Carroll Center for the Blind

Partner:Carroll Center for the Blind
Date:May 03, 2016

The Carroll Center serves the needs of blind and visually–impaired persons by providing rehabilitation, skills training, and educational opportunities to achieve independence, self–sufficiency, and self–fulfillment and by educating the public regarding the potential of persons who are blind and visually–impaired.

The Center is located in Newton, MA and welcomes clientele of all ages. Today, the Carroll Center offers a vast array of services for children, working-age adults and seniors. The staff is composed of dedicated, trained professionals specializing in vision impairments. Services are available both on and off campus.

  • Mission Statement

    The Carroll Center is a private non-profit organization that provides training programs and services to persons who are visually impaired or legally blind. Founded in 1936, The Carroll Center gained international recognition in 1954 when it established the first campus-based rehabilitation program for newly blinded adults under the direction of its founder, Rev. Thomas J Carroll. This program quickly became a nationwide model of modern day rehabilitation. It created new possibilities for visually impaired and blind individuals, allowing them to realize their personal and vocational aspirations. The Carroll Center serves the needs of blind and visually-impaired persons by providing rehabilitation, skills training, and educational opportunities to achieve independence, self-sufficiency, and self-fulfillment and by educating the public regarding the potential of persons who are blind and visually-impaired. The Center is located in Newton, MA and welcomes clientele of all ages. Today, the Carroll Center offers a vast array of services for children, working-age adults and seniors. The staff is composed of dedicated, trained professionals specializing in vision impairments. Services are available both on and off campus. These include: Computer Training, Educational Services, Independent Living skills, Job preparation and Placement, Programs for Youth, Vision Rehabilitation, Independence Skills for Seniors, Orientation and Mobility, Outdoor Recreation.
  • Project Abstract

    We propose to use donated computers to place in the homes of blind children and blind consumers who do not have the means to purchase them, but would have access to assistive technology through their school or agency for the blind. We will provide them with technical support and training.
  • Target Population

    Adults and children who are blind or visually impaired; We estimate about 5 persons a year pending the availability of computers.
  • Contact Information & Map

    Carroll Center for the Blind
    Attn: Roger A. Goguen
    770 Centre St.
    Newton, MA 02458
    United States

    Phone: (617) 969-6200 x 214
    Fax: (617) 969-6209
    Email: roger.goguen@carroll.org


  • Equipment Needed

    PC Desktop System
    PC Laptop System
    Mac Desktop System
    Mac Laptop System
    Digital Camera
    Flatbed Scanner
    Tablet or PDA