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Innovative Policies 2015

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  • Argentina: Regional network to promote legal capacity of people with psychosocial disabilities (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Australia: Individual Supported Living in Australia (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Australia (State of Victoria): Voting independently and privately (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Austria: UNIKATE (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Belgium (Flanders): Training for an active role in society (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Belgium (Flanders): Stimulating political participation for persons with an intellectual disability (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Belgium (Flanders): “Proefwonen” – Fast access to affordable homes (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Canada (British Columbia): Microboards: Small non-profits for supported decision-making (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Chile: Regional network to promote legal capacity of people with psychosocial disabilities (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Colombia: Regional network to promote legal capacity of people with psychosocial disabilities (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Croatia: Voting without legal capacity (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Croatia: Living alone with individualized support (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Denmark: Study kit about citizenship and personal rights (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Europe (European Union): Diverting EU funds towards community-based care (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Finland: Accessible election information for visually impaired people (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • France/Czech Republic/United Kingdom (Scotland): Guidelines for accessible elections in Europe (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Germany: The employer model in personal assistance (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Germany: MOBILE, an all-round support program (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Germany: Persons with disabilities employing their assistants (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Ireland: Offering individualised support and sharing lessons learned (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Israel: Supportive Housing: helping young adults to live independently (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Italy: De-Institutionalisation and Community Living since 1980 (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Jamaica: A business approach to sustainable community living (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Mexico: Regional network to promote legal capacity of people with psychosocial disabilities (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Moldova: Returning children to their families and an inclusive environment (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Nepal: Training to actively engage in civic rights (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Norway: Personal assistance is custom-designed (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Papua New Guinea: Inclusion of children and youth with hearing impairments (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Peru: Regional network to promote legal capacity of people with psychosocial disabilities (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Rwanda: Empowerment through peer-to-peer support (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Serbia: Online platform on community-based services (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • South Africa: Creating abilities from disabilities (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • South Africa: Cheap tool to make ballot papers accessible to the blind (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • South Africa: Sexual Abuse Victim Empowerment program (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Spain: Free personal assistance proves cost-effective (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • United Kingdom: Using mainstream lower-cost home automation (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • United Kingdom: A “brokerage” service to provide short breaks (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • United Kingdom: User-led organization teaching and inspiring others (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • United Kingdom: Helpline and platform on personalized care (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • United States of America: “Infiltration strategy” for women and girls with disabilities (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • United States of America: Strengthening electoral systems to be inclusive and accessible (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Yemen: Employment and inclusion of rural girls with hearing impairments (MS Word file) (PDF)
  • Zimbabwe: Enfranchising People with Disabilities in Zimbabwe (MS Word file) (PDF)

2014 Factsheets

Innovative Policies 2014

Innovative Practices 2014

Presentations from the Zero Project Conference

2018 Zero Project Conference WEDNESDAY, February 21

Parallel Session: Accessible Tourism

Room: M1
Time: 12.00 – 13.50

Zero Project – Ashoka Forum on Impact Transfer Models

Room: M2
Time: 12.00 – 14.00

Corporate and Entrepreneurship Forum

Room: M2
Time: 14.10 – 16.20

2018 Zero Project Conference THURSDAY, February 22

Parallel Session: Universal Design in the built environment
Room: M1
Time: 9.40 – 11.10

G3ICT Forum: Accessible and Inclusive ICT Solutions – bridging the Gap

Room: M2
Time: 09.40 – 12.10

Parallel Session: Access to Justice

Room: M3
Time: 13.00 – 13.50

2018 Zero Project Conference FRIDAY, February 23

Parallel Session: Inclusive Playgrounds
Room: M1
Time: 10.20 – 11.10
Parallel Session: News and Easy Language
Room: M1
Time: 11.20 – 12.30
Parallel Session: Training accessible ICT
Room: M1
Time: 12.40 – 13.50
Zero Project Forum on Data and SDG
Room: M1
Time: 14.00 – 15.50
WHO GATE Forum on Assistive Technologies
Room: M2
Time: 10.20 – 13.50
ITU Forum: ICT Accessibility a requisite towards an inclusive digital society
Room: M2
Time: 14.10 – 15.45

