Smartphone displaying the Carroll Center for the Blind specialized help profile in the Be My Eyes app.

Carroll Center for the Blind Announces Be My Eyes Partnership

NEWTON, Massachusetts (June 15, 2020) – The Carroll Center for the Blind announced this week its partnership with Be My Eyes, an innovative app that provides real-time video assistance for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Beginning Monday, June 15th, 2020, Carroll Center support staff will be able to field calls from the Specialized [...]

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Carroll Center for the Blind Announces Virtual Walk for INDEPENDENCE

New virtual event on June 28th will raise awareness and help transform the lives of children, teens, adults and seniors who are blind or have low vision. NEWTON, Massachusetts (June 9, 2020) - The Carroll Center for the Blind has transformed its 8th annual Walk for INDEPENDENCE, originally scheduled to take place in-person at its Newton [...]

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Steve Saylor smiles while making a hand gesture, raising his pinky and index fingers on one hand. Video game paraphernalia is behind him.

This Blind Gamer Is Fighting for Accessibility in Video Games

BY GRAHAM ISADOR (VIA VICE) Steve Saylor's YouTube channel is devoted to reviews, reactions, and first impressions of video games. Saylor has an infectious, over-the-top, energy while hitting on many familiar Youtube tropes. He's prone to hyperbole, funny faces, and the occasional silly voice. Popular clips see him web slinging as Spiderman or digging at the ground [...]

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The cover for "Getting Started With Zoom Meetings: A Guide for JAWS, NVDA, and iPhone VoiceOver Users." The book title and words, "written by Heather Thomas" appear above the Carroll Center for the Blind logo. A pair of headphones and an iPhone displaying the Zoom app is placed on top of a laptop keyboard. This guide is intended to teach Zoom for People with Visual Impairments.

Carroll Center for the Blind Publishes Book about Using Zoom for People with Visual Impairments

An invaluable resource for individuals who are blind or visually impaired needing to participate in, and host Zoom meetings as a result of changes caused by COVID-19 restrictions. NEWTON, Mass. (June 1, 2020) – The Carroll Center for the Blind announced today that it has published a new book, "Getting Started With Zoom Meetings: A Guide [...]

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Gregory J. Donnelly (left), Carroll Center for the Blind President and CEO, talks with Thomas A. Croswell, Tufts Health Plan President and CEO in the lobby of the Rachel E. Rosenbaum Technology Center.

Tufts Health Plan Grants $10K to Carroll Center for the Blind

BY TUFTS HEALTH PLAN (VIA THE NEWTON TAB) Gregory J. Donnelly (left), Carroll Center for the Blind President and CEO, talks with Thomas A. Croswell, Tufts Health Plan President and CEO in the lobby of the Rachel E. Rosenbaum Technology Center. The Carroll Center for the Blind will receive a $10,000 grant to help address [...]

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In his home office, David Kingsbury conducts virtual technology training with a consumer through Zoom.

Carroll Center Launches Virtual Rehabilitation for Individuals with Vision Loss

BY THE CARROLL CENTER FOR THE BLIND (VIA INVISION MAGAZINE) NEWTON, Massachusetts – To ensure that people who are blind and visually impaired receive training and support during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton, MA has launched virtual rehabilitation for individuals of all ages and all stages of vision loss. [...]

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An aerial view from above Matthew Shifrin as he scales a rock climbing wall at an indoor climbing gym.

LEGO System Helps People Who Are Visually Impaired Reach New Heights at Rock Climbing Gym

BY DANA JACOBSON (VIA CBS NEWS) An aerial view from above Matthew Shifrin as he scales a rock climbing wall at an indoor climbing gym. BOSTON (CBS) – A 22-year-old blind entrepreneur is working to make rock climbing more accessible to the visually impaired. For its “Pushing The Limits” series, CBS This Morning profiled Matthew [...]

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These Glasses Give Sight Back to the Blind

FROM THE HENRY FORD'S INNOVATION NATION WITH MO ROCCA eSight's breakthrough electronic glasses enhance sight for people who are legally blind. eSight uses a cutting-edge camera, smart algorithms and high-resolution screens, to create a crystal clear, real-time image of what is in front of you. For more information, check out the video segment below from [...]

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A woman explores the built-in magnifier on an iPad at the Carroll Center's assistive device lab.

Assistive Technology Device Lab to Empower Individuals with Vision Loss

BY THE CARROLL CENTER FOR THE BLIND (VIA NEWTON PATCH) Through a partnership with the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, The Carroll Center for the Blind recently launched an assistive technology device lab to help individuals with vision loss to better understand and learn how to effectively use various devices that have the power to help them retain [...]

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Three people pose outside the recording studio at XLO Radio. From left to right; Greg Donnelly, Vicki Greene and Jennifer Harnish.

Visually Impaired Ready for the Job: Community Conversations on WXLO 104.5 FM

Vicki Greene of WXLO 104.5 FM recently invited the Carroll Center for the Blind to join her in the studio to discuss employment on her Community Conversations segment. Each week, Greene has a 30-minute conversation where guests tell the story behind the story. Gregory J. Donnelly, President & CEO, Carroll Center for the Blind and Jennifer Harnish, [...]

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