Hadley provides practical help –

WINNETKA, Ill., April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — More than 20 million people in United States have low vision, most commonly due to age-related conditions including macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. As the aging population grows, the number of people with vision loss is expected to double. Many more adults will face the physiological and emotional challenges of adjusting to life with visual impairment.

Hadley, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, can help. With Hadley, people discover new ways to adapt their daily routines and navigate life; ways that don’t rely so much on vision.
All from home. All completely free.

“One of the most difficult adjustments can be emotional,” said Julie Tye, CEO of Hadley. “Realizing that an impairment is likely permanent can be devastating. But small victories can make all the difference. Things like finding a new way to dial your phone number or read your mail restore a sense of control and confidence. Understanding how to use Alexa or an iPhone to read you texts aloud is a real game-changer. Daily tasks become less time-consuming and frustrating. Life can become more enjoyable again. There is more hope for the future. »

Vera Thompson69, Los Angeles, was diagnosed with glaucoma and remembers losing her sight as devastating at first. “I lost my freedom and my livelihood all at once,” said Thompson, who is among the growing number of visually impaired people who have turned to Hadley. Thompson signed up for Hadley’s tech workshops to help her get back on her computer to stay informed and stay in touch with friends and family.

Angela Rader53 years old, from Arkansas lives with macular degeneration. She rediscovered her passion for working in her kitchen after completing Hadley’s series of cooking workshops with vision loss. “I needed to relearn how to use a kitchen knife and find my way back into my kitchen, Hadley gave me that joy again,” Rader said.

Debbie Gabe71 years old, Hawaii lives with retinitis pigmentosa. “The hardest news about my diagnosis was that no one could tell me what to do next,” said Gabe, who regained her confidence learning to use screen-reading technology from Hadley. , allowing her to live more independently and pursue her interests. abandoned.

For more information on how Hadley helps, visit: www.hadley.edu

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Joan Jäger, [email protected]



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