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Braille & Literacy
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.
Perkins Library's top 10 audio books for 2015
January 12, 2016
From cookbooks to mysteries to presidential trivia, these were the most downloaded audio books produced by the Perkins Library.
10 things you probably don't know about braille
January 4, 2016
Surprising facts about the raised-dot reading system, including an asteroid named Braille and why there’s braille on drive-through ATMs.
Delivering Perkins Pandas for the holidays
December 15, 2015
Hillary Kleck wants to donate a Perkins Panda Literacy Kit to students who are blind in every state to share the joy of reading.
10 surprising connections between Veterans Day and blindness
November 11, 2015
From braille to guide dogs, veterans have been front and center in many life-changing innovations in the blindness field.
The world's largest read-along
October 23, 2015
Perkins students join millions around the globe to celebrate literacy during annual Read for the Record event.
October 9, 2015
Until accessible U.S. currency makes its much-anticipated debut in 2020, the Perkins Library is distributing the iBill Talking Banknote Identifier device to people who are blind.
The role of braille literacy in the digital age
October 6, 2015
Q&A with John Price, who is bringing Perkins Solutions’ innovative technology to Africa Forum.
Everyone wins with Project Brailler
October 2, 2015
Inspired by her daughter, a British mother starts a campaign to put a Perkins SMART Brailler in the hands of every U.K. child who is blind
Beloved Perkins Panda gets audio upgrade
September 30, 2015
Popular Odds Bodkins songs and stories are now available in MP3 format to help promote literacy among children.