Welcome

Dave Power delivering TEDxBeaconStreet talk.
January 9

In his talk, Power described new innovations that will increase opportunities for people who are blind to live and work independently.

A runner and a sighted guide running the B.A.A. 5K as part of the 2013 Blindfold Challenge.
April 18

Take on the Challenge! Raise funds and awareness for Perkins by running the B.A.A. 5K blindfolded and assisted by a sighted guide. To apply for a spot, register online by March 2.

Perkins’ brand-new President and CEO Dave Power
October 16

Dave Power, parent of a son who is deafblind and former high-tech executive, brings a unique perspective to new role as Perkins’ President and CEO.

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 Products

Dr. Willkomm teaching at the head of a class
February 23

In an upcoming eLearning workshop, learn how to create assistive technology you can use in your home or classroom.

Vintage photo of children in a classroom
February 20

Perkins’ mission to educate children who are blind has always extended far beyond our Watertown campus.

A blindfolded runner and sighted guide run together in the Blindfold Challenge in Boston
February 10

It’s a chance to challenge yourself. Amaze your friends. And help children who are blind.