Certificate of Blindness/Visual Impairment holders who have a hearing deficit of 50 dB or higher in their better ear are eligible for interpretation services.
- Interpretation services are provided by a professional who has completed an interpreters course in the language commanded by the relevant blind and hearing impaired person.
- During public activities with both deaf and blind people in attendance, there should always be a signer and interpreter for the group.
Who is Eligible?
- Certificate of Blindness/Visual Impairment holders with a hearing deficit of 50 dB or more in the good ear are entitled to 32 hours of interpreting services per year.
- Certificate of Blindness/Visual Impairment holders with a hearing deficit of 70 dB or more in the good ear are entitled to 61 hours of interpreting services per year.
How to Claim It?
- These services may be claimed by contacting the national speech therapist through the local social services office.
- Applicants' identification (teudat zehut) number must be submitted with the request.
- Click here for a list of organizations that assist people with disabilities (the list is divided into general organizations and organizations that help with specific disabilities)
- Original information regarding the blind and visually impaired was primarily based on the Guide to Rights and Services for the Blind in Israel from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services.
- Original translation performed by The Shira Pransky Project as part of a grant from The Fellowship Fund.