Yes, it’s this time of the year again!

We are delighted to announce the Zero Project Innovative Practices and Policies 2020!

We present you 75 Innovative Practices and 11 Innovative Policies from 56 countries that support persons with disabilities on our 2020 topic of education. We are overwhelmed with the range and quality of the projects and are pleased to bring you solutions from all around the world.

More detailed information including a link to each awardee’s factsheet will be published on the Zero Project website and released in January 2020.

These projects cover a range of topics including, assistive technology in schools and universities, inclusive education systems in low and middle-income countries, early childhood and pre-school programmes, legal and rights-based approaches to inclusive education, inclusive education programmes in museums and cultural institutions and many, many more.

Please have a look and explore the projects yourself. The full list is below:

 

INNOVATIVE PRACTISES

Argentina

  • Canales – Videolibros enSeña

Armenia

  • Bridge of Hope – SMILE for Children

Australia

  • RIDBC (Royal Institute of Deaf and Blind Children) – UEB Online
  • Sonokids – Ballyland Educational Apps
  • University of Sydney – Centre for Disability Studies – Uni 2 Beyond

Austria

  • KHM Museumsverband – ARCHES
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Salzburg – BLuE University Programme

Bangladesh

  • DRRA (Disabled Rehabilitiation & Research Association) – Learn for Life
  • Save the Children International – HOPE
  • YPSA (Young Power in Social Action)

Brazil

  • Livox International LLC
  • Mais Diferenças – Projeto Brincar
  • Rodrigo Mendes Institute – DIVERSA
  • Rodrigo Mendes Institute, UNICEF, and the FC Barcelona Foundation – Open Doors to Inclusion
  • Univali University – Game Design by Children

Bulgaria

  • Association of Shared Learning ELA – One School for All

Cameroon

  • educlick

Canada

  • Rick Hansen Foundation – Accessibility Certification

Chile

  • Universidad de Andrés Bello – Socio-labour training programme

China

  • Chinese University of Hong Kong, Centre for Sign Linguistics & Deaf Studies – Sign Bilingualism and Co-enrolment in Deaf Education

Ecuador

  • Universidad Politécnica Salesiana

Ethiopia

  • Felm – Social and Educational Programme for the Deaf

Finland

  • The Finnish Service Foundation for People with an Intellectual Disability (KVPS) – On the Verge of Adulthood

Germany

  • Capito Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – New Ways to Art
  • PIKSL by In der Gemeinde leben gGmbH – PIKSL Mobil

Greece

  • SciFY – Games for the Blind

Greece and other European Countries

  • Foundation of Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), the European Parents’ Association, Puzzle S.E., Center for Specialpædagogiske Børnetilbud, Internationaler Bund Südwest, and Oslo Metropolitan University, International Parents Alliance – ELPIDA (E‐Learning Platform for Intellectual Disability Awareness)

Guatemala

  • ADISA – Inclusive Education Programme

India

  • Amar Seva Sangam
  • CHAI – Catholic Health Association of India – Grassroots Comics
  • Light for the World – RAISE
  • Nayi Disha Resource Centre
  • Universal Design Centre, BNCA University – Opening Minds to Universal Design

Indonesia 

  • Universitas Brawijaya, Centre for Disability Studies and Services

Ireland

  • UrAbility

Israel

  • Access Israel – Training for Inclusive Teaching
  • AKIM Israel
  • Israel Elwyn –  Creating a future
  • Ministry of Health of Israel and the Israeli Association of Community Centres – Amitim program in Community Centres

Jordan

  • Al Hussein Society – Leaving no one behind
  • Arab Episcopal School Irbid

Kazakhstan

  • Psychoanalytic Association – Ed-Recovery Academy

Kenya

  • inABLE
  • Signs Media Kenya Limited – Signs TV
  • The Action Foundation

Malawi

  • Sightsavers

Mexico

  • The Trust for the Americas – DIA Inclusive Innovation Lab

Montenegro

  • United Nations Children’s Fund – DAISY Textbooks

Mozambique

  • ADPP – Centre of Expertise for Inclusive Education

Nepal

  • Sama Nepal

Pakistan

  • Special Talent Exchange Programme

Panama

  • RET Americas

Philippines

  • Save the Children Philippines – KASALI

Russian Federation

  • All-Russian Society of Disabled People – Certification in Accessibility Expertise

Saudi Arabia

  • King Abdulaziz University – Empowering Students with Disabilities Initiative

Senegal

  • Humanity & Inclusion Senegal

Serbia

  • Mathematical Society of Serbia
  • University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture

South Africa

  • University of Cape Town – Inclusion for Social Justice

South Sudan

  • Light for the World

Spain

  • Fundación Dales la Palabra – Tres Olivos School
  • Fundación ONCE – Open and Accessible Universal Design Training Courses
  • Fundación ONCE – Braitico (Braille learning tool)

Tanzania

  • Madrasa Early Childhood Programme Zansibar
  • State University of Zanzibar – Teacher Training in Inclusive Education

Turkey

  • Engelsiz Erisim Derneği – Barrier-free Distance Education

United Arab Emirates

  • Manzil Center – PRIDE

United Kingdom

  • ENABLE Scotland – Stepping Up

United States

  • Microsoft Corporation – Immersive Reader
  • Houston Community College – VAST Academy
  • SpeechGear – Streamer
  • Syracuse University – Disability Law and Policy Program
  • Taft Community College – The Transition to Independent Living programme

United States and Globally

  • Benetech – Bookshare

Zimbabwe

  • CBM (Christoffel-Blindenmission) – Inclusive Educational Centres in Zimbabwe

 

INNOVATIVE POLICIES

Australia, State of Queensland

  • Department of Education – Inclusive Education Policy

Austria

  • Department of Education, City of Vienna (Bildungsdirektion fuer Wien) – Inclusive Education for children with autism

Canada – Province of New Brunswick

  • Department of Education and Early Childhood Development – Provincial Autism Training

Dominican Republic

  • National Institute for Comprehensive Early Childhood Care

Ireland

  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs – The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)

Israel

  • Ministry of Health – Supported education policy for adult people with mental health issues in the community

Italy

  • Italian Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research – Law 107/2015 – Good School Reform Act; Legislative decree 66/2017

Namibia

  • Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture – Inclusive Education policy

Nepal

  • Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology – Nepal Inclusive Education Policy (2016)

Samoa

  • Inclusive Education Unit in the Ministry of Education, Sports, and Culture – Inclusive Education Policy for Students Living with Disability

United States

  • US Department of Labor – Pathways to Careers Programme