The AR1 Accessibility School Radio Package

The World's Most Accessible Radio Studio The Accessibility Studio was developed in conjunction with a number of special schools around the UK to provide a School Radio studio package that would be accessible to students with varied levels of special educational needs.

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The AR1 was developed in conjunction with specialist schools across the UK to provide access to School Radio to presenters with a range of different requirements.

Wheel chairs are accommodated by the height adjustable desk and the mixer, touchscreen and keyboard all help to meet SEN requirements.

The AR1 includes a full suite of professional software and an integrated mini playout PC with a multi channel sound device.

The AR1 has positions for two presenters, each with their own mic, arms and headphones.

The package is completed with 12 months streaming and web player plus a years technical support.

Accessibility Features

  • Height Adjustable Desk (available in a range of colours)
  • Tilt Mixer Mechanism
  • Switch Interface
  • 24" Wide Touchscreen On Adjustable Arm
  • Simplified Myriad Keyboard

What's Included

  • 1 x AR1 Accessibility Package Including Tilt Mech and Adjustable Desk Frame (Gladstone Oak)
  • 1 x SRMv2 Broadcast Mixer
  • 1 x Playout PC (small form factor)
  • 1 x Wireless Keyboard & Mouse (USB)
  • 1 x 24" Touch Screen Monitor
  • 1 x Single Monitor Arm
  • 1 x K500 Myriad 5/6 Playout Control Keyboard
  • 1 x X-Keys 12 x Input USB Switch Interface
  • 2 x Rode Podmic
  • 2 x Premium Rode Mic Arms
  • 2 x Budget Studio Headphones
  • 1 x Small Studio Speakers
  • 1 x SignalLED 20cm
  • 1 x SignalLED Desktop Mount
  • 1 x Myriad 6 Playout - Studio Edition
  • 1 x Small Studio Build & Testing
  • 1 x Studio Package Custom Cabling & Connectors
  • 1 x 12 x Month UK Office Hours Broadcast Radio Software Support Contract
  • 1 x Annual Broadcast.Radio Standard Streaming (1000 streams @128kbps + Web Player)

Myriad Playout Included - Why Compromise

Myriad Playout is the UK's No.1 radio playout and automation system and can be found in more radio stations than any other system. Myriad is also used across the spectrum of radio broadcasters with our customer base including commercial, community, hospital, internet, student and school radio. So the system included in your studio package is the same technology we supply to the rest of the radio industry.

Your studio package also includes Myriad Playout Studio which can be used for creating shows or live & automated broadcasts, 24/7. You also get a full suite of supporting applications including Myriad Schedule (for music, link and advert scheduling), AutoPlayer, AutoImporter, OCP, RES, Remote Voice Tracking and more.

Package Dimensions

The AR1 Studio is supplied as a complete package including custom woodwork in a choice of colours (or natural wood finish), with the Broadcast Radio SRM mixer 'sunk' into it for a flush or tilted finish. The dimensions of the supplied desk are 180cm x 76cm and height that can be adjusted from 66cm (59cm clearance under desk for wheelchair access) to 96cm (89cm clearance under desk for wheelchair access).

Choose a colour

The AR1 is available in eight bold colour choices and for a small additional charge, we can customise your SR4 with a choice of two contrasting colours.

Includes 1st Years Streaming & Web Player

All School Radio packages includes a years free streaming and a customisable Web Player that you can easily embed on your existing school website, or you can use the one page 'micro site' included with your package.

You can also publish content directly to MixCloud which will also be listed in your embedded web player.

Upgrade Options

You can upgrade your School Radio package to enhance the ways that listeners can access your content.

Options include:

  • Full Website - Build a dedicated website for your School Radio station.
  • Mobile Apps - Have dedicated apps on Android & iOS for your School Radio.
  • Alexa Skills - Make your School Radio accessible by Alexa enabled devices.

For more details on your streaming and publishing options, talk to a member of our team.

Includes Printed Guide Book & Free Resources

Making School Radio programs can be very educational and fun, but if you are new to radio in general, where do you start?

In order to help our School Radio customers get started on their first content and support them with ideas for future School Radio shows, we have written a handy guide book that will walk you through the technical and creative aspects of planning, writing and recording your first School Radio show.

The book also includes some sample of resources to give you ideas for future content.

Every School Radio Studio Package includes a free printed copy of this book.

In addition, we also include free access to over 40 downloadable resources covering a range of topics and all linked to the National Curriculum.

Examples include:

  • School Radio Lesson Ideas
  • Roles In Radio
  • Bounty Island Books - Book Review Show
  • Conducting Radio Interviews
  • HistoryLive - Creative History Show Concept
  • Planning Shows
  • School Trip
  • Station Branding
  • Plus many more....
Printed book free with every studio

Free Example Resource - Mystery On Spooky Hill

This short radio play example package includes an introduction to writing drama for radio as well as production note and tips. It also includes a short scene from a radio play complete with script, sound FX and production notes.

The full resource pack includes:

  • Introduction & Key Skills
  • Relevance To New National Curriculum
  • Tips On Writing Your Own Radio Play
  • Cast List & Production Notes
  • Script - Scene 1 - Mystery On Spooky Hill
  • Sound Effect & Narration Audio Files
  • Technical Tips

Mystery On Spooky Hill was written specifically for School Radio and is not a complete play. Why not ask your students to write additional scenes to complete the story.