Continuing Events during Covid-19: A Fun Accessibility Event in Tel Aviv's Tichonet High School

9/12/2020
 
 
The students played a "broken phone"
The students played a "broken phone"

On the 3rd of December 2020 Access Israel organized an accessibility event in honor of the International Day of People with Disabilities.

The event took place at the Tichonet School in Tel Aviv and was for the 8th grade and included nine experiential stations.

As a part of the event, the students split into groups and went through the different experiential stations. In the stations, they met the organization's instructors with disabilities, learned about the disabilities the instructors have, got to know them and their story, asked questions and participated in a fun activity that simulates the different disabilities.

In the stations, the students got acquainted with physical, hearing, and vision disabilities.

In the mobility disability station, the students experienced drawing graffiti, tying shoelaces, and sticking stickers while gloves with a wooden board in them that restrict their hand movement.

In another station they played volleyball, where the students learned the rules of the Paralympic games and experienced it while sitting on the floor, passing a ball over the net without moving. Further, they experienced moving around with a wheelchair.

The students learned the rules of the Paralympic volleyball game
The students learned the rules of the Paralympic volleyball game.


At the vision disability station, the students experienced walking freely in an area and listening to orders while their eyes are blindfolded and they cannot see.

In addition, the students participated in a hearing disability station, where they experienced passing on a word from one student to another by only reading lips in a game of "Telephone", and learned some basic words in Israeli Sign Language (ISL).

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