Zero Project Conference 2021 – Channel 2 Schedule Friday 12th Febraury

Start Date  Format Start Time Title Description Accesibility Features
2/12 Communities 09:00 – 10:00 Assistive technologies for ICT Accessibility With digitalization surrounding us with interfaces of all kinds, innovative Assistive Technology (AT) is needed to ensure broad accessibility. In this session, a group of innovators demonstrate some promising solutions in that domain and discuss common challenges to bring those solutions to the market. International Sign Language
2/12 Communities 10:00 – 11:00 How to
build online-communities
Online communities are a powerful to share expertise, to learn and to empower. But it is a challenge to organize such groups and networks in a sustainable way. The webinar is organised by the Zero Project ‘Building online communities’ solution group, and shares experiences of succesful models from India, Nepal and Switzerland.
2/12 Communities 11:00 – 12:00 Online Recruitment and IT-based Job Platforms This session explores why special job boards for job seekers with disabilities are necessary, as well as how the wider impact on labour markets can be meassured in which an organisation operates. International Sign Language
2/12 Partner Channel 12:00 – 13:00 Bildung für gehörlose Menschen
in Deutschland verbessern – das
equalizent Social Franchise Modell
Präsentation in Deutsch und Österreichischer Gebärdensprache (ÖGS) mit anschließendem Q&A.
2/12 Partner Channel 13:00 – 14:00 Sabanci Foundation: ICT Practices from Turkey for
persons with hearing impairments
Three speakers will present ICT tools developed for people with hearing impairments. (1) Association of People with Hearing Impairment of Turkey  developed an app with bilingual children stories in Turkish and Turkish Sign Language in cooperation with Gallaudet University. (2) Talking Hands works for equal opportunities in education for hearing impaired/deaf people through videos they publish. (3) Dem Association focuses on forming dialogue fields between social oppositions, and takes functional communication between hearing impaired people and hearing people as a first step. Turkish Sign Language
2/12 Communities 14:00 – 15:00 Communication Tools for the blind and low vision Communication is one of the basic needs of human beings. For blind and visually impaired persons tools for communication need to adapt to the requirements of the users. Communication is a multi-channel relation. The digital revolution we faced over the last 40 years brought many improvements and chances for Persons with Disabilities, especially for blind and visually impaired people. On the other hand, we also see the challenges to avoid the increase of the digital divide, caused by inaccessibility to services and products. AI, IoT, Smart-Devices, Smart-Homes and Smart-Cities will play a key role in the future of communication. What will be the technological gamechangers you see at the horizon?
2/12 Highlight 15:00 – 16:00 Live-Drawing with Petra Plicka! Join Petra Plicka as she draws some of the highlights of #ZeroCon21. Petra Plicka, supporting the Zero Project Conference with Graphic Facilitation for several years, will re-tell many of the great stories of innovation in employment and ICT in her very own style. Graphic Facilitation
2/12 Focus on 16:00 – 17:00 Focus on: The Valuable 500 Approach The Valuable 500 is a global movement putting disability on the business leadership agenda. The Valuable 500 needs national and multinational, private sector corporations to be the tipping-point for change and help unlock the social and economic value of people living with disabilities across the world. Because the potential of 1.3 billion should not be ignored. No matter if corporations just embark on their journey to disability inclusion, if they are scaling up or leading the charge, joining The Valuable 500 will show the world how it’s done. International Sign Language
2/12 Communities 17:00 – 18:00 Was bremst (noch) bei der Einstellung von Menschen mit Behinderung? Entscheider aus der Wirtschaft erzählen aus ihrer Praxis und artikulieren Ihre Wünsche an das neue NEBA-Betriebskontakterservice. In German language/in deutscher Sprache Austrian Sign Language
2/12 Highlight 18:00 – 19:00 Closing Ceremony of the Zero Project Conference 2021, with Keynote Speaker Wolfgang Sobotka (Austrian Parliament) Join #ZeroCon21 finally to recap the highlights of this year´s Confernce and at the same time look into the coming year – underlining the new annual topic and focus of accessibility, as well as share some exciting announcements from Zero Project partners! Keynote Speaker: Wolfgang Sobotka, President of the Austrian Parliament