During an MBTA Travel Training accessibility session held in the Carroll Center for the Blind's parking lot, a client steps onto a new 52 bus.

MBTA’s Suspension of Bus Route 52 Affects Carroll Center for the Blind

BY EMILY KRAUS (VIA THE HEIGHTS) Public transportation is more than just a way to travel between two destinations for some Newton residents. For students and staff at the Carroll Center for the Blind, bus route 52—which was recently suspended—was also an essential learning resource. The route was suspended as part of the MBTA’s “Forging [...]

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Carroll Center for the Blind to Host the Virtual 9th Annual Walk for INDEPENDENCE

The event, which raises awareness and helps transform the lives of children, teens, adults, and seniors who are blind or have low vision, adds an all-new virtual 5K run and Blindfold Challenge option. NEWTON, Mass. (March 29, 2021) – The Carroll Center for the Blind, one of the largest vision rehabilitation agencies in the country, [...]

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In the lobby of the Carroll Center for the Blind, Joan McGrath, executive director of PLAN of MA & RI presents Greg Donnelly, President & CEO of the Carroll Center for the Blind with a giant cardboard check.

PLAN of MA & RI and Carroll Center for the Blind Announce Strategic Partnership

Plan of MA & RI also shows support of organization with $50,000 donation. NEEDHAM and NEWTON, MA, and PROVIDENCE, RI (March 25, 2021) – Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Inc. (PLAN of MA & RI; www.planofma-ri.org/), a nonprofit organization proudly serving people with disabilities and assisting them with preserving assets, protecting [...]

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Adam Roberge, wearing a blue button down shirt with a Patriots lanyard around his neck, smiles as he sits in the driver's seat of a Mercedes-Benz on his first day of work at the dealership.

A Love for Cars has this Computing for Employment Graduate Fueled to Land his Dream Job

“Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.” For some, the old adage about turning a passion into a career proves to be one of the most difficult challenges in life. That hasn’t been the case for Adam Roberge. Adam, a 27-year-old who has been blind since birth, has [...]

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Winners Announced: 21st Annual New England Regional Braille Challenge

The 21st Annual New England Regional Braille Challenge is officially a wrap! Congratulations to everyone who participated in the first-ever virtual New England Regional Braille Challenge on February 6, 2021. This competition, a national program of the Braille Institute, encourages blind and visually impaired children to hone their braille skills which are essential to success [...]

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Great.com interviews the Carroll Center for the Blind about the elements of an independent and fulfilling life for those with vision loss

BY EMIL EKVARDT (VIA GREAT.COM) Emil Ekvardt from Great.com interviews the Carroll Center for the Blind as part of the 'Great.com Talks With...' podcast. In this episode, Emil speaks with Bruce Howell, Accessibility Services Manager. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work [...]

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Beside the Eye Catchers 20/20 logo is host Carol Bortman who has short hair and is wearing round, pink glasses.

Eye Catchers 20/20: The Carroll Center for the Blind

HOSTED BY CAROL BORTMAN (VIA EYE CATCHERS 20/20, A BROOKSBY VILLAGE PRODUCTION) It’s no secret that aging correlates with an increased risk of vision disorders. From cataracts to age-related macular degeneration, loss of vision often brings the loss of ability to do many everyday activities required for independent living. The Carroll Center for the Blind [...]

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Blind, Visually Impaired Mass. Voters Have Variety of Options

BY CHRIS LARABEE (VIA THE DAILY FREE PRESS) Blind and visually impaired voters can access electronic ballots, special voting machines and help from a family member or friend to exercise their suffrage in Massachusetts. Secretary of State spokesperson Debra O’Malley said voters who applied for a mail-in ballot could request an electronic ballot. Voters approved [...]

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A completed Nearly a dozen illuminated solar light posts line the Carroll Center for the Blind driveway at dusk.

Boy Scout’s Project Lights the Way for People with Vision Loss

Inspired by uncle and grandfather with progressive eye disease, boy scout's project helps make local blindness rehabilitation agency’s campus more accessible. NEWTON, Mass. (October 6, 2020) – Ryan Sutliff, a 17-year-old senior at the Boston Latin School, is now one step closer to achieving the rank of Eagle Scout after completing his final community service project [...]

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During a technology instruction lesson, a youth summer program student wearing a face covering works on his smartphone.

Carroll Center for the Blind Continues to Serve Students Through Innovative Youth Summer Programs

Despite the ongoing pandemic, creative new remote and face-to-face programs are keeping blind and visually impaired youth engaged and connected. NEWTON, Mass. (August 10, 2020) – Although summer programs nationwide have mostly been shuttered due to COVID-19, the Carroll Center for the Blind has been quietly operating this summer to keep children and teens with vision [...]

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