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The Professional Staff

  • Judith Bendel, PhD - Director

    Dr. Bendel is one of the founders of Access Unlimited. Her doctoral research was carried out in the field of special education and rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. She is one of the leading professionals in the field of accessibility and is a certified accessibility expert.

    Dr. Bendel specializes in building databases, and has many years of experience in accessibility surveys and projects focused on design for all.

    She created and maintains a worldwide unique audit tool, grading and decision support system for evaluating accessibility of facilities. Her experience includes building several databases on accessibility and various services for people with disabilities in Israel. Dr. Bendel carried out hundreds of accessibility audits for governmental, public and private organizations.

    In addition, Dr. Bendel is actively involved in the international developments in the field. She is a member of two international organizations: EuCan, and Observatory.

    She lectures at professional conferences in Israel and abroad, and publishes articles regarding data analysis and accessibility information system, as well as in the field of tourism for people with disabilities.

    Dr. Bendel teaches many of the courses in Israel for architects and other academic institutes, which in which professionals receive certification for design for all as well as accessibility services.


  • Tal Zimamboda - Accessibility Consultant

    Tal has an MA degree in Occupational Therapy, Architecture, and is an Authorized Accessibility Expert of Building, Foundation and the Surrounding and accessibility of Services.
    This combination of knowledge and skill acquired enables an optional and professional approach to the needs of people with disability.
    Practicing Accessibility in the private and public sector since 2006, and is an experienced lecturer


  • Efrat Fluk - Architect

    Efrat is an architect, and is an Authorized Accessibility Expert of Building, Foundation and the Surrounding. Efrat practices planning of public, commercial and industrial buildings. This combination of knowledge and skill acquired enables an optional and professional approach to consulting and planning accessible buildings


  • Rinat Aknin - Accessibility Consultant

    Rinat has a BA degree in Humanities, Architecture, and is an Authorized Accessibility Expert of Building, Foundation and the Surrounding as well as certified expert on accessibility of Service.
    Practicing architecture in a private firm since 1995.
    This combination of knowledge and skill acquired enables an optional and professional approach to consulting and planning accessible buildings and open spaces


  • Jean-Pierre Bendel, PhD - Web Master

    Jean-Pierre received his Ph.D in Public Administration from Carnegie-Mellon University and a certificate of Computer Systems Analyst in Israel. Worked extensively on information systems in the Israeli Police. Presently is responsible for the internet site of "Access unlimited".

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