For Australians who are blind or vision impaired, radio continues to be their number one form of media by providing a vital form of entertainment and news gathering.
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT are looking to reach out to the many Australians who are currently affected by vision loss but may be unaware of how, and where to get help.
It’s predicated that by 2020 over 120,000 people across NSW and the ACT will have some form of vision loss, many of whom will not receive the help they need to continue to live an active and fulfilling life.
Next week, 23rd of February, Guide Dogs are launching a community service campaign across NSW and the ACT to help raise awareness of the free services that are available to anyone who’s affected by vision loss. They have recently produced three, 30” Community Service Announcements (CSA), which they ask to be included in CSA rosters. They are available for download below.
By running these Community Service Announcements, stations can help raise awareness of the free local services that are available to their vision impaired listeners.
For the campaign Guide Dogs are also offering the opportunity for an interview with a local client where they can talk about their experiences and the benefits of receiving help early. If you would like to organise an interview on your station please contact Sally Edgar on Ph: (02) 9412 9303 or E:[email protected].