New Program Manager of Rehabilitation Services Named

Headshot of Nick Corbett. He is a white man with short brown hair.

NEWTON, Mass. (January 17, 2024) – The Carroll Center for the Blind, a leader in services for individuals confronted by the challenges of low vision and blindness, is excited to announce the appointment of Nick Corbett as the new Program Manager of Rehabilitation Services.

Nick Corbett, a dynamic associate and contributor at the Carroll Center, has been living with blindness for over two decades. With a professional background in vision rehabilitation spanning several years, Nick has been instrumental in technical instruction, accessibility and inclusion, user research and development, and advocacy for the blind and vision impaired community.

He spearheaded the Carroll Center’s successful Screen Reader User Tester Training Program, where he provided technical employment training to nearly 30 individuals in the U.S. and abroad over two years. As the Treasurer of the Bay State Council of the Blind, an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind, Nick plays a crucial leadership position and role in advocating for the rights of over 200 members.

In his new role as the Program Manager of Rehabilitation Services, Nick is set to work with a group of expert vision professionals and a committed team at the Carroll Center. They focus on meeting the diverse needs of the blind and vision impaired community in a residential setting. Nick is enthusiastic about integrating in-person, remote, and hybrid learning experiences across various instructional areas that are essential for significant quality of life advancements. His goal is to offer comprehensive pathways to independence for those experiencing vision loss. “With the growing population of individuals with vision loss of all ages, I am committed to creating diverse learning experiences to ensure their journey towards independence is as seamless and successful as possible,” Nick states.

Nick’s personal journey through vision loss equips him with a profound understanding of the challenges and victories in this field. His experiential approach and style is an inimitable blend of practical, conceptual, and technical capabilities, making him an invaluable leadership asset to the Carroll Center and the broader community.

Jennifer Harnish, Ph.D., previous Director of Rehabilitation, was recently appointed Rehabilitation Psychologist. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Jennifer will provide mental health counseling to Carroll Center clients and support individuals adjusting to vision loss.


About The Carroll Center for the Blind

Established in 1936, The Carroll Center for the Blind empowers those who are blind and visually impaired to achieve independence and to lead a fulfilling life. The nonprofit organization provides services for individuals of all ages including vision rehabilitation services, vocational and transition programs, assistive technology training, educational support, low vision services and essential skills for seniors, and more. For more information, visit


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