A woman demonstrating some designs to a group
November 17

Alex Truesdell is honored for her work in adaptive design, which helps children with disabilities live more fulfilling lives.

A student with headphones working on an iPad
December 3

A monthly opportunity to learn how our Educational Programs support students everywhere, from Perkins’ campus to public schools.

Pietro Fusco holds the lever of a riveting machine as he works in the Perkins Solutions workshop.
Fall 2015

For five decades, Pietro Fusco has assembled Perkins Braillers, bringing the power of braille literacy to people all around the world.

We’re making a difference with your help

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Helen Keller

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28,675 people borrowing braille or audio books from the Perkins Library in the past year

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195% increase in children, adults, educators, and caregivers around the world reached by Perkins International in the last five years

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15,857 people living more independently thanks to assistive technology from Perkins Solutions

An analog alarm clock on a nightstand reading 3am
November 24

An estimated 70 percent of people who are blind suffer from this little-known condition that causes sleepless nights and chronic fatigue.

Charles Woodcock shakes hands with a smiling Ray Charles and gives him a braille plaque
November 23

Throughout Perkins’ history, remarkable people have stepped forward to help children who are blind achieve their dreams.

A student reading braille in a classroom
November 20

Two young men succeeded in different ways, thanks to schools that fully included students while empowering them to achieve their full potential.