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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BY EMIL EKVARDT (VIA GREAT.COM) Emil Ekvardt from interviews the Carroll Center for the Blind as part of the ' 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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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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Book cover for "When One Web Browser Is Not Enough: A Guide for Windows Screen Reader Users" by David Kingsbury. The Carroll Center for the Blind logo appears in the foam in a cup of coffee. That's beside a laptop keyboard with an orange bump dot.

New Book Offers Guidance for Web Browsing Using Screen Readers

Sometimes, one web browser just isn't enough. A new book provides guidance on web browsing with popular browsers to improve experiences for blind and visually impaired screen reader users. NEWTON, Mass. (August 3, 2020) – A new digital book by Carroll Center for the Blind assistive technology instructor, David Kingsbury, provides a timely and much-needed resource [...]

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Why Reddit Has Become A Favorite Social Media Platform for Many Blind and Visually Impaired People

BY RACHEL E. GREENSPAN (VIA INSIDER) The Reddit logo, featuring a smiling alien with a single antennae on his head, is seen displayed on a smartphone screen. [Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images]Samuel Proulx, a 32-year-old blind man living in Ottawa, Ontario, isn't that interested in using traditional social media. Proulx doesn't find Instagram and [...]

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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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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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Memes Still Aren’t Accessible to People Who Are Blind. What’s Being Done About It?

BY RACHEL E. GREENSPAN (VIA TIME) A meme featuring two characters from Toy Story. With his arm around a terrified Woody, Buzz Lightyear points off in the distance. Text reads, "Inaccessible memes are everywhere." If you’ve spent a lot of time on the internet in the last decade, you might immediately recognize this description: a [...]

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A young woman who is visually impaired uses a refreshable braille display to access the web on her laptop.

Researchers Are Making Memes Accessible to the Blind

Everyone loves a good meme. If you're blind or visually impaired though, most internet memes are not accessible. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are trying to change that. BY CHRIS STOKEL-WALKER (VIA ONEZERO) For the 1 million Americans who are legally blind, an increasingly large part of the internet is cut off to them. A young [...]

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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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