The Accessibility Center is a project under which AlManarah advises and gives lectures and workshops to various entities, with the aim of increasing accessibility on a local level via enactment of the various accessibility regulations and recommendations. Organizations we’ve begun by targeting include public transport companies and local authorities.
The Accessibility Center at AlManarah has carried out several campaigns in Arab communities to improve accessibility for all. Awareness of inaccessibility is another focus, and various efforts have been made to expose communities to the struggles for those that require accommodations. One such effort was our “Good Deeds Day” during which AlManarah organized two accessible buses, one in the North District and the other in the “Arab triangle” and Central District, with the aim of visiting more than 20 communities to raise awareness of accessibility.
In addition, AlManarah has organized dozens of lectures and training courses for bus drivers, officials at the National Insurance Institute, officials from the local authorities. As part of these projects, AlManarah is seeking to increase and expand accessibility awareness and activity in Arab society in Israel, which is still seriously lagging behind efforts made in Jewish communities. In addition to community activities, AlManarah has published publications in the Arabic language, both in the area of environmental access and service accessibility, in accordance with Israeli laws and regulations.