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  • Hands-free Sesame smartphone opening worlds for physically disabled

    February 6, 2015 | 2:51 pm

    Giora Livne just wanted to buy flowers for his wife.

    But for the 65-year-old quadriplegic, who lost all but the smallest movements in his neck in an accident nine years ago, that small act of spousal romance was out of reach.

    He was determined to change that.

    Livne is the...

  • Making Room on the Bench for students with disabilities

    February 6, 2015 | 2:44 pm

    Standing in the back of an open elementary school classroom at the Luria Academy, a Jewish Montessori school in Brooklyn, Dana Keil asks in a whisper if a visitor can tell which children in the room have special needs.

    “I guarantee you won’t be able to tell,” she said.


  • Longtime Israel advocate Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi shifts focus to disabilities

    February 6, 2015 | 2:40 pm

    During this year’s State of the Union address, Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi was in a place familiar to her from her years as a leading pro-Israel fundraiser and activist: Tracking the speech for her favored topic.

    It came just five paragraphs before the end, almost as an afterthought,...

  • Finding their place [VIDEO]

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 22, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    Lauren Levine is settling in with a group of friends apartment to watch “American Idol,” when a look of panic comes over her face. She rummages around, finds her keys and darts out.

    “I left the hair thing on,” she says when she returns, breathless, from her own apartment...

  • February is Inclusion Awareness Month

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 1, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    Jay Sanderson visited Vista Del Mar’s Ness Gadol Shabbat services last week, and it was a personal as well as communal inspiration for him to see kids and young adults with autism and other disabilities lead prayers for the wider community.

    Sanderson, president of The Jewish...