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  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.



  • Dr. Dana Roth – Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dafna Raviv-Carmi – Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
    Meital Refua – Research Assistant, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The main objective of this study was to learn about the advantages and challenges allied health professionals experienced providing remote treatments.


    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.


  • The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD)
    The Coronavirus outbreak presents a major challenge to national, regional and local communities which are on the frontline in countering the disease. In the face of the COVID-19 virus support service providers are taking their own actions, to be able to continue to provide essential care & support services to those who need it most.
    In order to meet the social, educational or therapeutic needs of their users, service providers have adapted their support to provide services remotely, via online platforms.
    Beit Issie Shapiro’s Noa Nitzan, Director of the Technology Center, presents Beit Issie Shapiro’s distance learning programs.


  • Ahmir Lerner – Executive Director, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Ahmir Lerner presents how Beit Issie Shapiro has been supporting people with disabilities during the COVID19 crisis.

  • Dr. Dana Roth – Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dafna Raviv-Carmi – Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
    Meital Refua – Research Assistant, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The corona virus, which broke out in Israel in February 2020, has had far-reaching consequences in all areas of life, and perhaps most of all on the health care system. The health professions therapists are forced to face a new reality and rely on the provision of professional services remotely, using technology and electronic means (telehealth).
    This research was conducted with the aim of learning about the strengths and challenges of telehealth therapy from the perspective of health professions therapists in Israel.


  • The Technology Center at Beit Issie Shapiro
    The iPad is an important technological aid for children and their parents.
    This guidebook was written in order to provide basic technical assistance for users new to the iPad. In the booklet you will find instructions for some important iPad settings, allowing efficient and useful interaction with your iPad.

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