This year´s Zero Project Report 2016 has gathered valuable data on the situation of persons with disabilities. Looking at 30 social indicators, it gives a detailed picture of the implementation of the UNCRPD in 129 countries. Moreover, more than 3,000 people nominated Innovative Practices and Policies, with about 150 experts from the Zero Project’s global network helping to identify the most innovative. Take a look at the report by downloading it from: Zero Project Report 2016 Barrier Free
In Armenia, there is still a segregated approach to education of young people with disabilities, like in most countries of the world, but “Bridge of Hope” is about to change this by supporting mainstream schools and training their teachers in inclusive education methods. Today, already 2,200 children with disabilities receive their education in inclusive schools.
Another Innovative Practice, from our total of 86, is the AccessText Network, which links American universities to nearly all American post-secondary publishers. This allows publishers to provide textbooks to students with disabilities in an accessible format and timely manner while also reducing costs. Find all 86 Innovative Practices at: http://zeroproject.org/practice-type/innovative-practices-2016-on-education-and-ict/
The Zero Project Conference 2016 is taking place from 10th to 12th February in Vienna, focusing on „Inclusive Education and Information and Communication Technology.“ 500 leading experts and decision makers with and without disabilities will participate, presenting and discussing Innovative Practices and Policies. An accessible livestream of every session in the plenary room, with live captioning, is available online from Feb 10, 1 p.m. CET. Tune in at: http://webplayer.verbavoice.tv/webplayer/zero/Main.html