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 student uses a white cane to navigate while her teacher walks behind her
Spring 2016

The Expanded Core Curriculum goes beyond traditional academics, and prepares Perkins students for the challenges of school, work and everyday life.

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.