Entries by Pete Charles


#ZeroCon19 – What to expect

In just two weeks we will already be at the United Nations and getting inspired by the wise words of presenters from all around the world. We already have experts from over 80 countries registered, which is a record for the Zero Project Conference! We cannot wait to welcome you we’re so grateful for everyone […]

Just three weeks until #ZeroCon19!

Can you believe it? The Conference is less than a month away! In under 3 weeks, we’ll be welcoming over 600 participants from all around the world to the United Nations in Vienna. There’s so much to look forward to, not only for those who are attending, but for everyone else tuning in to our […]

Just 1 week to go – Apply for EDF’s Youth Employer of the Year!

Are you an employer offering inclusive employment for young persons with disabilities finding their way in the world of work? Or are you maybe involved in an initiative assisting young persons with disabilities in finding employment that matches their talents? Then the European Disability Forum would like to hear from you! You might be named […]


Awardees part 4 – Influencing policy-making

Part 4 of our awardees blog brings you projects that work to influence policy, including self-representation, participation in politics and how to strengthen access to legal and human rights. Self-representatives influencing policy-making For meaningful and lasting change in policy, it is important for those that the policies affect are the same ones influencing it. FEPAPDEM […]


Zero Project Awardees part 3 – Youth, criminal justice and multiple disadvantaged

Youth and volunteering So often, volunteering opportunities relating to disability are seen as volunteering to help persons with disabilities. However, innovations around the world are encouraging and supporting persons with disabilities to help others in need. Mexico-based Unidos Somos Iguales trains young people with and without disabilities to participate in social programmes as “allies”. Similarly […]

University of Chittagong inaugurated Accessible E-learning Center in Bangladesh

Professor Dr. Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury, Vice-Chancellor of University of Chittagong, has inaugurated a modern technology-rich “Accessible E-learning Center” for the 150 visually impaired students studying at the University of Chittagong. A.K. Khan Foundation, a2i programme of Bangladesh Government and YPSA jointly established the Accessible E-learning Center which was formally inaugurated on January 7, 2019 at the […]

Applications being accepted for Microsoft’s Ninja Camp and disability Scholarship

Microsoft are currently accepting applications for two exciting programs designed to empower youth with disabilities and build a pipeline of talent. Ninja Camp, a weeklong camp for high school students with disabilities provides an introduction to technology, life at Microsoft and the future of accessibility. Online applications are due by February 1st 2019. The disability […]