In Spain, the world’s biggest public-private partnership between the government (Institute of the Elderly and Social Services, IMSERSO) and civil society (Fundación ONCE) concerning universal accessibility has been established, enabling not only millions of Euros of investment but a continuous flow of information and expertise between all stakeholders. Read more


Public transport is notoriously non-accessible for persons with disability, especially in countries with medium or low human development. Cape Town is different: When it became one of the FIFA World Cup 2010 Host Cities, a fully accessible Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network was to be established, including all 35 stations, all 161 bus stops and all 379 buses. Read more

Universal access of the MyCiTi system in Cape Town, South Africa © Guy Davies, Disability Solutions

Universal access of the MyCiTi system in Cape
Town, South Africa © Guy Davies, Disability



Persons with intellectual disabilities face digital barriers in nearly every move they make. PIKSL from Germany is not only different, but turns the table around: The PIKSL laboratory aims to empower persons with intellectual disabilities to teach the use of PC and internet to the elderly and to cooperate with scientists. Read More

The Zero Project has launched its new website! It includes a lot of new features, including a brandnew system that shows the implementation of the UN CRPD on worldmaps. Every single of the 32 Zero Project Indicators that measure the implementation of the UN CRPD is shown on a world map. Experts from 132 countries have so far contributed with their expertise. The world maps are easy to use, to zoom in and zoom out. When interested in one country, you can even drill into the data and look for the name of the expert, the Organization and for further comments and analysis for this country.

Worldmap Acc qu.2