Perkins International

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Where We Work

Perkins International builds capacity at local, regional and national levels in more than 60 countries, developing independent, sustainable education services and empowering children with disabilities and their families.

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Expanding opportunities for Africans who are blind and empowering organizations that support them.

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Asia & the Pacific
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Our partners are establishing landmark programs and developing innovative services for the blind.

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Europe & Eurasia
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Perkins is at the forefront of reshaping education for children with disabilities in the region.

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Latin America & Caribbean
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Empowering families, educators and society so children who are blind can reach their full potential.

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Middle East & North Africa
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From training to technical assistance, we’re building relationships through a grassroots approach.

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Educational Leadership

The Educational Leadership Program (ELP) is Perkins’ flagship training program for international educators.

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What We Do

Perkins International collaborates with a wide range of for and nonprofit and Disabled Persons Organizations (DPO), academic institutions, foundations and government agencies to strengthen disability policies, increase access to information and assistive technology, expand educational opportunities and transitional outcomes, and build sustainable local capacity.

World Braille Usage
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This comprehensive reference book was recently updated to include braille codes for 133 world languages.

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Kilimanjaro Blind Trust
Teenagers using a brailler.

Our partner in expanding braille literacy programs for children in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

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Perkins reporter Brian Messenger leans over a table where several students use sewing machines to make placemats.
October 9

An on-the-ground report from our partners highlights triumphs, challenges of blindness education in Africa.

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October 7

Africa Forum’s technology showcase has all the latest advances for people who are blind.

John Price stands next to an African man who is learning how to use a Perkins SMART Brailler
October 6

Q&A with John Price, who is bringing Perkins Solutions’ innovative technology to Africa Forum.