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The Great Return: creating an inclusive work environment

The US is entering the era of The Great Return. Companies are responding to easing of restrictions and changes to social distancing mandates as they slowly transition from remote work to in-person. There’s a lot of discussion and debate about what flexible working looks like in 2022. What we do

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Why am I always getting lost?

Why am I always getting lost? This is a question I ask myself regularly.  I struggle to get my bearings in a large place – even if I’ve been there before. I’m regularly late because I can’t find the meeting room. I have to change the map settings so I’m

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What is “independent wayfinding”?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers independent wayfinding as a right not a privilege. At least according to Special Master and seasoned attorney, Mr David Ferleger, in his recent paper from the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. We highly recommend reading the entire essay. But for those who prefer

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Breaking the bias

Unconscious bias – also referred to as implicit bias – is a person’s attitude or beliefs about others that occurs without the person being aware of it. These biases can come from past experiences, learned assumptions, or social perceptions. And they can affect how you think about certain people or

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Top Tips for Accessible Signage

Your signage is an extension of your brand. It is a visual and textual representation of who you are and what you want to say. It’s one of the most important impressions you can make on your customers and your employees. So make sure that everyone is able to access

3 tips to create an accessible retail experience

The importance of accessibility Many retailers are embracing accessibility to create a welcoming experience for all customers. You may already have priority parking spaces or a ramp installed. Perhaps even height-adjusting dining tables. But what about visually impaired and blind people? They likely need some assistance to navigate your retail

We’re RightHear in America!

2021 was an incredible year for RightHear – check out the top partnerships of the year! Winning awards, growing to over 2,000 locations, and expanding the team. And now RightHear is bringing all that momentum and all that learning to North America. Where is the new office? The new American

Microsoft: A trailblazer for accessibility

Microsoft’s Herzliya campus was designed to support innovation and accessibility while being environmentally friendly. It is the first “LEED V4 Gold” certified building in Israel. Which makes it one of the most sustainable buildings in the country. It uses innovative technologies such as: WaterGen which generates water from air moisture GreenWall

Top 2021 projects

Many places in Israel have decided to join our revolution to make their premises accessible for the blind and visually impaired👩‍🦯. Unfortunately we can’t feature all of them up, but here are some of the most meaningful collaborations over the past year. Read on to learn more! Partnership #1 – Microsoft

RightHear crowned as startup challenge WINNER by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Konnect!

From over 30 startups screened by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, RightHear won! We received €25,000 to develop our proof-of-concept for accessible autonomous vehicles (AVs). The vision is to provide independent transportation solutions for the blind and visually impaired. The competition The selection process consisted of panels of leading experts from Konnect