Welcome

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January 13

Mass Innovation Night’s crowd honors Perkins’ smartphone app that helps people who are blind locate bus stops.

A teacher walks alongside a young student using a white cane.
January 26

Part 7 of Learning with Blindness, a free parent webinar series.

William Budding, a BlindNewWorld ambassador, stands with his white cane on a bridge as crowds walk past him in the Boston Public Garden
Fall 2016

It’s time to change how the world views people who are blind. A bold new social change campaign, #BlindNewWorld, aims to do just that.

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

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January 20

Simple, inexpensive modifications can make your home safer for loved ones living with visual impairment.

Jaimi Lard greets people taking a tour of Perkins School for the Blind
January 17

Jaimi Lard, who is deafblind, answers questions about what it’s like to live without vision or hearing.

Four popular Perkins Library books and a digital audio book player.
January 11

Library patrons enjoyed books about dastardly criminals, enigmatic sports stars, larger-than-life historical figures and more.