The Hadley School for the Blind officially unveiled a new Blinded Veterans Initiative on Veterans Day 2011.
The goal of this new initiative is to educate and inspire blind or visually impaired veterans to pursue their personal and professional goals and help support their families. Visually impaired veterans, through Hadley's Adult Continuing Education Program, and their family members, through the Family Education Program, can enroll in the school's distance education courses tuition-free, thanks to the generous funders.
The Blinded Veterans Initiative complements Hadley's Forsythe Center for Entrepreneurship (FCE), designed to provide individuals who are visually impaired with the knowledge, resources and networking opportunities to advance in their careers or start their own business. A new "Veterans Benefits" module is now available as part of the FCE and this new initiative. This module demystifies the complexity of veteran benefits including disability compensation, pension, medical care benefits and survivor benefits. Veteran-specific resources will also be added to the curriculum.