Design for Access

February 24th 2020 18:30 - 21:00

Hansen House

The Design for Access event will highlight the fields of assistive tech, inclusive design, and silver-tech. Featured speakers will share insights into how their products and web platforms offer unique solutions empowering people with disabilities and special needs.


Dr. Yonatan Wexler

Dr. Yonatan Wexler

VP R&D, OrCam Technologies

Dr. Yonatan Wexler is an experienced researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision. He has conducted research at the Hebrew University, University of Maryland, Oxford University, Weizmann Institute of Science, and Microsoft. His passion is efficient use of visual information...
Miri Berger

Miri Berger

Co-Founder and CEO, 6Degrees

Miri Berger is CEO and co-founder of 6Degrees, a startup that aims to help people who have lost the use of their upper limbs and hands to reclaim their digital life. An Industrial designer by trade, with a particular interest in materials & manufacturing processes, Miri completed a master’s degree...
Nir Horesh

Nir Horesh

Accessibility Lead and Senior Product Manager,

Nir Horesh is Head of Accessibility at, leading all accessibility efforts across the company. Nir’s understanding of both people and technology has allowed him to bring an organization like Wix to be much more inclusive to people with disabilities, but also to understand what the most comp...

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The Jerusalem Development Authority

Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage


Jerusalem Municipality

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Azrieli College of Engineering Jerusalem

Hansen House


Access Israel


Hansen House

The Center for Design, Media and Technology was built in 1887 as a leper asylum by the Protestant community of Jerusalem. The designer of the structure was German architect Conrad Schick. In 1950, the site was purchased by the Jewish National Fund, and continued to serve its original purpose until 2000. In 2009, the building was handed over to the municipality of Jerusalem city, for the purpose of converting it into an interdisciplinary center. The project of restoring and converting the building started in 2011, under the management of the Jerusalem Development Authority and Ran Wolf Ltd. In 2013, the impressive historic building was opened to the public as a center for design, media and technology. In its new purpose, the Hansen House is used for cultural activities, including exhibitions, film screenings and advance fabrication labs.

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