Posts Tagged ‘Hadley School for the Blind’

Hadley School for the Blind Wins RSA Commissioner’s Award …

PRWeb, Winnetka, IL — The Hadley School for the Blind has received the prestigious Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation Education and Training. Hadley also received a $500,000 grant ($100,000 per year for five years) from the RSA to continue its successful distance education braille courses for blindness professionals. The RSA award recognizes programs that support the state-federal vocational rehabilitation (VR) program, honoring excellence in effective partnering among state agency, educational and federal leaders. It was given in recognition of the Hadley School’s ongoing commitment to braille instruction and the teaching and training the school provides to ensure that individuals who are blind have the braille education necessary to be contributing members of society. Hadley currently offers 13 different braille courses – 10 for tactile learners and 3 for sighted individuals – taught by 14 braille instructors…. READ PRESS RELEASE

NEW KINDLE MAY ASSIST SOME VISUALLY IMPAIRED

By Karen Meyer © WLS-TV, Chicago — The next wave of textbooks will be downloadable and easy to carry. This summer Kindle DX came out with adaptable textbooks for everyone, including people with visual impairment. From experts in the field of adaptive technology for people who are blind and visually impaired, the reviews of Kindle DX are mixed. They hope improvements are made to accommodate different levels of vision impairments. Hadley School for the Blind in Winnetka provides educational services to people who are blind and visually impaired all around the world. Students don’t come to school, they are taught by phone and computers using standard textbooks. A device like Kindle DX would be ideal, says Andre Lukatsky, director of computer services…. READ ARTICLE

Colorado Resident Wins Award from The Hadley School for the Blind

© The Fort Collins Coloradoan — On October 8, Supriya Desai received the Robert J. Winn Family Education Award from The Hadley School for the Blind, an international distance education school based in Winnetka, Ill. Supriya Desai won this award for her efforts to educate herself and her family members about her daughter’s visual impairment. Supriya Desai’s daughter Ayushi, now 6, was diagnosed with cataracts and cerebral palsy as an infant. Supriya Desai heard about Hadley from the Anchor Center for Blind Children in Denver when Ayushi was six months old. She enrolled in 2004 and has completed seven Hadley courses in Hadley’s Family Education program, which offers coursework free of charge to individuals with family members who have a visual impairment…. READ ARTICLE

Haskell woman earns award from Illinois school

© The Muskogee Phoenix, Oklahoma — A teacher at the Oklahoma School for the Blind in Muskogee received a prestigious award for her studies with The Hadley School for the Blind. Faye Miller of Haskell received the Dean W. Tuttle Professional Education Award from The Hadley School for the Blind, a distance education school based in Winnetka, Illinois…. READ ARTICLE