Wellington Access Radio
Join Thomas Bryan as he explores the diversity of disability issues.
For October's show, Thomas talks with Jonathan Godfrey.
Jonathan lives in Palmerston North with his partner Amy, his three kids and her child. It's a busy household!
They own a lifestyle block with four donkeys (more coming), four chickens (no more coming), and eleven goats (more coming dependent on how well the buck did his business before we got them).
Jonathan loves planting trees (fruit and native), building things, red wine, good coffee, and single malt.
He’s competed in national judo tournaments and has a brown belt, but is semi-retired now though.
Jonathan works at Massey University as a senior lecturer in Statistics. He was the first totally blind person to gain full-time employment as a lecturer in statistics in the world; today there are just two who can claim this.
His research work is focused on making statistics courses and software more accessible for blind people.
Jonathan has been the National President of Blind Citizens for nearly three years. Prior to this he was the VP for eight years.
His two major passions for disabled people are about engagement and collecting data and evidence about them to inform decision making.
No Labels is a programme about your community with a focus on accessibility for all.
The show looks at services which might assist you, and highlights topics and challenges that might pose barriers for older people, or those living with or experiencing disability.
In each programme we interview someone from the community whose role, paid or voluntary, provides topical and current information relating to our community.
Each show has a disability/accessibility focus and the issues this might pose for our community.
Guests share about their role in the community, a little about themselves and their favourite music.
Tune in every week, Tuesdays, at 1pm.
If you want to get in touch with Thomas, send him an email.