Welcome

Dave Power and Bill Oates stand in front of an MBTA bus
September 20

New smartphone app helps commuters who are blind find bus stops and travel more independently.

A little girl enjoys a sweet treat in the tasting room at the 2015 Taste of Perkins.
October 6

Join us for a blindfolded taste-testing of savory and sweet delicacies, musical performances by Perkins students, a silent auction and fabulous prize drawings!

A woman using a white cane walks past a bus stop.
Spring 2016

New app will help people who are blind locate bus stops and other precise locations.

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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28,990 people borrowing braille or audio books from the Perkins Library in the past year

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78% increase in children, adults, educators, and caregivers around the world reached by Perkins International in the last six years

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23,246 people living more independently thanks to assistive technology from Perkins Solutions

Kristin Turgeon smiling
September 22

Kristin Turgeon makes a full circle by volunteering at the same Perkins School for the Blind program she once attended as a child.

Four sailboats plow through large waves on the ocean
September 16

Perkins alum Matt Chao featured in film that explores the thrills and rewards of competitive blind sailing.

a student is using a foam letter alphabet
September 13

In East African nation, 43,000 students are benefiting from Perkins International’s teacher training efforts.