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Yuval Wagner, Founder & Chairman of Access Israel

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Early Life

I am from Ramat Hasharon, Israel. My Dad was a handicapped IDF veteran so I was exposed to the idea of accessibility from a young age. And back then, very little was accessible. I studied Business Admiistration with a marketing focus, at the Management University in Tel Aviv.
I first was injured in the army and then went to study. It was a very good experience. Of course, I needed some help with accessibility so I could study. I needed to make sure there were tables accessible for wheelchair users and I needed to have access to the elevator. But of course, once that was taken care of, everything worked out. I enjoyed studying a lot and I was the only with a disability.