Reading Radio offers Queensland’s only locally produced reading service on radio. The content is designed with people with low or no vision or reading problems in mind, but can be enjoyed by everyone! They have three production team members and two board members who live with blindness or very low vision, which ensures the organisation operates inclusively, meeting the unique needs of many of their listeners.
DYJESBT jointly sponsored the Employer of Choice category with the Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services and acting Associate Director-General and the department’s Disability Champion, Steve Koch, presented the award at the ceremony held on Saturday 28 October.
Image 1: Leeanne Strickland – owner, Dotted Beats, Marina Maringos – Volunteer, Reading Radio, John Preston – Board Chair, Reading Radio, Luke Peterson – RACQ, Tracey Dicker – RACQ & Steve Koch – Dept
Image 2: Reading Radio Board Chair, John Preston with Steve Koch and the award
Image 3: Reading Radio Board Chair, John Preston; long time volunteer, Marina Maringos; blind employee (sound engineer, producer, performer) Steve Sparrow
Proud sponsor of the 2023 Blind Australian of the Year Employer of Choice Award: