Access Israel News

'Israel can be the world leader in digital accessibility'

Yuval Wagner, founder & president of Access Israel
Yuval Wagner, founder and president of Access Israel, voices the hope that Israel will become a world leader in the field of “digital accessibility

Access Israel // Including Everyone

accessibility happening for children of a fabela
This past September, when people with disabilities from all over the world competed at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Access Israel team was invited to Rio by the Israeli Embassy in Brasilia to show a different side of Israel

Access Israel's delegation in a visit to Rio de Janeiro

The AI's delegation with children of the Favelas
A delegation of Access Israel has just returned from a visit to Rio de Janeiro. Invited by the senior secretary of Israel's embassy in Brazilia, the purpose of this visit was to hold accessibility activities during the Rio Paralympic Games

The Regional Center for Independent Living in the Galilee hosts the first blind judge of the U.S.A.

Judge Bernstein on the tandem bike
Richard H. Bernstein, Michigan Supreme Court Justice, arrived in the Galilee to enrich the Center's volunteers from his personal, inspirational experiences, and joined a tandem bike ride along the Jordan river, visiting heritage sites

Access Israel Organization Wins UN Praise

Rani Benjamini, Orel Lapid, Michal Rimon, Or Cohen
Access Israel tries to make Israel more inclusive for all of its citizens. Its work is now gaining attention beyond Israel


"Access Israel" participated in a discussion circle in Washington on accessible technology

Discussion circle in Washington
On Sunday (12.06.16), Representatives of Access Israel Organization participated as guests of the United States Access Board, in a discussion circle on the necessity of making websites and technology accessible to all

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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"

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.

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.

Access Israel's Projects

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

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.
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