To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, ECCV held a special online event on 7 December 2021 to talk about living well with disability and launch the Speak My Language (Disability) Victorian podcasts.

The event featured a panel discussion with Victorian Speak My Language (SML) ‘storytellers’ and ‘travellers’, discussing their experiences creating the podcasts and sharing their stories. The panel also included a representative from the national Speak My Language team who provided an overview about the program’s progress, and how to get involved.

The podcasts, which are being produced in 25 community languages nationally, feature people sharing real stories and practical advice about living well with disability. Podcasts in Arabic, Italian, Greek, Khmer, Maltese, Filipino, Punjabi, Tamil, Korean, Russian and more languages are currently available on the Speak My Language website.

Speak My Language (Disability) is a national initiative led by the Ethnic Communities Council of New South Wales and funded by Commonwealth Department of Social Services. The program is proudly delivered via an historic partnership between all State and Territory Ethnic and Multicultural Communities’ Councils across Australia.

For information about Speak My Language, contact Speak My Language – Victorian Coordinator Osman Ali Mohamed at oalimohamed@eccv.org.au.

Watch the event in full below:

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