2017 Zero Project Conference WEDNESDAY, February 22

Opening of the Zero Project Conference

12:30 – 12:45 M1: Opening Keynote Speech_Daniela Bas_United Nations_United States (English, pdf)

12:45 – 13:00 M1: Opening Keynote Speech_Minister Alois Stoeger_Federal Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection_Austria (German, pdf)

Presentations and discussions on Practices and Policies

14:30 – 15:45 M3: Comprehensive employment models from Subsaharan Africa_Robert Ransom_Ethiopian Centre for Disability and Development_Ethiopia (English, pdf)

14:30 – 15:45 M3: Comprehensive employment models from Subsaharan Africa_Thomas Bezuidenhout_Cape Mental Health_PRA173329 (English, pdf)

14:30 – 15:45 M3: Comprehensive employment models from Subsaharan Africa_Marna De Bruyn_Living Link_South Africa_PRA170205 The Living Link Presentation (English, pdf)

14:30 – 15:45 M3: Comprehensive employment models from Subsaharan Africa_Retta Getachew_Ethiopian Centre for Disability and Development_Ethiopia_PRA171949 (English, pdf)

14:30 – 15:45 M6: Successful rehabilitation strategies. Taking care of your workforce_Ann Hoy_Accessibility Directorate of Ontario_Canada (English, pdf)

14:30 – 15:45 M6: Successful rehabilitation strategies. Taking care of your workforce_Paz Garcia_Mutual de Seguridad_Chile (English, pdf)

14:30 – 15:45 M6: Successful rehabilitation strategies – Taking care of your workforce_Paz Garcia_Mutual de Seguridad_Chile_PRA171230 (English, pdf)

14:30 – 15:45 M6: Successful Rehabilitation Strategies – Taking care of your workforce – Graphic Facilitation (English, pdf)

16:00 – 17:15 M3: Employment strategies especially for the blind and visually impaired_Florence Orban_Royal London Society for Blind People_United Kingdom (English, pdf)

16:00 – 17:15 M3: Employment strategies especially for the blind and visually impaired_Le Van-Nga_Nhat Hong Centre for The Blind and Visually Impaired_PRA172046 (English, pdf)

16:00 – 17:15 M3: Employment strategies for the blind and visually impaired – Graphic Facilitation (English, pdf)

Closing Keynote of the Day

17:15 – 17:30 M1: Closing Keynote of the Day_Graeme Whippy_Channel 4 Television_United Kingdom (English, pdf)

Tech Show

Tech Show_Eliav Rodman_OrCam (English, pdf)

Tech Show_Ivan Carmona_Ilunion – Foundation ONCE_Spain_EcaTIC (English, pdf)

Tech Show_Language People – Global Language Solutions (English, pdf)

Tech Show_Sesame Enable (English, pdf)

Tech Show_SpeechCode (English, pdf)

Tech Show_Step-Hear (English, pdf)

Tech Show_Viamigo_Belgium (English, pdf)

Tech Show_Walburga Fröhlich_Capito App_Austria (English, pdf)

Tech Show_Dominik Schreiber_Mopius – Menu Speak_Austria (English, pdf)

Business & Employers Day

B&E Day. A case study of employing persons with autism_Elisabeth Krön_Specialisterne_Austria (English, pdf)

B&E Day. Building strong and strategic partnerships to successfully employ people with disabilities_Virginia Carcedo_Inserta_Spain (English, pdf)

B&E Day. The business case of employing persons with disabilities_Patrick Romzek_Cisco International_United States (English, pdf)

B&E DayThe Diversity Journey. Challenges and how facilitators make hiring successful_Meera Shenoy_Youth4Jobs_India (English, pdf)

2017 Zero Project Conference, THURSDAY, February 23

Keynote Speeches

09:45 – 10:00 M1: Keynote speech_Shira Ruderman_Ruderman Family Foundation_Israel-United States (English, pdf)

