Accessibility in educational institutions
Accessibility adjustments for a students with disabilities who are part of the governmental education system
According to the Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities (Individual Accessibility Adjustments for Student and Parent) Regulations, 2018, children with disabilities and parents with disabilities are entitled to accessibility and adjustments in schools.
However, adapting an educational institution for a student with a disability or a parent with a disability can take a long time.
Therefore, the parents' right to register early for the educational institution where their child will study, before the formal date for opening children's registration for schools, in order for the educational institution to be adapted for him and them.
Early registration can be done from June of the previous year to the beginning of the school year in which the student will start studying, ie 15 months before the estimated date of the start of school.
Early registration for an educational institution can be done for each stage: registration for kindergartens, registration for first grade, registration in transitions between institutions (such as from elementary school to middle school and middle school to high school), when moving house and the like.
"A person with a disability", according to the Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities Law, 5758-1998, is a person with a physical, mental or intellectual disability, including cognitive, permanent or temporary, whose maturity is materially limited in one or more areas of life The main ones ".
Procedure for obtaining a budget for school accessibility
Their schools (or parents of students) with disabilities (according to the definition of the Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities Act), and which do not have arrangements that allow them to reach and use all the learning areas in the educational and physical program of the Ministry of Education, are eligible for financial help. , Through the local authority.
Making the education system accessible according to the needs of a student or parent with a disability, enables the student to exercise his or her right to education and equality, and enables a parent with a disability to take part in his or her children's learning experiences. The law and regulations require authorities and owners to make educational institutions and educational services accessible to students with disabilities and to parents with disabilities.
In order to properly prepare for integration your child in an educational institution, the parents must tell and send an application form. This is so that the owner of the educational institution will prepare for integration your child to make adjustments, subject to the requirements of the law.
For inquiries you can contact the accessibility team by phone or via the online form
Accessibility Department staff
Commissioner for Accessibility in the Jerusalem Municipality: Ala Barhum
East City Accessibility Coordinator, Mahsin Muhammad - by phone - 02-6297510
Accessibility coordinator west of the city, Shemesh Liad - by phone - 02-6296743
Haredi Accessibility Coordinator, Ofir Amuyal - by phone - 02-6296401