At Hadley, you are accepted for who you are. Everyone has the same issues you do, and the instructors are so encouraging.
— Tammy, NC, 2014

In the News

Hadley is fortunate to have cultivated solid relationships with the local, regional and national media. The following are items that have recently appeared about Hadley.

The Native Society — 2/28/18
Colleen Wunderlich: Director of the Forsythe Center for Employment & Entrepreneurship

Sheridan Road Magazine (JWC Media) — 2/1/18
Sparking Empowerment At Hadley

My Social Good News — 1/29/18
Hadley to Award $30,000 to Blind Entrepreneurs Whose Business Plans are Voted the Best

iPhonelife Winter 2017 — 11/13/17
Featured iUser: Douglas Walker

ABC7 — 11/3/17
Visually impaired teen pianist plays Ravinia

Chicago Tribune — 10/31/17
Hadley Woman's Board Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Wilmette Wine Cellar

Copperas Cove Leader Press — 10/19/17
Visually impaired Copperas Cove man earns Braille Student of the Year Award

The Winnetka Current — 10/17/17
Hounds for Hadley Walk

Chicago Tribune's Winnetka Talk — 10/16/17
Damp dogs deliver for Hadley Institute's 'Hounds for Hadley' walk

Chicago Tribune's Winnetka Talk — 10/3/17
"Hounds for Hadley" promises fun for Fido, funds for Hadley Institute

Salina Journal — 9/17/17
Mind Games

The Winnetka Current — 8/28/17
Visually-impaired experience eclipse with Hadley

Daily Herald — 8/16/17
Arlington Heights teacher helps visually impaired students experience eclipse

NBC 5 — 8/16/17
NASA Creates Tools to Help Visually Impaired 'See' the Eclipse

CBS Chicago — 8/15/17
Blind Students Interested In Eclipse, Too

The Winnetka Current — 6/14/16
New president appointed at Hadley Institute (Text format)

Chicago Tribune's Lake Forester — 6/14/16
Services held for Virginia Dean Steele Taylor, descendant of early Lake Forest Family

Make it Better — 6/14/16
Community Celebrations: Hadley Institute and the Garden Guild of Winnetka

Albany Times Union — 6/10/16
Clifton Park Voiceover Business Earns Honor for Blind Entrepreneur Satauna Howery (Text format)

WTEN TV, ABC Affiliate — 6/8/16
Blind Woman Starts Up Voice Recording Company Inside Clifton Park Home — 6/8/16 Member, Satauna Howery, Wins Inaugural New Venture Business Competition

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) — 6/7/16
On the lack of job prospects for people with disabilities

The Alliance Review — 6/4/16
57-year old Theresa Shortridge earns high school diploma despite blindness (Text format)

Chicago Tribune's Winnetka Talk — 6/3/16
Casino Night raises $300,000 for Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Winnetka Current — 6/2/16
Pooches get patriotic at Memorial Day dog wash in Winnetka (Text format)

Make it Better — 6/1/16
Memorial Day Dog Wash Raises $1,720 for the Hadley Institute

Your Clifton Park — 6/1/16
Blind Entrepreneur, Satauna, seeks to grow voiceover business in Clifton Park

Chicago Tribune's Winnetka Talk — 6/1/16
Teens raise money for Hadley at Memorial Day dog wash

WBBM/CBS Chicago — 5/31/16
With Skyrocketing Unemployment, Center Helps Visually Impaired Find Work

Bangor Daily News' The Weekly — 5/26/16
Bangor woman with visual impairment earns diploma (Text format)

Chicago Tribune's Winnetka Talk — 5/24/16
Hadley gets new president

Winnetka Current — 5/19/16
Benefit celebrates 5 years of Hadley's Business Program (Text format)

WIVB — 5/16/16
Local Legally Blind business owner gains national recognition through business competition

Philadelphia Inquirer — 5/11/16
Letters: Enable the Blind

Utica Phoenix — 5/9/16
Local Entrepreneur, Woodworker Saws Through Adversity

Sacramento Bee — 5/8/16
Disabled woman celebrates family's help in graduating high school — 5/6/16
Glen Ellyn musician doesn't let vision issues stop him

