|Knesset discussions: parking awareness day summary|
Discussions of the Economic Committee of the Knesset on October 18 included a proposed law dealing with parking for the handicapped
|ACCESS TU BE'SHVAT TREE PLANTING CEREMONY |
The Access Israel Organization and the Keren Kayemeth held a tree planting ceremony at the Ben Shemen Forest
|Website Accessibility – Social and Business Profitability|
Web accessibility allows disabled people and the elderly to navigate in the Internet with the same efficiency and pleasure as all users. Alon Zakai writes about it
|Natioal awareness day for handicapped parking summary|
National awareness day for handicapped parking took place on October 17 for the second year, with the participation of the Traffic Police, businesses, local authorities and schools
|A special park for special needs persons in Haifa|
A park for special needs persons will soon be set up in Haifa. The park will contain apparatus focusing on different senses, experiences and other attractions.
|Unique Model of promotional project at the Galil Maaravi school|
An original promotional project on the subject of access and acceptance of "the other" started at the beginning of the school year at Galil Maaravi High School
|Access Israel award to Ikea|
Ikea Israel received the Access Award of Access Israel, for its new store in Rishon LeZion
|Access Israel operates to install accessible screens on busses|
Access Israel is operating to install accessible data screens on busses.
However, Egged has decided to cancel the project for accessible data screens on busses, and substitute LED screens, which enable only partial display of information
|Deck chairs for the disabled in Tel-Aviv|
The Tel-Aviv-Jaffa Municipality's Authority for the Advancement of the Disabled, with the Operating Division Beach Department, has purchased six deck chairs of various types for the disabled
|Engineering students display projects for the disabled|
Undergraduate students at the Hebrew University's School for Engineering and Computer Science displayed their graduation projects this week - including projects for the disabled
|Access Israel's letter to editors|
Yuval Wagner, chairman of the non-profit organization Access Israel, has contacted newspaper editors and reporters dealing with tourism and volunteerism, requesting them to add information on accessibility to articles dealing with attractions, tourist sites and cultural events
|Initiative to make Jerusalem's Old City more accessible|
An accessibility initiative at the Old City of Jerusalem.
By RUTH EGLASH / THE JERUSALEM POST
|Handicap Parking at Telepharma|
Telepharma and Access Israel organization initiative, has lead the company to add extra signs to the handicap parking-spot signs within its premise.
|Disabled drivers okayed to park on sidewalks / Jpost.com|
The city of Tel Aviv will allow vehicles belonging to disabled drivers to park on sidewalks in a compromise agreement hammered out with the Access Israel disabled welfare organization.
|Israel's remembrance day is not disabled-friendly / Ha'aretz|
The vast majority of memorial ceremonies for fallen soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces are not fully accessible to people with disabilities, according to a recent survey by Access Israel, an organization devoted to ensuring the rights of disabled people.
By Noah Kosharek / Ha'aretz
|J'lem: Givat Shaul cemetery to get facelift / The Jerusalem Post|
Access Israel chairman Yuval Wagner said that the most common problems in cemeteries are lack of accessible parking, inaccessible walkways and toilets and lack of benches.
By Sam Greenberg / The Jerusalem Post
|Public buildings to be accessible to disabled / YNET|
New law requires structures serving the public to install access to wheelchairs, elevators and services for people with disabilities. David Regev, ynetnews.com
|Disabled voters will struggle to reach polling stations|
Thousands of wheelchair-bound voters could be forced to stay home during Tuesday's general election after the Central Elections Committee failed to consider how disabled and homebound citizens would reach the polling stations. By Ruth Eglash / the Jerusalem Post
|Disabilities Group Calls on Parties to Promote Rights / Ha'aretz|
Access Israel asked all parties hoping to win seats in the 18th knesset to promote legislaion advancing the rights of people with disabilities
|Making Israel Accesible / Ha'aretz|
Fate determined that more than 500,000 people in Israel are disabled - but do they have to be punished twice? Access Israel works continously to improve the lives of these people and their families, with one basic principle in mind: everyone deserves to live a normal life / Nir Librach, Ha'aretz
|Charities get "credit rating" to help donors pick causes|
Access Israel is one of the first six non-profit groups to qualify for Midot social rating / Ha'aretz
|Discount inaugurates 1st handicapped-accessible branch|
Discount Bank has inaugurated its first handicapped-accessible branch at 6 Smilansky Street in Netanya. The five-floor branch, which includes investment and mortgage centers, has received an Access Israel label / Globes
|Making Nature Accessible / Ha'aretz|
Access lsrael is building special picnic areas so that disabled people can also enjoy the outdoors / Ella Lavon, Ha'aretz Essence Magazine
|Appeal against government to promote access regulations|
After over two years of delay, Access Israel filed a petition at the High Court of Justice against government ministries for the promotion of access regulations.
