The Zero Project Conference 2014 started almost exactly four weeks ago. It was a great success with more than 400 people from 60 countries attending, and your participation, your interest and your activities contributed importantly to this success. The Zero Project Team wants to personally say thank you for that.
The Conference provided opinion-leaders and decision-makers worldwide with a sense of outstanding best-practices on accessibility – the Innovative Practices and Innovative Policies as selected by the Zero Project network of hundreds of experts – and their potential to make the world more accessible.
To jointly continue the good work, let us take this opportunity to encourage you to make use of the Zero Project Website where you can find a lot of additional information from the Conference on accessibility: All presentations are online and free to download. Also a lot of pictures from the Conference can be found here.
But there is a lot more on the website. All selected 54 Innovative Practices and 15 Innovative Policies 2014 on accessibility have been uploaded barrier-free to the website and can be fully searched by keywords, countries or tags. In addition to that, all shortlisted Practices that did not make it into the final selection have been researched by students team from Fachhochschule St. Pölten and are now online and fully searchable – another interesting set of more than 70 best-practices on accessibility worldwide!
And there is still more…
Find the full Zero Project Report 2014 and the Zero Project Worldmaps ready for download, as well as all 32 social indicators that measure the implementation of the UN CRPD in 130 countries. “Drill down” the data on the online map and find also all comments made by experts, and use Google Translate to translate it into your language. And you can download all the social indicators “raw data” as open source to start your own research. Please feel free to contribute to the research and include your own answers and spread the word to others that may want to fill in the questionnaires!
The Zero Project Video
Finally, the Zero Project Video on Accessibility can be seen on our brand new Youtube Channel (DON’T forget to subscribe!) and a set of drawings from Zsofi Lang, who did an excellent job with the infographics in getting the essence of many of the Innovative Practices and Innovative Policies. Her drawings will be on the website soon, as well as on our Facebook-Site.
Have you been selected as an Innovative Policy or Innovative Practice and need support to communicate this award? Please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org. We can support you with press releases, certificates and cross-promotion via the web.
See you next year!
Thank you very much once more and see you next year at the Zero Project Conference 2015 on Independent Living and Political Participation of Persons with Disabilities!