Entries by Zero Project

Innovative Practice of the Day: Guidebook on an accessible Ethiopia

According to WHO there are an estimated 15 million persons with disabilities in Ethiopia, representing 17.6 per cent of the population. For many, the inaccessibility of built environments is a major obstacle to participating actively in society. ECDD provides technical information on accessibility standards to government, non-governmental organisations, universities and the private sector. 12 cities […]

Innovative Practice of the Day: Communicating art in the Western Balkans

The knowledge of most museum experts in the Western Balkans, about needs and requirements of persons with disabilities, is in many cases rudimentary. Museums and staff are not equipped to design or implement strategies to improve accessibility.Cultural Heritage without Borders trains museum professionals to improve access to their buildings, to collections and activities for persons with […]

Innovative Practice of the Day: Web-based tool to plan access to railway stations in the UK

For persons with disabilities, traveling by railway can be challenging due to many unknown barriers. Not knowing what the railway station of origin or destination looks like or where the elevator is located makes journey planning difficult and discourages people from making journeys. The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) has produced a map of […]

Innovative Practice of the Day: Inclusive art education at the MOMA, New York

Physical and attitudinal barriers can make accessing museums challenging for individuals with disabilities. MoMA has won international respect for their unique efforts to make their extensive resources, collection and programs accessible to visitors with disabilities. Training on inclusive arts education is given to external institutions worldwide and disability awareness and equality training is delivered in-house. […]

Innovative Practice of the Day: “Mountainbike-Wheelchair” for rough terrain

Regular wheelchairs are designed for the use on flat and even ground, not the rough terrain of most of the developing countries. Instead of pushing on the wheels like a regular wheelchair, LFC riders push on levers, which are biomechanically more efficient. The LFC is built out of steel and bicycle parts that can be found in any rural village in any developing country. This enables repair anywhere. A mass production manufacturing center for the LFC was established in 2012. Located in India, shipment of wheelchairs is in close proximity to developing countries all across Asia and Africa.

Innovative Policy of the Day: Public-Private-Partnership for accessibility

In Spain, the world’s biggest public-private partnership between the government (Institute of the Elderly and Social Services, IMSERSO) and civil society (Fundación ONCE) concerning universal accessibility has been established, enabling not only millions of Euros of investment but a continuous flow of information and expertise between all stakeholders. Read more