Support services are provided to the blind and visually impaired during their academic studies, in order to ease their integration into society.
- The aid is given through programs from the National Insurance Institute and the Blind Services Department which run special support centers on various campuses.
- These services include assisting students with school work, improving accessibility to information, and providing technology to aid them. In addition to these services, there are blind learning centers operated by the ALEH organization.
List of Support Centers
- Hebrew University - PO Box 24051, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91240, Tel: 02-5882155, Fax: 02-5826166, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bar Ilan University - Community Involvement Department, Ramat Gan 52100, Tel: 03-5318491, Fax: 03-5344622
- Tel Aviv University – Mitchell Building, Scholarships Department, PO Box 9040, Tel Aviv 69978, Tel: 03-6409691, Fax: 03-6409690
- Technion - Haifa 32000, Tel: 04-8294110, 04-8294367, Fax: 04-8230487
- Ben Gurion University - PO Box 653, Beer Sheva 84105, Tel: 08-6477388/9, Fax: 08-6472939
- The Open University - Ravutsky 108, PO Box 808, Ra'anana 43107, Tel: 09-7781501, Fax: 09-7780634
- University of Haifa – Multipurpose Building (Binyan Rav Tachliti), Haifa 31095, Tel: 04-8240685, 04-8240629, Fax: 04-8249174
- Hadassah College – HaNeviim 37, Jerusalem 91010, Tel: 02-6291314
- Jezreel Valley College – Mobile Post Jezreel 19300, Tel: 04-6423468
- Western Galilee College - PO Box 2125, Acco 24121, Tel: 04-9015283
Who is Eligible?
- Blind and visually impaired students
How to Claim It?
- Those interested in claiming this right may do so by contacting the social services office closest to their place of residence or by contacting ALEH.
Laws and Regulations
- Provision 6.5 of the Social Work Regulations: Blind and Visually Impaired Students in Institutions of Post-Secondary Education
- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Information booklet about accessibility for students with disabilities
- National Insurance Institute video clip: The story of Adir, who is visually impaired, earned a masters degree, and received assistance from a student support center
- 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 Blind Services Department (Rehabilitation Branch, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services), 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.