In the News

Reaching out to Hispanic Community with Help for Living with Vision Loss

Daily Herald | September 2022

Disability Pride Month: Winnetka nonprofit has been helping visually-impaired adults for a century

ABC7 Chicago | July 2022

Illinois Retina Associates partners with eyesight nonprofit

The Becker's ASC Review | May 2022

Hadley offers Invaluable Help for Visually Impaired Travelers to Make the Most of Vacation

Yahoo! Finance | May 2022

Nonprofit Hadley in Winnetka helps people with failing eyesight navigate life

Daily Herald | May 2022

Losing her eyesight, Minnesota woman helps others who are also losing theirs

StarTribune | April 2022

Daily Living Remains Top Challenge for Those New to Vision Loss

FOX19 | April 2022

Vision Rehab Helps People With Low Vision Navigate the World

WebMD | March 2022

Hadley launches new interactive braille workshop

Cool Blind Tech | February 2022

Hadley launches 'Braille for Everyday Use;' new interactive workshop makes learning Braille easy, practical

Daily Herald | February 2022

New Tech Could Better Help People With Low Vision

Lifewire | February 2022

Local nonprofit gets word out about diminishing eyesight as Low Vision Awareness Month begins

WBBM Newsradio | January 2022

The Apple Watch Is Great, Just Not With Apps

Lifewire | January 2022

Local woman recognized for helping those with vision loss

Plano Magazine | January 2022

Hadley provides 'immersive experience' in new virtual reality screening room for health care professionals and students

Daily Herald | November 2021

Ash Flat native honored for her commitment to helping others with visual impairments

Areawide Media | November 2021

2021 White Cane Safety Day

Associated Press | October 2021

Inside Hadley’s Historic Building Is The Epicenter Of Technology And Distance Learning For People Facing Vision Loss From Across The Country And Around The World

Associated Press | July 2021

Around Town visits Hadley

Chicago's Very Own WGN9 | July 2021

Retired nurse honored with Hadley HEROES Award

Daily Herald | June 2021

Vision Loss May be Decreased by Focusing on Social Determinants of Health

BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois: Blue Review | June 2021

Local rabbi creates Braille Torah for the visually impaired

Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle | June 2021

Arlington Heights Resident Honored with Hadley HEROES Award for Helping Shape the Future of Learning for Those with Visual Impairments

Daily Herald | May 2021

Help Visually Impaired Patients Who May Have Depression

BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois: Blue Review | May 2021

Shaped by tragedies, Las Vegas chef tackles new challenges after going blind

Las Vegas Sun | May 2021

Latest Podcast Features Las Vegas Chef Regina Mitchell about her Journey of Embracing Blindness and Inspiring Others Through Cooking

Food & Beverage Magazine | April 2021

Falls attorney Michael Gold appointed to Hadley board

Niagara Gazette | April 2021

Justice Department Joins Lawsuit Over Accessibility of Chicago Crosswalks

WTTW | April 2021

Visual Impairment on the Rise: Why This Matters

BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois: Blue Review | April 2021

How Technology is Helping the Visually Impaired Find Employment

WTTW | March 2021

Hadley's Latest Podcast Features World Renowned Artist John Bramblitt on How Vision Loss Has Shaped His Painting and Life

MarketWatch | March 2021

February is Low Vision Awareness Month

Associated Press | February 2021

Connect Your Low-Vision Patients With Free Support Services from Hadley

American Academy of Ophthalmology | February 2021

COVID-19 has isolated the visually-impaired, but one Las Vegas man finds hope

NBC3 Vegas | January 2021

Meet Hadley 2.0, Your Personal Tutor

Ophthalmic Edge Patients | January 2021

Hadley offers help for vision impaired amid pandemic

FOX5 Las Vegas | January 2021

More Adults With Vision Loss Seeking Help Staying Connected During Pandemic

AiThority | January 2021

Need Help with Zoom meetings? Hadley offers workshops

WXXI Reachout Radio | December 2020

Visually impaired voters casting ballots in presidential election face formidable challenges, local nonprofit says

Chicago Tribune | November 2020

How to Make Online Learning More Engaging and Interactive

UpJourney | October 2020

Online nonprofit provides support for those with visual impairments during pandemic

41 Action News | October 2020

Exciting Changes for the Hadley Institute's Second Century

AFB AccessWorld | September 2020

Vision 2020

Daily North Shore | September 2020

Hadley Relaunches Website with Help of Owensboro Resident

Tristate Homepage | August 2020

App Helps Blind During Pandemic

KOMO NEWS Seattle | May 2020

Great Podcasts for people with Vision Loss from Hadley

WXXI Reachout Radio | April 2020

As Boomers Age, Visual Impairment Grows

FOX 47 News | February 2020

As Boomers Age, Visual Impairment Grows

TMJ 4 | February 2020

Mary Nelson Helps Ready Hadley For Its Next 100 Years

Winnetka Living | January 2020

Hadley at 100

22nd Century Media | January 2020

Hadley Rediscovered: Announcing New Direction

Access World | October 2019

Father Learns Braille with Daughter After Tragedy Strikes

Niagara Frontier Publications | August 2019

Visions of the Future: "Built to Last" Segment

ABC 7 | July 2019

Hadley 2.0

Daily North Shore | May 2019

As Boomers Age, Vision Loss Rates Soar. Hadley Can Help.

Winnetka Talk | April 2019

Apple and Hadley Teach Coding to Blind

Chicago Tribune | May 2018

Hadley Helps People with Low Vision Live Independently

NBC 5 Chicago | March 2016

News Releases

Hadley Partners with CVS Pharmacy to Help People with Visual Impairment Better Manage their Prescriptions  | January 18, 2023

A Passion for Caring, Sharing and Life: Minnesota Writer's Journey of Giving Back to Others with Vision Loss | March 2022

Hadley Launches "Braille for Everyday Use" | February 2022

Hadley Provides "Immersive Experience" in New Virtual Reality Screening Room for Health Care Professionals and Students | December 2021

Hadley Provides Access to Practical Help for Visually Impaired Residents Across Rural America | November 2021

2021 White Cane Safety Day: Common Myths and Misconceptions for a Helpful Tool | October 2021

Return to Restaurant Dining Can Presents Challenges for the Visually Impaired: Hadley's Latest Online Learning Series Provides Expert Help | September 2021

Hadley Observes National Senior Citizens Day by Providing Needed Resources for Visually Impaired Aging Adults | August 2021

Behind Hadley’s Historic Winnetka Exterior is the Epicenter of Technology and Distance Learning for Adults Facing Vision Loss from Across the Country and Around the World | June 2021

Hadley’s Latest Podcast Features World Renowned Artist John Bramblitt on How Vision Loss Has Shaped His Painting and Life | March 8, 2021

February is Low Vision Awareness Month: Practical Distance Learning for Visually Impaired Soars During Pandemic | February 1, 2021

More Adults with Vision Loss Seeking Help Staying Connected During Pandemic | January 18, 2021

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

Reimagined Hadley: Groundbreaking Digital Footprint For Those Facing Vision Loss | July 23, 2020

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, Chief Innovation Officer

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 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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