The Zero Project is happy to announce the Shortlist of projects for the Zero Project Award 2021! These nominated Practices and Policies have made it through a detailed quality check and through one round of peer-reviewing from experts – with and without disabilities – from around the world. From an incredible 475 nominations, 178 nominations have made it through to the Shortlist. So, congratulations to all the nominated Practices and Policies for passing the first hurdle!

The final vote is currently underway, which will determine which of these great projects will be finally selected as 2021 Zero Project Awardees on the topic of Employment and ICT for people with disabilities. Around 75 Practices and 10 Policies will be chosen to be featured in the annual Zero Project Report and given speaking roles at the Conference to share their important and impactful work which supports employment for people with disabilities.


Good luck to all remaining projects in the final vote!


The full list of shortlisted practices and policies is:



  • Afghan Amputee Bicyclists for Rehabilitation And Recreation (AABRAR) –  Creating Mobility


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  • Ability Options – WorkReady Program
  • Australian Network on Disability – Stepping Into Internship Program


  • Atempo / CFS Ava – Der Onlinemarktplatz für Persönliche Assistenz
  • autArK Soziale Dienstleistungs GmbH – Beratungsservice für Unternehmen
  • autArK Soziale Dienstleistungs GmbH – Inklusives Kleinunternehmen Bistro-Flitzer
  • DM – Drogerie Markt – Barrierefrei im Kopf
  • FAB ProWork – FAB Neue Wege in den Arbeitsmarkt
  • Institut für Epilepsie – Arbeitsplatzevaluierung für DienstnehmerInnen mit Epilepsie in Österreich
  • Lebenshilfen Soziale Dienste Gmbh – Step by Step
  • Light for the World International – Make 12.4% Work Initiative
  • Marien Apotheke Wien – Ausbildung und Beratung von gehörlosen Menschen
  • MVG – Monopolverwaltung Gmbh – Meine Trafik meine Zukunft – Menschen mit Behinderung werden Unternehmer
  • myAbility Social Enterprise GmbH – myAbility Talent® Programm
  • ÖAMTC – ÖAMTC Projekt Einstellungssache
  • VIDEBIS GmbH Videbis GmbH


  • Access Bangladesh Foundation – Creating Entrepreneurs with Disabilities through Green Business
  • Bangladesh Business & Disability Network – Establishment of Business & Disability Network to facilitate Employment
  • BRAC Skills Development Programme STAR – Skills Training for Advancing Resources
  • Centre for Services and Information on Disability – Creating Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities within the ICT Division of Bangladesh Government
  • Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed – Inclusive Job Centre (IJC)
  • Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed – Skill Development Training Facilities for People with Disabilities
  • Disabled Rehabilitation & Research Association (DRRA) – Inclusive Micro-Finance for Poverty Graduate
  • PFDA-Vocational Training Center Trust –  Inclusive and Supportive Employment Opportunities for Persons with Neuro-Developmental Disorders


  • DiversiCom – Making Disability Work
  • Passwerk – Passwerk


  • Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD) – Assistive Technology Information Mapping Project (AT-Info-Map)


  • Egalité Inclusion & Diversity – Egalité, Inclusion and Diversity
  • Instituto Jô Clemente – Professional Inclusion


  • JAMBA Career For All – JAMBA Career For All


  • Light for the World Cambodia / Essential Personnel Cambodia – Accessible Employment


  • Avalon Employment Inc. Avalon Employment Inc. Autism Employment Facilitator
  • Community Living Sarnia-Lambton jobPath Employment Discovery
  • Fable Tech Labs – Fable Tech Labs
  • Government of Canada – The Accessibility, Accommodation and Adaptive Computer Technology (AAACT) Program
  • Government of Canada – Workplace Wellness Service Centre


  • ALSINO – Solidarity Village ALSINO
  • AVANZA Inclusión – Vocational Exploration and Transit to Adult Life Program
  • Caja Los Andes – Diversity and Inclusion Area at Caja Los Andes
  • Empresas SB – Diversity Management System
  • Ronda Chile Foundation – The Inclusive Social Responsibility (ISR) Model
  • Ministry of Labour of Chile – Law 21.015
  • Municipality of Providencia – Labour Inclusion Programme
  • SENCE – National Training and Employment Service Prepare for Work Programme for Persons with Disabilities
  • Red Apis – Vi-Sor
  • SecoChile – Eco Car-washing Service
  • SKBERGÉ – SKBERGÉ Inclusion Program


