AFB promotes wide-ranging change by addressing the most critical issues facing the growing blind and visually impaired population—employment, independent living, literacy and technology.In addition to its New York City headquarters, the group maintains four national centers in cities across the United States and a governmental relations office in Washington, DC. For additional information on AFB Senior Site visit org/seniorsite.NIB, in partnership with Hadley, has designed NIB Business Basics, an innovative method to train people who are blind in necessary skills to excel in the business world.Coupling Hadley’s proven excellence in distance learning with NIB’s mission to enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence among blind people, this program allows Blind people to develop fundamental business skills essential to their success.The site also features a mom-authored blog, inspiring video testimonials from families, and articles authored by parents and experts in the field of blindness on multiple disabilities, technology, education, and more.
Hadley partners with the national Association of Blind Merchants to provide online distance education and training to blind entrepreneurs in the Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program. Back to Top The National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) is a national organization that helps parents find information and resources for their children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with other disabilities.Our partners benefit from our expertise in distance education and, conversely, we tap their expertise in developing new courses.If you are interested in partnering with us to help those who are blind or visually impaired, contact Hadley President Julie Tye, 847-784-2760.We also have programs serving veterans, seniors and adults with severe disabilities.For the first time in our history, we have opened a full-service site outside of our main Chicago building which is located in Glenview at 222 Waukegan Road. Back to Top Students may enroll in any of five Utah State University - Hadley Distance Education Courses for associate, bachelor's or master's degree credit: Introduction to Blindness and Visual Impairment, The Human Eye and Visual System, Introduction to Braille, and The Role of Paraeducators with Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired, and Introduction to Low Vision.
In 2007 Hadley and initiated a partnership to provide free membership to all current U. Hadley students and a discounted membership for all current non-U. At this time, the school has added most of Hadley's supplemental course material to the library. Accreditation by DEAC covers all distance education activities within an institution and it provides accreditation from the secondary school level through professional doctoral degree-granting institutions. Back to Top Family Connect is an online, multimedia community created by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI).