Accessibility Statement

This accessibility declaration was updated on: 18.02.24

At Confederation House we believe that accessibility is essential in an egalitarian, just and prosperous society. We therefore emphasize that all users of our services receive equal treatment. To that end we have invested considerable resources to improve the accessibility of the services that we provide, in the facilities that we operate, and on our internet website.
The Internet today constitutes the most readily available and convenient source of information and services. We have made great efforts to guarantee that our website is accessible to all.


An accessible website is one that allows individuals with disabilities the possibility of browsing as effectively and enjoyably as others, making use of the capabilities of the system upon which it functions and utilizing technologies that assist access. The website has been tested with an NVDA-type voice reading program. Access adaptations in our website were implemented in accordance with Regulation 35 of the regulations governing equal rights of individuals with disabilities (adaptations of accessibility to services), 2013, and in accordance with Israel Standards 5568 to Level AA.

Adaptations implemented in the framework of website access improvements

A full-access support ruler has been installed in the Chrome browser that allows visual changes to the screen to several states: adapted to color blind individuals and adapted to the visually impaired. In addition, cessation of mobility within the website and emphasis on links and buttons are possible.
The website can be used with the following keyboard shortcuts
o On/Off of accessibility menu: Alt + 0
o Skip to main menu: Alt + 1
o Skip to main content: Alt + 2
o Go to search engine: Alt + 4
o Go to contact us: Alt + 7
o Go to homepage: Alt + h
o Go to accessibility menu: Alt + m
*In Firefox browser use Alt + Shift and the number/letter.
To move between elements in the page, press the Tab key; to move back among elements, press Shift + Tab keys
The website is responsive and it is possible to browse with a variety of devices: computers, cellular phones, etc.
The site code is adapted to technologies such as screen readers; there is replacement text for photos; data insertion fields and forms have appropriate labels; and more.
The structure of the pages in the website is uniform and each page bears an appropriate heading.
The site includes a site map/search engine—facilitating easy access to desired information.
Text in the site is clear and legible and can be enlarged as required using keyboard shortcuts such as (ctrl+); the links are clear.
One can browse the site via keyboard and trace the browsing navigation through its built-in focus.
It is noteworthy that despite our efforts to make all pages in the website accessible, some pages containing external elements and beyond our control may not be accessible. Other pages may not be accessible due to technical problems. If you encounter such problems, you may contact our accessibility coordinator for assistance.

Accessibility arrangements at Confederation House

The Confederation House building is a historic structure listed for preservation.
Despite the difficulties and limitations stemming from the need to preserve its architectural characteristics, in view of safety requirements accessibility modifications have been made insofar as possible.
Elevators/chairlifts/stairs/ramps: Confederation House is a 500-year-old historic landmark with three stories. Between the stories there are stairs without an elevator. There is a caterpillar stair lift to the upper hall and to accessible toilet facilities, available upon arrangement in advance with the accessibility coordinator.
We provide an accessible entrance, accessibility to individuals with disabilities to our two halls and parking for the disabled, appropriate signage and direction indicators, an entrance ramp to the building, a caterpillar stairlift, an accessible ticket office, toilet facilities for the disabled, and special places for wheelchairs in the halls.
Accessible parking spaces—Confederation House offers parking for disabled individuals using wheelchairs. Arrivals should be coordinated one day in advance with the accessibility coordinator.
The box office provides access to individuals who are hard of hearing. Visitors using hearing aids with a T setting may utilize a hearing loop device situated in the box office that facilitates communication with the service representative.
Handling of supportive equipment for individuals with special needs is provided by specially-trained staff.
For access to the halls via caterpillar stairlift, please contact a Confederation House representative for assistance.
A toilet for disabled individuals is located in the upper level next to the Confederation House offices.
Management offices: Confederation House’s offices are not accessible to some individuals with limited mobility. The management staff will meet in person with disabled individuals at the entrance floor level, upon request, when needed.
Headphone sets are available on loan prior to performances from a Confederation House representative.
Individuals with guide dogs—it is advised to arrange a place in advance, for your convenience and for the comfort of the dog.
Disabled individuals utilizing special devices (wheelchair with oxygen, high wheelchair, etc.) are requested to arrange their arrival in advance with the Confederation House representative in order to provide a parking space and assist with access to the hall.
There is a privately owned restaurant on the premises and accessibility arrangements should be made directly with its manager.
Seating space for individuals in wheelchairs is accessible in the lower hall.
Accompaniment by a staff member/usher is provided as needed.
We will be happy to handle requests for information concerning accessibility and  suggestions for improving accessibility.

Contact information for the accessibility coordinator

For further information or assistance in regard to accessibility, please contact the Confederation House accessibility coordinator, Michal Assal.
phone: 0528460469