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We are delighted to announce the Zero Project Innovative Practices and Policies 2019!

We bring to you 65 practices and 11 policies from around the world that help persons with disabilities on our 2019 topic of Independent Living and Political Participation. We are overwhelmed with the range and quality of the projects and are pleased to bring you solutions from a staggering 42 countries!

These projects cover a range of topics including accessible voting, housing, deinstitutionalisation, supported decision making, political representation, justice, smart technology, children and youth, the arts and inclusive daily life.

A huge congratulations to every single one of these incredible organisations. We’re immensely honoured to be able to promote your amazing work!

I think it’s best that we keep this short and let you explore the projects yourself. The full list is:

Australia
Community Connections Australia / Jeenee Mobile and the “Big Red Button” app
Inclusion Melbourne – ICanVote
Curtin University – Individual Supported Living
Scytl – iVote programme

Austria

Two young children holding their hands on their heads

kinderhände from Austria teaches sign language to children and parents

kinderhände
Jugend Eine Welt – WeltWegWeiser
Basic Initiative for Sport and Inclusion – Inklusion Sport

Bhutan
National Mental Health Programme

Bosnia & Herzegovina
Union SUMERO

Botswana
Solar Ear

Brazil
Superior Electoral Court – Electoral Justice Accessibility Programme
Escola de Gente – Accessibility Promotion Agents

Two wheelchair users face each other against a backdrop of post-it notes on a wall

Light for the World trains women in Cambodia to be leaders

Cambodia

Light for the World – Commune and Village Disability Representatives
Light for the World – Leadership Programme for Women with Disabilities
PPCIL – Personal Assistant Service System (PASS)

Canada
The British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS)
British Columbia Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
Elections Saskatchewan
March of Dimes – Home and Vehicle Modification Program

Colombia
Profamilia, ASDOWN Colombia, LICA and PAIIS

Ecuador
Fundación Discapacidad y Desarrollo
FEPAPDEM

A young girl in a swimming suit sitting on the edge of a pool with her wheelchair behind her

Alhassan Foundation in Egypt offers a range of services including sporting opportunities

Egypt
Alhassan Foundation

Estonia
Helpific

Finland
KVPS – EU Disability Card implementation

Georgia
Central Election Commission

Germany
Greta & Starks – GRETA app

Ghana
Basic Needs Ghana

Honduras
PREPACE – PROPEDIF

India
Inclov matchmaking app
NCPEDP and Mphasis
Mom’s Belief

A young child lying on the floor between a mother and volunteers receives physical therapy

SEHATI Sukoharjo’s inclusion clubs bring together professionals and parents to exchange skills

Indonesia
SEHATI Sukoharjo – Inclusion Clubs

Ireland
Genio Trust – Service Reform Fund

Israel
Step-Hear
Bizchut
Enosh (The Israeli Mental Health Association) – Seeds of Wellness
JDC and Israel Unlimited – Personal budget model
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and Israeli Ministry Of Education – Volunteering for a Change

 

Italy
Fightthestroke – Mirrorable

Japan
Organization for Broadcasting and Communications for People with Disabilities – Listening with your Eyes

Three adults shopping in a supermarket

Psychoanalytic Association Kazakhstan supportss persons with intellectual disabilities to live independently outside of institutions

Kazakhstan
Psychoanalytic Association – SIL Programme

Lebanon
Empowerment Through Integration (ETI)
Forum for the Handicapped

Libya
IFES – Electoral Sign Language Lexicon

Malawi
FEDOMA

Mexico
Unidos Somos Iguales
Instituto Nacional Electoral

Moldova
Keystone Moldova – Forum Theatre
Keystone Moldova – Community for All Moldova

Nepal
Disable Empowerment and Communication Centre

A elderly wheelchair user casts her vote

USAID, Fundación Saraki, Electoral Tribunal worked together to improve voting accessibility in Paraguay (Copyright Fundacion Saraki, USAID Paraguay)

Paraguay
USAID, Fundación Saraki, Electoral Tribunal

Romania
Pro ACT Suport
Ceva de Spus Association – Graphic novel Becoming Eli

Serbia
Elementary and Boarding School “Milan Petrovic”

Singapore
SG Enable – “Tech Able” showroom

South Africa
Wigital – FingerTalk

Spain
Fundación ONCE
Plena Inclusión España – Mi Voto Cuenta

Sweden

A man sat down with study material, raising his hand

Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan teaches voting processes and democracy to persons with intellectual disabilities in Sweden (copyright Peter Timar Lonneborg)

Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan – My Choice/My Election
PO-Skåne – Personal ombudsmen

Turkey
Boğaziçi University and the Association of Barrier Free Access

United Kingdom
Headway – The Justice Project, Brain Injury Identity Card
ENABLE Scotland – #ENABLEtheVote
Neatebox — “Welcome by Neatebox” app
Disability Pride Belfast & Vehicles for Change – Mobiloo
Lumos Foundation

United States
MIUSA / Global Disability RightsNow!
IFES – Election Access Observation Toolkit
Democracy Live – OmniBallot
RespectAbility
AbleThrive
The Arc of the United States – Wings for Autism
DanceAbility International
The Arc of the United States – NCCJD, Pathways to Justice®

Viet Nam
BasicNeeds Viet Nam