|Handicapped Parking in Tel Aviv – forming an Agreement|
We have reached agreements on the last meeting between representatives of Tel Aviv municipality and Access Israel representatives.
|Dr. Eli Fischer donates an accessible nature complex |
Dr. Eli Fischer donates and inaugurates an accessible nature complex, as part of Access Israel project for accessible nature complex around Israel.
|Supreme Court’s ruling on Access Israel’s privacy appeal|
Israel's Highest court of Justice ruled that people with disabilities are allowed to hide their personal details (e.g. by folding the sign), without getting a fine. Other details must be exposed (vehicle number, pictogram, serial number etc.).
|Access Israel's Badge of Honor awarded to IKEA|
Access Israel awarded the "Accessibility Badge of Honor" to IKEA Israel for providing accessible access, disabled toilets, disabled parking, accessible checkout counters, wheelchairs and elevators.
|Access Israel's Information Accessibility Folder Published|
Access Israel has just begun to distribute the "Access Israel Folder", which is first of its kind and size in the world and includes a collection of over 160 sketches, illustrations and architectural items from the different fields of accessibility.
|All access removed? / YNET|
Government offices fail to publish accessibility arrangements for disabled ahead of remembrance days; will they ever remember?
|Telepharma Receives Citation from Access Israel (The Jerusalem Post)|
Telepharma cited for donating an accessible path in Givati Forest, employing people with disabilities and offering a medication delivery service for people with disabilities.
|The Second GRI Conference on Environmental Social Reporting|
Acess Israel helped defining accessibility and employment clauses of disabled people on the GRI standard. Our chairmain attended the last conference, and introduced those clauses.
|The Launch of "Don’t Run Over My Rights" Campaign|
Access Israel and PowerCard - Fishman networks costumers club - Launched a new campaign at the presence of the Minister of Social Welfare – Mr. Izhak Herzog.
|Alcatraz / Eyal Ben Simon|
Eyal is a new writer on the Access Israel Hebrew site. Let's welcome him with warm embrace. 21 years old, with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. beneath his featherweight hides a true fighter!
|In the Knesset – Disabled Vehicles in Public Transit Lanes|
The new law passed in the Knesset that permits vehicles with a disabled car blue-label to travel in the public transit lanes, and our stand on the matter.
|Tel Afek: New Picnic Area For the Disabled (Hamodia)|
In honor of Tu BiShvat, Access Israel, together with Coca-Cola, has unveiled a pinic area at the Tel Afek National Park new Rosh Haayin that is accessible to the disabled.
|A quarter of employers won't hire disabled (The Jerusalem Post)|
One quarter of small-to-medium sized Israeli companies would not consider hiring someone with even a minor disability, and the majority of local employers do not have a single disabled person on their payroll, according to a new study published Sunday by the Commission for Equal Rights of People with Disabilities, which operates under the auspices of the Justice Ministry.
|Second-class citizens? (The Jerusalem Post)|
An article from the Jerusalem Post - Elaine Pomerantz has a wealth of stories about the trials and tribulations of negotiating her motorized wheelchair around the streets of Jerusalem. Some of her tales are borderline humorous, focusing on the inaccessibility of public buildings or places of entertainment, and some are quite disturbing, telling of apathy toward her frustrating situation. But there is one recent memory that sums up clearly the attitude of many toward the disabled community
|Corporate Social Responsibility Accessibility reports|
Access Israel is promoting reporting on accessibility issues within CSR reports in Israel as a member of the GRI forum in Israel.
|Doing Their Bit for the Disabled (The Marker)|
New Legislation will nudge contractors to be more wheelchair friendly.
