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.
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren encounters ‘amazing’ technology, students and programs during visit to Perkins
Lessons without limits: Perkins eLearning workshops support educators – and their students – all around the world
Teacher Martha Jeffers wasn’t sure how best to approach student Emery’s education. But she knew where to turn for support.
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™.
Betsy McGinnity oversees Perkins’ archives – a treasure trove of letters, photographs, mechanical devices and other artifacts that chronicle the school’s history of teaching children who are blind. The collection encompasses everything from Henry David Thoreau’s job application to correspondence between Mark Twain and Helen Keller. Perspectives spoke with McGinnity about the archive’s most popular items, why Perkins has an (artificial) numbered brain and the ongoing effort to make the entire collection accessible to the public.