Reaching out to Hispanic Community with Help for Living with Vision Loss

Winnetka-based Hadley, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and the nation's leader in distance learning for people with vision loss, has partnered with the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, to offer online tutorials in Spanish through Hadley's online learning hub, Built on many months of research and based on the needs and wants people with vision impairments, the platform is available to access at no cost.

Under the new partnership, Hadley will launch a Spanish language version of its popular cooking series, which includes: Kitchen Safety Basics; Using Sharp Knives; How to Check If Something Is Fully Cooked; Using a Stovetop and Oven; and Pouring Hot and Cold Liquids.

"Hadley was founded more than a century ago with the goal of making our learning resources accessible to those who need them most," said Julie Tye, Hadley's CEO. "Breaking down language barriers so even more people with visual impairments have access to everyday help and emotional support is a priority for Hadley."

"NEI is working to foster diversity, equity, inclusiveness and accessibility in all our activities," said NEI Director Michael F. Chiang, M.D. "We are pleased to partner with Hadley in adding Spanish-language resources to their site for people with vision impairment.

In this pilot stage, Hadley and the NEI will closely monitor usage of these new Spanish language workshops and expand offerings as needed. Users who register for the Spanish-speaking series will be alerted as more content or other resources become available in Spanish in the future, all registrants will gain full access to all of Hadley's existing resources in English.

NEI leads the federal government's efforts to eliminate vision loss and improve quality of life through vision research- driving innovation, fostering collaboration, expanding the vision workforce, and educating the public and key stakeholders. NEI supports basic and clinical science programs to develop sight-saving treatments and to broaden opportunities for people with vision impairment. For more information, visit


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