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2014 New England Braille Challenge Results

Braille Reading Students Compete! On Saturday, March 8, 2014, enthusiastic blind students in grades 1-12 from the New England area competed in the 14th Annual New England Regional Braille Challenge hosted by the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton MA. The Braille Challenge, a program developed by the Braille Institute of America, is a… Continue Reading 2014 New England Braille Challenge Results

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Carroll Center for the Blind Opens New Dormitory

NEWTON, MA – Following extensive renovations completed over the past several months, the original St. Paul’s building on the Centre Street campus of The Carroll Center for the Blind is currently housing clients of its nationally renowned independent living program. For nearly 70 years, the center-based experience has been a critical component of the Carroll… Continue Reading Carroll Center for the Blind Opens New Dormitory


Samsung and The Carroll Center for the Blind Team Up to Test Television Accessibility

The Carroll Center for the Blind, a rehabilitation training facility that in 1984 offered the country’s first computer classes for individuals who are blind, is now helping businesses, government agencies and educational institutions improve the accessibility of their websites and products for persons with disabilities. “Today, access technology can provide breakthroughs comparable to the introduction… Continue Reading Samsung and The Carroll Center for the Blind Team Up to Test Television Accessibility

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Carroll Center Featured in Recent Edition of Newton Life

The Carroll Center for the Blind was recently featured in the January 2014 issue of Newton Life Magazine, a magazine with a circulation of about 5,000 Newton residents. The article highlights the center’s major accomplishments throughout our 75+ years and discusses the growth or our campus and services. “In 1954, St. Paul’s Rehabilitation Center on… Continue Reading Carroll Center Featured in Recent Edition of Newton Life


Joe Kolb Honored at AER’s Northeast Chapter 2013 Conference

Congratulations to Joe Kolb, Certified Orientation & Mobility Instructor, for receiving the 2013 Award for Excellence in Direct Service to Adults with Visual Impairments from The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER). Joe began his distinguished career in January 1983, in the Carroll Center for the Blind’s Residential program.… Continue Reading Joe Kolb Honored at AER’s Northeast Chapter 2013 Conference

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Support the Carroll Center by Shopping at AmazonSmile!

Thanks to a new initiative, Amazon will donate a percentage of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases (at no cost to you) to the Carroll Center for the Blind when you shop through AmazonSmile. In order to shop through AmazonSmile, you must have an Amazon account and use our special AmazonSmile link or click on the banner… Continue Reading Support the Carroll Center by Shopping at AmazonSmile!

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Employers Get a New Perspective on Job Seekers Who Are Visually Impaired

Unique Job Fair at Radcliffe held during National Disability Employment Awareness Month CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the third consecutive year, the Commonwealth’s major blindness organizations are sponsoring a unique Job Fair. Job-ready individuals who are blind or visually impaired will connect with Massachusetts businesses – public, private and non-profit – that are seeking qualified, hardworking… Continue Reading Employers Get a New Perspective on Job Seekers Who Are Visually Impaired


Carroll Center Students Experience Cavalia Odysseo’s Blind Touch Tour

Cavalia Odysseo, currently running in Somerville, Massachusetts, is a special form of live entertainment featuring acro artists, horses, and special effects! “The internationally acclaimed Cavalia pushes the limits of live entertainment with its newest production that is now touring the globe. Cavalia Odysseo is a theatrical experience, an ode to horse and man that marries… Continue Reading Carroll Center Students Experience Cavalia Odysseo’s Blind Touch Tour

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