About Hadley

The mission of Hadley is to create personalized learning opportunities that empower adults with vision loss or blindness to thrive – at home, at work, and in their communities.

Founded in 1920 by William Hadley, an educator who lost his eyesight later in life, Hadley offers practical help, connection and support free of charge to anyone with a visual impairment, as well as families and professional supporting them. Through online, large print, braille and audio media, Hadley serves nearly 150,000 individuals each year, reaching all 50 states and 100 countries. Hadley is also the largest educator of braille worldwide.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Hadley relies on contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations to fund its programs.

The Advantages of Distance Education

Study in a location convenient to you. Course materials and teachers' comments on your assignments arrive by mail or via email.

Study at any time, at your own pace. Since you decide when to study, you can choose a time when you are least likely to be interrupted.

Receive specially-designed course materials in the medium of your choice—braille, large print, audio and online.

Receive one-on-one attention from your instructor. Your Hadley instructor will check, grade and respond to your completed assignments individually, as if you were sitting together in a classroom.

Contact your instructor with questions. If you have a question about what you are studying, you can call our toll-free number (U.S. and Canada), write or email your instructor.