Zero Project Conference 2021 – Channel 3 Schedule Thursday 11th Febraury

Start Date  Format Start Time Title Description
2/11 Partner Channel 09:00 – 10:00 Enosh: Inclusive employment and
psychosocial disability
The panel, organized by Enosh – The Israeli Mental Health Association, will be based on different speakers for a conversation and presentations. The panel will focus on the ‎right to employment for people with psychosocial disabilities and the need for innovative and inclusive ‎services and supports in the mental health field. It also aims to highlight the need for various practices ‎that will provide scalable supports to people’s needs.
2/11 Partner Channel 10:00 – 11:00 atempo: Artificial Intelligence -a key for job-inclusion Accessible information comes first! This principle applies to social problems (as COVID-19 impressively demonstrates), but also to creating an inclusive labor market. This session, organized by atempo of Austria, shows technological solutions that enable accessible communication channels and affordable ways to deliver the information needed in an understandable format for people with different disabilities.
2/11 Partner Channel 11:00 – 12:00 The MVG model: Entrepreneurship and disabilities – practice & global network Every fifth day, the MVG – the Austrian licensing agency for tobacco and stationary shops –  enables an individual with disabilities to become an entrepreneur. MVG organizes a responsible retail platform for sensitive consumer products (tobacco, gaming, etc.) in Austria. MVG teaches and guides people with disabilities to run their business as a responsible retailer. We want to connect and support people with disabilities to become entrepreneurs. Therefore join us and meet a group of entrepreneurs with disabilities, who wants to change the landscape of opportunities and are looking for  enthusiasts to grow this network.
2/11 Partner Channel 12:00 – 13:00 Sightsavers: Digital and distanced –
disability and the future of work
This session is organized by Sightsavers, the international NGO based in the UN, and will underline how adapting disability inclusive employment to a more digital and distanced post-COVID labour markets can be achieved.
2/11 Partner Channel 13:00 – 14:00 Beit Issie Shapiro: Using technology to promote play and leisure among persons with disabilities In this session, Beit Issie Shapiro – the innovation-oriented NGO from Israel – will discuss how technology can promote participation in play and leisure for children and adults with disabilities. The session will show examples of available products, software, and apps and how they can be used in various ways and in a range of environments.
2/11 Partner Channel 14:00 – 15:00 Leonard Cheshire Disability: The potential of technology for inclusive employment models
inclusive employment models
As a leader in digital accessibility, we will facilitate a session which looks at how technology and innovation are transforming access to employment for persons with disabilities.
2/11 Partner Channel 15:00 – 16:00 Keystone: The importance & impact of Employment in Individual Lives Around the world, people with developmental and psychosocial disability are frequently marginalized and systematically denied opportunities to lead dignified, full lives. Meaningful employment can change that. A session organized by the international development NGO Keystone Human Services.
2/11 Partner Channel 16:00 – 17:00 Specialisterne Foundation and IBM: Inclusion of a neurodiverse workforce For years IBM, the international IT-company, and Specialisterne Foundation, the Social Business headquartered in Denmark, have applied leadership working together to include neurodivergent persons such as autistic persons in workplaces around the world. In this session, they will invite participants to get an insight into the vision, model and experiences from across business units and geographies.
2/11 Partner Channel 17:00 – 18:00 St. Cloud State University: Employment and accessibility via ICT for Chinese who are deaf Within China, there are about 20,000,000 deaf individuals, yet there are only an estimated 100 qualified Chinese sign language (CSL) interpreters. This immense gap in qualified CSL interpreters significantly impacts employment opportunities for those who are deaf. The ICT sector holds potential for bridging this gap through Video Relay Services (VRS). “Voice of Hands” is a new VRS service provider in China that has invested millions of USD in infrastructure, developing innovative VRS technology that is cutting edge globally. However, over the last three years, “Voice of Hands” CEO, Mr. Chen Bin, has learned that the most advanced technology is only as good as the people that provide the service through that technology. This session is organized by the St. Cloud State University of the U.S.
2/11 Partner Channel 18:00 – 19:00 IMHCN: The right to work – employment and deinstitutionalization Presentations in this session, organized by the International Mental Health Collaborating Network (IMHCN), will focus on the international context of vocational rehabilitation and job placement. Also on deinstitutionalization in Europe today, with the example of the reform process in Slovenia, e.g. the project of developing job opportunities in the social care home Dom Na Krasu, Dutovlje, Slovenia, during the process of phasing out. Another topic are successful models as IPS and social cooperatives/enterprises and ICT examples. Health and legal implications of the “right to work” will be linked to its practical implementation, as far as community-based developments and programs are concerned.