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Greater accessibility with Print Radio Tasmania

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We are delighted to announce our collaboration with Print Radio Tasmania (PRT) to disseminate more-widely the activities of the Centre in seeking to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers. To this end, PRT has commenced its participation in this collaboration by promoting our MOOCs on air and broadcasting extracts from our various newsletters.

PRT is also currently compiling a series of nine or ten interviews, of around 15-20 minutes, with Wicking Dementia Centre staff covering a large range of topics critical to the Centre’s research and education activities.

The interviews start with an introduction and background to the Wicking Dementia Centre, followed by the current understanding and future developments in brain health and treatment for dementia, through to discussion of the MOOCs, the ISLAND Project and the ISLAND Clinic, to name but a few of the topics covered.

The first of these interviews (with Professor James Vickers, Director of the Wicking Dementia Centre) was broadcast at 6.45 pm on Thursday 20 May, with subsequent interviews being aired each Thursday on a weekly basis at the same time.

Each interview can be heard quite soon after broadcast on the “Listen Again” tab on the PRT website so, if you missed a broadcast, keep an eye open for it there!

What is Print Radio Tasmania?

Print Radio Tasmania (PRT) is a community radio station providing a reading and information service for people who find it difficult to access and read printed material.

PRT’s target listening audience is estimated to be in excess of half of Tasmania’s adult population and includes the blind and vision impaired, people with literacy problems, those with a physical disability and so on.

PRT broadcasts 24/7 on Hobart 864 AM and DAB+, Devonport 96.1 FM, Launceston 106.9 FM and world-wide online at

PRT embraces its participation in this outstanding collaborative arrangement with the Wicking Dementia Centre, as PRT’s objective of enabling those with a print disability to participate more-fully in society is very much in keeping with the aims and objectives of the Centre.