Best Practices

Best Practices in Online Education for the Visually Impaired


Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm


Zoom Meeting (virtual)


In the upcoming presentation, Kirby will review research Hadley has done over the past two years, discuss best practices in online education for the visually impaired, and give a brief demo of Hadley’s newly developed website with creative accessibility features and exciting new content – including new innovative, interactive Braille workshops. Founded in 1920, Hadley’s mission is to create personalized learning opportunities that empower adults with vision loss or blindness to thrive – at home, at work, and in their communities. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Hadley relies on contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations to fund programs which are free to their clients.  Come visit us at


Kirby Lindgren is the Director of Professional Outreach at the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Prior to joining Hadley, Kirby spent 10 years working at another non-profit organization focused on training adoptive and foster parents online. Kirby holds a degree in Business with focus on Computer Science and Education.

Joining for Q & A Session:

Ed Haines has been with Hadley for over 15 years. He has worked in several positions and currently serves as the 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 CVRT.

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