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The M-Enabling Forum Europe is just 2 weeks away! We’re excited to be attending this event which takes place in Düsseldorf and will focus on assistive technologies and digital accessibility.

The second edition of M-Enabling Forum Europe in Germany will take place alongside REHACARE on September 19, 2019. The conference with its accompanying tabletop presentation is organized by E.J.Krause & Associates, Inc. and G3ict (Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies). G3ict was established by the United Nations to implement the equal, barrier free participation and the unrestricted access to information and communication technology for everyone worldwide.

Captioning and simultaneous interpreters, as well as neck ring loops, ensure that all attendees, with or without disabilities, can participate fully, either in English or German.

See you there!

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The AidEx Humanitarian Hero of the Year Award aims to recognise and celebrate stand-out individuals from the humanitarian aid and development community and showcases the courageous heroism and dedication that they put into their line of work.

This award is open to anyone involved in the aid and development community including those who are community volunteers, or who may work for suppliers, NGOs, governments and elsewhere. AidEx is particularly inviting nominations of those from marginalised groups. The winner will be awarded during the AidEx networking drinks reception on 13th November at 17:00 – 19:00.

Entry closes on the 18th October.

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The Disabiliy Rights Fund (DRF) opened its round 2 request for proposals on 24th June 2019. It is looking for organisations in the Pacific Island Countries, Rwanda and Uganda to apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $100,000. The DRF supports the human rights and inclusion in development of persons with disabilities. Interested organisations should review the full eligibility criteria and details posted on the website at http://www.disabilityrightsfund.org/for-grantseekers/.

Deadline is 15th August 2019, so be quick!

Our very good friends at Discovering Hands, are looking for a trainee. Discovering Hands is a social enterprise that uses the sense of touch of visually impaired women in the early detection of breast cancer. Their dynamic team are looking for a trainee to work in Austria, to support the project managers and manage individual projects independently. For a full description of the role read the job advertisement. Fluency in German and English is required.

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For the fourth time, Lebenshilfe in cooperation with the Austrian Lotteries is looking for projects that enable people with intellectual, physical, psychological or sensory disabilities to lead an inclusive life. The Inclusion Prize serves to show practical examples of the successful implementation of inclusion in Austria. The winners of the Inclusion Prize have a motivating effect – on individuals, organisations and companies!

Submissions are requested from schools, companies, organisations, associations, platforms, projects, initiatives, people with disabilities, assistance projects and more!

The topic areas are: Education & Culture, Health & Physical Activity, Housing & Leisure, Social Participation & Politics. In 2019 we would like to put the additional emphasis on projects in the field of work & income.

For more information and to find the submission form visit the “Inklusionspreis” website.

Good luck!

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The second edition of M-Enabling Forum Europe in Germany will take place alongside REHACARE in Düsseldorf on September 19, 2019. The conference with its accompanying tabletop presentation is organized by E.J.Krause & Associates, Inc. and G3ict (Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies). G3ict was established by the United Nations to implement the equal, barrier free participation and the unrestricted access to information and communication technology for everyone worldwide.

Find our more by by visiting the M-Enabling website.

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USAID have opened a request for qualifications for promising psychosocial support interventions with community-based components in low- and middle-income countries. The request comes from USAID’s HEARD project (Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development).

The purpose of the request is to identify multi-stakeholder research teams that are ready and have technical, managerial, and administrative capacities to design and carry out a study of an existing mental health and psychosocial support intervention. This would contribute to strengthening the evidence base on the effectiveness, replicability, and scalability of interventions that have been identified as effective or potentially effective in other settings in the current literature.

The request is open until 29 July 2019 05:00pm (EDT). Find out more information by reading the official request for qualifications where you can find details of how to apply and who to contact for more information.

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Call for nominations: Her Abilities Award 2019

Light for the World are inviting organisations to submit your nominations of female change makers with disabilities for the Her Abilities Award 2019. The award was initiated in 2018 by Light for the World to honour the achievements of women with disabilities in education and health; arts, culture and sports; and rights and advocacy.

At the Zero Project, we were delighted to welcome the 2018 awardees to the conference last year, with all three playing important roles in our panel sessions.

Nominations are open until 21 June 2019

Together with a fantastic all-female jury Light for the World are looking forward to receiving information about your nominees! Nominations can be submitted on the Her Abilities Award website.

Website: www.her-abilities-award.org

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Our good friends at WSA are once again seeking nominations for digital innovations that improve society.

Selected projects benefit by becoming part of a worldwide network with lifelong partnership and integration. At the 2019 WSA event, more than 400 delegates met in Cascais, Portugal, to share the best digital innovations, turning Portugal into a global hub for start-ups and digital innovators on the subject of “Purpose driven digital innovation”.

The World Summit Awards are also a nomination based award system. To participate you need to be nominated by a WSA National Expert as the best national digital application in one of the 8 categories. The nominations to WSA are possible through national contests and national Expert panel selection. Each country can only nominate one project/solution per category.

Find out more about the awards and how to get involved by visiting the WSA website.

 

 

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It’s less than one month until the M-Enabling summit and we’re excited to share some of the bits that we’re looking forward to the most:

  • Neil Romano, Chairman of the National Council on Disability (NCD), will be delivering the opening keynote on June 17, 2019. This will be of high interest to participants, as NCD is known for their leadership and focusing on promoting the needs of people with disabilities, crafting and recommending policy solutions.
  • This year the M-Enabling Summit will host over 120 speakers both from industry and advocacy groups focusing on key issues going on in the community. With its theme of “Accessibility: Transforming Users’ Experience,” the 2019 M-Enabling Summit will provide a platform for empowering technologies and focus on next-generation innovations and breakthroughs for users of all abilities.
  • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be returning to present the FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA) at the M-Enabling Summit on June 18. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will be delivering the keynote address to open the evening’s awards ceremony.
  • Highlighted sessions at this year’s Summit include: Artificial Intelligence for User Interfaces, Real World End User Experience, Accessible Media Platforms Entertainment, International Trends in Digital Accessibility, Baby Boomer Strategies and much more! Register today to learn more: http://www.m-enabling.com/conreg.html

See you there!