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Braille & Literacy
ECC at Perkins: Finding the most effective way to communicate
May 24, 2016
Compensatory access lessons help students like Slater connect with others in a meaningful way, using any form of ‘speech’ that works.
Bringing books to life
May 19, 2016
Meet the team of talented volunteers who record more than 100 new audio books every year for the Perkins Library.
From Indiana to Nepal: the incredible journey of a Perkins Brailler
May 18, 2016
An encounter between a German college student and Perkins Solutions manager brings a powerful literacy tool to children in need.
Teaching essential life skills to public school students
May 11, 2016
Perkins community teachers bring the power of the Expanded Core Curriculum to students everywhere.
Lessons for life
May 9, 2016
The Expanded Core Curriculum goes beyond traditional academics, and prepares Perkins students for the challenges of school, work and everyday life.
One thousand books and counting
April 15, 2016
The Perkins Library recording studio celebrates a milestone in its mission to bring books with a New England connection to readers who are blind
A low-cost revolution in refreshable braille
March 24, 2016
After five years of research, Transforming Braille Group unveils affordable refreshable braille display for use in developing countries and libraries.
What you didn't know about Stevie Wonder's "braille joke" at the Grammys
February 16, 2016
Stevie Wonder's shout out for braille and accessible books surprised the crowd, but not the director of Perkins Library.
Q&A: Everything you need to know about Unified English Braille
February 9, 2016
How it’s different, why it’s here and what makes it a better fit for braille readers in the United States.
What did Helen Keller use to read and write?
January 21, 2016
Fascinating facts about the history of writing systems for people who are blind, and how literacy continues to evolve in the 21st century.