Collage of the 2022 Carroll Society Award Winners; Nora Nagle, Muna Abraham, Brian Switzer, Karen Hegarty, Jennifer Ross. Text reads, "The Carroll Society Awards." Beneath the text is the Carroll Center for the Blind and Massachusetts Commission for the Blind logos.

Carroll Society Award Winners – 2022

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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A collage of screenshots of winners and participants in the 2022 virtual New England Regional Braille Challenge.

Winners Announced: 22nd Annual New England Regional Braille Challenge

The 22nd Annual New England Regional Braille Challenge is officially a wrap! Congratulations to everyone who participated in the virtual New England Regional Braille Challenge on February 12, 2022. 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 in [...]

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Two children sitting on a bench with a Braille Buzz in their laps.

Growing into Braille Technology

At five years old, an age when most kindergarteners were just beginning to learn individual letter names and sounds, I remember working with the Perkins Brailler. The Perkins Brailler is similar to a typewriter and produces braille on paper instead of producing it electronically. At ten years old, I was proficient in braille and received [...]

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Carroll Center for the Blind Announces $1.5M Donation from the Gund Family, New Building Name

Donation will support rehabilitation initiatives for people who are blind or have low vision and name The Lulie Gund Center for Vision Rehabilitation. Gordon Gund (left) and his two sons Grant (center) and Zack (right) stand in front of the newly dedicated Lulie Gund Center for Vision Rehabilitation during a ceremony on December 5th, 2021 [...]

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Hope Paulos, an instructor at the Carroll Center for the Blind, teaches a student how to use assistive technology.

Educating Students Who Are Blind: An Invaluable Lesson from My Past

Welcome to my blog, Teaching with Hope. Here you'll learn about blindness and visual impairment, the power of assistive technology, educating students who are blind, and how you can make sure you or a loved one can succeed academically and then professionally. But before we go any further, you need to understand a few things [...]

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The Plan for Special Needs Trusts podcast logo.

The Plan for Special Needs Trusts Podcast: Overcoming Obstacles at the Carroll Center for the Blind with Greg Donnelly

BY THE PLAN FOR SPECIAL NEEDS PODCAST (VIA PLAN OF MA & RI) The PLAN of MA & RI, the exclusive trust partner of the Carroll Center for the Blind, is dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities, including vision loss, as well as their families on their pathway to independence. Jordan Rich, host of The [...]

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Para rower Pearl Outlaw greets her guide dog, Cinder, after early morning training with a new partner, Brooke Moss (right), on Sept. 28, 2021, in Brighton, Massachusetts.

Finding Resilience: Para Rowers Upend Notions of Ability

BY BETHANY ERICSON (VIA THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR) Photo Credit: Melanie Stetson Freeman/Staff "Cut the cake, then power 10s to Boston Latin, then we’ll do 3x3s!” This is the pre-dawn reveille of the Charles River: coded commands shouted at scullers through megaphones by coaches steering miniature sleigh-like motorboats, or peppered with expletives from the microphones [...]

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During the screen reader user tester program, an instructor teaches a participant at a computer.

User Tester Training Program to Empower Next Generation of Blind Accessibility Professionals

First-of-its-kind career development program will help participants who are blind or visually impaired gain critical skills to become screen reader user testers. NEWTON, Mass. (July 20, 2021) – The Carroll Center for the Blind today announced the launch of a revolutionary new career development course that aims to get adults with visual impairments prepared for [...]

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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 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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