Israel, home to more than 1.6 million people with disabilities, is a world leader in advocating for a more equal and tolerance society for those with disabilities.

As a member of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Group of Friends of Persons with Disabilities in Geneva, Israel has played a particularly active role in helping raise awareness for those with disabilities, specifically through a number of important events and initiatives at the United Nations.

Israel’s commitment to protecting the rights of those with disabilities, influences all aspects of Israeli society. From incredible technological inventions such as re-walk, which enables people with spinal cord injuries to walk upright again, to “Special in Uniform”, a unique project which helps those with special needs enlist in the Israel Defense Forces, to important legislation like the “Digital Accessibility Act” which requires all Israeli websites and applications to provide information in accessible formats, Israel is proud to advocate on behalf of those with disabilities and will continue to work to advance equality and tolerance on a global scale.

Here are some amazing ways Israel has improved the lives of the disabled

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