TAGIL is a supplementary education program after regular school hours for blind and visually impaired children.
- The program generally takes place in centralized schools or resource centers that have been properly adapted for such purposes, and it is managed by a Support Teacher for Blind and Visually Impaired Students.
Who is Eligible?
- Students who are blind or who have a visual impairment that can not be corrected by glasses and/or contact lenses.
How to Claim It?
- In order to take part in the program, contact the National Supervisor of Education for Blind and Visually Impaired Students:
- HaShlosha St. 2, Tel Aviv
- Phone: 03-6896092, Fax :03-6896171
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- A medical form will be sent to applicants to be filled out by an eye doctor and returned to the Supervisor.
- Afterwards, a visual functionality assessment will be performed on behalf of a specialized local Municipal/Regional Support Center (MATYA).
- The assessment findings will be presented to a committee responsible for approving eligibility for the support.
Laws and Regulations
- Ministry of Education director circular from 01.12.2010: Municipal/Regional Support Centers (MATYA) for the implementation of the Special Education Law and specialized MATYAs for visually impaired students
- The information on this page is based on a Ministry of Education informational leaflet, and was uploaded to the site with the assistance of Blind Services Department grant recipients.
- Original translation performed by The Shira Pransky Project as part of a grant from The Fellowship Fund.