Welcome

Students and teachers played the wooden xylophone.
July 22

The Perkins community gathers to celebrate the opening of a new accessible park by the Charles River in Watertown.

A student in a NASA space uniform smiles.
September 23

Perkins Outreach Programs are bringing students down to Alabama to participate in Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS).

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

Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Kanye West with braille characters spelling “FourFiveSeconds”
July 20

Which pop superstar put braille on her new album? How can braille help criminals go straight? What’s the latest trend in braille tattoos?

A student, with the help of his teacher, prepares to throw a football through a small goalpost
July 19

Perkins students and staff celebrate the joy of movement during Adapted Physical Education and Sports Day.

A teacher shows a sparkly gold pom-pom to a young girl in a wheelchair.
July 11

Cortical Visual Impairment is the fast-growing (and perhaps most complex) cause of visual impairment in the U.S.