Living With Blindness

A living room in a bright, sunny house
January 20, 2017
Simple, inexpensive modifications can make your home safer for loved ones living with visual impairment.
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.
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 mountain climber hikes up a snowy ridge
December 20, 2016
From mountain climbing to speed skating, they’re rewriting the rule book about what’s possible for athletes with blindness.
A woman holding a white cane puts her face close to a sign at Logan Airport.
November 15, 2016
Perkins spokesperson Jaimi Lard tells Logan Airport managers about her travel experiences as a person with deafblindness.
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.
Jerry Berrier walks through the woods with a sighted guide
November 8, 2016
Perkins staffers help Mass Audubon produce booklet with step-by-step instructions on creating accessible trails.
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.
Aidan rolls his wheelchair down a sidewalk on the Perkins campus, his teacher walking next to him.
November 2, 2016
For Zoey, Aidan and Izzy, Perkins School for the Blind offered a life-changing opportunity for success.
Taylor Howell on the back of a bucking bronco at a rodeo.
October 31, 2016
Athletes who are blind love sports for the same reason as everyone else – the joy of competition and the thrill of victory.

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