Bob McGillivray and Kerry MacDonald, sit in front of an audience at a South Shore Collaborative Low Vision Support Group session. They each hold microphones with the TIC Network logo on them.

Carroll Center’s Robert McGillivray Featured Speaker at South Shore Collaborative Low Vision Support Group

BY ROBERT MCGILLIVRAY (VIA TICNETWORK) If you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with an eye condition, joining a support group may be the most important thing you will ever do. The Marshfield Council on Aging, Duxbury Senior Center, Kingston Council on Aging, the Plymouth Center for Active Living, and the Talking Information [...]

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Authentic Inclusion: Assistive Technology to Transform the Lives of Low Vision & Blind People Islandwide

BY ANTIGUA COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY (VIA ACT BLOG) In a study by WHO, about 15% of the world’s population lives with some form of a disability. The estimated number of visually impaired people in the world is 285 million, 39 million blind and 246 million with low vision; 65 % of visually impaired people and 82% of all those who are blind are 50 [...]

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Two diners wear occluders (blindfolds) at the Farm Grill's blind food and wine tasting to benefit the carroll center. A man explores his surroundings while seated at a table.

Blind Food & Wine Tasting to Benefit the Carroll Center for the Blind

"Dining in the Dark" provided diners a deeper undestand of vision loss at Farm Grill & Rotisserie's first-ever Blind Tasting to Benefit the Carroll Center for the Blind. FILMED BY ETHAN PLOTKIN (VIA NEWTV) On Sunday, October 27th, local-area food lovers and members of the community joined us at Farm Grill & Rotisserie's first-ever blind wine [...]

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Fostering Independence in Students with Visual Impairments

Educators can leverage sophisticated advancements in technology to help students with visual impairments develop new skills. BY CHARLES F.D. WARREN (VIA eSCHOOL NEWS) Technological innovation provides students with visual impairments new tools to support independent living. The significant rise in the sophistication and popularity of smartphones and tablets creates opportunities to enhance learning and increase [...]

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Host of "Cape Conversations," Melinda Gallant, laughs while discussing vision related services with Dina Rosenbaum of the Carroll Center for the Blind.

Cape Conversations: Empowering People with Vision Loss

If you're dealing with vision loss, there are many resources available to you. We joined Melissa Gallant of Sandwich Community Television's Cape Conversations to chat about what you can do. BY SANDWICH COMMUNITY TELEVISION Vision loss can be challenging. But there are many resources available that can help including services provided by the Carroll Center [...]

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Katherine Kern, whose sailing origins began with the SailBlind program, smiles on a dock in front of a row of sailboats.

‘To feel the wind’: Blind sailors take the helm in Boston Harbor

Limits were made for breaking – just ask sailors with vision loss. “There is a stereotype that if you’re blind, you can’t do anything,” says Katherine Kern, who has raced in world championships. BY NOAH ROBERTSON (VIA THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR) Katherine Kern, who first learned to sail in the SailBlind program, smiles on a [...]

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A female Carroll center summer student wears full fencing equipment during a media interview.

How Fencing Helps Students Who Are Blind Navigate The World

WGBH News showcases how learning to fence can help visually impaired teenagers become more independent travelers with improved confidence. BY GABRIELLE EMMANUEL (VIA WGBH NEWS) Like many competitive sports, fencing requires quick reflexes and physical grace — but it does not necessarily require the ability to see. Fencing helps people who are blind and visually [...]

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A female Carroll center summer student wears full fencing equipment during a media interview.

How Fencing Helps Students Who Are Blind Navigate The World

WGBH News showcases how learning to fence can help visually impaired teenagers become more independent travelers with improved confidence. BY GABRIELLE EMMANUEL (VIA WGBH NEWS) Like many competitive sports, fencing requires quick reflexes and physical grace — but it does not necessarily require the ability to see. Fencing helps people who are blind and visually [...]

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Assistive Technology Instructor, David Kingsbury, trains a client who is visually impaired how to format his word document professionally.

Carroll Center Assistive Technology Instructor Featured on FSCast Podcast to Discuss Work, Formatting Documents

David Kingsbury, Assistive Technology Instructor at the Carroll Center for the Blind, talks formatting Word documents on FSCast Podcast BY FSCAST (FREEDOM SCIENTIFIC'S OFFICIAL PODCAST) For blind or visually impaired students headed to college, being able to format Word documents professionally is a crucial skill to have in your pocket. The visual appearance of the [...]

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A young girl who is visually impaired plays a game on her tablet to help learn orientation.

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

Tablet games are more than just fun for students with visual impairments BY WADE TYLER MILLWARD (Via EdSurge) Marty Schultz has added a twist to hangman, the classic word-guessing game. His tablet-run version of the game has the same goal: pick letters to figure out a mystery word. But to pick a letter, you run [...]

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