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.

Urgent action needed today to support funding for the Perkins Library

The Perkins Library needs you to call your state senator today to urge them to support Amendment #560. This amendment will fund the Perkins Library at the pre-9C budget cut amount of $2,516,693.

Teen boy reading a braille book

Support the right to read for everyone

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.

A student in Ghana reading Braille

Support the United Nations disability treaty

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.

Make audio descriptions standard for movies

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.

Advocate for students with special needs

The future of specialized schools lies in our hands. By signing up for the MAAPS Action Network – the online advocacy group of the Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools – you can advocate on behalf of students with special needs, stay up to date on the latest special education issues, and keep in contact with your state legislators.