Vision Australia Radio and Crime Stoppers Victoria have partnered to present SafetyVision, a weekly 15-minute radio program which aims to keep the blind and low vision community safe.
SafetyVision will discuss current crime issues affecting the broader community and provide listeners of all abilities with valuable safety tips and topics to be covered include social media safety, online scams and how to protect your home from break-ins.
Vision Australia Radio Manager Conrad Browne says the network is pleased to add Crime Stoppers Victoria to its list of community partnerships and he believes the new series will be of enormous benefit to the network’s listeners.
He says, “During the pandemic many of us may have become a bit relaxed about our safety. We have forgotten the precautions we must take to stay safe. This new series specifically produced for Vision Australia Radio listeners will form a friendly reminder of what we already know and provide some suggestions we may not have explored previously.
“Vision Australia Radio is a trusted source of information for the blind and low vision community. The nature of living with blindness or low vision does bring some extra challenges to staying safe and recognising what might be predatory behaviour and this partnership means we can bring vital information directly to our community in a format they use and that understands their needs.”
Crime Stoppers Victoria CEO Stella Smith says the new partnership with Vision Australia is an exciting collaboration, “A growing number of Victorians are reporting crime information to Crime Stoppers Victoria. Each day we’re seeing more than 220 crime information tips come through to our dedicated contact centre.”
“Through SafetyVision, we want to remind listeners of all abilities that the opportunity is there to report crime information anonymously by calling 1800 333 000 or by visiting crimestoppersvic.com.au,”
SafetyVision will air from September 20 across the Vision Australia Radio network, through its streaming service and via its podcast channel.
— Lexie Jeuniewic (@LexieGJeuniewic) September 20, 2021