IDC Herzliya Statement on Accessibility


IDC Herzliya promotes accessibility.


We see our students and visitors with disabilities as people with equal rights, entitled to enjoy full access to the assets and services offered by IDC and to the information available on the website. IDC Herzliya operates in accordance with legal statutes, and goes beyond them in order to assist people with disabilities to improve their quality of life and facilitate their integration into society with dignity, equality and independence. These regulations are made subject to and in accordance with the provisions of the Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities Law, 5758-1998, and the regulations thereunder.


Accessibility Arrangements – Buildings


IDC Herzliya is currently working on a comprehensive accessibility plan for the entire campus (buildings, facilities and surroundings). To see the document outlining accessibility in the buildings, click here.

 

Special arrangements for access to campus:

Students with permanent mobility impairments who require entrance with their vehicles onto the campus and/or students with temporary mobility difficulties (for example, following an accident or illness) that are not recognized by the Ministry of Transportation are invited to contact the Dean of Student Affairs via their coordinators in the Student Administration Office. A detailed application, with medical documentation attesting to the student’s condition, must be submitted.


The authorization of permits to park on campus is the sole discretion of the Dean of Student Affairs.


Disabled parking spaces for permit holders are located, as per the law, near the entrance gates to the campus, and are available for permit holders at all times.


Accessibility Arrangements - Services


Accessible Information desk:

Accessible Information desk can be reached by telephone at 09-9527272 or by email: information@idc.ac.il

Employee training on accessible services:

Our employees are trained on various aspects of accessibility.

This year, our employees will be trained on various aspects of accessibility.

Accessibility Center:

IDC Herzliya is home to the Lea and Naftali Ben-Yehuda Accessibility and Study Skills Center.

Contact Information:

Ms. Daphne Ingram, Administrative Coordinator at the Lea and Naftali Ben-Yehuda Accessibility and Study Skills Center

Email: negishut@idc.ac.il

Phone: 09-9602738


An accessible contact form is available on the IDC website.

Open door to students, by appointment.


Loans of assistive hearing equipment:

The accessibility center has personal FM receivers, assistive devices for the hearing impaired, available for loan to students. The devices are suitable for hearing aids with a “T” setting, and for use with standard headphones. Upon receiving the device, the student will be given instructions regarding its use and maintenance. The student must leave a check as a deposit, which will be returned to him or her at the end of the semester when the device is returned. To borrow a personal FM receiver, please contact Daphne Ingram at 09-9602738 or by email at negishut@idc.ac.il


Library:

There is an elevator in the library - the entrance to the elevator is through the library offices.

Services for the disabled are located on the ground floor next to student services, with an additional room in the offices.

Assistive equipment for blind and visually impaired students includes a CCTV located in the corner of the library’s Elran Hall. There is a computer with assistive software including Alma Reader in Hebrew and English, magnification software, NVDA screen reader software, and ABBYY FineReader OCR software.

Noise-cancelling headphones can be borrowed by leaving your ID at the circulation desk as a deposit.


Contact people for matters relating to accessibility in the library:

Tali Daskal: tdaskal@idc.ac.il

Tali Cohen: taliac@idc.ac.il


Photocopiers:

There is a photocopying service in the library building. There is an accessible copier and a person present to assist with any technical problems.


Web Accessibility-


An accessible website is a site that enables people with disabilities and the elderly to surf with same level of efficiency and enjoyment as other users.

IDC Herzliya strives to promote equal opportunity on the Internet for people with various disabilities and for people who use assistive technologies in their computer use.


Information about the website’s accessibility

• Accessibility adjustments were carried out according to the recommendations of the Israeli standard (SI 5568) for web content accessibility at Level AA and the international WCAG 2.0 guidelines.

 

• The site provides a semantic structure for assistive technologies and support for the standard pattern of operation with a keyboard using the arrow keys, Enter and Esc to exit menus and windows.

• The site is optimized for display in popular browsers and for use on mobile phones.

• Website accessibility consulting was carried out by A-2-Z Internet Marketing and Accessibility.

 

• The site was tested for highest compatibility for Firefox browser.

• For the optimal user experience with screen reading software, we recommend using the latest NVDA software.


Accessible website symbol

 The "accessible website" symbol is an initiative of “Access Israel" and the Israel Internet Association.

The purpose of the symbol is to promote public awareness of web accessibility.


For requests and suggestions regarding accessibility:


Should you encounter an accessibility problem while browsing the site, we would appreciate receiving your comments via the contact form on the website or via contact with the Accessibility Center.


Contact details for the Lea and Naftali Ben-Yehuda Accessibility and Study Skills Center:

Ms. Daphne Ingram, Administrative Coordinator

Email: negishut@idc.ac.il

Phone: 09-9602738


If you encounter a component or page on the website that is not accessible, we would appreciate if you could contact us by email: website@idc.ac.il


Last modified: December 2018