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.

Jennifer Siff using a white cane to navigate Watertown Square.
October 16

Understanding students' navigational challenges is crucial for orientation and mobility specialists.

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

Cake in the shape of the Howe building
March 2

On March 2, Perkins celebrates the day it was chartered as a school for the blind.

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.