Entries by Pete Charles


The story of Simon van Steyn, New Media Producer at the Department of State

“We are able to reach a much broader audience and connect all people.” My name is Simon van Steyn and I work as a New Media Producer in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs, which supports people-to-people conversations with foreign populations on U.S. policy priorities. To carry out this mission we […]

Melissa Malzkuhn named an Obama fellow for 2018

We want to say a huge congratulations to Melissa Malzkuhn of Gallaudet University who has recently been named as an Obama Fellow for 2018. Malzkuhn, 2018 Zero Project Awardee, was selected as one of just 20 fellows, from a pool of over 20,000 applicants from 191 countries.   Obama Fellows are selected as powerful examples […]


The story of Tony Murray, Senior Solution architect

“Using a building without even having to consider accessibility challenges.” Being 100 per cent blind, when I went to work at my old building I encountered challenges associated with a lack of uniformity throughout the office’s floor-to-floor layout, the limited number of accessibility affordances that were available, and the various facilities that has not been […]

A message from UNAPD, ZeroCon18 awardee

The Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD) are a very deserved awardee of the Zero Project 2018 in the category of Innovative Policies. Apollo Mukasa, representative of the project, was unfortunately unable to make the trip to Vienna but we are pleased to share details of the project with our dedicated network and celebrate the […]