Zero Project Conference 2021 – Channel 2 Schedule Thursday 11th Febraury

Start Date  Format Start Time Title Description Accesibility Features
2/11 Partner Channel 09:00 – 10:00 ORF: Accessibility – thinking ahead/Barrierefreiheit weiterdenken Einblicke in die Ziele und Herausforderungen des ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk): Wie kann ein Medium Inklusion und Barrierefreiheit leben? (1) Informationen in einfacher Sprache (ILR,, ORF III, Radio) (2) Beschäftigungsoffensive: Ö3-Lehrlingsaktion, Ziemlich bestes Team, (3) Traineeprogramm-  In German language/in deutscher Sprache. Austrian Sign Language
2/11 Partner Channel 10:00 – 11:00 Youth4Jobs: Making disability inclusion happen – the industry perspective
– the industry perspective
The session, organized by Youth4Jobs of India, will give an insight on how innovation and technology has strengthened the workforce by accommodating the needs of persons with disabilities. Inclusive practices not only support people with disabilities, but inclusion also creates a more accepting and supportive workplace for all the employees.
2/11 Partner Channel 11:00 – 12:00 Humanity & Inclusion: Inclusive wage employment in developing countries In this round table, Humanity & Inclusion, the international NGO, will present their methodology for addressing inclusive wage employment in developing countries, working both with the environment and with persons directly. To illustrate this methodology, Humanity & Inclusion-teams from the field will share their experiences from India and the Philippines.
2/11 Partner Channel 12:00 – 13:00 Architects for Accessibility: Mental health balance
in ICT employment
In a country like the Philippines, senior citizens are waiting for pension and stop working which can lead to sedentary life. Senior citizen in other part of Asia are encouraged to work, ICT employment can allow them to work from home without much physical activity, but still allow their brain to exercise. A session organized by Architects for Accessibility, an association from the Philippines.
2/11 Partner Channel 13:00 – 14:00 Lebenshilfe Tirol: Purpose-based identity and how it helps The organizers  – Lebenshilfe Tirol from Austria – describe the mission of this Session: “A purpose-based identity carried us through the crisis. Our resilience during the COVID-19 crisis was very present. We believe, this is due to our strong identity and values, which were basis for all decisions, and information during the crisis. Which of course secured a highly qualitative accompaniment of clients. However, purpose does not only help in crisis situations. Organizations are searching for purpose more and more, and costumers are interested in an organization’s purpose.”
2/11 Partner Channel 14:00 – 15:00 Israel Elwyn: “Zooming-in” on employers
during changing environments
The session, organized by the NGO Israel Elwyn – will focus on strategies to engage, recruit, and maintain employers in hiring people with intellectual disabilities in the competitive job market, especially during crisis and changing environments. Through a guided panel, the session will emphasize the issue from four point of views: the employee, the employer, Israel Elwyn’s job placement program staff, and the Israeli government. Moreover, a Uruguayan NGO will represent the South American perspective on this prescient topic.
2/11 Partner Channel 15:00 – 16:00 ITU: ICT Accessibility standards and
policies during and after Covid19
With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting every part of the world, the practice of physical distancing has become part of the new normal, and
this has made many, if not most, essential services, such as education, business, emergency, medical and healthcare, migrate to virtual platforms, thereby making Information and Communication
Technologies (ICT) essential as well.
But many of those services have often been impossible to access for persons with disabilities and those with specific needs, those people
who make up 15% of the world population according to the World Bank and WHO estimates. It is now, therefore, imperative that ICT becomes accessible. This session with accessibility experts involved in the standardization at the International Telecommunication will discuss the importance of global standards for accessibility and that
accessibility policies need to be in harmony with standards, especially during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
International Sign Language
2/11 Partner Channel 16:00 – 17:00 King Abdulaziz University: Empowering people with disabilities
in higher education and beyond
The session, organized by the King Abdulaziz University of Saudi-Arabia, will delineate how to empower persons with disabilities in higher education environment including employment, use of information technology, and policies. The organizers will invite key speakers to talk about employment and information technology from around the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
2/11 Partner Channel 17:00 – 18:00 ILO: How do you lip read a robot?
The use of Artificial Intelligence
in online recruitment
This session explores the unacknowledged risks to the more than 1.3 billion persons with disabilities triggered by the fast-growing use of Artificial Intelligence powered recruitment tools.
•Why do leaders of the global ethical AI debate disregard the potential harm to more than 1.3 billion people living today with disabilities and to the hundreds of millions who will become disabled in time?
•Will the HR cost savings generated by AI Technology outweigh the potential damage to the life chances of so many?
•Should AI developers be required to prove their HR products are ‘safe’ before they can put them on the market?
•How do we minimise the risks to both the employer and the job seeker worldwide?

Join Yves Veulliet IBM, Susan Scott-Parker ‘business disability international’ and Stefan Tromel ILO Global Business Disability Network, as they consider the ethical, legal, reputation and operational risks confronting organisations turning to artificial intelligence for help in winning the war for talent.

2/11 Partner Channel 18:00  19:00 KVPS: Meaningful jobs by
supporting employers
This session, organized by Service Foundation for People with an Intellectual Disability (KVPS) of Finland will focus on how to best support employers by job coaching to enable meaningful jobs for people with intellectual disabilities.