Multimedia NewsCasts for the Quality Framework for Disability Services
As part of its involvement in the piloting of the Revised Quality Framework for Disability Services, LDC Group developed 4 multimedia newscasts. The newscasts were designed to assist the sector in gaining an understanding of the Quality Framework for Disability Services
Individuals speak about what a quality service means to them. The first newscast is cut together out of interviews and general group discussion from focus groups conducted in April of 2006. Attending these focus groups were people with a disability, their family and carers, advocates and service provider representatives.
Using the organisation of a bushwalk as their narrative, the drama group at iGAIN Quality Learning (Morwell) present a role play illustrating how the life areas inform the journey of continuous quality improvement.
The second newscast is written by the members of the drama group from an initial scenario provided by LDC Group. The group is supervised by Paul Lietzau. The voice over is read by Janet To.
Using interview and re-enactment, the third newscast presents two stories of how culture may be expressed to inform quality improvement, even when the individuals involved have complex communication requirements.
Adam "Boz" Barry loves to go to the football and demonstrates how he learned to utilize public transport to get himself there. For Linda Lupson, the colour yellow is very important as it forms an integral part of her identity.
Justin Kavanagh and Laura Riseley, who work at the SCOPE CRU where Adam and Linda reside, discuss the impact of complex communication requirements on Adam and Linda’s ability to express culture and make changes in their life.
Marie Lugg and Kat Swift from the MS Society discuss how they have successfully integrated tools from the pilot of the revised Quality Framework for Disability Services into the quality assessment practices of their organisation. Pilot participant Veronica Moriarty talks about what the revised standards mean to her as a user of MS Society services.