Collage of the 2021 Carroll Society Award Winners. Clockwise, from top left, Robert Dias, Joseph Quintanilla and Cheryl Cumings.

Carroll Society Awards Recognize Blind Individuals Making an Impact in the Workplace

Awards serve as a platform to raise awareness about the importance of having an inclusive work environment. NEWTON, Mass. (June 16, 2021) – The Carroll Center for the Blind, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, will honor three outstanding individuals who are blind or visually impaired during the 36th annual Carroll Society [...]

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Collage of the 2021 Carroll Society Award Winners. Clockwise, from top left, Robert Dias, Joseph Quintanilla and Cheryl Cumings.

Carroll Society Award Winners – 2021

The Carroll Center for the Blind and the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind recognize outstanding employees who are visually impaired through the annual Carroll Society Awards Ceremony. These Awards recognize blind and visually impaired employees who have made significant contributions to their companies by their outstanding ability and job performance. Individuals are chosen because, despite [...]

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Gregory J. Donnelly, President and CEO of the Carroll Center for the Blind, celebrates the Cummings Foundation Grant by holding up signs with five Carroll Center clients outdoors. The signs read, "We Got a Cummings Grant!"

Carroll Center for the Blind Awarded $500K Grant to Support People with Vision Loss

Newton nonprofit to receive funds for the next decade from the Cummings Foundation to help transform the lives of individuals confronted by the challenges of vision loss. NEWTON, Mass. (May 24, 2021) – The Carroll Center for the Blind, a leader in services for individuals who are blind or low vision, announced it will receive [...]

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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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Screenshot of 24 participants in gallery view during the 21st annual new england regional braille challenge virtual zoom awards ceremony.

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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Text beside headshot of smiling Bruce Howell reads, "Great.com talks with... Carroll Center for the Blind. Guest: Bruce Howell. Holding Technology Accountable for Accessibility."

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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