Innovation

A woman holding an iPhone standing behind a podium addressing an audience
January 13, 2017
Mass Innovation Night’s crowd honors Perkins’ smartphone app that helps people who are blind locate bus stops.
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 group photo of the ELP Class of 2016.
October 5, 2016
Interactive website links hundreds of Educational Leadership Program graduates from around the globe.
Dave Power and Bill Oates stand in front of an MBTA bus
September 20, 2016
New smartphone app helps commuters who are blind find bus stops and travel more independently.
Perkins President Dave Power at a podium, with Gov. Charlie Baker standing beside him
September 16, 2016
First-of-its-kind pilot program will allow state’s RIDE customers to get subsidized, on-demand service from Uber and Lyft.
Three people talking using sign language
September 2, 2016
Optimus Ride partners with Perkins to test self-driving technology that will revolutionize transportation for people who are blind.
Two different children's hands play with wooden balls on a table
July 6, 2016
Teens who are deafblind can improve socialization skills with structured play, finds new study coauthored by Perkins staffers.
FCC commissioner smiles as a student takes his braille notetaker out of his backpack
June 9, 2016
Commissioner Mignon Clyburn meets with Perkins leadership to discuss shared mission of accessibility for consumers who are deafblind.
A hand lifts the roof off a 3-D printed model of a house.
May 23, 2016
New 3-D printing technology is putting science, art and literacy lessons into the hands of Perkins students.
Icons for the nine micro-credentials
May 19, 2016
New digital micro-credentials from Perkins eLearning will help teachers showcase their educational expertise.

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