Alumni

A person at a printing press
October 30, 2015
From the archives: Perkins alumnus Dennis Reardon overcame tremendous odds to become a gifted architect and inventor.
A young adult in a suit speaks with a women at the job fair.
October 21, 2015
Annual Job Fair opens the door to employment for qualified candidates who are blind or visually impaired.
Beverly Grady and another woman who is blind touching a smart brailler in a living room. A traditional brailler sits on the same table.
October 8, 2015
Perkins graduate Beverly Grady has spent three decades making her hometown a more welcoming place for people who are blind.
A woman wearing a Perkins cap holds a cute yellow puppy in her arms
August 25, 2015
Named in honor of Perkins School for the Blind, a floppy-eared golden puppy is training as a guide dog in California.
Helen Keller and John F. Kennedy are leaning forward and smiling at one another. Keller’s assistant, Winifred Corbally, sits between them, communicating into Keller’s hand via tactile sign language.
August 18, 2015
Many know Helen Keller as an advocate for people with disabilities, but did you know she was also a suffragist, civil rights pioneer and ambassador?
A student wearing goggles being led by another student
May 26, 2015
Perkins spokesperson Jaimi Lard brings the deafblind experience to students at Cambridge School of Weston.
Perkins student chorus on stage at the gala
May 8, 2015
Annual event brings hundreds of supporters to Perkins’ campus for an evening of music, inspiration and generosity.
Miranda Oakley stands by a poster for the University of Rhode Island
May 6, 2015
This Perkins graduate plans to become a writer so she can share stories of people with disabilities.
Rollercoaster with the headshots of the four people interviewed.
April 27, 2015
Americans rank blindness among their top four fears, according to a recent survey. Four interviews show it’s not as scary as it sounds.
Amy Caliri with her artwork.
April 27, 2015
Perkins alumna Amy Caliri didn’t let deafblindness stop her from becoming Gateway Arts’ most successful painter.

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