Entries by Pete Charles

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Announcing the #ZeroCon18 awardees!

We are excited and proud to bring you the Innovative Practices and Innovative Policies 2018. This year, on the topic of “Accessibility”, we bring you 68 Practices and 15 Policies from all around the world, which remove barriers for persons with disabilities. Each year it becomes harder and harder for us and our global network […]

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#ZeroCon18 awardees announced tomorrow!

Our amazing network have the patience and discipline of saints. After submitting applications back in June and going through a rigorous multi-stage analysis and voting process, they were finally told if they were successful back in October. And then their reward was to stay quiet about it for the next three months! But the wait […]

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One month to go! #ZeroCon18

Has it been a year already!? There is just one month to go until the 2018 Zero Project Conference and behind the scenes it is a hive of activity! There is so much to share with you over the coming weeks. We will be releasing some of the great names who will be presenting at […]

Join the #AVoteForEveryVoice campaign from IFES

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) have launched a Twitter campaign to highlight the participation of women and persons with disability in political life. In December, IFES posted photos of disability advocates from around the world with statements that supported the rights of women and youth with disabilities under the hashtag  #AVoteForEveryVoice highlights. Get […]

Still time to submit for the International Awards Design for All Foundation 2018!

There is still time to candidate for the International Design for All Foundation Awards 2018! The International Design for All Foundation Good Practices Awards recognise achievements in the field of design for all, great and small, by governments, businesses, not-for-profit organisations and professionals from all over the world. They aim to demonstrate that the implementation […]

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Zero Project Presents at UN DESA

By Tom Butcher, Zero Project representative in the U.S. The Zero Project was recently asked by Maria Martinho (Secretariat for the CRPD/DSPD/UNDESA) to present at the 5th Expert Group Meeting on Monitoring and Evaluation for Disability-Inclusive Development at the UN in New York. As our representative here, I attended the meeting which took place at […]

Free EBook “Pflege zu Hause” – Care at home

Many people during their lives will have a close relative or friend needing a carer, or will need a carer themselves due to disability or old age. It can often be difficult to make a decision on where to get assistance from due to concerns over the quality of care and costs. 24-Stunden-Pflege.net have released […]

The European Disability Forum is recruiting!

The European Disability Forum is currently looking for a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) policy assistant for a duration of six months, based in Brussels. The deadline for applications is the 15th January 2017, so if you’re interested make sure to apply as soon as possible by sending a CV and motivation letter to muriel.davia@edf-feph.org. Find […]

2017 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards announced

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards. Nine exemplary leaders within the disability community have been awarded for their extraordinary societal contributions. These international awards, first bestowed in 2013, remember the spirit and legacy of the Viscardi Center’s founder, Dr Henry Viscardi Jr., who himself wore prosthetic legs. We would like […]