Speak My Language
Speak My Language (Disability) is a groundbreaking national initiative featuring culturally diverse Australians sharing real stories, experiences and tips about living well with 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.
More than 400 podcast episodes have been produced across Australia.
ECCV trained and supported the Victorian team of bilingual facilitators, also known as “Travellers,” who interviewed people about their personal journeys and reflections on how to live well with disability.
In total, the ECCV team produced 134 episodes for the groundbreaking podcast series and exceeded program targets, producing episodes in Cantonese, Hindi, Maltese, Sinhala, Somali and Spanish.
Listen to conversations in your language
Listen to conversations about culturally and linguistically diverse Australians living well with a disability.
People with disability and other guest speakers share stories, advice and resources about accessible and inclusive places and activities around Australia.
Listen to Maryanne’s story in Maltese
Maryanne shares the different activities she explored during COVID-19 to help ease her experience of isolation.
Listen to Santiago’s story in Spanish
Santiago is a talented business owner of an advertising company, helping others connect and be positive, working and advocating for people with a disability.
Listen to Asha’s story in Somali
Asha talks about her journey to success and how education helped her to overcome life challenges and became aspiring policy/project officer.
To learn more, contact Diana Mastrantuono, Director, Policy and Partnerships:
Phone: (03) 9354 9555
Coalition of Program Partners
The Ethnic Communities Council of NSW is leading the program, proudly delivered via a national partnership with all Ethnic and Multicultural Communities’ Councils around Australia.
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Visit www.dss.gov.au for more information.