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Activism, Disability Culture and Advocating for a More Accessible World

How accessible is our world?


In the latest episode of Dare to Interrupt, Maayan Ziv, Founder and CEO of AccessNow, shares her perspective on living with muscular dystrophy, working together to create a more accessible world, and what people should know about disability culture.



Read on for information about the stars of this episode, Maayan!



Maayan Ziv is an accomplished entrepreneur and a passionate disability activist. She is the founder and CEO of AccessNow, an award-winning tech company that has revolutionized the way people share and access information about accessibility worldwide.


Maayan is a globally recognized thought leader and advocate for disability rights, with a powerful voice that has earned her numerous accolades, including MIT Tech Review's Top 35 Innovators (2022), Canada’s Top 40 under 40 (2021) and WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada (2018). She has also served as a journalist for CBC and advised the government of Canada on accessibility strategy.


Currently, Maayan sits on the tourism advisory committee for Israel and the economic development committee for the city of Toronto. As a seasoned and highly sought-after speaker, Maayan has graced stages around the world, captivating audiences with her inspiring and informative talks. She has also hosted numerous television and radio programs, showcasing her expertise on accessibility and disability issues.


Maayan's personal experience living with muscular dystrophy has given her a unique perspective on life, resilience, creativity and innovation, which she brings to every aspect of her work. Her unwavering commitment to accessibility and inclusivity has made her a true force for change and an inspiration to all who know her.


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