'Access Israel' continuous to promote accessibility and inclusion in the world and act as an international leader in this field
In February 2018 'Access Israel' participated in the international Conference of 'Zero Project' (in the UN headquarters in Vienna), an organization established to support the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and to work for a world without barriers
This year 'Access Israel' won an award for the project "Help me help you", a project that developed a business model for training service providers regarding accessibility issues.
Access Israel managers with the award and the Zero Project's management
In addition, 'Access Israel' organized an "Accessibility Trail", which enabled the conference's participants to experience the obstacles that people with disabilities face on a daily basis.
The participants chose through which disability (blindness or wheelchair mobility) they want to experience the trail that simulates these daily obstacles. This trail helps to get a better understanding of the challenges people with disabilities face.
Access Israel invited assistive technologies to take part in the trail and to emphasize the importance these technologies have on the improvement of the quality of lives and independence for people with disabilities.
The "Accessibility Trail" enabled the participants to experience blindness
The assistive technologies that took part in the trail were: Step Hear, MagikMe, Mopius, KHM-Museumsverband, ORCAM, JKJ Srl, Lazarillo, Telemark Country Council Norway, Beit Issie Shapiro, Open Doors Organization, Fundacion ONCE.
As part of Access Israel's participation at the conference, Yuval Wagner, the Founder and President of 'Access Israel' and the CEO, Michal Rimon, had the honor to speak in front of the international audience.
The "Accessibility Trail" enabled the participants to experience wheelchair mobility