• Meet Laurie Rubin: Blind Opera Singer, Author and Entrepreneur


    Join [email protected] as Laurie talks about why she chose opera as her life's work; her experiences in learning braille at a young age; the ups and downs of getting a dog guide; why she started a business as a jewelry designer, what motivated her to write a memoir aimed at young adults and much more! Her stories will inspire you, make you laugh and show that anything is possible when you "dream in color."

  • Hadley Celebrates Constitution Day!


    Each year on September 17, we observe Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) to mark the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. Join [email protected] as Hadley history instructor Julie Kay presents on the significance of the US Constitution in our daily lives.

  • Operation Mission Vision - A Return to Normalcy through Sports and Physical Activity


    Join [email protected] as we discuss taking on the challenge of helping those who have served in the U.S. Military by creating and improving sports, physical activity and recreational opportunities for Service Personnel and Veterans.

  • The World Blind Union Today


    Join [email protected] as WBU CEO Dr. Penny Hartin and WBU President Maryanne Diamond discuss current initiatives within these priority areas and issues of relevance to blind and partially sighted persons globally.

  • The Story of Thunder Dog


    On September 11, 2001, Michael Hingson and his dog guide Roselle were in an office on the 78th floor of Tower One of the World Trade Center. Their lives were changed forever by two explosions and 1,463 stairs. Join [email protected] as Michael tells the story of a bond between a dog and a man which saved lives and brought hope on one of America's darkest days. His new book, Thunder Dog, has been on the New York Times best seller list for five weeks and running.

  • The U.S. Experience from a Chinese Perspective


    As Hadley prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary of English language instruction in China this September, two of the school's Chinese instructors, Floria and Cindy, are visiting the U.S., and bring with them unique perspective and insight into American living. If you have ever wondered what life in China is like and how it compares to the U.S., please join us for [email protected] as Floria and Cindy share their observations and explore some culture differences. They will be joined by Rob Collins, co-author of the book "Doing Business in China for Dummies", and Hadley instructor Nafisa Keels. Karen Woodfork, director of student services at Hadley, will moderate the discussion.

  • Visit China Online - Vision Impairment and China


    Participants will learn about life in China from the director of The Hadley School for the Blind in Fuzhou, China. Joining Mr. Xia (Chester) Rongqiang will be Hadley instructor Nafisa Keels who is currently visiting China and providing spoken English tutoring. Topics to be covered include what every day life in China is like for people with visual impairments, why English language proficiency is desirable and how blind people are employed in their communities along with other topics as well. The free seminar will last approximately 60 minutes and is open to all Hadley students. Questions are welcome from all participants.