Braille & Literacy

A mother and her young daughter, wearing a yellow pleated dress, on a makeshift runway at a fashion show. Audience members are seated all around them.
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
A young girl reads a book while her mother watches. A Perkins Panda sits on the coffee table in front of them.
September 30, 2015
Popular Odds Bodkins songs and stories are now available in MP3 format to help promote literacy among children.
Steve using his iPhone with a pair of headphones.
September 29, 2015
A new Perkins study explores how technology is revolutionizing the way people who are blind read, write and communicate.
A woman, child and man sit on a coach reading a large braille book with pictures
September 8, 2015
The Perkins Library enriches the lives of book-lovers who can’t read traditional print.
Amber Bobnar holding her award
June 18, 2015
Perkins employee recognized for her work to make popular picture books more accessible to children who are blind.
The staff of the WORTH Trust posing in back of the 100,000th brailler unit.
May 18, 2015
WORTH Trust, Perkins Solutions’ partner in India, marks a milestone with assembly of 100,000th Brailler.
Deborah and Molly looking at the book in the Perkins student library
May 13, 2015
Antique raised-print book returned 159 years after it was printed at Perkins School for the Blind.
Archive b&w photo of three men standing around an old brailler
April 6, 2015
For more than 60 years, the Perkins Brailler has made it easier for people who are blind to communicate with the world around them.
Dave Power speaking at the U.N. panel.
April 2, 2015
Perkins works to make books available to more people around the world with visual impairments.
Milky Way galaxy in space
March 25, 2015
A free downloadable e-book turns science and astronomy into interactive fun for every student.

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