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
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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