Twelve representatives from the accessible community are participating in an explanatory course sponsored by the Ministry of Social Affairs in cooperation with the Iriyah and Amutat Sachlavim. The participants are being trained to be activists to promote the correct information on accessibility issues with various groups at the Iriyah. The goal is to have effective and strong representation of the community of people with disabilities at city events, service providers and more.
This is the first time that this course is being held in the city for representatives of the accessible community and will further strengthen cooperation with the Iriyah on accessibility issues. Over the past year, there was already cooperation between the Iriyah and the accessible community, such as making the Adloyada accessible to the blind by handing out headphones so they could hear what was happening in real time.
There are two events coming up that shows the importance that the Iriyah places on making events accessible. The Fall Music Festival will feature a show called “As they see fit” where music will be adapted to the hard of hearing and the place will be accessible. Moreover, the content of the show itself will tell about the inner and experiential world of the blind, as part of increasing awareness and understanding of the world of people with disabilities. At the end of the month, the Modiin Walk will have a new route for people with disabilities and there will be vehicles accompanying the walkers along the route in case they are needed.