Access Israel News

Video: Access Israel in Public Transportation convention - November 2013

Yuval Wagner and the Minister of Transport
the purpose of this convention is to get the Ministry of Transportation to complete the accessibility revolution

Access Israel Held "Accessibility in Hotels" conference, in Collaboration with the Israel Hotel Association

Ilan Gilon, Ami Federman, Amir Halevi, Yuval Wagne
The conference was held at the Herod’s Hotel in Tel Aviv. Knesset Member Ilan Gilon, Mr. Amir Halevi, CEO of the Israeli Office of Tourism, Mr. Ami Federman, the president of the Israel Hotel Association, and Yuval Wagner, the chairman of the Israel Accessibility association were all in attendance, along with 120 managers from the Hospitality industry

Access Israel held "Modern accessibility in public transportation" conference, in presence of the Minister of Transport , Mr. Israel Katz

Minister Israel Katz and Yuval Wagner next to acce
Attended Minister Katz and the heads of his office, MK Karin Elharar, Commission for Equal Rights of People with Disabilities Ahya Kamara , Executive Directors of Transportation , Transportation personnel from the authorities , heads of disability organizations , accessibility authorized , and more. Total attended about 200 people

Country-wide enforcement day against disabled-parking offenders, 31/10/2013

handicapped parking
a yearly event under the auspices of Access Israel with the cooperation of Israel Police Traffic Department, was held this year on Thursday 31/10/2013

Voting polls access for disabled must improve

ballot box
NGO Access Israel chairman Yuval Wagner told The Jerusalem Post more improvement needs to be made in accessibility of voting polls for people with disabilities

Thousands visit the “Feeling Accessibility” happening held by the organization Friday, 24/5, in the Tel Aviv Port

basketball in wheelchairs
At the event were present the Deputy Minister of Finance, MK Karin Elharar, MK Ilan Gilon, himself a promoter of the accessibility issue, sports stars, paralympic sports persons and the general public

Google Israel launched Street View Israel - Access Israel showcased how Street View can help with accessibility

The Street View Google-car
The concept is simple, people with disabilities want to know (prior to leaving their homes) if their destination is truly accessible to them via handicapped parking, curb access, proper wheelchair flooring, van access to parking lot, whether the front entrance has stairs or not and more...

Access Israel has launched its annual fundraising campaign at April 17th in cooperation with Shufersal

The campaign banner
Every day one and a half million Israeli citizens, thousands of them children, face every day difficulties trying to get to work or school, shopping, communication, public transportation and even just sitting at home with a nice hot cup of coffee

Ruderman Prize in Disability Launched

A rolled up certificate for an award
The Ruderman Family Foundation has announced the establishment of the Ruderman Prize in Disability, awarding $200,000 to excellence and innovation in programs that foster full inclusion for people with special needs

Many movie theaters have no room for wheelchair

Many movie theaters have no room for wheelchair
Hundreds of thousands of disabled Israelis find it impossible to go to the movies as 65% of theaters lack wheelchair access, comfortable view of screen
They want to enjoy a good movie at the cinema like everyone else, but for hundreds of thousands of disabled Israelis such an experience is often impossible

Access Israel, with Microsoft Israel, set up an experience project at the Israel Education Summit

Gideon Sa'ar as the tried the wheel chair station
On November 14th 2011 the Israel Education Summit took place, where 1400 high-school teachers attended. During the summit Access Israel, in conjunction with Microsoft, set up stations for the teachers to experience various disabilities

Access Israel: Making the Tech Era Accessible by Design

Mission Purple Vest volunteers in Ukraine
Yuval Wagner, Chairperson of Access Israel, describes how the NGO is at the forefront of efforts to increase awareness and promote accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities and the elderly in Israel and globally

UN diplomats had experienced feast of senses, hosted by Access Israel

UN diplomats had experienced feast of senses, hosted by Access Israel
Israeli ambassador and deputy permanent representative David Roet, initiated a feast of senses as part of the UN's "Enable" conference that was held in New York. Participating in the feast, were 30 diplomats from around the world. The feast was hosted by Access Israel representatives. In addition, multiple meetings were held at the conference with Access Israel in order to increase international co-operation in the fields of accessibility and integration of persons with disabilities.

special event at the United Nations

Gilad Erdan and Yuval Wagner
During our recent visit to New York, as part of CRPD COSP16, Access Israel together with the Israeli mission to the UN, organized a special event at the United Nations

First Annual Accessibility Accelerator Gala

Our cherished affiliate Access Israel and we are very grateful to all who joined us and donated to this past Thursday Night's memorable and moving First Annual Accessibility Accelerator Gala

Summary of visit of a few days to the Inclusive Africa 2023 conference

Summary of visit of a few days to the Inclusive Africa 2023 conference
Summary of a visit of a few days to the Inclusive Africa 2023 conference that took place in the city of Nairobi, Kenya

For the second time: 150 representatives from 50 countries participated (May 26th, 2020) in a webinar discussing the effects of the COVID-19 virus on the life of people with disabilities

Screenshot of Webinar participants
The "Access Israel" organization which manages a large number of international ties for the subjects of equality, accessibility, and the inclusivity of people with disabilities, presented the idea of a series of international online meetings – a second meeting in the series

Mindset Matters: Contemplating The Future Of Accessibility

Access Israel’s philosophy for this event was built on the premise of bringing together a diverse a group of leaders across the accessibility space and developing an environment

July 1st 2024 | Access Israel's annual refresh seminar for Purple Vest volunteers

July 1st 2024 | Access Israel's annual refresh sem
Registration is open and free - Click here to register

May 24th, 2023 | Access Israel's 13th International Webinar | On Accessible Tourism

Hundreds of participants from around the world
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