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50:50 – The Search for New Voices for the BBC!

50:50 - The Search for New Voices for the BBC!

“I’m Damon, a news editor and the new Disability Lead in BBC News. Part of my role is to get more and better disability stories on air and also to extend the number of disabled people we see and hear from.

“From my research, the number one ‘ask’ from disabled people is that they want to see more disabled people just ‘there’, not talking about disability but being connected and integrated and seen on the same level as everyone else: workers, partners, parents, artists, business people, etc. etc.

“We’re always on the lookout for new voices for the BBC. We’re looking for people with experiences that can help enrich our content. Voices could be: economists, sport and political commentators, architects, farmers, teachers, doctors, child care specialists, retail commentators – anyone who has special knowledge about a subject that would become newsworthy.

“I am very keen that we fill this up with many disabled experts who could be called on to appear in news packages, live radio or TV interviews or to be quoted in articles.”

Join the database and get your voice heard.

“Please note these can’t be nominations due to data protection reasons, we need each form to be submitted by the individual or with their direct involvement.”

 

BBC Radio 4: In Touch on Shopping during lock-down & more

BBC Radio 4: In Touch on Shopping during lock-down & more

Last nights Radio 4’s ‘In Touch covers Shopping during lock-down and Braille library closure. Click or tap below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000h0gt

Keeping a safe two-metre distance during the COVID-19 lockdown presents a serious difficulty for people who are used to being guided when they shop.

And The RNIB has announced the immediate suspension of its physical Braille library lending services. Dave Williams tells us what other reading options are being made available.

a new petition by leading blind organisations is calling on the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to include the blind and visually impaired in its list of 1.5m vulnerable people who receive priority online shopping slots.

We talk to reporter Mani Djazmi about his own quest for groceries and whether an exception should be made.

Have you signed the petition?

Join the thousands who have added their voice to the campaign calling on the Government to act now and ensure that Blind & Partially Sighted people are made a priority for Online Shopping during Covid19.

Down pointing backhand index
petition link:  https://bit.ly/2Juxkwk

And another entry in our series of notable blind historical figures – the 16th Century recorder player and composer, Jacob Van Eyck, featuring the insights and music of Piers Adams.

Presented by Peter White

Produced by Kevin Core

BBC Radio 4: In Touch on Shopping during lock-down & more

BBC Radio 4: In Touch on Shopping during lock-down & more

Last nights Radio 4’s ‘In Touch covers Shopping during lock-down and Braille library closure. Click or tap below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000h0gt

Keeping a safe two-metre distance during the COVID-19 lockdown presents a serious difficulty for people who are used to being guided when they shop.

And The RNIB has announced the immediate suspension of its physical Braille library lending services. Dave Williams tells us what other reading options are being made available.

a new petition by leading blind organisations is calling on the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to include the blind and visually impaired in its list of 1.5m vulnerable people who receive priority online shopping slots.

We talk to reporter Mani Djazmi about his own quest for groceries and whether an exception should be made.

Have you signed the petition?

Join the thousands who have added their voice to the campaign calling on the Government to act now and ensure that Blind & Partially Sighted people are made a priority for Online Shopping during Covid19.

Down pointing backhand index
petition link:  https://bit.ly/2Juxkwk

And another entry in our series of notable blind historical figures – the 16th Century recorder player and composer, Jacob Van Eyck, featuring the insights and music of Piers Adams.

Presented by Peter White

Produced by Kevin Core

Extras needed for BBC drama!

Extras needed - Young Disabled People for BBC Drama - 9 Oct!

Extras needed for BBC drama in scenes featuring young disabled people!

Production company Brontë Film and Television are filming the drama adaptation of Lethal White, the fourth book in the C.B. Strike series. The books are written under the name Robert Galbraith – the pen name of J.K Rowling, who wrote Harry Potter.

The production team are offering paid roles for extras to appear in scenes featuring young disabled people.

When: Wednesday 9th October
There may be further filming opportunities on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October – please ask the contact for more details.
Where: Wrotham Park, Barnet Hertfordshire EN5 4SB
Benefits: Roles are paid, with travel fees reimbursed. The production company can discuss individual travel needs with you if required.
Lunch and refreshments provided.

Who to contact: If you or a group are interested in getting involved, please contact:

Chris Evans, Assistant Director
T: 07402 274 717
E: barry_carrot@hotmail.com