines a shared commitment to work towards a possible merger. The document will be signed by the Presidents of both organisations at a function on Saturday, 11 February at the Castlereagh Club, 199 Castlereagh street, Sydney from 5:00 to 7:00PM.

You can read the MOU here.