Inspiring Stories: Maayan Ziv

Maayan Ziv

AccessNow is all about sharing accessibility information around the world. Our goal is to map as many places as we possibly can, and we invite you to help us! A worldwide community, passionate about change, together we can empower each other to have access now.”
Living with Muscular Dystrophy, Maayan Ziv is a passionate and relentless advocate for creating a more accessible world. In 2015, Maayan founded AccessNow, a crowdsourced app to map the accessibility status of locations worldwide.

As a photographer, she has worked with celebrities, fashion models and other influential individuals. Focusing on black and white emotive portraiture, editorial fashion, and gritty street scenes, Maayan has been recognized as an influential Canadian talent. 

Maayan advises the Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada and is a board member of the Toronto Arts Council and Toronto’s Centre for Independent Living. She earned her Bachelor’s in Radio and Television Arts and a Master’s in Digital Media at Ryerson University.

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