Access Israel News

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!

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

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

Access Israel’s delegation to Latvia: promoting awareness of the importance of accessibility

a night workshop in Israeli Sign Language
On 26.6.2019, Access Israel, in cooperation with the Israeli embassy in Latvia, sent a delegation to lecture and give workshops as part of the special “Lampa” (conversation) festival in Cēsis

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

Using Disability Simulation Activities In An Effective, Sensitive Manner

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

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

100% of Synagogues Examined Not Accessible to All People With Disabilities

stairs on the way to a synagogue entrance
"Access Israel" examined synagogues before the high-holidays and found that 100% of synagogues examined were not accessible to all people with disabilities

Access Israel is happy to share that the project for newly disabled people was a full success

A weekly meeting of the program participants
We are happy to share that the project "In the Middle of Life" ,that was made possible thanks to the Salvisberg Foundation, has been completed successfully

watch: Access Israel 6th International Conference

1000 people attended the 6th Access Israel Interna
1000 people attended the 6th Access Israel International Conference on “Innovation and the Future of Accessibility", at the Avenue Conference Center, on April 29th

Access Israel CEO Participated in Panels at the M-Enabling & ENABLE Conferences in June

Michal Rimon, Martin Essl  and the service robot
Access Israel's CEO, Michal Rimon, Adv., was invited to participate in a panel discussion regarding the inclusion of people with disabilities in legal procedures and in elections, within the framework of the ENABLE conference that took place in the UN headquarters in New-York, on June 14 2018

Watch: The video that became viral

students of "Habetzefer" surprise a park
Have you parked in a disabled parking spot even though you don't have a permit? You might expect a surprise from the gospel band "Emotionally Disabled"

Thousands of people visited the "Feeling Accessibility" happening organized by Access Israel on the 1st of June in The Port of Tel Aviv

Visitors participate in a dance circle
The event offered a close encounter with various disabilities and experiencing different handicapped sports as well as other fun and challenging activities

1000 people attended the Access Israel 6th International Conference on “Innovation and the Future of Accessibility", on April 29th

The participants sit in the lecture hall
The Conference featured highly Israeli and international prominent lecturers; an ample technological compound, a simulating area where people could experience various disabilities, 2 award ceremonies and much more
Jump to page content