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Emeka's story: "Whenever I go to the park I don’t feel like I have any barriers."​

Category
Life Stories
Author
Judith Hermetter
Date
07.04.2022
Story title and two pictures: middle-aged black man wearing a white t-shirt and smiling; a picture of an outdoor park with towers and slides to play

Emeka Nnaka, a 34-year-old inspirational speaker from Tulsa, tells us how he benefits from an outdoor park that was designed by Zero Project Awardee ACT Services based on Universal Design principles.

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

Category
Life Stories
Author
Judith Hermetter
Date
31.03.2022
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

Category
Life Stories
Author
Judith Hermetter
Date
24.03.2022
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

Category
Life Stories
Author
Judith Hermetter
Date
17.03.2022
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

Category
Life Stories
Author
Judith Hermetter
Date
11.03.2022
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!

Category
Updates
Author
Judith Hermetter
Date
01.03.2022
#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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