Events

12:00 pm
Disability Accessibility & Advocacy Webinar

Creating better accessibility for all of our citizens has always been a challenge. With the mass move to online communications and other recent consequences of the pandemic, we can now envision and implement a stronger disability-inclusive society.This panel will include leading advocates, from Israel and the U.S., with lived experience in advancing disability accessibility. Join us for this fascinating discussion about the resiliency of this community and to explore these questions:What can abled people learn from the disability community through the pandemic?Have the governments in Israel and the U.S. been inclusive of the disability community in their planning for pandemic preparation or response? What self-care strategies have the disability community used to combat the isolation of quarantine and how can we grow from this experience?How has the pandemic created more opportunities for disability inclusion?Streamed live from Israel and the United States, the program will feature: Adv. Liron DavidPolicy and International Relations Chief OfficerENOSH Ariella BarkerJD, MPARespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau Mandy Leighton BellichachChair, BizchutThe Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities Matan KochDirector of RespectAbilityCalifornia and Jewish Leadership Odeli-a FitoussiMember of UN Committee of the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesFormer Board Member, Bizchut Host: Benjamin LachmanSocial Media ManagerAmerica-Israel Friendship League Moderator: Wayne L. FirestoneExecutive Director America-Israel Friendship League Please share with your friends and family and register on Zoom or watch live on AIFL's Facebook page.