The Stories Behind the Numbers

We are looking for people with disabilities to be part of our documentary on work and disability.

We do a lot of research about the challenges people with disability face when getting into the job market and maintaining meaningful jobs.  Some research can be difficult to understand and the findings are often presented in inaccessible formats that cannot convey what the research findings look like in the everyday lives of people with disabilities. 

So we are creating a series of documentaries about what it’s like when you are employed or unemployed and have a disability. Our movies will feature people with disabilities describing their experience of searching for a job, securing a job and issues encountered in the workplace. We are also interested in how work can impact health and wellbeing.

We want to hear about your experiences of looking for work, finding work, or what it’s actually like for you at work.


We are looking for people with disability to be part of our project. If you would like to tell a story about your experience, read more about how to apply here:

Please send us your story by Tuesday 30 July 2019. 

If you have any queries, please call us on 8344 0717 or email us on


Research Team

Ms Vas Kasidis, University of Melbourne
Ms Zoe Aitken, University of Melbourne
Dr George Disney, University of Melbourne
Ms Mellissa Kavenagh, University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Allison Milner, University of Melbourne 
Professor Anne Kavanagh, University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne 2019