Zero Project Conference 2021 – Channel 2 Schedule Wednesday 10th Febraury

Start Date Format Start Time  Title Description Accesibility Features
2/10 Keynote 09:00 – 10:00 Opening Ceremony: Martin Essl; Ghada Fathi Waly (UNODC); Caroline Casey (Valuable 500) Join us as we open #ZeroCon21! Caroline Casey, Founder of Valuable 500 will be the guide in the energizing opening hour, which will feature Essl Fpundation founder Martin Essl,  Ghada Fathi Waly, head of UNODC), and a lot more.  International Sign Language
2/10 Communities 10:00 – 11:00 Leading NGOs creating system
change in low-income countries
Join this Session to find out how large NGOs can be the “levers of change” in the countries that they are operating in, especially in low-income countries in Africa and Asia.
2/10 Communities 11:00 – 12:00 Accessible maps and tools
for navigation and mobility
How will technology improve the mobility of people with disabilities in the future? In this community, created by members of the Zero Project network, with Martin Morandell and Hilfsgemeinschaft (Austria) as community managers, solution providers are highlighting how emerging technology will contribute to independence, mobility and navigation.
2/10 Co-Conferencing 12:00  13:00 Employment of People with
Disabilities in China, cos-sponsored by St. Cloud State University and University of Vienna Confucius Institutes
A panel discussion and sharing more about the vision and impact of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network China Chapter (ILO GBDN-China) and Easy Inclusion for promoting the employment of individuals with disabilities. Easy Inclusion will present on the current situation and opportunities for employment of individuals with disabilities in China. Perspectives and insights will be shared by employees with disabilities and by employers who have made a commitment to hiring individuals with disabilities. American Sign Language
2/10 Communities 13:00 – 14:00 Impact Transfer: Presentations Part 1 Presentations by Youth4jobs (India), Enable India, PFDA – Vocational Training Center Trust (Bangladesh),  myAbility (Austria) and Helm (Egpyt)
2/10 Communities 14:00 – 15:00 Inclusive Arts and Museums Creating job profiles that are enabling persons with disabilities to work in museums. Getting the legal frameworks right and finding the necessary ressources for employing people with disabilities as arts educators.  This group of innovators, organized by Austrian arts consultant Doris Rothauer, brings together a selected group of worldwide innovators who share and discuss their models, on how to build the fundaments for employing people with disabilities in the arts.
2/10 Communities 15:00 – 16:00 Green jobs for persons with disabilities The key takeaway from the session will be to demonstrate that one can build businesses/startups that operate under the principles of the Circular Economy that can not only become profitable and sustainable in the mid/long term, but can also be a powerful lever to create jobs for persons with disabilities as a way to address their current levels of unemployment that generally result in poverty and has to be alleviated public expenditure in social benefits/pensions, etc.
2/10 Communities 16:00 – 17:00 Impact Transfer Presentations Part 2 Presentations by , Seco Chile, Egalite Inclusion & Diversity (Brazil), I Love Coffee (South Africa) and JAMBA – Career for All (Bulgaria) and Deaftawk (Pakistan) International Sign Language
2/10 Partner Channel 17:00 – 18:00 Global Ramp: Leading technologies for an accessible world This session will present several case-studies of leading technologies from Israel and globally, in the fields of accessible environments, digital accessibility, and assistive technology. During the session, the presenters will demonstrate and showcase different examples on how their technologies are changing the everyday life of persons with disabilities.
2/10 Communities 18:00 – 19:00 Creating career entry points for persons with disabilities Internships remain valuable entry points and stepping stones towards fulfilling and dynamic careers, yet, access to these remains elusive to many people with disabiltiies. Initiatives in Ireland and the US are questioning this status quo, underlining the sound and valuable value proposition for both businesses and students to have complete and equal access to the wide spectrum of internship opportunities.