NEHEP — 5/4/16
Tips for Managing Low Vision from the Low Vision Focus at Hadley

Beaumont Examiner — 5/1/16
Beaumont Resident Becomes High School Grad after 65

Jefferson City News Tribune — 5/1/16
A World Devoid of Details

World Blind Union — 4/29/16
It's a Brand New Day at Hadley (Text format)

The True Citizen — 4/27/16
Evening Odds: Adaptive Technologies Help Blind Student

Oro Valley Voice — 4/27/16
The Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Doing "Nothing But Good"

Your Houston News — 4/26/16
Resident perseveres through trials, vision loss to earn diploma

Daily North Shore — 4/26/16
Hadley 5-Year Celebration

Rushville Republican — 4/26/16
Hadley Institute Changes the Life of Rushville Native Forever

Vending Times — 4/19/16
RSA Management Group: How John Murn Is Leveling the Playing Field for Blind Vendors

USAfrica Journal — 4/18/16
Byekwaso: Blind, But Brilliant!

The Freeman's Journal — 4/7/16
Cooperstown Innovator's TechTamer Recognized (Text format)

Tek Talk — 4/4/16
Ed Haines Discusses Hadley’s Low Vision Focus Program (MP3 format)

Greeley Life — 4/1/16
Chuck Young Makes a Difference for the Vision Impaired: A Heartfelt Thank You (Text format)

WMAQ TV and — 3/25/16
Institute Helps People with Low Vision Live Independently

Dialogue — 3/21/16
No title: Article about Hadley Name Change (Text format)

Dialogue — 3/21/16
No title: Article about New Hadley Braille Courses (Text format) — 3/21/16
How iPhones help fix unemployment for the blind

Tek Talk — 3/7/16
Dawn Turco Hadley Overview and Rebrand Interview (MP3 format)

Arizona Daily Star — 3/4/16
Giving Back in Southern Arizona — 3/2/16
Why it is easier than ever to improve life skills with low vision

Greeley Life — 3/1/16
Greeley Resident Goes Above and Beyond (Text format)

Winnetka Talk/Chicago Tribune — 2/24/16
After 96 years, Hadley gets a new name (Text format) — 2/23/16
February is Low Vision Awareness Month: Tips for Managing Age-Related Vision Loss

Dallas Morning News — 2/21/16
Letters to the Editor: Stevie Wonder and Braille and Philadelphia Inquirer — 2/21/16
Letter: Stevie Wonder strikes a chord for the disabled (Text format)

Chicago Sun-Times — 2/18/16
Stevie Wonder champions the blind (Text format)

WGN Radio — 2/9/16
The Opening Bell: 02-09-16 (MP3 format)

Winnetka Current — 2/4/16
Instructor's Legacy Lives on at Hadley School (Text format)

Winnetka Talk — 2/3/16
Shout Out: Hadley School’s Chuck Young (Text format)

WBEZ/Chicagoland NPR Affiliate — 2/2/16
Colleen Wunderlich and Hadley student, Mark Sky-Shrewsberry discussing FCE and entrepreneurship (MP3 format)

CRIS Radio — 1/30/16
Colleen Wunderlich discusses FCE and business competition (MP3 format)

I Heart Radio — 1/24/16
Colleen Wunderlich Discussing Business Competition — aired on,, (MP3 format)

DailyNorthShore — 1/24/16
Hadley Teacher Leaves Strong Legacy

Winnetka Talk — 1/22/16
Tech upgrade at Hadley School for the Blind honors former teacher (Text format)

Evanston Now — 1/20/16
McGaw 'Y' Names Two New Leaders

CRIS Radio — 1/16/16
Judy Matsuoka Interview about UEB (MP3 format)

Janesville Gazette — 1/15/16
Woman's Bequest Helps Future Generations of Blind Students

Winnetka Current — 1/12/16
Hadley president announces retirement (Text format) — 1/12/16
7 Tips for Living with Glaucoma

AFB-JVIB (Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness) — 1/7/16
Hadley School for the Blind Adds Two New Courses on Unified English Braille

Disabled World — 1/6/16
Eyes on the Prize: The Hadley School for the Blind Wants to Back Your Business — 1/6/16
Two New UEB Braille Courses at Hadley

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped — 1/1/16
New Venture Business Competition (Text format)

Hadley In the News 2015