In early 2016, Sound Advice was named a top-100 global inclusive education entity by the Zero Project, and exhibited February 10 to 12 at the United Nations office in Vienna, Austria.
On February 12 Louise Honck from AVuk joined Caroline Carswell to present the auditory-verbal (hearing-speech) case for inclusive education in the conference panel session 7.2, Creating Accessibility By Using Technology. At all times, state-funded child hearing and speech services were presented as a human right.
Sound Advice received a certificate at the awards night at the UN as an Innovative Practice 2016 in the area of education and ICT (information and communication technologies).
The international Zero Project 2016 conference on Inclusive Education and ICT attracted 500+ participants from 80 countries, with the accessible livestream reaching more online. The Zero Project works towards a world with zero barriers, in line with the goals of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).
As exhibitors, our posters were designed by Joanne Jakma (Netherlands), a qualified designer who is partially hearing and wears digital hearing-devices in her workplaces.