Israel's accessibility legislation is part of a society-wide endeavour to effect maximal inclusion of people with disabilities in society. It aims to enable them to live their lives with full equality, independence and dignity.
In practical terms, people with disabilities should be able to participate in all areas of life - study, work, family, community, social life, culture, leisure, vacations and more, as an integral part of the Israeli public.
In order for people with disablities to be able to participate actively in society, the public sphere and sevices provided to the public must be accessible to people with disabilities. A set of laws and regulations place the responsibility to make these services and the public sphere accessible on Israeli society at large.
The accessibility legislation applies to several broad categories: Accessibility of buildings, accessibility of non-building places (such as streets, parks and nature reserves) and accessibility of services provided to the public. In addition it regulates a number of specific life areas seperately, such as transportation, education, health, employment, emergencies and communications.
Further information below.