Entries by Ingrid

THE STORY OF MARCELA, WORKING AT PASTRY IN A SUPERMARKET

“We grow up when we feel able and have a salary” “The job search conducted me to the Municipal Office of Labour Information (OMIL) of La Granja. I was working as production operator but I was looking for something more motivating so I find the More Capable Program from Sence out and also the opportunity […]

Nominations for The Right Livelihood Award 2017 are Open!

The Right Livelihood Award, also called the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, is an award for the people and their work and struggles for a better future. The Laureates come from all walks of life: they are farmers, teachers, doctors, or simply, concerned citizens. The nominations deadline for the 2017 Right Livelihood Award is approaching! Do you know […]

Clever idea in inclusive and accessible design from Japan

The Japanese industrial standards require that the topmost part of milk cartons be indented so that people with visual impairments can distinguish it from other drinks by touch and tell whether they are getting whole milk instead of other dairy drinks. Although this is not compulsory, it seems that most manufacturers have implemented this rule. Japan is […]

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1st World Conference on Supported Employment!

We are pleased to invite you to apply to the Employment for All awards 2017!  The Conference, Employment for All – A Global Perspective, organized by our partner, EASPD and joined by EUSE; aims to identify and highlight different systems for inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce and providing equal opportunities for them to access gainful employment and […]

Disability Convention and Strategic Litigation

On 24 November 2016 Adolf Ratzka from the Independent Living Institute, one of our partners, organized a conference  on the implementation of the CRPD and disability discrimination law. Different sessions of the conference discussed how to use strategic litigation as a tool for implementing the rights of persons with disabilities; the role of lawyers and lawyering in the […]

WORLD’s new resources and data to improve the rights of persons with disabilities

To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), The WORLD Policy Analysis Center at UCLA, has released a new set of resources in order to improve the quantity and quality of the rights of persons with disabilities in all 193 UN countries. The package includes new global data, electronic maps, downloadable […]

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YPSA has been awarded by honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh

During a function on the occasion of the 25th International Day of Persons with Disabilities and 18th National Day of Persons with Disabilities, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina awarded Vashkar Bhattacharjee of YPSA as a successful person with disability for his outstanding contribution in disability and development, specially support to the activities of disability inclusive ICTs, making digital […]

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Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

On December 3, the annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities commemorates the human rights of persons with disabilities. To celebrate this special and relevant day for the Zero Project work, there is a need to highlight the wonderful job of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), which has worked to support the political rights […]

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The Zero Project shares knowledge at the Harkin Summit on Disability Employment in D.C.

From 8 to 9 December 2016 the Harkin Summit will be held in Washington, D.C. to identify and create strategies to increase the employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The Summit convenes high-level representatives and grassroots implementers from around the world—all working to increase the employment of people with disabilities by sharing knowledge and expertise. The […]