Margarat Baba Diri

After Losing Her Sight, Legislator Works to Open Center for The Blind in Uganda

Margaret Baba Diri is scrolling through her iPhone, even if it doesn’t seem that way at first. The screen is dark, and she holds it at her chest, her finger swiping through the pages as an automated voice calls out the names of her apps until she lands on the one she wants. She is […]

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Deloitte‘s Impact Day 2018

On “Impact Day” 2018, Deloitte Delights

June 8th marked Deloitte‘s Impact Day 2018. Nationwide, professionals from the Deloitte team went out into the community, including coming here to the Carroll Center for the Blind, to demonstrate what it means to make real change at places that matter to them. This is the 5th year in a row that they’ve included us in […]

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Carroll Center for the Blind Seeks to Ease Nationwide Shortage of Vision Educators

The Gibney Family Foundation to Provide Funding for Internship Program NEWTON, Mass. (May 21, 2018) – The Carroll Center for the Blind today announced the launch of the Carroll Interns program, a new initiative designed to provide vital experience to graduate-level students studying in the field of vision education and allied professions.  The program is […]

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En Garde! The Blind Fence Fearlessly

Produced, shot and edited by Aynsley Floyd Fencing? For individuals who are blind? Yes. It’s one of many unique features of the rehabilitation program at the Carroll Center for the Blind. Fencing for the blind and visually impaired person is more than a sport – it’s helpful off the strip too. Fencing helps in learning […]

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This Year’s Carroll Society Inductees Just Announced!

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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Margaret McCluskey Cleary

Alumni Hall of Fame: Margaret McCluskey Cleary ’55

Margaret McCluskey Cleary graduated from Labouré College in 1955 and has held many nursing positions throughout her career; however, much of her work has focused on helping to impact the vocational lives of visually impaired and blind consumers through her work at the Carroll Center for the Blind. Dina Rosenbaum, a co-worker of Cleary’s at […]

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Carroll Center for the Blind Partners with VFO to Provide Free Assistive Technology Software

NEWTON, Mass. (April. 26, 2018) – The Carroll Center for the Blind today announced a partnership with VFO, a provider of assistive software for the visually impaired, to give individuals who are blind or visually impaired free access to assistive technology to advance their careers, education and independent living. The VFO-distributed speech technology programs, such [...]

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Visit from Olin College

Olin College Students Think Outside of the Box with Accessibility

This week, the Carroll Center had a special visit from our friends at Olin College of Engineering. Professors Caitrin Lynch and Paul Ruvolo brought students from their Technology, Accessibility and Design course by to learn about the blindness community and how the Carroll Center services them.   These bright young students will take the knowledge […]

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Two elite Boston Bruins players were shown up by amateur fencers at the Carroll Center for the Blind Wednesday, during the players’ visit.

Two Bruins players visit Carroll Center for the Blind

Two elite Boston Bruins players were shown up by amateur fencers at the Carroll Center for the Blind Wednesday, during the players’ visit. Clients Sheryl Erwin, of Boston, and Jamire Lobban, of Connecticut, demonstrated their sword fighting and footwork skills and impressed Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask and forward Frank Vatrano. Before Erwin and Lobban’s match, […]

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Advocates for the "Lift the Cap on Kids" campaign attend a Statehouse budget hearing on March 16, 2018.

Welfare cap, disability services are focus of final Massachusetts state budget hearing

Advocates for the “Lift the Cap on Kids” campaign attend a Statehouse budget hearing on March 16, 2018. A decade ago, Bruce Howell, who is blind, was depressed and financially dependent on Social Security disability insurance and family members. He did not have a plan for his life. Then the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind […]

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