Zero Project 2016: Call for Nominations on Inclusive Education and ICT

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Recognizing the key role that education and ICTs play in disseminating information and knowledge throughout society, the Zero Project seeks nominations for “Innovative Practices and Innovative Policies” related to inclusive education and/or ICT for persons with disabilities.

The Zero Project, an Essl Foundation initiative, helps eliminate barriers and ensure rights for persons with disabilities. This project spans over 150 countries and helps spread best policies and practices on a particular theme each year, on which they publish an annual report.

They define inclusive education as “meeting the individual needs of learners” and note that the type of education project and field are flexible. Accessible and inclusive ICTs “enable persons with disabilities to use products, information and content, and services as effectively as persons without disabilities.” This includes any type of ICT from software to ATMs, and can assist people with any kind of disability, including learning difficulties.

Winners will be selected based on the following criteria: innovation, output and impact, transferability and cost efficiency. Those selected will be included in the Zero Project Report and on the organization’s website, join the Zero Project expert network, and participate in the Zero Project Conference in February 2016 in Vienna, Austria.

Anyone, apart from responsible governments, parliaments, or administrations, is eligible to nominate and self-nominations are also permitted. Nomination forms can be downloaded here and completed applications should be sent to Ms. Doris Neuwirth at

For more information visit their website.

Source: Zero Project