Knowledge Database


Video Lectures

  • Dr. Dana Roth – Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
    A lecture given by Dr. Dana Roth as part of an IASSIDD round table on quality of life, and dealt with the situation of families of children with disabilities during war.

  • May Agius – Aġenzija Sapport, Malta
    Noa Nitzan – Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel
    Klaus Miesenberger – Johannes Kepler Universität Linz , Austria
    Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf – GAATO – The Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organizations, Switzerland
    Recently, the attention of public authorities and providers of care and support services has been increasingly drawn to the development and implementation of innovative technology to improve service delivery. We wish to reflect on these initiatives and discuss how our sectors can encourage concrete outcomes in order to capitalize on the current momentum of the digital transition.

  • Emanuele Zaimi – Down Syndrome Albania Foundation, Albania
    Noa Nitzan, Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel
    Aditi Agrawal, Gudgudee, India
    Ricardo Rosas Díaz, Catholic University of Chile, Chile
    Kevin Spencer, Hocus Focus, United States
    David Banes, davidbanesaccess, United Kingdom
    Inclusive Design for children’s playgrounds, and exciting methods for learning through play and magic — the #ZeroCon22 session on Inclusive Play highlighted innovations and strategies that work for all children.
    This session highlights inclusive design for children playgrounds, as well as exciting methods for learning through play and magic!

  • Prof. Michael Stein – Executive Director, Harvard Law School Project on Disability, USA
    Yoav Kraiem – Director Community Development and Social Change Unit, Beit Shapiro Issie, Israel
    Sampada Shevde – Director Perkins, India
    Dominique Dix-Peek – Research and Impact Executive, Afrika Tikkun Foundation, South Africa
    Sabine Weinberger – Communication & Project Development, ICP Foundation of Munich, Germany
    Doris Schüssl – Head of Corporate Development, ICP Foundation of Munich, Germany
    This panel, hosted by Beit Issie Shapiro and the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, at the COSP CRPD 2022, discusses innovative approaches and models to early childhood education that provide an appropriate response to both of these fundamental rights.

  • Kirsi Konola, Service Foundation for People with an Intellectual Disability (KVPS), Finland
    Peter Saxenhofer, National Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (INSOS), Switzerland
    Einat Peri, Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel
    Petra Meerhaus, Lebenshilfe Salzburg, Austria
    Beit Issie Shapiro presented Israel’s successful vaccine rollout model and its work in making it accessible for people with disabilities at EASPD conference.


  • Prof. Michael Stein – Executive Director, Harvard Law School Project on Disability, USA
    Yoav Kraiem – Co-Director, Community Development and Social Change Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel
    Wilfried Kainz – Head of Research Zero Project, Austria
    Deborah Gleason – Director, Asia and Pacific Region, Perkins International, Perkins School for the Blind, USA
    Melissa Mendoza – Special Education Services Project Member, WORLD Policy Analysis Center, UCLA, USA
    The panel focused on the ecosystem needed for optimal inclusion in education, highlighting various partnerships and professional infrastructures needed for optimal accessibility, as well as the tension between inclusion and developing a unique identity, which sees disability as a legitimate part of human diversity.

    Athena Fund virtual side event at the UN COSP14 Conference of the Convention for the Rights of Peoples with Disabilities (CRPD)
    Using Technology with Special Needs Students as a Tool for Education and Communication, and Integrating Technological Aids as Pedagogical Oxygen for Education Teams During COVID-19”.

  • Noa Nitzan – Occupational Therapist, Technology Consulting Center, Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel
    Dana Cappel – O.T Technology Center, Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel
    Connecting health professionals and educators that work with people with disabilities, with developers from the world of hi-tech creates amazing opportunities.
    The Beit Issie Shapiro Technology Center has developed a series of apps: IssieApp”, suitable for use by people with and without disabilities/ All apps are developed to meet needs encountered in the field, with help from volunteers developers in the community.
    In the webinar, we introduce IssieApps (all free) and how to use them, and demonstrate creative ways in which they can be used to promote participation and independence.


  • Noa Nitzan – Occupational Therapist, Technology Consulting Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    An inspiring discussion on the incredible potential of technology to promote and enhance participation in play and leisure for children and adults with disabilities. Panelists share their experience in developing technologies and solutions, and the importance of promoting this field among professionals, families, developers and decision-makers.
    The session was part of the Zero Project International Conference, February 2021.



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