The Center for Deaf-Blind Persons is Israel’s first and only center that provides specifically tailored services and programs to meet the needs of people who have the dual disability of deaf-blindness.
Our mission is to enable our clients to live full, dignified, integrated and satisfying lives as independently as possible in all spheres of life while realizing their potential and enjoying self-respect and respect from society. There are an estimated 1,600 people with the dual disability of deaf-blindness in Israel. The leading cause in Israel is Usher Syndrome, which is a genetic condition involving both hearing loss (from birth) and the progressive loss of vision throughout life. The Beth David Institute established the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons in 1989. Activities for various age groups take place mainly at the Helen Keller House in the Yad Eliyahu neighborhood of Tel Aviv and in several other locations in the country as well.