  • CareER Association – CareER Programme


  • Corporación Crear Unidos – Inclusion creates Unity
  • Federacion Nacional de Sordos de Colombia – FENASCOL – Relay Center – Bridging Worlds, Connecting Ideas
  • Saldarriaga Concha Foundation – Turning Enterprises into Inclusive Companies
  • Programa Pacto de Productividad – Productivity Pact Program
  • SENA – National Training Service – Training for Employment and Human Development for Persons with Disabilities


  • Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Costa Rica – Inclusive Employment: Promoting Soft Skills and Employment Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities


  • Lev – Inclusion Denmark KLAPjob


  • Ebtessama Foundation – Majidah Platform
  • Helm – Workplace Inclusive Solutions


  • Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD) – Guideline for Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in TVET
  • Teki Paper Bags  – Teki Paper Bags


  • City of Helsinki – Supported Employment Service City of Helsinki
  • Ihme ja Kumma –  Ihme ja Kumma Workshop for Persons with Disabilities


  • ActivAction Inclusive Peer Support for Persons with Disabilities
  • Delta Process – Tadeo
  • Humanity & Inclusion – Disability Inclusive Poverty Graduation
  • Humanity & Inclusion – Forward Together: Empowering youth with disabilities in Asia
  • Humanity & Inclusion – Labor Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities, Parents and Mentors
  • My Human Kit – Humanlab


  • Allgemeiner Blinden- und Sehbehindertenverein (ABSV) – DL Kontakt Manager
  • AfB Gemeinnützige GmbH – AfB Social & Green IT
  • Alexianer Textilpflege GmbH – Inklusion ist nicht nur ein Schlagwort – wir leben Inklusion
  • Europäisches Kompetenzzentrum für Barrierefreiheit e.V. – EUKOBA SENSE Akademie
  • Un-Label e.V. – Un-Label Performing Arts Company


  •  Association for Training and Technical Assistance in Education and Disability (ASCATED ) –  Employment for Youth with Visual Impairments
  • Benemérito Comité Pro-Ciegos y Sordos de Guatemala – Labor Inclusion and Entrepreneurship Program


  • Hungarian Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing –  WE UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER!
  • Kék Madár Alapítvány – Scaling Izlelo restaurants


  • AIMS Media Pvt. Ltd. – Ability Enhancement Multimedia Programme
  • Amar Seva Sangam – Entrepreneurship through Microfinance and Bank Loans in Rural Tamil Nadu
  • Billion Ables Services Pvt Ltd – BillionAbles
  • Enable India – Educate Yourself Easily (EYE)
  • Thiruppani Trust Association –  Enabling Skill Training to Differently-Abled for Sustainable Livelihood
  • MITTI Cafe – Mitti Café
  • Naman Seva Samiti Ujjawal – Disability Inclusive Livelihood Initiative
  • Sarthak Educational Trust – Enhanced Disability Diversity and Inclusion among corporates
  • Sense International India Income Generation Activities for Persons with Deafblindness
  • TCS Access Infinity – Sugamaya Pustakalaya
  • Wipro Limited Inclusive Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities
  • YOUTH4JOBS FOUNDATION Youth4Jobs College Connect


  • DNetwork (Disability Network) – DNetwork (Jaringan Kerja Disabilitas)


  • Cope Foundation – Ability@Work
  • NUI Galway Transition to Employment Program
  • Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities – Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities Graduate Internship Programme


  • Avital Yanovsky – Diversity in High Tech High-Tech Runway
  • Enosh – The Israeli Mental Health Association MAOF – Entrepreneurship Program ‏for people with psychosocial disabilities
  • Gevasol – Gevasol
  • Israel Electric Corporation – Nitzan Or
  • itworks – Technology Accessibility Program (TAP)
  • LOTEM – Accessible Nature Guide
  • Ministry of Labor, Social Welfare and Social Services – The Tomorrow Programs


  • Pedius Pedius Work Inclusion for TIM


  • Mirairo Inc. – Mirairo ID
  • Takeda – Resource Group EnAble


  • The Sana Association – Work Coach Programmes for Persons with Disabilities


  • Riziki Source – Riziki Source App


  • Lebanese Union for People with Physical Disabilities – Improving Socio-Economic Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
  • ProAbled – ProAbled


  • Inclusion Mauritius – Supported Employment and Technical Training for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities’’


  • Alianza Éntrale AC –
  • Alianza Éntrale AC – The Index of Labour Inclusion of People with Disabilities
  • Mexican Business Council – Éntrale Alliance
  • Onest Logistics – Formal Education Program


  • Floare de Cires – Hope has an address!


