Podcasts are communication tools that can be streamed live or recorded. They can be listened to via portable media players such as cell phones, MP3 players, or computers. They can be in either audio or audio-visual format. As opposed to radio broadcasts, podcasts can be downloaded and accessed at any time, and can be paused, replayed, rewound, or fast-forwarded, making them especially appealing to individual consumers. Certain podcasts are done regularly, while others are unique events conceived and created to discuss and raise awareness about a specific issue, topic, or event.
- Create podcasts directly focused on some aspect of the disability community, such as spotlights of or interviews with individuals with disabilities, organizations, researchers and health professionals, adaptive or inclusive sports teams, etc.
- If multiple podcast series are recorded and released, create a series of podcasts dedicated to some aspect of the disability community and/or hosted by an individual with a disability or experience within the community.
- Create and link to or post a word-for-word transcript of the podcast on the podcast page to ensure the Deaf and people who are hard of hearing can fully access and understand podcast content.