The Zero Project is very happy that this groundbreaking cross-border contact was established at #ZeroCon21 at the UN in Vienna earlier this year, which will hopefully lead to improvements for persons with disabilities on all sides. It also shows the strength of the community of people with disabilities and its potential to create new connections and solutions. Join the Webinar on Remote Employment of People With Disabilities here!

Read the full press release here

The Good Design Awards are one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation across 11 Design Disciplines. The entry deadline is Friday 29th May 2020, however, if you do wish to enter and need some additional time, entries will be allowed until Monday 1st June at 9 am.

Winners will receive the Good Design Tick Trophy, Trademarks and be featured in the annual Good Design Awards Yearbook and online on the Good Design Index, the home for best in class design and innovation.

Businesses likely to have been impacted by the current crisis will be recognized, additionally,  to make entering easier during this difficult time a number of changes to the process for 2020 have been made:

  • A 25% discount on all entry fees for this year,
  • Provision of a limited number of free entries to those no longer able to afford the entry fee.
  • The 2020 judging will be conducted online, and samples will not be required for evaluation.

 

QUICK LINKS:

 

If you have any questions you can contact the Good Design Team on awards@good-design.org.

 

 

The Zero Project has joined forces with Access Israel on  “Global Sharing of Accessibility and Inclusion during COVID-19 crisis” – a series of international webinars.

Don’t miss the first Zoom webinar event on Thursday, May 7th 2020 at 15:30 GMT which will include best practices from the USA, Austria, Israel and Spain.

Registration is free  – the number of participants is limited so we highly recommend you sign in promptly so save your spot in the webinar!

REGISTER NOW

For any ideas, sharing, questions feel free to contact: site@aisrael.org and otherwise feel free to spread the word and invite interested organisations, commisioners and thought leaders!

See you there!

Four children watching a story book video with sign language.

Gallaudet University won a Zero Project Award in 2018 for their VL2 Storybook Creator app and are also one of our Zero Project Impact Transfer alumni. This app is just one of the activities now being offered on their free American Sign Language (ASL) Literacy Resources platform, alongside videos, ideas and other resources to support deaf children and their families during the current school closures due to COVID-19. The storybook apps are currently being made available for free on a rolling basis, and sign-up to the platform is free. You can find out more at: motionlightlab.podia.com/asl-literacy-activities

In the light of the COVID19 pandemic and with the aim to support a disability-inclusive response to the crisis, the International Disability Alliance (IDA) has launched the IDA COVID-19 webpage to share the most recent updates and resources as they become available.

The IDA COVID-19 webpage includes key recommendations towards a Disability-Inclusive COVID19 Response as well a compilation of useful resources related to COVID-19 and the disability movement.

If you have any updates on how COVID 19 is affecting persons with disabilities in your area of work or want to share any good practices, send in your resources by contacting IDA inclusive humanitarian adviser, Ms Elham Youssefian via emailing eyoussefian@ida-secretariat.org

Stay safe and healthy!

 

The 2020 Employment for All Award aims to promote strategies that facilitate the employment of persons with disabilities on the open labour market; provide them with equal opportunities to access gainful employment and enable them to gain greater control over their independence in terms of employment and financial stability.

For this, 10 promising practices will be selected and published in the 2020 Employment for All Booklet before inviting 6 nominees to EASPD and LADAPT’s “Road to Employment for Persons with Disabilities” Conference in Paris on 4th-5th May 2020, where they will be given the opportunity to present their system, model, scheme to over 250 conference participants. Two winners of the Employment for All Award will be announced during the conference. Don’t miss the opportunity to apply until the 17th of January 2020

Find out more about the award and the application process on the 2020 Employment for All Awards Application Form

 

 

Join advocates and leaders from outside the UN system to have a candid conversation on employment issues affecting persons with disabilities.

The event will be held on December 3rd 2019 at 3:00 pm-6:00 pm at the United Nations Secretariat building in the ECOSOC chamber in New York City.

Read the “This is My Workplace” event information sheet.

Please RSVP using the following link to attend and receive more information about the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-2019-this-is-my-workplace-registration-81996286099

The first is a set of Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action. They are the first humanitarian guidelines to be developed with and by persons with disabilities.

The second publication is a case study in collaboration with UNICEF on Access to Humanitarian Aid in Mozambique. The case study is a major output of Light for the World’s work post-Cyclone Idai in Mozambique; it shows clear examples of how to turn these guidelines into a practice.

Check out the publications below:

IASC guidelines

Access to Humanitarian Aid Case Study

In observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Kessler Foundation together with the United Nations’ Office of Human Resources is celebrating the “This Is My Workplace” event.

Join advocates and leaders from outside the UN system to have a candid conversation on employment issues affecting persons with disabilities.

The event will be held on December 3rd 2019 at 3:00 pm-6:00 pm at the United Nations Secretariat building in the ECOSOC chamber in New York City.

The global community must ensure that no one is left behind and join the “This is My Workplace” movement to create and promote a truly inclusive culture in the workplaces where everyone can succeed and perform to their full potential!

Read the “This Is My Workplace” event information sheet

Please RSVP using the following link to attend and receive more information about the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-2019-this-is-my-workplace-registration-81996286099

The UN DMSPC/OHR annual International Day for Persons with Disabilities event is almost here and we are looking forward to seeing you there!

What: With the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy, launched by the Secretary-General in June 2019, the United Nations is increasing its efforts to attract, recruit, develop and retain persons with disabilities. The United Nations Secretariat, with endorsement from the Assistant Secretary General for Human Resources Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance United Nations- Martha Helena Lopez, have come together with the Kessler Foundation, which is one of the largest public charities in the United States supporting persons with disabilities, to organize the “This is MY Workplace” movement.

The event brings together advocates and leaders from outside the UN system to have a candid conversation on issues affecting persons with disabilities. This year’s event will be focusing on a core issue for true integration- Employment.

Why: We, the global community, must ensure that no one is left behind and raise our voices and join the “This is MY Workplace” movement to create and promote a truly inclusive culture in our workplaces where everyone can succeed and perform to their full potential. A disability-inclusive workplace is not only the right thing to do, it is also a practical one: sustainable development can only be achieved if persons with disabilities are included equally.

Where: The event will be held on December 3rd 2019 at 3:00 pm-6:00 pm at the United Nations Secretariat building in the ECOSOC chamber in New York City.

Please RSVP using the following link to attend and receive more information about the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-2019-this-is-my-workplace-registration-81996286099