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Accessibility Statement - Abraham Hostel Eilat

The Abraham Hostel Eilat makes every effort, and invests a great deal of resources, to provide customers with equitable, respectful, accessible, and professional service. In accordance with the Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities Law, 5758-1998 and the regulations enacted under it, considerable efforts and resources are invested in making the necessary accessibility adjustments so that persons with a disability can enjoy the services offered to all customers in an autonomous and equitable manner.

The building's accessibility arrangements

The following are the accessibility arrangements at the Abraham Hostel Eilat located on 3 Shfifon Street, Eilat.

Accessible parking spaces

The hostel has 2 parking spaces for vehicles of persons with disabilities suitable for a high car and a small car, adjacent to the main entrance.

Access routes

There is continuity of access from the parking to the entrance, and up to the reception desk.

Accessible reception desk

The reception desk has a hearing loop (audio induction loop) for hostel guests with a hearing disability.
At the guest’s request, the guest may receive folder to sign not adjacent to the reception desk.
There is a lowered and adapted reception desk.

Main entrance

The distance from the parking for persons with disabilities and the main entrance is 3 meters.
The hostel entrance is accessible.
The width of the entrance door is 120 cm.

Public bathrooms for persons with disabilities

There are accessible bathrooms in public areas.
They are located on the entrance floor.
There is a swing-up grab bar.
There is a fixed wall-mounted grab bar.
The door width: 110 cm.

Auxiliary kit (assistive listening kit) for persons with a hearing impairment

The reception desk has audio kits for guestrooms. You can ask to have maintenance staff install one.


Elevator door width: 85 cm
The size of the elevator: 200 cm x 100 cm
The elevator buttons are raised, and include braille.
There is a vocal announcement system.

The dining room

There is an accessible route to the dining room.
The height of the self-service buffet: 90 cm.
The staff have received training in how to provide assistance at the request of a guest with a disability
There is accessible furniture in the dining room:
Chair (height 45‑48 cm) with arm rests.
Table. Height 73‑80 cm, so that the person’s legs can fit under the table; width a minimum of 80 cm.

Additional services

Guestroom adaptation kit for persons with a hearing impairment or deafness.
A service animal that assists a person with a disability is permitted to enter the public reception center.
If the need arises, a guest can approach the service representatives at the booths to receive help in filling  out forms.
The self-service kitchen with cooking facilities has a call button to obtain assistance from the staff.
At the guest’s request, the bed height can be adjusted, and furniture shifted, in the adapted guestroom.
At the guest’s request, assistance can be provided in obtaining/returning towels in the swimming pool area.
At the guest’s request, guests with a visual disability can be escorted and given assistance.
At the guest’s request, a parking space for persons with a disability can be reserved for a guest arriving in a car bearing a disability tag.

Accessible guestrooms

Note: the hostel offers a case of auxiliary kits (assistive listening kits) supplied to persons with a hearing impairment for use in the guestrooms.

Room 206, on the 2nd floor

The distance from the elevators is 15 meters.
The width of the entry door is 82 cm.
The width of the door to the bathroom is 90 cm.
(The door to the bathroom opens outwards)
The width of the clearance space alongside the bed is 110 cm.
The bed height is 47 cm (it can be raised further).
The light and air-conditioner switches are at a height of 120 cm.
The size of the bathroom: 260 cm x 160 cm.
There is an L-shaped grab bar alongside the toilet.
There is a folding grab bar alongside the toilet.
There is a roll-in shower that allows entry with a wheelchair.
The size of the shower: 170 cm x 96 cm.
There is a grab bar in the shower.

Room 211, on the 2nd floor

The distance from the elevators is 5 meters.
The width of the entry door is 85 cm.
The width of the door to the bathroom is 90 cm.
(The door to the bathroom opens outwards).
The width of the clearance space alongside the bed is 140 cm.
The bed height is 47 cm (it can be raised further, as necessary).
The lighting and air-conditioner switches are at a height of 120 cm.
The size of the bathroom: 200 cm x 180 cm.
There is an L-shaped grab bar alongside the toilet.
There is a folding grab bar alongside the toilet.
There is a roll-in shower that allows entry with a wheelchair.
The size of the shower: 170 cm x 96 cm.
There is a grab bar in the shower.
There is an wheelchair-accessible exit to the balcony.

