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Thank you, Jack Franco!

January 16th, 2015 by admin. File under: Recreation

Meet high school student Jack Franco. He went under blindfold for 9 hours in order to explore how people who are blind function. Read the rest of this entry »


Students Test Website at eBay Headquarters

December 3rd, 2014 by admin. File under: Technology

Hatlen students, Chad and Philbert, recently enjoyed the opportunity to test the eBay website for accessibility. Read the rest of this entry »


Joan’s Farm and Pumpkin Patch

November 12th, 2014 by admin. File under: Recreation

HUGE THANKS to Kristina McVay of J.M. Smucker Company and her team of five volunteers for their continued support of The Hatlen Center! Read the rest of this entry »


San Pablo Wins All-American City Award!

October 15th, 2014 by admin. File under: Hatlen News

The Hatlen Center is so proud of our city! The National Civic League has announced that the City of San Pablo WON the 2014 All-America City Award Read the rest of this entry »


Speaking Out For The Blind

November 29th, 2012 by admin. File under: Hatlen News

Our Executive Director, Patricia Williams, was recently interviewed about The Hatlen Center for a radio show called “Speaking Out For the Blind.” Read the rest of this entry »


Peach-Picking

July 10th, 2012 by admin. File under: Events

On July 10th, staff and students packed up and drove to Farmer’s Daughter Produce in Brentwood to go peach picking. Read the rest of this entry »


Music in the Park

June 28th, 2012 by admin. File under: Recreation

Last week, staff and students climbed into the Hatlen Center vans and spent the afternoon at Kennedy Grove in El Sobrante. We had a hot dog barbeque and many students participated in the drum circles. Check out our Facebook page for more pics!

Music in the park


Visitors from Sonoma

May 14th, 2012 by admin. File under: Lessons

A group of VI teachers from Sonoma recently came to The Hatlen Center to learn how to use VoiceOver to control their iDevices. VoiceOver is Appleā€™s proprietary screen reading program, and comes as a standard feature on all new iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads. Read the rest of this entry »


Visitors from Russia!

December 1st, 2011 by admin. File under: Events

Once again we were honored to host visitors from another country, this time Russia! Yesterday, November 30, Doctors Mila Vladimirovna and Marina Dmitriyevna spent the afternoon with us Read the rest of this entry »


Visitors from China!

November 7th, 2011 by admin. File under: Hatlen News

On Thursday, November 3, we were so very honored to receive visitors from Shenzhen, China. Read the rest of this entry »