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November 17

Alex Truesdell is honored for her work in adaptive design, which helps children with disabilities live more fulfilling lives.

A student with headphones working on an iPad
December 3

A monthly opportunity to learn how our Educational Programs support students everywhere, from Perkins’ campus to public schools.

An office desk with assistive devices.
Fall 2015

For employees who are blind, a few simple tools get the job done.

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 Solutions

An analog alarm clock on a nightstand reading 3am
November 24

An estimated 70 percent of people who are blind suffer from this little-known condition that causes sleepless nights and chronic fatigue.

Charles Woodcock shakes hands with a smiling Ray Charles and gives him a braille plaque
November 23

Throughout Perkins’ history, remarkable people have stepped forward to help children who are blind achieve their dreams.

A student reading braille in a classroom
November 20

Two young men succeeded in different ways, thanks to schools that fully included students while empowering them to achieve their full potential.