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ESRA Karmiel Visit to 'Migdal Or' Centre for the sight-impaired

Event Date and Time: 
06 May, 11:30

ESRA Karmiel-Misgav Branch

Visit to Migdal Or

Migdal Or is dedicated to advancing people with blindness or visual impairment towards independent functioning and inclusion in the workplace.

We will have a 90 minute guided tour of their Haifa facility in Kiryat Chayim which has recently undergone extensive renovation and expansion. Our visit will last from 12.15 till 13.45.

migdal_or_4.jpgOn our tour we will see the following:

  • The Low Vision Clinic
  • The Vocational rehabilitation building – Hebrew / English/ Math classes as well as the computer class, to see how visually impaired learn to use assistive technology tools
  • The new Call Center, where visually impaired representatives assist other visually impaired over the phone with the use of assistive technology tools such as computers and smartphones
  • The Sheltered Factory
  • migdal_or_1.jpgThe Model Apartment – where they teach life skills, and we will experience how it feels like to be blind, by covering our eyes and using a cane, with the help of an orientation and mobility teacher.

Light refreshments will be served.

Active in Israel for over 60 years, Migdal Or provides a broad and comprehensive response through a continuum of services nationwide, in branches in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Be'er Sheva as well as in the home and environment of the service-recipient.

After the visit there are many eateries in the area to have lunch on the way home.

Members from other branches are also welcome to join us - please register with Brian in advance.


Train dep. Karmiel 11.30 Arr. Kiryat Chayim 11.54
The facility is a 20 minute walk from the station

Return: dep. Kiryat Chayim 14.24 -  arr. Karmiel 14.54.
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