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Nikita's story: Why health and rehabilitation support from an early age is important for children with disabilities

Date
31.03.2022
Author
Judith Hermetter
Photo: A woman in traditional Indian dress stretches the leg of a boy lying on the floor on carpets. Photo: A blind girl laughs and is held by a man's shoulder.

Nikita, a child with cerebral palsy from India, is one of the children benefitting from health and rehabilitation support by Zero Project Awardee Project Sambhav. Here is how.

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Giselle's story: Why reducing barriers through digital accessibility advocacy is important

Date
24.03.2022
Author
Judith Hermetter
Giselle's story: Why reducing barriers through digital accessibility advocacy is important. Photo: A smiling woman with closed eyes sits in front of a desktop computer in a home environment. Photo: A man in business tenure and with dark glasses looks at his desktop computer screen in an office environment.

Giselle is an advocate, campaigner, and user of the Online Accessibility Policy and Toolkit that was developed by the Government of South Australia. She explains why reducing barriers through digital accessibility advocacy is important.

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Wanda’s story: Why a combination of audio description and information in Braille makes a difference

Date
17.03.2022
Author
Judith Hermetter
Wanda's Story: Why a combination of audio description and information in Braille makes a difference. Photo of a woman in a thick coat and dark glasses, with a guide dog and a cane standing in front of a red traing. Photo of a man in a wheelchair exiting a train via a ramp; an railway employee oversees the process

What's the real-life impact of innovations? In this week's life story, Wanda from Poland tells us how the customer accessibility programme by Polish Railway company Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna made a difference for her... and why having both audio description and information in Braille is important for her.

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Kaito’s story: Why sign language matters for people with autism

Date
11.03.2022
Author
Judith Hermetter
Text reading "Kaito's Story: Why sign language matters for people with autism". Picture of Kaito in front of an orange backdrop: a male person with short dark hair in his 20s; with two piercings in his lower lip. A second picture shows a woman communication in sign language in front of a laptop in an office environment

Kaito Benayon, an advocate, campaigner, and user of the Conversation in Libras initiative by Zero Project Awardee Curitiba City Hall, explains why sign language is important for people with autism.

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This was #ZeroCon22 on Accessibility!

Date
01.03.2022
Author
Judith Hermetter
#ZeroCon22 - a large group of people posing for a photo in a large conference venue

The Zero Project is delighted to share some facts & figures about the Zero Project Conference 2022 on Accessibility!

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#ZeroCon22 Update: Inspiring speakers from more than 30 countries confirmed

Date
28.01.2022
Author
Judith Hermetter
Zero Project Logo and text reading "#ZeroCon22 Agenda Update"

The Zero Project Conference is approaching quickly – with less than a month until the Opening Ceremony, preparations are in full swing, and the Zero Project Team is excited to present the updated agenda that boasts speakers from more than 30 countries!

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