Speak My Language (Disability) involves hundreds of people from culturally diverse communities talking about living well with a disability.
Through podcast and radio, this program harnesses the power of storytelling to share the personal experiences, skills and talents of people living with a disability.
Other interviews with guest speakers share information about inclusive places, activities and opportunities all Australians can enjoy. By sharing this information in up to 25 languages, our program is making contemporary multicultural Australia a more inclusive place.
Be a Storyteller
Are you a person living with disability from a culturally and linguistically diverse background? Why not share your story? We would love to interview you about life - working, studying, shopping, travelling, hobbies, friends...whatever living well means to you.
By sharing stories about living well, you are empowering your multicultural community to improve their awareness and develop inclusive attitudes.
Be a Guest Speaker
Do you have something to share about finding inclusive places, activities and opportunities in Australia? We are looking to feature organisations and businesses that welcome diversity on our podcast series. We can interview you or your team in languages other than English, or use an interpreter, so that we can highlight what you do to an otherwise untapped multicultural audience. Learn more about being interviewed as a guest speaker here.
Who is delivering this program?
Speak My Language is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services. The program is being led by the Ethnic Communities Council of NSW, proudly delivered via a national partnership with all Ethnic and Multicultural Communities' Councils around Australia. The Speak My Language model was initially designed by the NSW MAP within ECCNSW as an ageing program and it operated across three states (NSW, QLD and VIC). Over 2020, the Speak My Language model was significantly redesigned to address disability inclusion in contemporary multicultural Australia. The redesign was conducted by Jenny Bray for the Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW. The Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria and the Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre WA assisted us to trial and redesign the model. Learn more about us here.