Deafblind

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.
Helen Keller holding an Oscar statuette.
February 25, 2016
She’s best known as an activist and author, but the deafblind icon also had a moment in the Hollywood spotlight.
Laura Bridgman stands next to teacher Sarah Wight and signs into her hand. Both are wearing 19th century outfits.
December 22, 2015
In the 1800s, Perkins student Laura Bridgman was the second most famous woman in the world, after only Queen Victoria.
Helen Keller seated at her desk
November 4, 2015
The inspirational deafblind icon is the obvious choice to appear on the United States’ first tactile currency note.
Mai Ahmed Ameen Elkoduse kneels on stage next to her 13-year-old student, who wears a medal around her neck.
October 16, 2015
Working with children with disabilities brings joy to Mai Ahmed Ameen Elkoduse from Egypt, who attends Perkins’ Educational Leadership Program.
Lori using a macbook pro laptop at her table.
September 29, 2015
The FCC’s iCanConnect program makes it possible for thousands of people with deafblindness to stay in touch with family and friends through the power of technology.
A student and teacher do an activity on a computer screen.
September 25, 2015
A breakthrough technology is helping non-verbal Perkins students use their limited vision to communicate.
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?
Jaimi Lard poses by a large round sculpture made of bricks and roofing tiles
August 10, 2015
The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum makes art accessible to everyone, even visitors who can’t see or hear
A girl sleeps peacefully in bed, with her head on a pillow
August 3, 2015
Making sure students are resting safely is a sunset-to-sunrise job for the awake overnight staff at Perkins School for the Blind.

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