Hadley School for the Blind

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Hadley School for the Blind is a distance education school for blind and visually impaired people, their families, and blindness service professionals. The school is located in a suburb of Chicago: Winnetka, Illinois.

Founded in 1920 by William A. Hadley, a Chicago high school teacher who lost his sight at age 55, and Dr. E.V.L. Brown, the Hadley School for the Blind offers classes free-of-charge to its blind and visually impaired students and their families and affordable tuition classes to blindness professionals. It delivers courses directly to students’ homes in four formats: Braille, large print, audio and online.

Its students come from every American state and over 100 countries. Hadley offers about 100 courses in topics such as Braille, independent living, high school academics, eye conditions, technology, supporting a blind family member, and recreation and leisure activities.

The school is a member of Council of Schools for the Blind (COSB).

One of the executive directors of the school, Richard Kinney, was himself deaf and blind.[1]

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  1. ^ Herrmann, Dorothy. Helen Keller: A Life, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1998, p. 339–340. ISBN 0-679-44354-1

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Coordinates: 42°06′20″N 87°43′50″W / 42.1056°N 87.7305°W / 42.1056; -87.7305