Last week, the Hadley School for the Blind announced that it changed its name and brand to the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired. In an email sent to its students, Hadley explains, "This new name reflects the broad spectrum of students that we serve and how Hadley has evolved in the 96 years since its founding."
I have enjoyed being a Hadley student and recommend the "Self Esteem and Adjustment" and "Socializing and Dining" courses. While the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Handicapped is updating its Braille classes, interested students can purchase an excellent resource, Quick Guide: Index of Literary Braille Signs for $10.50 in print or Braille from the American Printing House for the Blind.
More information about the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Handicapped and its mission as it prepares to enter its second century can be found at www.hadley.edu. Most courses are free for students. Donations may be sent to:
The Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired
700 Elm Street
Winnetka, Illinois 60093
Thank you, Hadley staff and teachers, for making Loving what is left while living with low vision more manageable for so many.