Israeli filmmaker Nitzan Gilady’s feature film, Wedding Doll (Hatuna MeNiyar) tells the story of Hagit, a young woman with a mild intellectual disability, who lives with her mother and works at a toilet paper factory.
Discussions about health care are consuming Washington, D.C. as lawmakers have introduced major legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and implement a new proposal that would make drastic changes to health care coverage.
It’s easy to say you want to hire someone with disabilities, but how do you go about it? For me, it’s been trial and error rooted in the philosophy that the best way to accommodate someone is to listen to what they need, and not make any assumptions.
When I was 7, my parents ordered a braille prayer book for me from the Jewish Braille Institute. When I went to the synagogue with them, I proudly carried my siddur and tried to read along – but I didn’t yet know the Hebrew braille alphabet.