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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hadley School for the Blind, Lifelong Learning

As of September 19, the Forsythe Center for Entrepreneurship is open for enrollment.  The goal of this new business, entrepreneurship and technology program is to provide individuals who are visually impaired with the knowledge, resources and networking opportunities enabling them to advance in their careers or to successfully launch and grow their own businesses.

Ten courses are open for enrollment as of today:

*  Self-Employment with a Minimal Investment
*  Business Fundamentals
*  Business Communications
*  Business Law 1
*  Business Law 2
*  Business Writing
*  Using Excel
*  Screen Readers: Listening Skills
*  Screen Readers: Web Browsing
*  Screen Readers: Formatting Word Documents

Six new modules are also open for enrollment:

* Market Research
* The Financial Plan
* The Marketing Plan
* The Business Plan
* Business Insurance
* Forms of Ownership

Hadley is embarking upon this program, in part, to address the deplorable employment rate among people who are visually impaired.  Although statistics vary somewhat, the most reliable data sources suggest that the
under- or
unemployment rate of persons who are blind or visually impaired is 70%-80%.

The program is designed to be practical, relevant and interactive.  Courses are open to anyone who is blind or visually impaired, over age 14 and is serious about starting or growing a business.  Coursework is offered free of charge and is mostly online.

To learn more and enroll, please visit
missed the seminar last week about the Center, you can access it through the [2]Past Seminars.  Please contact Tom Babinszki at [3] with any questions.

The Hadley School for the Blind, Lifelong Learning, since 1920 700 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL 60093



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