Improved Captioning Technology for Visually Impaired | November 17, 2020
2020 White Cane Day Takes on Added Importance During Coronavirus | October 13, 2020
As Election Nears, Hadley Provides Voting Resources, Education for those with Vision Impairments | September 28, 2020
Hadley Supporting Aging Adults With Vision Impairments During Pandemic | September 1, 2020
In the News
Visually impaired voters casting ballots in presidential election face formidable challenges, local nonprofit says
Chicago Tribune | November 2020
UpJourney | October 2020
41 Action News | October 2020
AFB AccessWorld | September 2020
Daily North Shore | September 2020
Tristate Homepage | August 2020
KOMO NEWS Seattle | May 2020
FOX 47 News | February 2020
TMJ 4 | February 2020
Winnetka Living | January 2020
22nd Century Media | January 2020
Access World | October 2019
Niagara Frontier Publications | August 2019
ABC 7 | July 2019
Daily North Shore | May 2019
Winnetka Talk | April 2019
Chicago Tribune | May 2018
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Hadley Speaker's Bureau
Julie Tye, President and CEO
Julie has devoted her entire professional career to non-profit management. With an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School, she started out in hospital management at Lutheran General then moved to the administrative staff of Parkside addiction treatment centers. From there, Julie was chosen to head up The Cradle, one of the country’s leading child welfare agencies.
Tye started at Hadley in the spring of 2016 and has implemented a strategic redirection in 2020 which has already resulted in significant growth of organizational impact.
Ed Haines, Chief Program Officer
Ed Haines has been with Hadley for over 15 years, currently serving as Chief Program Officer. Ed has enjoyed a 25-year career in the field of vision rehabilitation, working for both state and private agencies as an administrator, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, and Vision Rehabilitation Therapist.
He is a graduate of Western Michigan’s Blindness and Low Vision Studies Program and is a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist.
Douglas Walker, Director of Research & Development
Douglas Walker is a lifelong learner and educator with a specialty in assistive technology for those with visual impairment. He’s taught in a wide variety of settings: from the Tennessee School for the Blind, to West Tennessee as an itinerant educator/consultant, to Vanderbilt as an adjunct professor, to Hadley to head up our assistive technology team.
Most recently Douglas has assumed a leadership role in Research and Development at Hadley, developing new ways to engage and empower those facing vision loss.
Walker holds a master’s degree in education from Vanderbilt University.
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