Blindness and Visual Impairment

From All Rights (Kol-Zchut) (www.kolzchut.org.il)

This portal contains extensive information regarding the rights of the blind and visually impaired.

This portal aims to present a large amount of information regarding the rights to which the blind and visually impaired are entitled. Blindness can be congenital or develop over a lifetime. According to the definitions adopted in Israel and Western Europe, you are blind if one of the following conditions applies to you:

  • Complete lack of vision
  • Maximum visual acuity of 3/60 in the healthier eye, even with glasses
  • Reduction of the field of vision such that the maximum angle does not exceed 20° in the healthier eye

About 24,000 people are blind in Israel (as of 01.01.2010). The Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services issues a Certificate of Blindness/Visual Impairment, which entitles the holder to various rights and benefits.


Aid organizations

  • For a comprehensive categorized listing of healthcare organizations offering assistance and support for the blind and visually impaired, click here.
  • For a comprehensive categorized listing of healthcare organizations offering assistance and support see: People with Disabilities/Aid Organizations.

Government agencies

Laws & Regulations

Additional publications

Sources

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