Accessible Customer Service

Accessible service training for employees: training is conducted to acquaint employees with the issue of accessibility, to create awareness about accessibility among employees, and to equip them with practical tools to provide accessible service.

Accessible call center – the voice response has been made accessible by delivering the information in clear language without background music.

Additional ways of contacting us:
Electronic mail:  [email protected]
Contact us via the Contact Us page on our website
Contact the Reservations Department via WhatsApp
Contact us by postal mail: 3 Shfifon Street, Eilat

Ways of contacting us with requests and suggestions for accessibility improvements

We are making ongoing efforts to improve the company’s accessibility as part of our commitment to provide everyone, including persons with disabilities, with the best possible service.

If you encountered an accessibility problem or fault, please notify us, and we will make every effort to find a suitable solution for you and to address the fault as soon as possible.

The contact details of the accessibility coordinator at the Abraham Hostel Eilat

Name: Alona Baram
Telephone: 08-6481313
Email: [email protected]

Certificate & Conformance Status for this webiste

This website is committed to promoting digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for all site visitors and applying the relevant accessibility standards. EqualWeb has taken careful measure to ensure an excellent user experience, regardless of the assistive technology being used to access this site.

Certificate & Conformance Status
This is to confirm that this site has been reviewed by software developers and remediated to meet standards set by the WCAG 2.1 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1) at the AA level. The WCAG 2.1 AA level covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. WCAG 2.1 AA level guidelines include specific details on how to develop accessible Web content. This statement certifies that specific techniques were met for the Success Criterion detailed by WCAG. As a result, this website`s content has been made more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of thereof. By implementing and adhering to these guidelines, this website`s web content has also become more usable to users in general. Using the accessibility widget is subject to the our Terms of Service which can be found at the company`s website.

Measures taken to make this website more accessible
Equalweb`s Automatic system, team of developers, designers and content accessibility experts has reviewed, remediated and tested this website by performing multi-layered accessibility testing and analysis of the new and updated accessibility measures and web content. As part of the process to make this website more accessible, adjustments were made which include JavaScript & CSS work. The process also included accessibility modifications for assistive technologies (e.g. NVDA, JAWS etc.). Below is a complete list of accessibility modifications and functionalities made.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology
Our mission goal is to be able to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies as possible.We have therefore invested efforts to support popular systems with high market share, including Chrome, Firefox, edge, Opera and Safari VoiceOver on a MAC. We have also addressed JAWS and NVDA assistive technologies for Windows and MAC.

In addition, the following modifications were made during the audit to make this website accessible:

  • Enables keyboard navigation
  • Enables smart navigation
  • Blinks Blocking
  • OCR Image description
  • Fonts – Ability to increase and
  • decrease the site font, adjust, align
  • etc`
  • Voice command the browser using your voice
  • Change color contrast based on dark background
  • Change color contrast based on a light background
  • Change the Site`s colors
  • Matching and monochrome option for color blind people
  • Change the font for readability
  • Increase the cursor and change its color to black or white
  • Increase the display to 200%
  • Highlight links on the site
  • Highlighting headers on the site
  • Display an alternative description of the images
  • Increase the content chosen by the cursor, showed in a tooltip
  • Describe words by mouse selection
  • Displays the site`s contents in a new window clearly and readable
  • Enables users to type contents using the mouse

Technical specifications
Accessibility of this website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Notes, Comments, and Feedback:
It is our intention to resolve any complaint to your satisfaction, however, should you have any questions about our accessibility policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact our Compliance Officer:

Name – Alona Baram
Email – [email protected]
Mailing Adress: 3 Shfifon Street, Eilat
Tel: +972 (0)8-6481313

Notes & Comments
Despite our efforts to make site browsing accessible for people with disabilities, some pages may yet be accessible, or the appropriate technological solution has not yet been found.
We continue our efforts to improve site accessibility as much as possible, with the belief and moral commitment to enable the site to be used by the general population, including people with disabilities.
To contact us, you can contact us by using the Contact us page and filling out the form. You may also reach out to us by email at [email protected]

Last update: February 14, 2022


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