Entries by Pete Charles

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COVID-19: Free ASL Literacy Resource platform

Gallaudet University won a Zero Project Award in 2018 for their VL2 Storybook Creator app and are also one of our Zero Project Impact Transfer alumni. This app is just one of the activities now being offered on their free American Sign Language (ASL) Literacy Resources platform, alongside videos, ideas and other resources to support […]

The Kessler Foundation’s 2020 Signature Employment Grant Cycle is Open!

The Signature Employment Grants support innovative solutions with potential for public or private replication. The 2020 grant requests for proposals with a special interest in projects that address the intersection of race, class, gender, disability and poverty within the framework of helping individuals with disabilities obtain employment or re-enter the job market following injury. Partnerships […]

Light for The World has joined forces with UNICEF and the Inter Agency Standing Committee for a brand new publication and guidelines on Humanitarian Aid- Have a look!

The first is a set of Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action. They are the first humanitarian guidelines to be developed with and by persons with disabilities. The second publication is a case study in collaboration with UNICEF on Access to Humanitarian Aid in Mozambique. The case […]

Join The Zero Project at the “This Is My Workplace” Event at the United Nations New York

In observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Kessler Foundation together with the United Nations’ Office of Human Resources is celebrating the “This Is My Workplace” event. Join advocates and leaders from outside the UN system to have a candid conversation on employment issues affecting persons with disabilities. The event will be […]