Vacation and entertainment programs designed for the blind and visually impaired are run in certain guest houses and hotels throughout the country.
- The programs are operated both directly and indirectly by The Center for the Blind in Israel, and by other entities acting on its behalf.
- These programs allow the blind and visually impaired to meet their peers, and use their time enjoying free access to a variety of activities.
- The Ministry of Social Affairs may cover up to 30% of the cost of a program.
Who is Eligible?
- Eligibility for the programs is evaluated based on the following criteria, with priority given to those who meet the criteria appearing higher on the list:
- The blind/visually impaired who live alone.
- The blind/visually impaired over the age of 60.
- The blind/visually impaired who have large families (at least 4 children under 18).
How to Claim It?
- Blind/visually impaired individuals interested in registering for a program should contact a representative from the organization that runs it.
- At the same time they should contact the Social Services Office in their place of residence in order to check eligibility to participate in the trip.
Laws and Regulations
- Original information regarding the blind and visually impaired was primarily based on the Guide to Rights and Services for the Blind in Israel 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.