October 7, 2016

Keene State College Receives Award for Accessibility

- Future In Sight

Keene state college administration receiving an award for accessibility

2016 Access Award Presented to Keene State College  

Keene, NH – October 7, 2016:  The New Hampshire Association for the Blind honored Keene State College as the 2016 recipient of its annual Access Award. The award is presented to a New Hampshire individual, corporation, or organization that demonstrates exceptional and innovative efforts to provide enhanced access and to eliminate barriers for those who are blind or visually impaired.

Keene State College earned the Association’s 2016 Access Award with their innovative and forward thinking disability services. “With individualized accommodations and access to digital materials and assistive technologies, Jane Warner, Director of Disability Services and her staff are providing outstanding opportunities for students with disabilities,” said David Morgan, President & CEO of NH Association for the Blind.

“Speaking on behalf of Keene State College, we are honored to accept the 2016 Access Award that acknowledges our commitment to ensuring access to our students who are visually impaired. Access to a high quality education is critical to the future of our students, and ultimately our state, region and country. Keene State is dedicated to supporting our students with resources and technology that help to shape the future.” Said Keene State College President Dr. Anne Huot.

Headquartered at the McGreal Sight Center in Concord, the New Hampshire the Association for the Blind was founded in 1912, with the mission to advance the independence of persons who are blind and visually impaired. Over the last 105 years, the Association has grown to offer a complete range of specialized professional education and vision rehabilitation services that help babies, children, adults, and elders who have little to no vision to obtain access to a full range of services. The Association is the only private, nonprofit provider of statewide, comprehensive direct vision rehabilitation and educational services throughout the state of NH for persons of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.

For more information on the New Hampshire Association for the Blind’s programs and services, call 603-224-4039 or visit www.sightcenter.org.