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This week, ‘the Zero Project’ announced a call for its 2018 nominations for innovative practices and policies to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.

The Zero Project, an initiative of the Essl Foundation, aims to create a world without barriers, and is inviting experts and organisations to nominate innovative practices and policies concerning this year’s topic: Accessibility. The Essl Foundation is a private, not-for-profit foundation whose mission is to support social innovation, social entrepreneurship and persons with disabilities.

The aim of the Zero Project is to find and promote Innovative Practices and Innovative Policies that are achieving tangible benefits for people with disabilities around the globe. In addition, the Zero Project conducts research on social indicators that identify how effectively the CRPD are being implemented. The project covers the topics covered in the “UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)”, including employment, accessibility, independent living, education and information, and political participation.

The Call for Nominations for the 2018 Zero Project is looking for Innovative Practices and Policies worldwide, the most important criteria being that they make the lives for persons with disabilities more accessible. Successful nominations will be feature in the Zero Project Report 2018, on its website, and represented at the Zero Project Conference in Vienna, Austria in February 2018.

You can learn more about the Zero Project on their website, or by watching the following 5-minute-Video.

The deadline for submission is June 17, 2017, and nominations can be submitted using the Nomination-Online Tool, available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Arabic.