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Hadley: An Overview of Research and Best Practices in Online Education

Session Date: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm CDT

In this presentation, Kirby Lindgren reviewed the research Hadley has done over the past two years. He discussed best practices in online education for the visually impaired. He gave a brief demo of Hadley's newly developed website with creative accessibility features and exciting new content – including new innovative, interactive Braille workshops.

Hadley was founded in 1920. Their 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 that are free to their clients. Visit Hadley's website for more information.

Presenter:

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