Universal Design and Accessibility for Israelis with Intellectual Disabilities

The Israeli Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities Law, 5758-1998 (Equal Rights Law), and its 2005 accessibility amendment, defines accessibility, Unfortunately, accessibility rights and needs of people with intellectual disabilities are often ignored, and are invisible to legislators, professionals and lay people alike 

The Division of Services for People with Mental Retardation (Division) seeks to ensure within this legislation the rights of individuals with intellectual disabilities. To realize this mission, the Israel Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services and the Burton Blutt Institute (BBI) established a collaborative project

The report is based on the steering committee meetings and discussions held between July, 2007 and June 2008. In addition, the report will juxtapose a review of the information garnered from the published literature and the BBI resources, with an analysis of the information gathered through a series of in-depth interviews conducted by steering committee members

This article has a Hebrew summary that written with the approval of Dr. Shira Yalon-Chamovitz. For the Hebrew summary press here

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