Oriel: A Neighborhood for People with Visual Impairments in Israel: 1950-67

Billig, Miriam; Sharaby, Rachel
June 2007
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;Jun2007, Vol. 101 Issue 6, p356
Academic Journal
This article presents a study on immigrants with disabilities who were absorbed in the town of Oriel in Gedera, Israel from 1950 to 1967. Oriel is a neighborhood for individuals with visual impairments. These individuals worked in a sheltered workshop located in the neighborhood. Visual impairment of the residents was considered by Malben organization in the physical planning of Oriel to maximize their independence. Malben established the neighborhood with the objective of housing approximately 100 families.


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