1. Internet information center for people with disabilities – www.aisrael.org
A unique project, first of its kind worldwide, this website provides people with disabilities with “life-changing information”, free of charge. The critical and useful information allows people with disabilities to leave their homes and go about daily activities which they were prevented from doing until now. The project has been operated successfully for the last seven years, serving over 300,000 people with disabilities and their close ones annually by helping them improve their quality of lives and their integration into society.
2. Accessibility Consulting – the Access Israel Badge of Honor
Access Israel Badge of Honor – in the framework of this project, Access Israel’s experts enhance accessibility in businesses, buildings, public offices and outdoor parks by providing accessibility consulting services. Through this project and by involving the largest firms in Israel, dozens of new locations become accessible every year, including shopping malls, gas stations, supermarkets, banks, voting stations, etc.
3. E-Accessibility – websites, phones, TV, Information.
Much like physical inaccessibility (such as lack of lavatories suited for disabled people and unfit elevators), there are accessibility difficulties in the technology world (such as surfing internet and finding information, mobile phones just to communicate with family and friends and software applications to be ble to work and study). Lack of e-accessibility prevents people with disabilities from using technologies that are more and more widely used by the general public. By increasing e-accessibility and by educating people with disabilities on how to use it, Access Israel helps people with disabilities to move forward into the 21st century and significantly improve the quality of their lives. Access Israel promotes e-accessibility in Israel by advising and educating firms and organizations.
4. Accessible Service
Access Israel has developed the field of accessibility to services and provides organizations, authorities and businesses with consultation services on how to adapt and improve services provided specifically to people with disabilities. Access Israel also trains customer service representatives on how to provide people with disabilities with professional and courteous services, in accordance with their special needs and limitations.
5. Accessible Picnic Areas
Using contributions from companies and individuals from Israel and abroad, Access-Israel develops accessible picnic areas and observation posts in beautiful national parks and various picturesque resting areas all across Israel. These Accessible Picnic Areas enable people with disabilities to enjoy nature with dignity, respect and a high level of independence. Each area includes a sign acknowledging the sponsor or stating the names of the person(s) who contributed to this effort. The Picnic Areas are accessible and user-friendly to everyone, and in particular, to people with disabilities, people who have difficulties (including the elderly), overweight people, parents with strollers and anyone seeking convenience.
6. Accessibility Training Center
Access Israel has established a training center arranges seminars and conventions on accessibility and providing accessible survices.
7. Web Based Accessibility Training - ELearning
Access Israel is developing a training system on various accessibility subjects using a ELearning web site. This system will assist in raising awareness and professionalism to accessibility of buildings and services and will raise the level of accessibility at public facilities in Israel.
8. Legislation, regulation and parliamentary activity
Access Israel initiates and promotes accessibility legislation in the Israeli parliament – the Knesset. The organization is involved in the drafting of the Equal Rights to People with Disabilities Act and assists with the publication of accessibility regulations and standards.
9. Lobbying in government offices
The organization uses volunteer lobbyists to promote its causes in government offices and other organizations. This activity has resulted in the achievement of substantial results as well as raising awareness to the need for accessibility.
10. Raising Awareness
Access Israel acts to promote awareness to the importance of accessibility and its implications to the general public and decision makers, using advertisement campaigns, public relations and lectures.
11. Handling Acceessibilty Complaints
The organization successfully assists people with disabilities by handling personal accessibility-related complaints against authorities and businesses alike.