Braille & Literacy

Four popular Perkins Library books and a digital audio book player.
January 11, 2017
Library patrons enjoyed books about dastardly criminals, enigmatic sports stars, larger-than-life historical figures and more.
Anne Sullivan fingerspells into the hand of a young Helen Keller, who stands next to her
January 10, 2017
For more than 180 years, Perkins has been pioneering ways for people with deafblindness to communicate with others.
A portrait of Francis Odongo.
December 22, 2016
Francis Odongo is attending Perkins’ Educational Leadership Program to discover new ways to help his students in Uganda.
Chelsea White sits in front of a bookcase full of blue audio books.
December 1, 2016
What I do: Reader Advisor Chelsea White recommends books to Perkins Library patrons, based on their literary likes and dislikes.
Antoine Laham works with Amanda, who is smiling and holding his hands as he gestures.
November 7, 2016
Employees who are visually impaired are an essential part of Perkins’ diverse and productive workforce.
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.
a student is using a foam letter alphabet
September 13, 2016
In East African nation, 43,000 students are benefiting from Perkins International’s teacher training efforts.
An open book with embossed letters and braille characters
August 16, 2016
The book that revolutionized the world by introducing braille is a highlight of the Perkins Archive collection.
Kim Charlson speaks into a microphone
July 29, 2016
Library members are invited to read accessible books, relax and learn about technology in the renovated space.
Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Kanye West with braille characters spelling “FourFiveSeconds”
July 20, 2016
Which pop superstar put braille on her new album? How can braille help criminals go straight? What’s the latest trend in braille tattoos?

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