Zero Project 2021/2022
La Radio Incluyente is a radio station in Colombia with programmes targeted towards the blind and visually impaired. The government-financed station has 30,000 Spanish speaking listeners in almost 100 countries.
Radio stations rarely produce content, news, and information catered to and relevant for people with disabilities.
INCI radio started as a tool to strengthen the communication skills of people with visual impairments in Colombia. In 2021, the station produced approximately 32 programmes a week that address such disability-specific topics as inclusive education, labour inclusion, paralympic sport, stories, digital literacy, culture, and legal guidance. One example is a programme called “Letras a ciegas,” which motivates listeners to read and updates them with new books. Another is “La voz jurídica,” in which law students and other experts provide guidance and legal advice to blind and visually impaired people of Colombia. Anyone can listen to the radio station for free by downloading the INCI radio mobile application, available on Google Play and Apple’s AppStore. In addition, RCN Radio, one of the main radio networks in Colombia, has created an alliance with INCI to disseminate its content.
To date, Radio Incluyente has trained over 40 visually impaired people on strengthening their communication skills and creating radio content.
Through their content they have reached 30,000 listeners from Colombia but also other parts of the world such as Argentina and Spain.
By 2024, Radio Incluyente aims to:
- train 60 Spanish speaking visually impaired people on radio production
- reach 40,000 listeners through their programs
To make their vision happen, Radio Incluyente is seeking:
- Entities interested in co-creating radio content and providing training to more visually impaired people
- Alliances that would help subsidize volunteer payments
- Funding to support technological development
Radio Incluyente is looking at a partnership model with public and private entities around the world, to increase participation of people with visual impairment and co-create content together.
Contact Person: Henry Diaz, firstname.lastname@example.org