According to the definition of blindness as it has been determined in Israel and Western Europe, a blind person is someone who is affected by one of the following:
- Total blindness, "no light perception" (NLP).
- Visual acuity which is less than 3/60 in the better eye - what a person with normal vision sees at 60 meters, a blind person only sees at 3 meters (and that is with the assistance of eyeglasses). The significance being that such a person is unable to count fingers from a distance of 3 meters even with the best possible eyeglasses)\.
- Field of vision which is less than 20° in the better eye.
- The original information on the blind and visually impaired, relies mainly on Guide of Rights and Services for the Blind in Israel from the Blind Services Department of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services' Rehabilitation Wing - Ministry of Social Affairs, and was uploaded by scholarship recipients with support from the Blind Services Department.
- Original translation performed by The Shira Pransky Project as part of a grant from The Fellowship Fund.