Access Israel News

Not your typical Tuesday

students completing an obstacle course in a wheelc
In honor of International Disabilities Day, Access Israel hosted an experiential event for students in order to raise awareness and foster a sense of understanding of what it is like to live with a disability

Israel. The Accessible Start Up Nation

President Rivlin with Access Israel's delegation
In 20 short years, Israel, the Start Up Nation, is on the road to becoming Israel, the Accessible Start Up Nation

Did you vote in elections? There are those that it had been a difficult task for them!

Envelope with wheelchair disabled symbol in ballot
Unfortunately, our concerns came true - The 22nd Knesset elections were not accessible for people with disabilities!

"Accessible Summer" - summer day camp for the children of the Eshkol Regional Council

Accessible Graffiti Station
On Sunday 14/07/19 the "Access Israel" organization instructed an enjoyable activity for more than 700 children within the "Accessible Summer" day camp for the children of the Eshkol Regional Council

Introducing Friends of Access Israel (FAISR)

Access Israel is happy to share with you the establishment of the organization "Friends of Access Israel" (FAISR) in the United States. FAISR is founded and led by Jamie Lassner and Alan Brown

Access Israel is recipient of the 2019 Seal of Effectiveness for Social Activism

the Seal of Effectiveness for Social Activism
This is the eighth year that 'Midot' organization has awarded the seal, which is given to non-profit organizations and projects whose activities influence and bring about significant change in society

Accessibility with The Jewish Agency

The participants met a deaf instructor
On May 29, 2019, Access Israel held an awareness event for teens participating in a program through The Jewish Agency

The President of Israel Marked 20 Years to Establish "Access Israel"

President Reuven Rivlin and Yuval Wagner
Access Israel was launched at the President’s Residence in 1999, and On July 28 2019, some of its members and supporters were back at the President’s Residence to celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary, coupled with a rafter of achievements

Respectability Smile Access Israel – Shabbat Smile by Howard Blas

Attendees of the Conference visit the Western Wall
This week’s Shabbat Smile was written about a recent Access Israel conference

Over 800 people from 22 countries participated in Access Israel’s 7th International Conference

The main lecture hall at the Avenue Center
Over 800 people from 22 countries participated in Access Israel’s 7th International Conference, which was held last month in Tel Aviv and throughout the country

A renewed tradition in the Jordan Valley: Kinneret College accepts the other!

Participants trying to write with restricting glov
As a part of a tradition that has taken roots in the last few years, the Access Israel organization led the "Feeling Accessibility" awareness event for the students of Kinneret College in the Jordan Valley on 22/05/2019

Using Disability Simulation Activities In An Effective, Sensitive Manner

Howard Blas shares an important lesson from the Access Israel 7th International Conference

An eight year of the accessibility event in Bar Ilan University

The participants were taught sign language
On 25/04/19 The "Access Israel" organization led an accessibility event titled "Accessibility = Sensitivity" for the students of the Bar Ilan university

Accessibility event for Mexican teens in cooperation with the Israeli sports union for people with disabilities

On May 6th 2019, Access Israel, in cooperation with the Israeli Sports Union for people with disabilities, held an experiential event for teens from Mexico

Access Israel's delegation attended the Zero Project Conference in Vienna

Access Israel's delegation in front of the UN buil
Representatives from Access Israel formed a delegation to attend the Zero Project Conference, an annual conference which takes place at the United Nations office in Vienna - whose focus this year was ‘Independent Living’ and voter accessibility

Ikea and Access israel are making furniture better for people with disabilities — with the help of 3-D printers

A bed in IKEA taged as ThisAbles
ThisAbles project - Ikea’s branch in Israel partnered with Israeli disability rights groups to design low-tech add-ons. The project also reviewed hundreds of items and drew up a list of dozens of products that can already accommodate people with a range of disabilities

Bibi Netanyahu, Avi Gabay, Ayelet Shaked and other Israeli politicians talk in sign language

Bibi Netanyahu talks in sign language
Access Israel decided to remind politicians running for office that making their speeches accessible to all should anything but optional

We are proud of you, Yuval Wagner!

Yuval Wagner, founder of Access Israel
The founder of Access Israel, Yuval Wagner, was selected as one of the 50 social heroes for the year of 2018 by the newspaper "Yediot Ahronot"

No school day like the other

Access Israel is an organization that took it on themselves to make the country as barrier free as possible for its citizens. With exemplary actions the non-profit sensibilises students for the concerns of people with disabilities

Watch: Broadcast on channel KAN 11 - Access Israel Delegation teaches accessibility in Latvia

screenshot from the broadcast
Thank you channel "Kan 11" for an excellent summary of a successful visit by Access Israel on behalf of the Foreign Ministry in Latvia
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