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Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 3:40 pm

Wheelchair-bound Yoav Kreim – a well-known leader and spokesperson for people with disabilities in Israel for more than 20 years – has led demonstrations, lobbied members of Knesset to pass legislation, and helped shape public opinion. Therefore, it was no surprise that Kreim was one of the lead participants and facilitators at the recent second annual Israel Self-Advocacy Conference in Jerusalem.

“There is a great need to allow weaker voices in the population to be heard,” Kreim said. “People have a lot to say; they just need to be given the chance.”

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