Law to help students with learning disability passes

The Knesset approved a law to help students in higher education with learning disabilities on Tuesday evening. The law, proposed by MK Zevulun Orlev (NU-NRP), requires academic institutions to provide various sorts of assistance to those with learning disabilities such as tutoring, learning aids and a system to grade tests while taking into account their disability, among other things. The law is set to go into effect over the next six years to enable the ground to be prepared properly. The law has been in the works since the 15th Knesset. There are approximately 20,000 students with learning disabilities in Israeli academic institutions.