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The Carroll Center for the Blind



About Us

The Carroll Center for the Blind empowers those who are blind or visually impaired to achieve independence and to lead a fulfilling life.

Established in 1936, the renowned Carroll Center for the Blind has been serving those with vision impairment for over eight decades; we are known nationally as a premier Vision Rehabilitation Center. Located just outside of Boston on a sprawling campus in Newton, Massachusetts, we proudly serve ALL ages and ALL stages of vision loss.

With the ongoing promise of improving the lives of people with vision-related problems, The Carroll Center for the Blind has pioneered many innovative services allowing people who are blind or have low vision to learn the skills to be independent in their homes, in class settings, and in their work places. Our services include vision rehabilitation, vocational and transition programs, assistive technology training, educational support, and recreation opportunities for individuals who are visually impaired of all ages. For over 80 years, the expertise of Carroll Center staff has provided help for thousands of blind and visually impaired persons with diverse opportunities for success and independent living.


A middle-aged man learns braille at The Carroll Center for the Blind.
Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins visits the wood shop, where he learns about the rehabilitation process from Bill Reynolds, Manual Arts instructor.
Fishing club is just one component of our summer youth program. A volunteer shows a smiling young woman the fish she just caught.
A visually impaired job seeker shakes the hand of the potential employer at our annual Job Fair for Individuals with Visual Impairments.
This young girl holding her white cane walks along the Charles River after receiving orientation and mobility training.
Vocationally, technology training is crucial with vision loss. Here, a woman on a computer uses screen magnifying software at her place of work.
Seniors walk up the Carroll Center driveway after purchasing high visibility canes at the Carroll Center Low Vision Store.
On her pathway to independence, a young program participant takes a break from her orientation and mobility lesson to pose for the camera.
Assistive technology can help blind and visually individuals of all ages and stages. Here, a teacher of the visually impaired coaches a young boy in how to use his phone to assist in schoolwork.

Rep/Contact Info

Dara Dalmata
Chief Development & Communications Officer
Greg Donnelly
Beth Duffy
Grants & Foundations Specialist
Marianne Gilmore
Workforce Development Specialist
Roger Goguen
Information Systems Technologist
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Bruce Howell
Accessibility Services Manager
Joanne Kennedy
Human Resources Generalist
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Jason Laffer
Marketing and Communications Manager
Edward N. Moller CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Dina Rosenbaum
Chief Program Officer
Molly Shepherd
Development Associate
Heather Thomas
Angelina Todaro