Disability Accessibility & Advocacy Webinar

Event Info


Jan 27,2021

12:00 pm -- 1:00 pm EST

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 David
Policy and International Relations Chief Officer
ENOSH - The Israeli Mental Health Association

Ariella Barker
RespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau

Mandy Leighton Bellichach
Chair, Bizchut
The Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities

Matan Koch
Director of RespectAbility
California and Jewish Leadership

Odeli-a Fitoussi
Member of UN Committee of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Former Board Member, Bizchut


Benjamin Lachman
Social Media Manager
America-Israel Friendship League


Wayne L. Firestone
Executive Director
America-Israel Friendship League

Please share with your friends and family and register on Zoom or watch live on AIFL's Facebook page.

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