The mission of Hadley is to create personalized learning opportunities that empower adults with vision loss or blindness to thrive – at home, at work, and in their communities. Founded in 1920 by William Hadley, an educator who lost his eyesight later in life, Hadley offers practical help, connection and support free of charge to anyone with a visual impairment, their families and professionals supporting them. Providing online, large print, braille and audio media, Hadley serves nearly 150,000 individuals each year, reaching all 50 states and 100 countries. And more people learn braille from Hadley than from any other organization worldwide.
Helping students to understand the invention of Braille, its history and its function, as well as understand how user feedback has shaped the way that Braille is taught by famous institutions like Hadley Institute. Students will also have the opportunity to learn Braille. This unit is designed to build empathy, think about user feedback and testing when making an invention, and to think of all the problems in the world that could be bettered through an invention.