15:00 – 15:15 M1: Keynote Speech – Next level political participation_Helga Stevens_MEP European Parliament_Belgium (English, pdf)

Presentations and discussions on Policies and Practices

10:00 – 10:45 M1: Creating Change: Success factors for initiating employment models_Gaetane Bleher_Handicap International_France (English, pdf)

11:00 – 12:15 M1: Inclusive business strategies of multinational companies_Samir Gadgil_Wipro Infotech_India_PRA171952 (English, pdf)

11:00 – 12:15 M2: Transition models that start in secondary school and high school_Desmond Henry_WALK_Ireland_PRA173190 (English, pdf)

11:00 – 12:15 M2: Transition models that start in secondary school and high school_Karen Royston_Georgia Committee for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities, Inc._United States_PRA171896 (English, pdf)

11:00 – 12:15 M2: Transition models that start in secondary school and high school_Lauren Lindstrom_University of Oregon_PRA173047 (English, pdf)

11:00 – 12:15 M3: Matchmaking platforms. How to connect job seekers and employers successfully_Mehmet Kiziltas_Engelsizkariyer_Turkey_PRA171689 (English, pdf)

13:30 – 14:45 M6: Against all odds. Successful models of scaling up innovations_Jean Judes_Beit Issie Shapiro_Israel (English, pdf)

13:30 – 14:45 M6 Against all odds. Successful models of scaling up innovations_Tara Doheny_Genio Trust_Ireland (English, pdf)

13:30 – 14:45 M1: Engaging with employer associations and company networks_Jane Lu_Standard Chartered Bank Limited_Taiwan_PRA172005 (English, pdf)

13:30 – 14:45 M1: Engaging with employer associations and company networks_Fernando Riano Ilunion – Bequal Foundation_PRA172052 (English, pdf)

13:30 – 14:45 M1: Engaging with employer associations and company networks_Ramez Maher_Helm_Egypt_PRA171873 (English, pdf)

13:30 – 14:45 M2: Focusing on skills and abilities of special people_Elisabeth Pless_Institut for Epilepsie_Austria_PRA170882 (English, pdf)

13:30 – 14:45 M2: Focusing on skills and abilities of special people_Jolien Smis_LetsCo_Belgium_PRA171682 (English, pdf)

13:30 – 14:45 M2: Focusing on skills and abilities of special people_Selver Yolsever_Down Syndrome Association_Turkey_PRA173348  (English, pdf)

13:30 – 14:45 M2: Focusing on skills and abilities of special people_Shirley Kenny_Avnei Derech Mechina_Israel_PRA171907 (English, pdf)

13:30 – 14:45 M2: Focusing on skills and abilities of special people_Tashi Widmer_Deaf Can Coffee_Jamaica_PRA173360 (English, pdf)

13:30 – 14:45 M2: Focusing on skills and abilities of special people – Graphic Facilitation (English, pdf)

13:30 – 14:45 M3: Microfinancing to kickstart self-employment of persons with disabilities_Vashkar Bhattacharjee_YPSA – Young Power in Social Action_Bangladesh_PRA171999 (English, pdf)

15:00 – 16:15 M2: Promising reforms in technical and vocational education and training_Nguyet Dinh_Catholic Relief Services_Vietnam (English, pdf)

15:00 – 16:15 M3: Economic empowerment: Supporting entrepreneurship, self-employment and start-ups_Minister Santiago Leon_Ministry of Industry and Productivity_Ecuador (English, pdf)

15:00 – 16:45 M3: Economic empowerment. Supporting entrepreneurship, self-employment and start-ups_Sabina Lobato_Fundacion ONCE_Spain_PRA172057 (English, pdf)

15:00 – 16:15 M6: Comprehensive employment models from the Middle East and Northern Africa_Madeleine Azmy_SETI Centre for Training Studies on Disability_Egypt_PRA173281 (English, pdf)

16:30 – 17:45 M1: Give it a try – the power of internships and summer jobs for creating jobs_Laura Stokley_Community Living Sarnia_Canada_PRA171539 (English, pdf)

