The world would be a very different place without the perspective of Helen Keller, one of Perkins’ first students who was deafblind, who went on to challenge and dramatically change society’s perception of individuals who have disabilities. We believe that everyone has a perspective worth sharing, and remain committed to encouraging the ideas, dialogue and fresh perspectives that allow the seeds of possibility to grow.
- Job Fair for people with visual impairments showcases the individuals – and the assistive technology – that can get the job done
- Campus’ newest classroom: Students experiment at Perkins Pond, thanks to installation of John’s Bridge
Art classes in the Deafblind Program and Lower School are about the whole experience, not just the finished product.
Learning from light: How a bright idea was transformed into the latest educational tool in assistive technology
Catherine Rose's idea has evolved into a partnership between Perkins Products and Philips to produce the LightAide™.
Road Warriors: Perkins itinerant teachers give public school students who are blind the same opportunities as their sighted peers
Itinerant teachers are the road warriors of special education.
Perkins International is pleased to welcome Angela Affran as its regional coordinator for Africa. Previously, Affran headed programs in literacy, math and science for the Special Education Division of the Ghana Education Service. She has a master’s degree in blindness and visual impairment from Teachers College, Columbia University. She headed the Ford Foundation Alumni Association in Ghana, where she worked to give marginalized communities access to economic opportunities. Perspectives spoke with Affran from her office in Ghana to discuss her vision of Perkins’ future in Africa.