  • Ministry of Education –  Transition Plans for the SEN Students


  • Blind Youth Association Nepal – Employment Promotion for Young Persons with Visual Impairment


  • Enablement B.V. RehApp
  • Ingka IKEA in Abylimpics project


  • Special Needs Initiative For Growth – Technical/Vocational Education/Training For Special Needs Young Adults in Low-Middle Income Countries


  • Signlab – Signlab


  • DeafTawk – DeafTawk
  • Network of Organizations Working with People with Disabilities Pakistan (NOWPDP) – Yaqeeen


  • Fundación para el Desarrollo Solidario LABORA PCD – Promoting the Labor Inclusion of People with Disabilities


  • Project Inclusion Network – ENABLE Opportunities
  • Virtualahan Inc. – Virtualahan


  • Kadiwaku Family Foundation – Inclusive Entrepreneurship for Persons with Disabilities


  • BGO group, Begeton —
  • Globe Media, LLC –
  • NGO Invatur – Training Production Laboratory ARTel


  • The Savola Group – Best Practices in Employing Persons with Disabilities


  • SG Enable – Sheltered Workshop to Work


  • I Love Coffee – I Love Coffee
  • Shonaquip Social Enterprise – Ecosystem for Inclusive Employment
  • The Living Link – The Living Link


  • Korea Association of the Vocational Rehabilitation Facilities for the Disabled(KAVRD) – JOB PLUS


  • APSA – APSA Penitentary Program for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Spanish Confederation of Physically and Organically Disabled People (COCEMFE) – AccesibilidApp
  • Spanish Confederation of Physically and Organically Disabled People (COCEMFE) – Inclusive Businesses: A Strategy for Inclusive Business Transformation
  • ENVERA Group – ENVERA Point of Inclusion
  • Universo Santi Restaurant – Universo Santi Restaurant
  • A LA PAR Foundation – CAMPVS: Higher Education for Employment
  • Lantegi Batuak Foundation – Lan Eskola
  • ONCE Foundation – ONE-ON-ONE Public-Private Transition Program
  • SIFU Group – SIFU Group


  • Empfed – Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) – Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre


  • Misa AB – The Misa Way


  • Blindspot, Inklusion und Vielfaltsförderung Schweiz – Labor Inklusion


  • Employable Africa – Employable Africa
  • Furaha Ya Wanawake Wajasiriamali Kwa Viziwi Tanzania (FUWAVITA) – Reduce the Challenges of Employment among Women with Disabilities


  • Lampang Eye Foundation – Promotion of Well-Being for People with Disabilities at Work


  • Dem Dernegi –
  • Eker Dairy Product – Autism in Workforce
  • Ereğli Down Cafe Association – Eregli Down Cafe
  • ES Kariyer ES Career Disability Consultancy
  • Poilabs – Visually Impaired Navigation in Indoor Venues


  • MOCD – Mashagel


  • ENABLE Scotland – ENABLE Me
  • Glaxo Smith Kline – Workplace Adjustments (Accommodations) Service
  • Microlink PC (UK) Ltd – MiCase Workplace Adjustments Case Management
    Enablement B.V. – The Leprosy Mission Myanmar: Disability Project
    Scottish Government – A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: Employment Action Plan


  • Goodwill Industries of East Texas, Inc. – Pre-Vocational Training
  • Griffin-Hammis Associates – Customized Employment in the United States: Creating change  for people with disabilities
  • Association of People Supporting Employment First – Just in Time Virtual Employment Supports
  • BeeLine Reader – BeeLine Reader
  • Champlain Community Services – Way2Work: A Career Continuum
  • Houston Community College – Inclusive Employment Practices In Business
  • Keystone Human Services/ Keystone Autism Services (KAS) – KAS Adult Community Autism Project
  • Microsoft – Seeing AI
  • NYC Mayors Office for People with Disabilities – NYC ATWORK
  • Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) – Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)
  • The Trust for the Americas – POETA DigiSpark
  • University of Vermont- Transition and Post-Secondary Education Initiative
  • US DOL/ODEP – State Exchange on Employment & Disability (SEED)
  • World Vision – Inclusive Livelihood for Refugees


  • ON-NET and ICEVI – Sao Mai Vocational & Assistive Technology Center for the Blind