The academic preparatory program for blind and visually impaired youth is at Hebrew University's Mount Scopus campus in Jerusalem.
The preparatory programmed is aimed to help students complete or improve their scores on their matriculation exams (Bagruyot) and prepare them for academic studies.


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An academic preparatory program for blind and visually impaired youth is provided by ALEH: The Association for the Advancement of Blind Students in Israel.

  • The program is located in the Learning Center for the Blind on the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • The matriculation exam preparation course and the exams them self are administered at the center under special conditions (readings, extra time, enlarged test forms etc)
  • The center also prepares the students for academic studies through scientific writing, textual reading, learning of computer skills and more).
  • The study program lasts between 1 to 2 years depending on the specific needs and learning plan of each student including aid and guidance from a mentor throughout the year.

Service Providers

  • ALEH - the organization for the advancement of blind and visually impaired students - runs the center.
  • One can learn in the center as part of National Insurance Institute's professional rehabilitation program.

Target Populations and Eligibility

  • Blind and visually impaired individuals between the ages of 18 years, 3 months and 30 years of age who have aone of the following certifications:
  • The center is aimed at youth who have either not completed their matriculation exams, or who have full matriculation certification but are interested in improving their scores in order to gain admission for a first degree in an institute of higher education.

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Please Note

  • The matriculation examination study material is recorded by the recording library at the Learning Center for the Blind, and is available for anyone at any time.
  • The preparatory studies increase the chances of blind and visually impaired students to succeed on the matriculation exams and to integrate into institutions of higher education.