16:30 – 17:45 M1: Give it a try – the power of internships and summer jobs for creating jobs_Peter Furlong_Kare_Ireland_PRA172355 (English, pdf)

16:30 – 17:45 M1: Give it a try – the power of internships and summer jobs for creating jobs_Susie Rutkowski_Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre_United States_PRA171399 (English, pdf)

16:30 – 17:45 M1: Give it a try – The power of internships and summer jobs for creating jobs_Galia Granot_Ruderman Family Foundation_Israel-United States (English, pdf)

16:30 – 17:45 M2: Handicraft training that ‘works’_Sangita Pant_EPSA_Nepal_PRA170563 (English, pdf)

16:30 – 17:45 M2: Handicraft training that ‘works’_Tracy Vaughan Gough_Sightsavers_United Kingdom_PRA173297 (English, pdf)

16:30 – 17:45 M2: Handicraft training that ‘works’ – Graphic Facilitation (English, pdf)

2017 Zero Project Conference, FRIDAY, February 23

Friday Opening

09:30 – 10:00 M1: Amelie Saupe_Zero Project_Japan_Opening_Social Indicators (English, pdf)

Presentations and discussions on Policies and Practices

11:00 – 12:15 M1: Comprehensive employment models from South and Southeast Asia_Cees Van Breugel_Woord en Daad_Netherlands_PRA171417 (English, pdf)

11:00 – 12:15 M2: Comprehensive employment models from South America_Carola Rubia Duran_Fundacion Descubreme_Chile_PRA173389 (English, pdf)

11:00 – 12:15 M3: Peer education models: Person with disabilities as teachers and trainers_Philippa Bragman_CHANGE_United Kingdom (English, pdf)

11:00 – 12:15 M3: Peer education models: Persons with disabilities as teachers and trainers_Jan Wulf-Schnabel_Siftung Drachansee_Germany (English, pdf)

11:00 – 12:15 M3: Peer education models: Persons with disabilities as teachers and trainers_Mampoi Theko_Ministry of Education and Training_Lesotho_PRA173414 (English, pdf)

11:00 – 12:15 M3: Peer Education Models: Persons with disabilities as teachers and trainers – Graphic Facilitation (English, pdf)

12:30 – 13:45 M1: Crafting successfully transitions from sheltered employment settings into the open labour market_Andreas Jesse_autArk Soziale Dienstleistungs GmbH_Austria_PRA171863  (English, pdf)

12:30 – 13:45 M1: Crafting successfully transitions from sheltered employment settings into the open labour market_Cerasela Nicolet_PRO Act Support_Hungary_PRA170739 (English, pdf)

12:30 – 13:45 M1: Crafting successfully transitions from sheltered employment settings into the open labour market_Irad Eichler_Shekulo Tov_Israel_PRA171254 (English, pdf)

12:30 – 13:45 M3: Cooperating with universities to open up the labour market_Antonio Martinez-Pujalte_University Miguel Hernandez_Spain_PRA170779 (English, pdf)

12:30 – 13:45: M3: Cooperating with universities to open up the labour market_Jan Wulf-Schnabel_Siftung Drachensee_Germany_PRA171780 (English, pdf)

12:30 – 13:45 M3: Cooperating with Universities to open up the labour market – Graphic Facilitation (English, pdf)

14:45 – 16:00 M2: Comprehensive employment models from Central and Eastern Europe_Anahit Yernjakyan_Save the Children_Armenia_PRA172042 (English, pdf)

14:45 – 16:00 M2:Comprehensive employment models from Central and Eastern Europe_Hripsime Nazaretyan_Bridge of Hope_Armenia_PRA173314 (English, pdf)

14:45 – 16:00 M2: Comprehensive employment models from Central and Eastern Europe_Oksana Chuchunkova_Perspektiva_Russia_PRA172101 (English, pdf)

Farewell and lookout to 2017-18

16:00 – 17:00 M1: Farewell and Lookout to 2017-2018_Robert Kaspar_Special Olympics Austria (English, pdf)

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