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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

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.

September 8th - 12th 2022 | Access Israel's 8th Internatiomal Conference | Tel-Aviv - Israel

Access Israel Annual International Conference is known as one of the best international events in the accessibility field, not only due to its content, lectures and side events, but also the sharing of groundbreaking technologies from the startup nation and worldwide, and the deep connection established between colleagues, enhanced by the Access Israel's vision of openness, newcomers as well as industry seniors all learn from one another

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
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