Advocacy

Jaimi Lard greets people taking a tour of Perkins School for the Blind
January 17, 2017
Jaimi Lard, who is deafblind, answers questions about what it’s like to live without vision or hearing.
A boarding area at Logan Airport, with overhead video monitors showing a BlindNewWorld video.
December 28, 2016
Thought-provoking videos will reach millions of travelers with message of understanding and inclusion.
Marianne Riggio of Perkins International receives the Anne Sullivan Macy Medal for her service to the deafblind community. Pictured left to right: Perkins International Executive Director Michael Delaney; Riggio; and Perkins President and CEO Dave Power.
December 6, 2016
Marianne Riggio receives Perkins’ prestigious Anne Sullivan Macy Medal for service to deafblind community.
Helen Keller talking with 3 kids.
November 28, 2016
Helen Keller’s remarkable legacy of generosity and advocacy can inspire us all.
Perkins alum Don Deignan uses his wheelchair at the Rhode Island Famine Memorial, which is surrounded by green trees.
November 14, 2016
Historian Don Deignan has dedicated his life to commemorating Irish history and advocating for disability rights.
Four people talking on a subway, one of them carrying a white cane.
November 10, 2016
Two new e-books from Perkins explain how sighted people can work and socialize with people who are visually impaired.
A scene from the Luigi's Mansion videogame showing Luigi holding a flashlight next to a ghost
October 25, 2016
Fernanda Damstra wants to show the world it doesn’t matter if you’re blind – you can still have fun playing video games.
Two people shaking hands over a table at the job fair
October 19, 2016
Annual Job Fair connects employers with qualified candidates who are blind or visually impaired.
William Budding, a BlindNewWorld ambassador, stands with his white cane on a bridge as crowds walk past him in the Boston Public Garden
October 12, 2016
It’s time to change how the world views people who are blind. A bold new social change campaign, #BlindNewWorld, aims to do just that.
Two students in Africa reading a braille book.
September 30, 2016
In 22 countries and counting, the Marrakesh Treaty will make more accessible books available for people who are blind.

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