Call Out: Looking for people with disability for video interviews in Cairns



This project is being produced by Maitree House (www.maitreehouse.com) We are a film production company. We are working with an elearning partner to make a training program for people who work with people with disability about supporting good communication.


An important part of this training program is the real voices, stories and perspectives of people with disability. So we are looking for people with disability who want to share what’s important to them when receiving support - especially around facilitating great communication - and we are doing this in Cairns!


The filming requires an hour interview that will be scheduled on Tuesday 8th June in Cairns.


We are looking for people who identify with having a communication disability.


The type of questions we might ask include:


What does good communication mean to you?


What do you need to help you communicate?


When is good communication most important for you?


Why is it important to be understood?


When has not being understood been a big problem for you?


What are your top tips for support workers about supporting good communication?


If you are interested in answering some of these questions for our training program, we want to hear from you!


This project is focused on people who don’t use spoken language to communicate. Apart from that, we are open to all ages and disability types. People from Indigenous or culturally diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


Each interviewee will receive reimbursement for their time. We will cover any support costs required to help facilitate the interview, such as translators. However we cannot cover costs related to your travel to and from the venue.


To apply, please send an email to luvenia@maitreehouse.com with the following details:


  • Your name and age

  • Your disability type

  • Your communication style

  • Your ethnicity or cultural background

  • Attach a headshot/ photo


Please also attach a short video introducing yourself and why you’d be great for the role. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy - on a phone is fine. It’s just so we can meet you and get a sense of how you present. We can do this over Zoom/Skype/Google if you’d prefer, just let us know!


If you have any questions, please email Luvenia Kalia (Producer) at luvenia@maitreehouse.com .


Kindly send us your details by Friday 28th May 2021.


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