An article from Ha'aretz / The Marker Real Estate section.
|The first accessible ship in Israel|
An accessible sailboat designed specifically for people with disabilities is now available, for the first time in Israel. The boat offers full accessibility and allows people with disabilities to enjoy sea sports activities.
|Access Israel at Aid 2007 exhibition|
Access Israel participates in Aid 2007, a Trade Fair for Rehabilitation, Care and Integration held in Tel Aviv
|Access Israel's Lottery|
Subscribe to Access Israel's newsletter NOW for a change to win great accessible prizes!
|Jerusalem 40 Years of Reunification Celebrations|
At the commencement of celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of Jerusalem’s Reunification, Access Israel has asked Jerusalem's Mayor to make the events accessible to people with disabilities.
|Parliamentary question - International Disabled Parking Badges|
Access Israel asked Ran Cohen, MK to submit a Parliamentary question to the Minister of Transport to improve international disabled parking badges issuance procedures
|"Independence for All" Project|
A new and exciting accessibility project led by Access Israel and a group of dedicated celebrities.
|Disabled rights group calls for equal access to Rememberence Day ceremonies (Jerusalem Post)|
An article from the Jerusalem Post on Access Israel's campaign for equal access to Remembrance Day ceremonies
|A.I. to Cabinet: Memorial Day Must Be Accessible|
Access Israel has challenged the Government to make cemeteries and memorial site accessible by Independence Day 2008
|Access Israel asks government to make Memorial and Independence Day Ceremonies accessible|
Access Israel requested the Government to allow people with disabilities to participate in Memorial Day and Independence Day official ceremonies
|Accessibility at Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron) Ceremonies|
Accessibility information regarding central Memorial Day ceremonies
|Accessible Stadiums in Israel|
Access Israel has approached the Israel Sports Betting Board regarding accessibility of existing and future stadiums
|On Disability and Accessibility - Thoughts by Jenny Ki Tov|
Jenny Ki Tov's personal column on the place of accessibility in society
|Accessibility seminar in the city of Kfar Saba|
Access Israel, together with Kfar Saba municipality, held a seminar on accessibility to all municipality employees and managers
|Challenged children prove they are givers (YNET News)|
Jerusalem high school students initiate charitable social projects in musical partnership with special needs bands along with non-challenged bands. At a special fundraising performance, money was raised for food and schoolbooks for those in need.
|Banking and Accessibility Conference|
Israel’s banking executives participated in a conference sponsored by Access Israel on “Banking and Accessibility” in Herzlia last month.
|Government Report: Persons with Disabilities in Israel 2006|
Yearly report on people with disabilities in Israel by the Commission for Equal Rights in the Ministry of Justice.
|Access Denied (The Jerusalem Post)|
An article from the Jerusalem Post on accessibility issues in Israel. The article includes an interview with Access Israel Chairman Yuval Wagner.
|Access Israel reveals New Logo|
To celebrate the new year 2007, Access Israel has launched a new logo.
The logo represents Access Israel's vision to enable the social integration, equal rights, dignity, respect and maximal independence for people with disabilities living in Israel.
|Prof. Hawking appears in Access Israel's ad|
Prof. Hawking agreed to be filmed to an Access Israel video clip prepared to promote awareness to accessibility.
|New library opened at Access Israel's offices|
The library contains more than 150 titles on accessibility - accessibility to buildings, infrastructure and and and accessibility to services - from all over the world.
|July 2006 - Emergency info for people with disabilities|
In light of rocket fire from Lebanon in July 2006 emergency information for people with disabilities has been published by the Ministry of Justice Commision for Equal Rights of People with Disabilities and translated to English by Access Israel.
|Village for Arabs with special needs to be built in Galilee |
|President Shimon Peres on Tuesday took part in a ground breaking ceremony for the first community designated for Arab-Israeli adults with special needs.|