Advocacy

Lego figures of a boy in a wheelchair and a service dog.
June 29, 2016
Iconic toymaker releases its first disability-friendly toy set after pressure from #ToyLikeMe campaign.
Kim Charlson sits next to a television and holds a remote control
June 23, 2016
Popular streaming service reaches historic agreement to make shows and movies accessible to people who are blind.
A young man and woman laugh together on a balcony
May 12, 2016
Ambitious social change campaign, sponsored by Perkins, works to make the world a more welcoming place for people with visual impairment.
A crowd dancing in front of the Gala stage
May 6, 2016
Annual event raises $1.1 million to support Perkins’ global mission of educating children who are blind.
State Representative Jay Kaufman speaks at a podium.
March 31, 2016
At annual Deafblind Awareness Day, advocates highlight crucial state programs for people with vision and hearing loss.
Inside the State House in Boston .
March 25, 2016
Members of the Massachusetts blindness community speak out for funding for crucial services like education and accessible books.
Dan O’Neil running in a previous road race
March 14, 2016
Dan O’Neil is ready to take on the Boston Marathon for his two nephews who attend Perkins School for the Blind.
Robert DeLeo sits with a student using a braille notetaker
March 2, 2016
State policymakers, including House Speaker Robert DeLeo, came to Perkins to observe firsthand the life-changing power of special education.
Paul Saner standing at a podium next to an interpreter
February 26, 2016
The event gave people who are blind and deafblind a face-to-face opportunity to ask questions about state services.
Stevie Wonder at the 2016 Grammys flanked by Kirstin Maldonado and K.O. Olusola of the band Pentatonix
February 16, 2016
Stevie Wonder's shout out for braille and accessible books surprised the crowd, but not the director of Perkins Library.

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