Radio Broadcast is an Outlet for Disability Awareness

It’s not often the disability community gets to share their success stories to a broad audience. A few folks from the disAbility Resource Center (dRC) in North Charleston, including myself, had the opportunity to be interviewed by Aisha Thurston on the Journey With Aisha on Kinetic Hi-Fi internet radio station in Charleston.

Aisha allowed us to share our journeys with living with a disability. Nia Green is the

Nathan Todd, from left, Nia Green, Aisha Thurston and Alex Jackson

Nathan Todd, from left, Nia Green and her dog, Juno, Aisha Thurston and Alex Jackson

advocacy coordinator at dRC and is visually impaired. She has a guide dog, Juno, that helps her live independently. Nathan Todd is the assistant director at the center. Nathan has cerebral palsy, but is able to drive a vehicle.

On the radio show, we talked about educating the community on disability issues. In fact, the radio station where we were broadcasting had a 5-inch step at the entrance which made it difficult for my wheelchair. We had to borrow an old door from a furniture store to use as a ramp to get me in the building. Radio station owners are looking into making the station more accessible.

We enjoyed being part of the broadcast and appreciate being advocates for people with disabilities. Being on the radio brought back memories of my days on College of Charleston Radio and the accessibility improvements to the college student media offices.

About Tuesday Talk With Alex

Born in Charleston, SC, I was injured in a motor vehicle accident when I was nine months old. I acquired a C5-C6 spinal cord injury. I'm now 30 years old and I do not let my disability deter me from acheiving my goals and enjoying life. I will be sharing my experience of living with a spinal cord injury.
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