Blind and visually impaired students are entitled to receive tutoring during their academic studies.
- The tutoring is given as part of the assistance given to students in the framework of the National Insurance Institute's rehabilitation services.
- The lessons are provided by other students or professional teachers and include assistance learning material, preparation for exams, completion of school work and assignments, and the like.
- The lessons can total up to approximately 25% of the student’s total frontal academic hours.
- An increased number of tutoring hours may be requested in exceptional cases. This type of request is primarily relevant for courses in which sight is central to understanding the material, such as exact sciences, language, etc.
Who is Eligible?
- Blind and visually impaired students who are eligible for professional rehabilitation.
How to Claim It?
- The right to tutoring is claimed by contacting the rehabilitation department of the National Insurance Institute.
- The number of hours for which the student is eligible to receive tutoring will be determined according to his/her needs.
- The request for an exception will be reviewed at the National Supervisor of Education for Blind and Visually Impaired Students level, and not by someone in a local office.
- Original information for this page 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 ALEH's Guide to University Studies 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.