The mission of The Hadley School for the Blind is to promote independent living through lifelong, distance education programs for people who are blind or visually impaired, their families, and blindness service providers.
Hadley has initiated partnerships with many national and international organizations to better meet the needs of current and potential students. These alliances expand Hadley’s ongoing quest to reach those who can benefit from our services.
Our partners include:
- Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
- American Foundation for the Blind
- Blinded Veterans Association
- CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind)
- The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
- Horizons for the Blind
- International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment
- Lions Club International
- National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
- National Industries for the Blind
- Second Sense
- Utah State University
- World Blind Union
Hadley is a nonprofit organization that provides distance education programs and services to individuals with vision loss. There are five main program areas: Low Vision Focus @ Hadley, Hadley School for Professional Studies, Family Education, Adult Continuing Education (ACE), and High School. There are three sub-programs of ACE: Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship, Randolph-Sheppard Education, and the Blind Veteran’s Initiative. The vast majority of programs and services are provided at no cost and can be accessed from the privacy of one’s home. Hadley supports each of its program areas through traditional coursework, live and archived webinars, and instructional videos. For additional information, visit www.LowVisionFocus.org and www.hadley.edu.
Connection—Student newsletter mailed twice a year, in September and March, in three formats: large print, audio, and braille. Large print = 5,100 copies; audio = 1,800; braille = 1,000. Also posted online at www.hadley.edu/publications.asp.
Generations—Donor newsletter mailed twice a year, in September and March. Received by more than 4,000 donors. Also posted online at www.hadley.edu/publications.asp.
Annual Report—Mailed to approximately 500 donors each December. Also posted online at www.hadley.edu/publications.asp.
Hadley also has a number of brochures, flyers, and other collateral materials it makes available in information packets and at conferences and workshops, including a new brochure on the Low Vision Focus @ Hadley program.
Sheryl Bass, M.A., M.S.W.
Media and Marketing Specialist