June 21,2022

SA featured speaker.

Meet Maayan Ziv. As the Founder and CEO of AccessNow, Maayan’s mission is to create a more accessible world for everyone.

At AccessNow the mission is to establish a go-to resource for accessibility information. AccessNow is building a connected platform to empower all people to discover a world of accessible opportunities, make better decisions, and remove barriers.

Leveraging intelligent technology, Maayan and her team are learning how accessible the world is and mapping as many places as possible all while creating a worldwide community, passionate about change, and empowering each of us to have access now.
More About Maayan

Maayan Ziv is an activist, a photographer, and an entrepreneur. From a young age, Maayan challenged norms and worked within her community to increase awareness of disability issues and improve accessibility. Living with Muscular Dystrophy, Maayan is a passionate and relentless advocate for creating a more accessible world.

In 2015 Maayan launched AccessNow out of the need to solve her own problem. What began as a response to her frustration when trying to navigate inaccessible places, AccessNow soon grew to become a mission-oriented social start-up. Within just a couple years AccessNow has vocalized a movement for inclusion, inviting people of all abilities to contribute to the platform.

As CEO of AccessNow, Maayan has created a powerful shift in thinking about the importance of accessibility in our world, from accessible technologies to infrastructure, public policy, media and communications.

An influential public speaker who is often in the media, Maayan collaborates with private sector companies as well as government and not-for-profit organizations. She inspires leaders dedicated to raising the profile of accessibility for all. Maayan is a trailblazer for change in her commitment to improving the lives of people of all abilities.

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