Accessibility News

New ISO: Accessible tourism for all

Beach access mat
First International Standard for accessible tourism just published: ISO 21902, Tourism and related services – Accessible tourism for all – Requirements and recommendations

17/07/2021

‘The Valuable 500’ Global Movement Adds Keter to Prestigious Shortlist of companies Committed to Advancing Disability Business Inclusion

KETER
‘The Valuable 500’ global movement announced that Keter is now a part of the prestigious shortlist of international companies and organizations that are working to advance accessibility and disability business inclusion
8/06/2021

Assistive Technologies are beneficial to us all - Not just for People with Disabilities

laptop and New York skyline
In our constantly evolving world, technology has become an integral part of society. Although advancements are encouraged, there is fear that as the world inevitably moves towards technology-enabled applications for everyday activities and interactions, those with disabilities will be left behind.
10/05/2021

2020 – Israel is still leaving the people with disabilities behind

Yuval Wagner, Founder and President, Access Israel
On the occasion of the International Day of People with Disabilities, Yuval Wagner, founder of Access Israel , in an article on the state of accessibility in Israel
2/12/2020

Self-driving taxis could be a setback for those with different needs – unless companies embrace accessible design now

Drivers perform work beyond driving. Justice Ender
Industry and political stakeholders claim that Autonomous vehicles (AVs), like self-driving taxis, will improve safety and access to transportation for everyone. But for people who have different mobility needs and rely on human drivers for work beyond the task of driving, the prospect of driverless taxis may not sound like progress
1/11/2020

The importance of using transparent masks, professional recommendations – and also: Where can you buy them?

woman with transparent mask
Masks of this kind improve and make communication between the medical staff and patients easier and specifically in the service and care of patients with hearing disabilities that read lips. Since we can assume that health care organizations won't switch completely to the use of only see through masks –We have gathered all the important information you might need and that is important to know
14/10/2020

How accessibility for people with disabilities can improve the lives of us all in the time of Covid-19

How accessibility for people with disabilities can improve the lives of us all in the time of Covid-19
Yuval Wagner, founder of Access Israel Organization in a special column, outlines the half-full glass of the Covid-19 crisis and how accessibility and digital services are related to it
18/08/2020

Making Facebook.com accessible to as many people as possible

facebook
We recently shared the work we did to rebuild our tech stack to support the redesigned Facebook.com. When that project began, we saw an opportunity to integrate greater accessibility into the site and build it into the foundation in a way we couldn’t have done without this rebuild.
5/08/2020

Commissioner for people with disabilities in New York, Victor Calise speaks about accessibility during COVID-19

Victor Calise speaks about accessibility
FAISR (Friends of Access Israel) interviewed Victor Calise, Commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities to discuss accessibility during COVID-19
21/07/2020

Introducing the Global Sharing of Accessibility and Inclusion Website

Introducing the Global Sharing of Accessibility and Inclusion Website
We can use this combined knowledge and experience to help one another move the accessibility journey forward and create a world that is accessible and inclusive for all
20/07/2020

Alyssa Fletcher, Parkland Shooting survivor, speaks about moving forward

Alyssa Fletcher speaks about moving forward
Jamie Lassner, the General Director of FAISR (Friends of Access Israel) interviewed Alyssa who survived the shooting in the Douglas High School in 2018, and spoke about keeping a positive outlook during challenging times
19/07/2020

Jamie Lassner and Alan Brown talk about COVID-10 and FAISR

Alan Brown
Alan Brown, Board Member of FAISR and Director of Public Impact for the Reeve Foundation talks about his injury and how he became wheelchair bound which changed his live completely
19/07/2020

In the shadow of the Corona Virus: a special discussion in the Knesset on making the health services more accessible

In the shadow of the Corona Virus: a special discussion in the Knesset on making the health services more accessible
The discussion took place on Tuesday, 07.07.2020, by the Health and Welfare Committee. Access Israel will present in the discussion a position paper on the accessibility issues caused by the Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions.
14/07/2020

Andy Lassner: helping others is the best way to overcome this crisis

Andy Lassner, Producer of the Ellen DeGeneres show
Andy Lassner, Executive Producer of the Ellen DeGeneres show shares how helping others is the best way to overcome this crisis
14/07/2020

The Climb of a Lifetime

the group who climbed the Kilimanjaro
Another great article by Howard Blas on the group of people with and without disabilities who climbed the Kilimanjaro which was organized by FAISR
8/07/2020

The Accessibility Information Center in Eilat and the Arava

The Accessibility Information Center in Eilat and the Arava
Do you have any questions about accessibility, disability rights, or accessible locations? We are here for you!
21/07/2019

Smart Cities for All Toolkit is now Available in Hebrew

Smart Cities for All
G3ict and World Enabled in partnership with Access Israel make their Smart Cities for All Digital Inclusion Toolkit available in Hebrew
15/05/2018

Yoocan, TOM, Access Israel Host Showcase & Competition for Assistive Technologies Startups

Gidi Grinstein, Moshe Gaon & Yuval Wagner
Seven companies competed for the “best presentation” at the Access Israel innovation conference in Tel Aviv, The winner was Right-Hear
10/05/2018

How to create accessible presentations and lectures

Illustration of a person presenting a presentation
Guidelines to create accessible presentations and lectures to an audience that includes people with disabilities
24/04/2018

Awareness to Accessibility & inclusion

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Awareness is crucial for any organization in order to successfully promote it's missions. Wager Yuval, President and Founder Access Israel Org
25/10/2016
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