Access Israel News

"Access Israel" won the “integration award" - in recognition of projects for integrating people with disabilities in society

Center directors and a management's representative
The award was presented to "Access Israel" on Thursday, 06/16/16, at a ceremony held during the IN convention for the integration of disabled people in society
27/06/2016

Accessibility Training Day in the local council of Daliyat Al Karmel

Giora Lev speaks to the audience
Access Israel held on 22.5, an inspirational training day on Accessibility in the local municipality Daliyat Al Karmel
1/06/2016

Access Israel Organization was granted the status of a 'Special Adviser' to the UN's Economic and Social Committee!

meeting of UN's Economic and social Committee
On May 25, 'Access Israel' was granted the status of 'Special Adviser' to UN's Economic and social Committee (ECOSOC), UN's leading forum of economic and social policy in many countries around the world
31/05/2016

Around 700 people attended the 4th International Access Israel Convention on the subject of accessibility as a leverage to businesses and organizations

Prime Minister of Israel greets the participants
Taking place on April 7 in the Avenue Convention Center at the airport campus, this convention focused on the way accessibility can leverage businesses and organizations, targeting accessible tourism, transport, culture and leisure. High profile activists and speakers, both foreign and domestic, graced the convention with their presence; the President and Prime Minister of Israel sent their greetings via video, and the Minister of Justice came to the convention and experiences firsthand the accessibility path while in a wheelchair
21/04/2016

Service Accessibility training for the staff of Assuta Medical Center

Participants listen to a guide in a wheelchair
February 16-17 was the last of a series of training programs given by Access Israel to Assuta Medical Center personnel at the Assuta Training Center in Ramat Hachayal, Tel Aviv
11/04/2016

Access Israel gave an accessibility training program for employees of Abbott Company

The opening lecture - Introduction accessibility
On February 9, 2016, Access Israel gave an accessibility training session at the Tel Aviv Royal Beach Hotel for the staff of Abbott
6/04/2016

The Israeli Accessibility-Path came to the UN Headquarters in Vienna, curtesy of Access Israel Association

the participants walked along an accessibility pat
The Zero Project Convention participants from about 100 countries worldwide walked along the unique path, where people without disability can experience disability.
In addition, A Meal of the Senses, a unique concept developed by the Access Israel (AI) Association, was held at the Israeli embassy for 20 diplomats from various countries, and hosted by AI's delegates.
11/02/2016

Attorneys learn about accessibility legislation in a special conference of "Access Israel"

Michal Rimon speaking at the conference
A professional conference for attorneys and legal advisors was held on 8.11, initiated by "Access Israel" organization and in cooperation with the Bar Association, on the topic of 'Accessibility Legislation and Tools for its Assimilation'. Circa 200 attorneys and legal advisors arrived at the Air Force House in Herzliya to hear from attorneys and experts of accessibility fields on the accessibility legislation in order to become acquainted with, learn, understand and acquire practical tools for implementing the legislation and the regulations
15/11/2015

Rising to the challenge

Four blindfolded children eat ice cream from a cup
Since it was founded 16 years ago, Access Israel has managed to bring hope and joy to hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities, by tirelessly working to make Israel a more accessible place
29/10/2015

Sand in the wheels" – a unique Access Israel campaign that promotes awareness to beach access – was held in Israel's beaches

signs on the shoreline and wheelchairs half-sunken
Access Israel initiated a campaign dedicated to promoting awareness to beach access. huge signs were set on the shoreline, displaying images of people with disabilities sitting in their wheelchairs under the title "I couldn't get here, so I sent a photo"
16/09/2015

video: Access Israel 3rd annual conference

Access Israel 3rd annual conference
The convention was held on May 28th at the Avenue Convention Center, in the Airport City. The event focused on Innovation in Accessibility, and hosted senior lecturers from Israel and abroad.
26/08/2015

Access Israel's delegation participates in the United Nations' "ENABLE" conference.

Access Israel's delegation participates in the United Nations' "ENABLE" conference.
The delegation left Israel early this week (June 7th) in order to represent Access Israel at the UN's annual "ENABLE" conference.
16/06/2015

Access Israel's Projects

Launching an accessible picnic area
Access Israel has many projects to promote accessibility and awareness in Israel
4/06/2015

Access Israel - promotional video

Access Israel - promotional video
Access Israel was established in 1999 and has been working vigorously ever since to promote accessibility in all aspects of life for all types of disabilities
2/06/2015

Some 600 participants attended the third Access Israel convention which focused on Innovation

Some 600 participants attended the third Access Israel convention which focused on Innovation
The convention was held on May 28th at the Avenue Convention Center, in the Airport City. The event focused on Innovation in Accessibility, and hosted senior lecturers from Israel and abroad. Knesset Members Yitzhak "Bougie" Herzog, Ya'ir Lapid and Ilan Gil'on attended the convention and delivered greeting speeches.
2/06/2015

Thousands of visitors showed up at the "Feeling Accessibility" happening held by Access Israel (1.5) and the paralympic council at the Tel-Aviv port.

Thousands of visitors showed up at the "Feeling Accessibility" happening held by Access Israel (1.5) and the paralympic council at the Tel-Aviv port.
The idea behind this ceremonious event was to increase awareness and empathy towards persons with disabilities, by meeting them up close and partaking in paralympic sports as well as enjoyable and challenging activities meant to simulate the feeling of different disabilities and thus understand the huge untapped potential of those who have them.
4/05/2015

The "Feeling Accessibility" Happening

The "Feeling Accessibility" Happening
A sports happening promoted by "Access Israel", the Israeli sports association and the Paralympics council, to increase awareness to accessibility for persons with disabilities and paralympic sports, as part of the journey towards finding the next paralympic sports superstar.
The event will take place on Friday, May 1st 2015, from 09:30 till 15:00 on the Tel-Aviv port.
1/05/2015 09:30

Touching The Sky

Touching The Sky
Today is Israel’s Remembrance Day for fallen IDF soldiers and those murdered in terrorist attacks. As we remember and honor the memories of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the State of Israel, we must also be cognizant of those injured in the line of duty, people whose lives were altered in an instant.

Yuval Wagner, an IDF Air Force pilot, was injured in a helicopter accident. Today, Yuval heads Access Israel, one of the leading organizations pushing for full inclusion in Israel. Here’s his story:
22/04/2015

A Feast for the senses

trying to cut a steak using elbow grease(Tal Zohar
Disability rights NGO Access Israel and Hilton Queeb of Sheba have partnered up to offer an experience that titillates the senses while illustrating the difficulty of living with a disability
12/02/2015

Dozens of wheelchairs occupy parking spots on 4th street in Tel Aviv for a few long hours

Dozens of wheelchairs occupy parking spots
A social performance by Access Israel in honor of Disability day around the world: "All excuses are over; don't park in a handicap spot!" The idea was to promote awareness in an original way. It let drivers feel what it is like to be a disabled person trying to get to their destination and find a proper parking spot

22/12/2014
     
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