The Zero Project

Date: 
Feb 25, 2014

Zero Project's 2014 report

The Zero Project was initiated by the Essl Foundation in 2010. It is run in partnership with the World Future Council (WFC) since 2011 and with the European Foundation Centre (EFC) since 2013.

The vision of the Zero Project is to work for a world without barriers, according to the principles and Articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

An annual topic is chosen where all the research is focused on. In 2013/14 it is accessibility (2012/13: employment; 2014/15 it will be independent living, political and personal rights).

Read the Zero Project's 2014 report:

Former IHCD visiting fellow Apollo Mukasa of Uganda honored by the Zero Project

"We call upon all stakeholders in the construction industry to play their part in making Uganda a barrier-free society by implementing these standards."

-Apollo Mukasa, Uganda National Action on Physical Disability

In many countries in the Global South, accessibility standards do not exist. In the few countries where they exist, they are very often not legally binding, not enforced and not monitored. Uganda is among the first sub- Saharan countries to have developed their own accessibility standards. Uganda’s standards are mandatory for school construction projects.

Accessibility Auditing and Advocacy in Uganda copyright UNAPD

Read more about the Uganda's standards

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