Vision Australia Radio and Crime Stoppers Victoria have partnered to present SafetyVision, a weekly 15-minute radio program which aims to keep the blind and low vision community safe.
SafetyVision will discuss current crime issues affecting the broader community and provide listeners of all abilities with valuable safety tips.
Topics to be covered include social media safety, online scams and how to protect your home from break-ins.
Vision Australia Radio Manager Conrad Browne said the network is pleased to add Crime Stoppers Victoria to its list of community partnerships and he believes the new series will be of enormous benefit to the network’s listeners.
“During the pandemic many of us may have become a bit relaxed about our safety. We have forgotten the precautions we must take to stay safe. This new series specifically produced for Vision Australia Radio listeners will form a friendly reminder of what we already know and provide some suggestions we may not have explored previously,” Mr Browne said.
“Vision Australia Radio is a trusted source of information for the blind and low vision community. The nature of living with blindness or low vision does bring some extra challenges to staying safe and recognising what might be predatory behaviour and this partnership means we can bring vital information directly to our community in a format they use and that understands their needs.”
Crime Stoppers Victoria CEO Stella Smith said the new partnership with Vision Australia is an exciting collaboration.
“Crime Stoppers Victoria wants to empower all community members to report crime information with confidence.
“A growing number of Victorians are reporting crime information to Crime Stoppers Victoria. Each day we’re seeing more than 220 crime information tips come through to our dedicated contact centre.”
The SafetyVision will offer informative but conversational discussions focusing on specific topics and will include crime prevention information. The hosts will outline helpful tips to listeners and provide anecdotes and examples of real-life stories that are entertaining and engaging.
“Through SafetyVision, we want to remind listeners of all abilities that the opportunity is there to report crime information anonymously by calling 1800 333 000 or by visiting crimestoppersvic.com.au,” Ms Smith said.
SafetyVision will air from Monday September 20 across the Vision Australia Radio network, through its streaming service and via its podcast channel.
For further media enquiries:
Crime Stoppers Victoria: Lexie Jeuniewic 0408 927 189
Vision Australia: Stella Glorie 0404 669 641
About Vision Australia
Vision Australia is a leading provider of blindness related services. We offer a wide range of services, equipment and training so people who are blind or have low vision can live the life they choose.
Whether it’s at home, work, school or in the community, our expert staff provide clients across all age groups with skills and tools to help them lead active, safe and independent lives.
Visit our website at VisionAustralia.org
About Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers is an independent not-for-profit organisation that partners with the community, media and police to encourage people to prevent crime and to confidentially share what they know about unsolved crime or suspicious activity.
When you make a report, you don’t have to leave your personal details with us, your call isn’t recorded and, if you make a report online, your IP address isn’t stored. You are in control of the reporting process – you choose how much information you share and whether you want to remain anonymous.