Accessibility in the Galilee: Learning and Doing

March, 2014

The Hand in Hand Galilee School launched an accessibility project for its 6th grade last month. Students are learning and becoming active in raising awareness about accessibility for the disabled in school as well as in the larger Jewish and Arab communities in the Galilee.

Rutie Gefer and Rasha Joubran are the co-teachers leading the project. They explain:  “We hope to lead a learning process in which our students will become ‘ambassadors of accessibility’, eventually learning to teach students in other Jewish and Arab schools in the surrounding areas. The project will continue next year, which will broaden and deepen students’ engagement in this topic, expanding our circles of impact.”


As part of this unique initiative, supported by Access Israel, students learn basic concepts of mass media and global accessibility, meet with professionals and people engaged in advertising, accessibility and mass communication. With this knowledge, students will design a promotional product to raise awareness among teenagers in their area.

Noam Ratner, a sixth grade student said: “I’m learning things I never knew before... I can’t wait to learn more so that we can raise awareness for others.”




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