A young boy in the Deafblind Program at Perkins School for the Blind has the tools he needs to learn.
Take action now
We need your help to ensure that people who are blind have equal access to education, employment, technology and every other area of life. Take action today, and help break down barriers for people with visual impairments.
Perkins School for the Blind, as co-chair of the InterAction Disability Working Group, has released a study that found people with disabilities are most often left out of projects funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Stand up for the right to read and urge government ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty. Hundreds of millions of people with vision and other disabilities lack basic access to the written word. This treaty will facilitate the flow of accessible print media across borders, empowering all who read in alternative formats.
Urge your senator to support the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This international treaty is designed to improve the lives and protect the rights of the world’s estimated 1 billion people with disabilities. To date 140 countries and the European Union have ratified the CRPD, but that group does not include the United States.
Let Hollywood executives know where you stand. Urge them to make audio description tracks standard on all theatrical and DVD movie releases. Major movie studios continue to produce films without audio description tracks, limiting the entertainment choices for millions of children and adults who are blind, have low vision or are otherwise visually impaired.