The Thought Leadership Series at Lesley University presents the first event of the 2021-22 season, a webinar with Massachusetts Commissioner for the Blind David D'Arcangelo. Commissioner D'Arcangelo will speak about disability, inclusion, and employment in a talk titled "A Quest for Independence & Inclusion: Why Employment Matters for People with Disabilities in Massachusetts."
The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) serves individuals in the state who are legally blind by providing access to employment opportunities and social rehabilitation with the goal of increasing independence and self-determination.
Legally blind from a young age, Commissioner D’Arcangelo has built successful careers in the public and private sectors. As head of MCB under the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker, he oversees a $34 million budget to ensure the highest quality of vocational and social rehabilitation services are delivered to individuals who are blind and visually impaired in Massachusetts.