Conference Sessions on Thursday 20th February – Easy language descriptions


Room M1


09:30 Welcome by Caroline Casey

Caroline Casey is the moderator
of the Zero Project Conference.
She will welcome everyone
to Day 2 of the Conference.

10:25 Making higher education accessible

This session is about
how higher education can be more accessible
for people with intellectual disabilities.
For example colleges and universities.

11:35 Individual school models

This session is about schools
that have different ideas to be more accessible
for students with disabilities.
Some schools are for children
and some are for young adults

13:35 Programmes in higher education institutions for people with intellectual disabilities

4 higher education institutions
present their programmes
for people with intellectual disabilities.
People with intellectual disabilities
can get education for a job.

15:05 New ideas for inclusive education in poorer countries

This session is about new ideas
for inclusive education in poorer countries.
The projects are, for example,
for children in rural areas.
Or for special training for teachers

16:25 Assistive technology in schools and universities

This session looks at assistive technology
in schools and universities.
For example, accessible computer labs
and navigation support.

18:30 Award Ceremony

86 Innovative Practices and Policies
win the Zero Project Award.
They receive their award certificates.

Room M2


10:25 Start-up and Social Business Forum

People present their technological solutions
to experts from big companies.
These experts will ask questions
and give feedback on those solutions.

12:25 The Inclusive IT Academy

This session is about the IT Academy.
People present 2 best practice examples
that train persons with disabilities
for jobs in the IT sector.

13:55 Information collection

There are experts, who collect information
about everything that concerns persons with disabilities.
These experts talk about goods ways
to collect and present this information.
They also talk about how they use this information
and try to make things better
for persons with disabilities.

16:15 Policy-Maker Forum

People with a lot of influence
present changes in their programmes.
They talk about ideas, plans and difficulties.

Room M3


10:25 Vocational education and training

This session looks at how vocational education
and job training can be more accessible.
For example, with programmes
for people who are blind
or people with psychosocial disabilities.

11:35 Inclusive education in museums and cultural institutions

This session is about accessible information
in museums, art galleries and historical sites.
They use, for example, apps and specialist tour guides.

13:05 Early childhood and pre-school programmes

This session is about new ideas
in early education and in early support.
There are programmes in rural areas and in cities.

14:45 Teaching digital skills

This session is about projects
to teach digital skills.
They use games and apps
to teach about assistive technology
and other digital skills.

15:45 Teaching Universal Design

This session presents 3 institutions
that teach Universal Design principles
to architects and IT professionals.

16:35 Programmes for after secondary education

This session is about projects to support young people,
who will soon finish secondary education.
The students get support
for their start in a job or at university.
Or support for independent living.