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;, 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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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, " talks with... Carroll Center for the Blind. Guest: Bruce Howell. Holding Technology Accountable for Accessibility." 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 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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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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Blind, Visually Impaired Mass. Voters Have Variety of Options

BY CHRIS LARABEE (VIA THE DAILY FREE PRESS) Blind and visually impaired voters can access electronic ballots, special voting machines and help from a family member or friend to exercise their suffrage in Massachusetts. Secretary of State spokesperson Debra O’Malley said voters who applied for a mail-in ballot could request an electronic ballot. Voters approved [...]

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A completed Nearly a dozen illuminated solar light posts line the Carroll Center for the Blind driveway at dusk.

Boy Scout’s Project Lights the Way for People with Vision Loss

Inspired by uncle and grandfather with progressive eye disease, boy scout's project helps make local blindness rehabilitation agency’s campus more accessible. NEWTON, Mass. (October 6, 2020) – Ryan Sutliff, a 17-year-old senior at the Boston Latin School, is now one step closer to achieving the rank of Eagle Scout after completing his final community service project [...]

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During a technology instruction lesson, a youth summer program student wearing a face covering works on his smartphone.

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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The legendary Ellis Hall smiles while seated behind a Hammond piano keyboard as he talks to students in the Introduction to Careers in Music program through Zoom.

Carroll Center for the Blind Launches Summer Program for Teens Aspiring to Kick Start Careers in Music Industry

Introduction to Careers in Music featured speakers include Grammy nominated American singer-songwriter, Ellis Hall and musical artist and American Idol Top 40 Contestant, Shayy Winn NEWTON, Massachusetts (July 6, 2020) – The Carroll Center for the Blind launched an innovative new Introduction to Careers in Music summer program today—a first-of-its-kind virtual career development program for [...]

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