Welcome to Radio 1RPH website. We are a non-profit organisation, run by volunteers.
Where Do You Find 1RPH On The Dial?
Why a radio station for the print handicapped?
Radio 1RPH provides news and other information needed by people who are print handicapped. Because they cannot read printed material, we help these people to overcome their disadvantage by utilising the skills of volunteer readers and administrative supporters to turn print into sound, thus providing the print handicapped with a broad range of detailed information which is available in printed form, but not provided by other radio and television stations.
Who are the print handicapped?
Radio 1RPH is a reading service for the print handicapped. The definition of "print handicapped" covers people who:
An estimated 10% of people in the Canberra Region (30,000) are print handicapped.
Many illnesses prevent a person from easily reading the printed page by making it impossible for them to turn pages or hold and manipulate books, newspapers and magazines properly.
Choice of Programs
At present our programs include:
The RPH Network
Radio 1RPH is a member of RPH Australia and a participating station in the National RPH network, one of the largest in Australia, reaching 80% of the population. There are RPH stations in each capital city except Darwin. RPH Australia represents our interests to governments and the broadcast industry, provides a means for information and program exchange and maintains links with RPH services in New Zealand, Japan, Canada and the United States.