Hadley is proud to partner with many local, national and international organizations to better meet the needs of our community. Through partnership, we all better serve those who can most benefit from our services.
Advancing professional competency in vision rehabilitation and education to promote service quality.
The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) certification programs are designed to offer professionals the means to demonstrate critical knowledge and skills that promote the provision of quality services and ethical practice.
For additional information on which workshops carry CE credit, visit the ACVREP website.
American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is the world's largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are blind and visually impaired.
For additional information visit www.aph.org/about/story/.
Be My Eyes is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people. The app connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers and companies from all over the world through a live video call.
For additional information visit www.bemyeyes.com/.
Bookshare.org, the world's largest online digital library, offers more than 60,000 books and 150 periodicals in downloadable digital and refreshable braille formats to qualified members.
In 2007 Hadley and Bookshare.org initiated a partnership to provide free membership to all visually impaired U.S. Hadley learners and a discounted membership for non-U.S. Hadley learners. This strategic collaboration will extend the reach of both organizations and provide a broad range of learning and reading materials to people who are print disabled. At this time, most of Hadley's supplemental course material has been added to the library.
Free membership: For all visually impaired currently enrolled Hadley learners living in the United States.
Reduced membership fee: For currently enrolled visually impaired non-U.S. resident learners, including those from Canada, and Hadley learners who have completed a course in the past but are not currently active.
Visit the Bookshare website: www.bookshare.org. Under the "Membership" tab, click on "Membership Options" Select the "Individual Memberships" link. Select the "Sign up for an individual membership" link. You will be prompted for information such as age, name, address and student status.
For Promo Code, be sure to enter "Hadley Student."
All Hadley learners may disregard the request for proof of disability; Hadley will do this for you.
When you are done with the sign up process, you will receive an email from Bookshare with a password. Bookshare will then contact Hadley to verify that you are a current visually impaired learner. Once this is done, you will receive another email from Bookshare notifying you that you can now use your password to download books. This will take about a week.
If you have questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll-free at 1-800-323-4238.
The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
For additional information visit: www.fightingblindness.org.
The International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO) offers certification and continuing education opportunities to ophthalmic allied health personnel.
For additional information visit: www.jcahpo.org.
Lions Clubs have a long association with Hadley, dating back to the 1920s when the Winnetka Lions Club provided financial support to Hadley as the school was experiencing growing pains. As an active resource in communities, Lions can direct people to Hadley who would benefit from its services. And, through Hadley, Lions Clubs have the opportunity to renew their commitment to be “Knights of the Blind.”
In 2003, Hadley took its relationship with Lions to the next level and entered into a formal partnership with Lions Clubs International to reach more students outside the United States.
For additional information visit www.lionsclubs.org.
Lumata Health’s human-led intelligent eye care management supports ophthalmology and optometry practices.
For additional information visit: www.lumatahealth.com.
The mission of the National Eye Institute (NEI) is to conduct and support vision research and education programs that protect and prolong vision. NEI established the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) to fulfill another important aspect of NEI’s mission: to educate the public and professionals about the importance of eye health. NEHEP has a variety of program areas that focus on the importance of early detection and treatment, especially for high risk populations, and the benefits of vision rehabilitation.”
For additional information visit nei.nih.gov.
The Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center is a part of the National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University, focused on agencies serving older individuals who are blind (OIB). This project is funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) under the U.S. Department of Education. The OIB-TAC team provides a variety of training and technical assistance activities to state OIB programs to improve administration, operation, and performance of OIB programs by addressing the areas of community outreach; best practices in provision and delivery of services; program performance, including data reporting and analysis; and financial and management practices, including administrative compliance.
Check out OIB-TAC's "Time To Be Bold" Campaign.
CNIB has a rich history dating back to 1918 when Edwin A. Baker co-founded the group in response to a national need for rehabilitation services for returning veterans and others who were coping with vision loss. CNIB provides services to all Canadians living with vision loss in its 10 provinces and 3 territories at no cost to the client. It provides services such as: Low Vision assessments and rehabilitation, career and employment services, counseling and referrals, Assistive Technology, Orientation and Mobility training, independent living skills and Library service.
For additional information visit www.cnib.ca/en/.