1000 people attended the Access Israel 6th International Conference on “Innovation and the Future of Accessibility", on April 29th
1000 people attended the 6th Access Israel International Conference on “Innovation and the Future of Accessibility", at the Avenue Conference Center, on April 29th
The Conference featured highly prominent lecturers from the worlds of technology and business – both Israeli and international; an ample technological compound, and a simulating area where people could experience various disabilities, using assisting technology
The pase of development and innovation is continuously increasing in every field of our lives. More products and services are becoming digital, and our world becomes more and more technological.
Alongside significant advancements, there are a lot of areas that need improvement and the way to accessibility is still long and challenging.
1000 people attended the Conference, among whom were accessibility and technology professionals as well as representatives of companies, organizations, local authorities, government ministries and others.
The following technological solutions were showcased in a unique simulation and experience area:
Awarding the 'Accessibility Award in the Israeli Media'
After we realized in "Access Israel" how important the media is in the accessibility revolution, we decided to start a new tradition and to award each year a prize for promoting accessibility in the Israeli media.
And the first winner of this prize is the radio show "It Will Be Alright" on GLZ Radio Station.
A study was conducted by the company "Yfat" to summarize the media activity in the year of 2017, and the findings revealed that the leading coverage of accessibility in Israel was the program "It will be alright" by Galei Zahal (GLZ).
Simcha Lustig Access Israel Award
The Simcha Lustig Access Israel Award for exemplary accessibility was given to organizations and to developments of assisting technology.
Among the recipients were:
Round Tables for the plenary:
Professional sessions in which senior executives from the technology market took part in the following topics:
Thanks to the many hundreds who came and participated at the Access Israel 6th Annual Conference.
Thank you to the moderator Gilad Adin, the Lustig family, to the lecturers from Israel and abroad, to the friends and dear guests from abroad, to the sponsors, and especially to Hapoalim Bank and Amot, the entrepreneurs, the accessibility providers, the partners, the friends, the amazing and dear producer Assaf Toraz, Leo Burnett, OneBrand, MeHalev, Benovich Productions, Simol, the Frost family, to the amazing team of 'Access Israel' that was recruited for the mission.
See you at the Access Israel 7th Annual Conference.
Photo credit: Guy Tayeb